National / International News

What next for the Kurdish people?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 20:54
With Islamic State militants threatening Iraq and Syria, is a fully independent Kurdistan more of a possibility?

Fixed-term parliaments 'a mistake'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 19:14
The government's Fixed Term Parliaments Act was a "mistake", former Conservative cabinet minister Ken Clarke says.

Israel prepares for key election

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 19:05
Polls are due to open in the Israeli election, which is expected to be a close fight between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a centre-left alliance.

Iran-backed units alarm Iraqi Kurds

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:47
A senior Kurdish official in Iraq voices concern over the major role of Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting with Iraq's army against Islamic State.

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu 'needs food'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:17
Vanuatu urgently needs food and relief supplies, officials say, as teams continue to assess the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam.

Why not nanny people about diet?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:15
Many people rail against the idea of a nanny state - but people can't be expected to adopt a healthy diet without help, says Prof Susan Jebb.

VIDEO: Prince Harry set to leave Army

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:09
Prince Harry is set to leave the Army in June after 10 years of service.

Neighbours to celebrate 30 years

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:57
Australian soap Neighbours is gearing up to celebrate its 30th anniversary after success in more than 60 countries around the world.

Brazilian party treasurer charged

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:46
The public prosecutor in Brazil formally charges the treasurer of the governing Worker's Party with corruption in the Petrobras scandal.

Farmers 'bear brunt of disasters'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:39
Farmers in developing nations bear a 'major brunt' of natural disasters yet only receive a small percentage of post-disaster aid, says a UN report.

UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland Earn #1 Seeds in NCAA Women's Bracket

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:39

Though Princeton is the only undefeated team in the championship. They enter as eighth seed. The tournament begins March 20th.

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Lufthansa pilots to go on strike

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:33
Pilots at German national airline Lufthansa said they would go on strike on Wednesday, affecting the airline's short and medium haul flights.

UK's first big hedgehog sanctuary

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:33
The first large-scale hedgehog sanctuary in the UK, covering some 90 hectares, is being opened in Solihull, West Midlands.

VIDEO: Music videos without the, um, music

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:30
What do pop videos 'sound' like without the tunes?

Brothers' family fights Nemtsov charges

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:29
Family fights to clear names of Nemtsov murder suspects

Author Gardner on award shortlist

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:27
Author Sally Gardner is in the running to win this year's Carnegie Medal for children's writing, an award she won two years ago.

'Most wanted' in Spain to be named

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:22
Ten of Britain's most wanted fugitives believed to be on the run in Spain are to be named by the National Crime Agency.

Nigeria 'takes town' from Boko Haram

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:21
The Nigerian military says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Bama from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Ofsted 'failed over Rotherham abuse'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:09
Government inspectors failed to detect child sexual exploitation in Rotherham because they trusted council staff, a report by MPs says.

How did the UK get the 30mph limit?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:08
How did the UK get the 30mph speed limit?