National / International News

Mother's bid to buy death quarry

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 08:11
A mother whose son died at a disused quarry in Fife is leading a campaign to buy it in a bid to make it safe.

English votes: What's going on?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 08:09
The government says it will give a "veto" to English MPs on laws that don't affect Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Where has this issue come from?

Sweeping Or Skydiving? When Counting Calories It's All The Same

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 08:09

Sports can burn a lot of energy. But vacuuming the carpet burns calories, too. The question is, how much? We checked out the numbers and found surprises.

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Fan 'asked Grobbelaar to stop match'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 08:07
A Liverpool fan who escaped the crush at Hillsborough asked goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar to stop the match, the inquests into the tragedy hear.

VIDEO: Record breaking heat across the globe

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 08:05
Unprecedented June heat breaks records in four continents across the globe. Darren Bett reports.

Housing benefit 'savings considered'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 08:00
Ministers are considering forcing all housing benefit recipients to contribute towards their rent as part of efforts to save £12bn from the welfare bill, the BBC learns.

French woman jailed for baby murders

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:53
A court in northern France sentences a woman to nine years in prison for killing eight of her newborn babies between over a decade.

U-turn over hospital maternity plans

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:51
Plans to contest a judicial review into downgrading maternity services at a north Wales hospital are dropped in a U-turn by the health board.

Feuding ukulele bands in court

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:50
A British ukulele band wins a High Court battle against a rival German-based group it accused of copying its act.

Sesame Street's Maria to retire

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:49
Sonia Manzano, who has played Maria on the US children's programme Sesame Street for more than four decades, is retiring.

VIDEO: Federer's outrageous 'hot dog' lob

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:32
Watch Roger Federer's outrageous 'hot dog' lob in his second-round match against Sam Querrey on Wimbledon's Centre Court.

Trio jailed for wheelie bin attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:25
Two men are sentenced to three-and-a-half years for imprisoning a man who was found naked, bruised and battered in a taped-up wheelie bin in Ballymena.

In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:17

Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.

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'I use Senna's aggressive style'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:01
Lewis Hamilton on racing at home, his dream team-mate, favourite grand prix and being close friends with the Kardashians.

Ward into round three for first time

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:55
British number four James Ward beats Jiri Vesely to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in his career.

Nigeria militants 'kill 40 civilians'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:43
At least 40 people have been killed by Islamist militants in the north-east Nigerian town of Monguno, residents there tell the BBC.

BBC Wales cuts impact 'inevitable'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:35
The director of BBC Wales warns that plans to cut 1,000 jobs across the corporation will "inevitably impact" its operation in Wales.

Your Colonoscopy Is Covered, But The Prep Kit May Not Be

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:27

The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover a screening colonoscopy without any out-of-pocket costs for the test itself. But there can be surprising costs for consumers anyway.

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BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:22

The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.

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Can powers meet the 'real' deadline on Iran's nuclear programme?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:18
As US and Iranian talks resume in Vienna, negotiators must overcome a history of mistrust to strike a historic deal, writes Lyse Doucet