National / International News

Non-passport Syrians granted appeals

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 20:09
Three asylum seekers who fled Syria but were jailed when they arrived in the UK without passports are told they can appeal against their convictions.

Al-Shabab recruiting in Kenyan towns

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 20:06
Somalia's Islamist al-Shabab militants are recruiting heavily in north-eastern Kenya, according to evidence gathered by the BBC.

VIDEO: Ex-NFL player guilty of murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 20:04
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd.

Japan jet scrambles near record high

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 19:20
Japan says it is scrambling fighters at almost Cold War levels in response to foreign aircraft - mainly Russian and Chinese - approaching its airspace.

Posthumous book by French satirist

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 18:18
A book by Charb, the editor of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo who was killed by Muslim militants in January, is being published posthumously.

S Korea marks Sewol ferry disaster

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 18:16
South Korea is marking the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, which left more than 300 people - mostly teenagers - dead.

WW1 soldiers' remains to be reburied

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:36
Six British soldiers are to be reburied in Belgium with full military honours more than 100 years after they were killed in action in World War One.

SNP campaigning hard for big breakthrough

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:31
Mark Mardell says what happens in Scotland will be key to the outcome of the 2015 general election.

Where did the word 'manifesto' come from?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:19
The history of words we use at election time is often rich and sometimes surprising.

What does a billion pounds actually buy the nation?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:18
What does a billion pounds actually buy the nation?

Students target MPs over fees pledge

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:51
The National Union of Students has launched a "payback time" campaign against MPs who broke their 2010 election promise over tuition fees, including leading Liberal Democrats.

Sleep apnoea 'linked to memory loss'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:49
People who have difficulty breathing while asleep are more likely to develop memory problems early on, a study in the journal Neurology suggests.

Brazil's ruling party treasurer held

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:47
The treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers Party, Joao Vaccari, is arrested in connection with a massive corruption scandal at oil giant Petrobras.

Primary places revealed amid squeeze

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:45
More than half a million families are discovering which primary schools their children will attend, amid a growing places squeeze in parts of England.

'Teach children about sex abuse'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:42
Primary school-aged children in the UK need more education on how to avoid sexual abuse, according to a leading researcher.

Australians with IS 'serious threat'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:38
Australians fighting alongside Islamic State militants pose a "serious national security threat" that requires a wide-ranging response, a report says.

Remains found in missing student hunt

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:34
Police investigating disappearance of Irish student, Karen Buckley, 24, find human remains at farm north of Glasgow

Does the UK remain a world power?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:25
Is the UK still a significant power on the world stage, or a fading bit-part player, asks Jawad Iqbal.

Election 'bribes' and 'hypocrisy'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:19
Thursday's papers highlight the mud-slinging, claims and counter claims by all parties as the election draws closer.

The problem with insulting Erdogan

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:02
Politics everywhere is a rough game, but insulting the president in Turkey can come with a heavy price.