National / International News

VIDEO: Lucky escape as US highway collapses

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 22:39
One person has been confirmed dead after heavy flooding in parts of Florida and southern Alabama.

Van Dyck portrait saved for UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 22:06
The National Portrait Gallery has successfully raised the £10m required to keep Sir Anthony Van Dyck's final self-portrait in the UK.

Warning of heavy rain and thunder

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 22:04
Heavy rain and thunderstorms could batter much of Wales according to the Met Office.

Coulthard's conflict: I owe my career to Senna's death

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:50
On the 20th anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death, David Coulthard recalls learning the news and what it meant for him

Adams arrested and Hoskins tributes - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:31
The arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams leads some papers, while many pay tribute to the acting talents of Bob Hoskins who died on Tuesday.

Sinn Fein Leader Arrested Over 1972 IRA Killing

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:31

Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams was being interrogated Thursday over the 1972 slaying of a Belfast widow that has haunted his political career for decades. Her bullet-shattered skull was found in 2003.

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How hero Senna inspired my driving style

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:24
In his latest column for BBC Sport, Lewis Hamilton explains how the great Ayrton Senna inspired his driving style

Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni Resigns

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:23

Team spokesman John Black confirmed Mike D'Antoni's resignation, ending the brief tenure of the Lakers' fourth head coach in less than three years.

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VIDEO: Ayrton Senna's five greatest races

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:12
The BBC F1 team remember five of Ayrton Senna's greatest drives on the 20th anniversary of the Brazilian's death.

Soldier's funeral to take place

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:10
The funeral of a soldier found dead in his barracks is to be held later in Portrush.

Mexico illegal iron ore ship seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:04
Mexican authorities say they have seized a ship belonging to a drugs cartel which was carrying 68,000 tonnes of illegal iron ore.

Dylan's Rolling Stone lyrics on sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:00
Bob Dylan's original hand-written lyrics for Like a Rolling Stone are to be sold at auction in New York in June.

Unesco warns Australia over reef

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:27
Unesco threatens to list the Great Barrier Reef as an endangered heritage site, amid controversy over a plan to dump dredged sediment.

VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows cars on US street

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:25
An enormous sinkhole has opened up in a residential neighbourhood of northeast Baltimore in the US.

Twin blasts hit India express train

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:23
One woman has been killed and nine others injured in a bomb attack aboard a train at a station in the Indian city of Chennai, officials say.

Welfare and tax boost for Brazil poor

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:16
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff announces an increase in social security payments and tax cuts ahead of her re-election campaign in October.

Hundreds Rescued From Flooding In Florida Panhandle

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:09

Nearly 2 feet of rain have fallen on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

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Follow NBA example, Redskins urged

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 19:44
The fallout of the Clippers race row spreads to American football, with a leading US senator urging the Washington Redskins to change their "degrading" name.

VIDEO: Amis: Salman Rushdie fatwa 'nightmare'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 19:02
Author Martin Amis tells BBC Newsnight the reaction to the publication of The Satanic Verses was "a nightmare" for Salman Rushdie.

Boy due in court over teacher death

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 18:45
A 15-year-old boy will appear in court later charged with the murder of teacher Ann Maguire, who died at a school in Leeds.
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