National / International News

China-Russia drills in Med show shifting strategies

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 05:31
China is taking a growing interest in the Mediterranean as an area of strategic importance, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.

'Sexting' teens 'risk depression'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 05:31
Teenagers affected by "sexting" and cyberbullying are at risk of depression in later life, warns a psychiatrist.

Car 'lifted on to yellow lines'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 05:27
A woman who claims her car was moved by council contractors on to newly painted double yellow lines says it is "crazy" she has been given a parking ticket.

Rudd's 'green light' as Climate Secretary

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 05:21
Green groups and low-carbon firms have welcomed the appointment of Amber Rudd as new head of the energy and climate department, DECC.

VIDEO: New SNP MPs arrive at Westminster

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 05:10
The SNP's 56 MPs have arrived in Westminster for the first time since the party's sweeping election gains.

The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 05:03

The month of May brings flowers, Mother's Day and graduations. Bring on those commencement speeches.

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Lord Sugar quits Labour Party

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:47
Labour peer Lord Sugar says he has quit the party after 18 years over its "negative" stance on business.

Pietersen hits ton to send reminder

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:47
Kevin Pietersen hits his first ton in the Championship since June 2013 to send a reminder of his abilities to Andrew Strauss.

Five years, five economic challenges

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:42
What issues will the government face between now and the next election?

Delhi officer hits woman with brick

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:40
A policeman in the Indian capital, Delhi, is arrested after being caught on camera attacking a woman with a brick.

Business sets out Javid priorities

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:39
Business leaders set out what they see as priorities as Sajid Javid takes up the business secretary role, previously held by Lib Dem Vince Cable.

Photobucket hackers face charges

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:38
Two men alleged to have developed an app enabling criminals to harvest personal data from users of photo-sharing site Photobucket have been arrested.

'No aid for 300,000' in South Sudan

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:38
More than 300,000 people are without "life-saving" aid in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity state after heavy fighting forces aid agencies to withdraw, the UN says.

Eurostar bans artillery shell in bag

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:33
The Gare du Nord railway station in Paris was evacuated after a man tried to board a Eurostar train with an artillery shell in his luggage.

Alonso's visor caused retirement

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:29
McLaren's Fernando Alonso retired from the Spanish Grand Prix because his helmet's visor blocked a brake duct.

Chapman in England World Cup squad

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:22
Katie Chapman is included in England's squad for the 2015 Women's World Cup after a five-year absence from international duty.

Election 2015: It wasn't social media 'wot won it'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:19
Despite all the fanfare, social media proved an ineffective tool to predict the general election result.

Saudi King Won't Attend Camp David Summit

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:19

A statement by the Saudi foreign minister cited conflicts. The king of Bahrain also said he would not be attending the summit on Thursday.

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Arrest over suspicious objects alert

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 04:00
A man is arrested as police find "number of suspicious objects" during a search in east Belfast.

Sajid Javid for university role

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 03:53
Sajid Javid has been appointed business secretary, heading the department responsible for universities.