National / International News

Ricciardo fastest in wet practice

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 20:15
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace during an inconclusive wet final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Dissident republican death condemned

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 20:04
The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.

Minister's health and safety warning

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 19:13
Work and pensions minister Mike Penning writes to schools and local authorities in England to highlight health and safety "excuses".

Court order halts Brazil match

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 18:47
A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.

John Lewis celebrates 150 years

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:47
What's the story of John Lewis' 150 years of success?

Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:44
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.

VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:43
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.

VIDEO: Guides killed in Everest avalanche

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:42
At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.

UN outrage at South Sudan attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:35
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".

The tale of the lion and the spa break

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:34
On International Circus Day, author Jeremy Clay recounts the tale of an escaped lion and a spa stay that proved rather less than stress-free.

The eight tribes of vinyl collector

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:29
The 8 tribes of people who keep buying records

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:26
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:17
Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, and more nuggets from the week's news.

Cheaper stamps if Scots go it alone?

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:13
Will stamps get cheaper if Scots go it alone?

Ferry disaster captain arrested

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:13
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week leaving hundreds of people missing is arrested, along with two crew members.

Welby talks of gay marriage struggle

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 17:00
The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of the Church of England's struggle to do "what is right" over the divisive issue of same-sex marriage.

US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 16:49
The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

Top 10 Tips: Susanne du Toit

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 15:46
Portrait painter Susanne du Toit on being an artist

Highland clans celebrate anniversary

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 15:30
Clan members from northern and western Highlands are expected to attend an anniversary celebration in Inverness which will also help mark this year's Homecoming festival.

Airport boss hits out at state aid

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 15:28
The chief executive of Edinburgh Airport hits out at state support for other airports for "distorting" competition.
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