National / International News

Benefits Of Sports To A Child's Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

NPR News - 4 hours 7 min ago

In NPR's most recent poll a majority of American adults say they played sports in their youth. Many say they encourage their kids to play, too, and see health benefits as well as life-long lessons.

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A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

NPR News - 4 hours 8 min ago

Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz. to get elementary school kids up and running.

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Gleneagles Hotel sold by Diageo

BBC - 4 hours 9 min ago
Gleneagles Hotel and resort has been sold by drinks company Diageo, which has owned it for 31 years.

'Screaming' swimmers rescued from sea

BBC - 4 hours 10 min ago
Two people are rescued from the Bristol Channel after they were found clinging to a derelict pier, screaming for help.

In pictures: Heathrow airport

BBC - 4 hours 24 min ago
From small aerodrome to an international hub

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

BBC - 4 hours 34 min ago
A deadline to reach agreement over Iran's nuclear programme is extended until 7 July, with Russia saying a deal is "within reach".

Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai

BBC - 4 hours 38 min ago
At least 11 soldiers have been killed in a wave of attacks by suspected jihadist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, security officials say.

Diwali becoming like 'stale bread'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:36
Leicester's Diwali celebrations are becoming as boring as "stale bread", according to a former organiser of the event.

VIDEO: Third runway 'not going to happen'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:29
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says a proposal supported by the independent Airport Commission for a third runway at Heathrow "not going to happen".

Japan v England: The key battles

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:28
Who holds the key to England reaching the Women's World Cup final? And who stands in their way?

VIDEO: Airport expansion report released

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:23
Sir Howard Davies releases his report outlining recommendations for airport expansion in the south-east.

Cork drowning tragedy victims named

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:08
A search resumes for a man who is still missing after his father and girlfriend drowned off the Cork coast in the Republic of Ireland.

Boris Johnson: New runway won't happen

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:06
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says his services as a "bulldozer blocker" will not be needed as Heathrow expansion "will not happen".

Calais port strike enters third day

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:06
A strike by French ferry workers which has closed the Port of Calais enters a third day disrupting cross-Channel travel.

Heathrow backed - now it's up to the politicians

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:02
Can David Cameron back down from his 2009 pledge that there would not be a third runway?

VIDEO: Runways report: 'A reasonable solution'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:54
Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies says his report backing a third runway at Heathrow balances the needs of the economy and local communities.

Universities push for higher fees

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:52
Universities are calling for the limit on tuition fees in England to be lifted so that they could rise above the current £9,000 maximum.

Samsung merger still on the table

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:45
A court in South Korea rejects an attempt by US activist investor fund Elliot to stop a shareholder vote on a proposed $8bn merger of two key Samsung Group firms.

VIDEO: Parts of UK to see 35C heatwave

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:43
Temperatures in some parts of the UK are expected to reach 35C today as a heatwave continues to take hold across much of Europe.

Report backs third Heathrow runway

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:43
The Airports Commission backs a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050.

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