National / International News

Profits jump at tech giant Huawei

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 22:54
Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies says profits jumped a third last year, boosted by strong performances in all its businesses.

B&Q set to close about 60 stores

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 22:21
Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.

VIDEO: Deadline day for Iran nuclear talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:57
Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.

Scots up for comic fiction prize

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:45
Scottish authors Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh are among six writers nominated for an award celebrating the year's funniest books.

VIDEO: Syrian conflict: A mother's story

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:37
The BBC's Lina Sinjab spent the day with Um Bassam, a Syrian Palestinian mother of five who fled Syria for Lebanon.

Will wiser Watson win Masters again?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:26
"I know what I need to do" - Bubba Watson is more relaxed as he defends a Masters title for the second time, writes Iain Carter.

Last day for NI education boards

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:16
Northern Ireland's five education and library boards will cease to exist as of midnight on Tuesday.

Buhari 'ahead' in tight Nigeria poll

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:13
Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari edges ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in early election counts, though key states are yet to declare.

Lib Dems promise 'stronger economy'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:11
The Liberal Democrats will fight to build a stronger economy and a fairer society for Wales, Nick Clegg says, as he launches the party's Welsh campaign for the general election.

Singapore charges Lee criticism teen

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:09
A 16-year-old Singaporean is charged and given S$20,000 bail over a YouTube video criticising late leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.

Hillsborough families on 'strain'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:04
A woman who lost her brother at Hillsborough says she can no longer face regularly attending the inquests, one year after they began.

Children fear 'addiction to porn'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:01
A tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds are worried they are "addicted" to pornography, a study by the NSPCC ChildLine service has found.

VIDEO: 'Porn made my boyfriend abuse me'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:00
A young woman talks about how her boyfriend's pornography habit led to him abusing her when she was 13.

Six killed in Kashmir landslide

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 20:54
At least six people have died in landslides following floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.

With UConn, Maryland Wins, Women's Final Four Has 4 No. 1s, Familiar Look

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 20:50

Connecticut is back for the eighth straight year and Maryland will make a repeat trip, joining Notre Dame — making a fifth straight trip — and South Carolina. UConn is after a third straight title.

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Mentally ill teens 'sent to England'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 20:49
Youngsters who need treatment for mental illnesses are being sent to England despite there being beds available at a new £2.5m unit in Wales.

VIDEO: Concerns over Nigeria vote count

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 20:44
Britain and the United States have voiced concerns about irregularities in the counting of votes after Nigeria's elections.

Iran nuclear talks enter final day

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 20:11
The final day of negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme are taking place in Switzerland, ahead of tonight's deadline to secure a deal.

Indiana law 'grossly misconstrued'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 19:37
The governor of Indiana strongly defends his contentious religious freedom law, amid a backlash from gay rights supporters, including some famous names.

Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 19:12
A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.