National / International News

Preparing for a 24-hr ultramarathon

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 18:47
Some of the ultra-runners competing in Gloucester

What do sandwiches have to do with democracy?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 16:50
What do sandwiches have to do with democracy?

Asante says new Belle film was 'gift'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 16:46
How a portrait inspired a British director

A gruesome end to an argument

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 16:44
The strange tale of the woman who cut off her leg to spite her husband.

Rio motorbike ride through favela backstreets

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 16:32
Zoom through Rio’s backstreets on a motorbike

'Rule nothing out' in Iraq, says Fox

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 16:30
Former Conservative defence secretary Liam Fox says the possibility of sending British troops to fight in Iraq should not be ruled out.

Bergdahl in a 'stable condition'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 16:16
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier freed in May after five years in Taliban captivity, is in a stable condition in hospital in Texas, officials say.

Today at the World Cup: Day three

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 15:51
Who is playing? How can you watch the games? Who does our expert think will win? All the information you need on World Cup day three.

Voting for a better future

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 15:43
Afghanistan - voting for a better future

The goal that broke Brazil's heart

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 15:29
The man who broke Brazilian hearts at the 1950 World Cup

Big win down to Van Gaal - Van Persie

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 15:29
Robin van Persie praises Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal for masterminding the team's 5-1 win over champions Spain.

Suspect sought in US priest attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 15:28
Authorities search for a white male in connection with the shooting death of a priest at a Roman Catholic church in the US state of Arizona.

The metal that can store power for a small town

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 15:24
The metal that makes legendary swords and giant batteries

Kaymer surges clear at Pinehurst

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 15:23
Martin Kaymer will take a six-shot lead into the third round with the best 36-hole score in US Open history.

VIDEO: Inside a cavalryman's wardrobe

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 15:03
Ahead of the annual Trooping the Colour, Trooper Tom Lighten of the Blues and Royals showed the BBC's Roya Nikkhah what he has to wear for the big day.

Efforts to curb smugglers 'farcical'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 15:01
Efforts by HMRC to tackle tobacco smuggling have been hampered by a "farcical" lack of action, according to a committee of MPs.

At World Cup, Patriotism Is More Than Jersey Deep

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-13 14:56

In a sea of national colors, one American soccer fan dons the red and white of the U.S. team. Even the youngest locals seem unimpressed.

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VIDEO: Panic, disarray and flight in Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 14:36
Paul Wood reports on where resistance to ISIS lies, as an army deserter tells him the group inspired such fear in his commanding officers that "morale completely collapsed".

Higgs boson scientists are knighted

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 14:25
A physicist who predicted the Higgs boson - and another who eventually found it - are among scientists recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
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