National / International News

No 'false promise' on Welsh funding

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:32
Labour's Ed Miliband says he will not make a "false promise" over increasing Wales' budget, when challenged in the BBC leaders' debate by Leanne Wood from Plaid Cymru.

Labour vow to end unpaid internships

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:30
Ed Miliband will promise to put an end to long-term unpaid internships if he wins the election, by banning placements that last for more than four weeks.

Huge meth haul in New Zealand raids

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:20
Police in New Zealand seize 123kg of methamphetamine in drug busts on two apparently unrelated gangs, arresting nine people.

VIDEO: Candlelit vigil for Karen Buckley

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 20:03
A candlelit vigil is to be held in Glasgow's George Square as an act of remembrance for Irish student Karen Buckley, whose body was found by police on Thursday.

Memorial service for Alps crash dead

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 20:00
Thousands of people, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will attend a memorial service for the Germanwings plane crash victims.

Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 19:22
China jails a prominent journalist for seven years for leaking a confidential Communist Party strategy paper to a foreign website.

Quarter of Asian voters 'undecided'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 19:12
Nearly a quarter of Asian voters do not know which party they will support at the general election, according to a BBC survey.

VIDEO: World Bank head pledges AIIB support

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 19:06
The head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, says he will work with China's new Asian Infrastructure Bank to help fight poverty.

China 'building runway in Spratlys'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 18:54
Satellite images show China is making progress on building an airstrip on a reef in disputed territory in the South China Sea, a report says.

VIDEO: Asian dog flu strikes Chicago

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 18:16
A rare outbreak of Asian dog flu has reached almost epidemic levels in Chicago.

VIDEO: BBC election debate in 10 minutes

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:45
A 10-minute summary of the BBC 2015 General Election debate.

Sagging Barbie sales cost Mattel

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:43
Struggling US toymaker, Mattel, saw its sales drop for a sixth consecutive quarter as the appeal of its iconic Barbie doll continues to wane.

CPS Janner decision 'fails victims'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:22
A police and crime commissioner says alleged victims of child sex abuse by Lord Janner have been failed by the decision not to charge him.

Low turn out as Sudanese polls close

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:14
Voting in the Sudanese elections ends, with only a third of the electorate casting their ballots, according to African Union observers.

VIDEO: Life as a world champion whistler

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:01
What's it like to be crowned the world's best whistler?

VIDEO: Greece turning to commune life

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:01
As Greece's talks with the EU drag on, communes are springing up across the country as people take matters into their own hands.

Why use negative interest rates?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:56
Interest rates have fallen below zero for a growing number of borrowers, meaning that in effect they are being paid to borrow someone else's money. Why?

Patriotic fervour on the rise in Russia

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:51
A groundswell of Russian patriotism has been triggered by the Ukraine crisis and the response of the West, says Bridget Kendall.

Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:42

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups

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How close is Greece to Grexit?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:40
If Greece fails to come to a deal with its eurozone partners on 24 April, how likely is it to default on its loans and perhaps leave the euro?

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