National / International News

VIDEO: Northern Lights glow in UK's night sky

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 20:30
The Northern Lights - or Aurora Borealis - have been creating a fabulous show across large parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

Northern Lights illuminate UK skies

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 20:13
Northern Lights illuminate UK skies

Rail suicide pair 'could not cope'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:48
An elderly couple took their own lives after struggling to cope when their daughter and her boyfriend moved in with them.

MPs voice prison safety concerns

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:45
Funding cuts and reforms in England and Wales have contributed to a drop in prison safety over the past two years, a parliamentary report says.

Kaesong talks over N Korea wage row

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:37
South Korean businessmen are visiting the Kaesong joint industrial zone in North Korea amid a row over a unilateral wage hike.

Largest Group Of U.S. Presbyterian Churches Allows Same-Sex Marriages

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:34

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which includes more than 4,000 ministers and 1.8 million members, will let individual churches decide whether to perform gay marriage ceremonies.

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Charles and Camilla begin US visit

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:12
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in the US at the start of a three day visit, during which they will meet President Obama.

VIDEO: Meet Hong Kong's tailor to the stars

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:04
The BBC gets a tour of the workshop of Hong Kong's most famous tailor, who has dressed former US president Bill Clinton and Michael Jackson, among others.

Mercury pollution risk to Arctic gull

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:00
Mercury pollution has risen nearly 50-fold in the feathers of a gull that feeds and breeds in the Arctic, say scientists.

Shark eDNA results eagerly awaited

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:59
Conservationists eagerly await the results of a UK study investigating whether it is possible to track endangered shark species via environmental DNA.

Dismissed painting ‘worth £1m’

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:43
A painting dismissed as a replica for decades and kept in a museum storeroom is confirmed as a Joseph Wright original worth up to £1m.

China-owned Nexen to slash 400 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:41
Nexen Energy, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC, said it will cut 400 jobs in its North American and UK operations.

Breastfeeding 'linked to higher IQ'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:39
A long-term study of nearly 3,500 babies points to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence in later life.

'Cyanide letter' sent to White House

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:38
The US Secret Service says it is conducting further tests on an envelope posted to the White House which may contain cyanide.

Morbidly obese could get free flu jab

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:31
Morbidly obese people in England should be given a free flu jab on the NHS each year, say government advisers.

'Difficult climate' for languages

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:25
Language teaching in England's primary and secondary schools is facing "a difficult climate", according to the findings of the Language Trends Survey.

The dreams of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:57
Never-built grand designs from Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Privately-run hospital scheme 'poor'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:43
Oversight of the contract to run the first privately-managed NHS hospital was "poor and inadequate", a House of Commons committee chairwoman says.

Has the war on drugs been lost?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:42
Drug laws are being relaxed across the world, from Uruguay to Portugal, Jamaica and the Czech Republic, so has the war on drugs been lost?

Cultural struggle to define Russia's identity

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:40
Home-grown culture and arts play a central role in Russia's sense of self, says Bridget Kendall - and Vladimir Putin wants to use that to his own ends.