National / International News

Australia take 4-0 lead over England

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 19:42
Australia charge to an eight-wicket victory over England in Melbourne to maintain their hopes of an Ashes whitewash.

The super-shared stories of 2013

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 19:40
It was the year of notable deaths and the Pope's resignation, but which stories were shared most often by readers on the BBC News website?

VIDEO: Iraq troops arrest MP in deadly raid

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 19:22
Iraqi forces have arrested an MP, killing his brother and five of his guards during a raid on his home in the western city of Ramadi.

Cuba eases restrictions on loans

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 19:19
The Cuban government eases restrictions on loans to private borrowers in the latest measure aimed at boosting the island's troubled economy.

Public funding for land buyout

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 18:57
Residents of the Pairc Estate on Lewis are to receive funding to help them buy the land they live on.

Defibrillator call for sport centres

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 18:56
Defibrillators should be made available at more schools and leisure centres in Scotland, according to the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

Spin-off, sequel or sell out?

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 18:44
The literary works that were reinvented in 2013

Are IVF pregnancies more 'precious'?

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 18:34
Do women and clinicians treat IVF pregnancies differently?

Brazil police search Amazon reserve

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 17:49
More than 200 Brazilian police search an indigenous reserve in the Amazon region after allegations that a local tribe had abducted three contractors.

No Al-Qaida Link In Benghazi Attack, 'New York Times' Reports

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 17:38

The attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in the Libyan city on Sept. 11, 2012, killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The newspaper says the attack was led by local fighters and was fueled in large part by anger at a video denigrating Islam.

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Syria urged to help ship toxic arms

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 17:29
The global chemical weapons watchdog calls on Syria to "intensify its efforts" to help ship out its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction.

VIDEO: The opera house in the Amazon

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 16:28
The man who has spent 40 years working at Manaus Opera House

Looking for the village of Bollywood extras

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 16:21
What happened to the village of Bollywood extras?

Year in Pictures: China 2013

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 16:15
Images of events from China that made headlines in 2013

The end of a Deep South way of life

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 16:02
The cotton industry brought Jewish merchants to the Southern Delta in the 19th Century. But a century and a half later, their descendents are preparing for the end of some once-thriving communities.

Student Killed In Clashes At Egyptian University

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 15:40

The violence at Al-Azhar university between police and students who support the Muslim Brotherhood comes amid a government crackdown against the organization. The crackdown is being intensified ahead of a constitutional referendum next month.

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US jobless to lose unemployment aid

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 15:14
One million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits, after US lawmakers failed to reach a deal on an extension of the federal aid plan.

VIDEO: Haass in Belfast for NI talks

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:49
Former US diplomat Richard Haass is in Belfast to try and revitalise talks aimed at solving some of Northern Ireland's most contentious issues.

Cairo campus torched amid protest

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:47
A student dies in Cairo as supporters of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood clash with police and university buildings are set on fire.

VIDEO: Forecasters warn more storms ahead

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:36
The Met Office has issued a yellow alert ahead of heavy rain and wind on Monday, as efforts to clear up damage caused by Christmas storms continue.

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