National / International News

After G7 Summit, Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer 'Completely Rely' On U.S. And UK

NPR News - 27 min 54 sec ago

In a call for European unity, the German chancellor urged a crowd of supporters to "take our fate into our own hands," because, she says, Europe can no longer depend on its traditional allies.

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N Korea fires Scud missile into sea, its third test in three weeks

BBC - 47 min 17 sec ago
Observers say it indicates Pyongyang is making progress towards missiles capable of carrying warheads.

BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day

BBC - 54 min 25 sec ago
Some short-haul flights from Heathrow continue to be disrupted by a worldwide computer crash.

Paul Pogba, world's most expensive footballer, visits Mecca

BBC - 1 hour 34 min ago
Manchester United's Paul Pogba has shared a picture of himself in Islam's holiest city.

Who is Leanne Wood? A profile of the Plaid Cymru leader

BBC - 1 hour 51 min ago
Profiling the Plaid Cymru leader who came of age politically during the 1980s miners' strikes.

Election 2017: Can these simple quizzes help confused voters make up their minds?

BBC - 1 hour 52 min ago
Confused about how vote? Political quizzes claim they can provide the answer.

General Election 2017: The parties' proposals on childcare

BBC - 1 hour 53 min ago
What are the political parties' pledges on childcare for working parents with pre-school children?

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

BBC - 2 hours 19 min ago
It is 30 years since the low-budget comedy Rita, Sue and Bob Too was released, angering many people in Bradford. How is the film seen today?

Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber 'warnings'

BBC - 2 hours 28 min ago
The security service is to examine its actions after tip-offs from the public about extremist views.

General election 2017: Lib Dems warn over crime database access

BBC - 2 hours 48 min ago
The Lib Dems warn the UK could be "cut off" after Brexit - the Tories say this is "nonsense".

The city in Pakistan that loves a British hairstyle

BBC - 2 hours 54 min ago
When BBC correspondent Secunder Kermani wanted a haircut in Pakistan he decided to head for the city known as Little England.

Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?

BBC - 3 hours 5 min ago
Finland is an education success story, so is it right to move away from old-style lessons?

Inside Finland's education shake-up

BBC - 3 hours 5 min ago
Finland is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - and is seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does.

How the lift transformed the shape of our cities

BBC - 3 hours 11 min ago
Why is this highly successful mass transit system so underrated?

Taking a break? The £1.7bn career gap

BBC - 3 hours 13 min ago
More than half of women going back to work after a career break go into lower paid roles. Are "returnships" the answer?

The stolen childhoods of Kashmir in pencil and crayon

BBC - 3 hours 15 min ago
Artwork by children in the region depicts childhoods ruined by the violence of adults.

Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown

BBC - 3 hours 18 min ago
Police caught 200 drivers a day using their devices while driving in the four weeks after 1 March.

In pictures: Shadowing the pilgrims on Mount Koya

BBC - 3 hours 22 min ago
Photographing the shrines along the route of a traditional Buddhist pilgrimage.

The women accused of killing Kim Jong-nam

BBC - 3 hours 32 min ago
The women accused of killing Kim Jong-nam could face the death penalty, but who are they?

The Papers: BA 'chaos' and Manchester run defiance

BBC - 3 hours 48 min ago
Headlines focus on the IT failure affecting thousands of air passengers and continuing questions over the Manchester attack.