National / International News

Familiar feel to Premiership season

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:04
Few surprises are expected in Scotland's top flight but intrigue can still be found lurking in its midst, writes Richard Wilson.

Arsenal v Chelsea

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:00
After a 64-day break the English domestic season returns on Sunday when Arsenal face champions Chelsea in the Community Shield.

Israel vows to find W Bank arsonists

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:51
Israel vows to catch arsonists, suspected to be Jewish settlers, who killed a young Palestinian child in an attack on a West Bank village.

Afghan militant leader 'has died'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:38
Jalaluddin Haqqani, the Afghan founder of the militant Haqqani network, died at least a year ago, sources tell the BBC.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:36
The Beatles forgot dozens of their songs, and more nuggets

Phoneless in Paris

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:36
'I lost my iPhone in Paris - and learned a surprising lesson'

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:36
The best features of the week to enjoy, including your comments

Plane crashes into car warehouse

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:35
A private plane crashes into a car auction warehouse at Blackbushe Airport.

Arson Attack That Killed Toddler In West Bank Is Called Terrorism

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:33

An 18-month old died in the fire. The perpetrators scrawled slogans in Hebrew on an outside wall of the house. Palestinian leaders blamed the Israeli government.

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England win to take 2-1 Ashes lead

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:27
England take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes series as Ian Bell's 65 not out guides them to victory in the third Test at Edgbaston.

Wiggins relishes special road return

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:27
Sir Bradley Wiggins relishes a return to road racing in front of the home crowd at the London-Surrey Classic on Sunday.

Ai Weiwei to get 6-month UK visa

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:26
UK home secretary Theresa May orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full 6-month visa, reversing an earlier decision to restrict his entry.

New Ebola Vaccine Has '100 Percent' Effectiveness In Early Results

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:22

The trial of the VSV-EBOV vaccine was called Ebola ça Suffit – French for "Ebola that's enough." Researchers say it's both effective and quick, with no new Ebola cases 6 days after vaccination.

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Summer Olympics 2008 Host Beijing Awarded 2022 Winter Games

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:18

The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city ever to host both summer and winter games.

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VIDEO: Spectacular Wookey nooks revealed

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:13
A new cave which lies more than 80 metres beneath the Mendip Hills in Somerset has been opened up to the public for the first time.

Fukushima officials to face trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:11
Three former executives at a Japanese power giant are to stand trial over the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.

Death Of Beloved Lion Heats Up Criticism Of Big Game Hunting

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:05

The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has highlighted big game hunting. Hunters legally kill more than 600 African lions every year. More than half the tourists hunting in Africa are American.

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US energy plan to boost renewables

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 06:51
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.

Does the government really want to ban WhatsApp, iMessage and Skype?

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 06:35
If the government decides to take on Facebook and Apple over encryption, a mighty battle could be in the offing.

New Labour virus claims 'ridiculous'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 06:23
Jack Straw says descriptions of New Labour as a virus are "ridiculous" and warns the party faces "oblivion" if it moves further to the left.