National / International News

Van Gaal backs midweek friendlies

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 09:07
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal supports the idea of the club playing midweek friendlies abroad.

VIDEO: Young poet of the year reads verse

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 09:04
Rebecca Alifimoff, who is one the young Foyle Young Poet of the Year award winners, talks to the BBC about her writing.

Weight is behind Taghrooda chances

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 09:00
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday could be won by any of 10 horses, but Taghrooda is a leading fancy, says Cornelius Lysaght.

India festival stampede kills dozens

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:50
At least 32 people have died in a stampede at a Hindu religious festival in the state of Bihar in northern India, officials say.

Cantlie's father appeals for release

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:48
The father of British hostage John Cantlie, who is being held by Islamic State militants, makes a plea for his release.

Sweden to recognise Palestinian state

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:40
Sweden is to "recognise the state of Palestine", Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says, the first long-term EU member country to do so.

The lion in your lap

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:39
Which roam further, city or farm cats?

Al-Qaida Reasserts Itself With Khorasan Group

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:39

Some critics say the al-Qaida unit known as the Khorasan Group was bluffed up as an excuse for U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Intelligence officials and analysts say the group exists and is dangerous.

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Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:26
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Norway Is Great For Older Folks — And So Are Bolivia And Rwanda

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:25

In a survey of 96 countries on how their over-60 citizens fare, some rankings were completely predictable: Norway was first and Afghanistan was last. In between, there are a number of surprises.

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Class assistants' standards reviewed

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:24
A new set of standards is to be drawn up for teaching assistants in England's state schools, the government says.

In pictures: Wonders of the monsoon

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:14
BBC series explores power of the monsoon

Carwyn Jones 'college chums' NHS row

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:07
A doctors' union says the first minister's response to a call for an NHS review "beggars belief" and is based on the views of "former college chums"

Clegg 'guarantor' for new powers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 08:00
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg declares himself the "guarantor" in government over delivering more powers for Scotland.

Tories to 'curb human rights cases'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 07:53
Conservative plans to stop British laws being overruled by human rights rulings from Europe would be "viable and legal", the justice secretary says.

London gold winner King in road move

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 07:49
British Olympic team pursuit champion Dani King is to switch her focus from track to road cycling.

Politicians attack human rights plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 07:27
The Scottish government says it would attempt to block any Conservative plans to curb the power of the European Court of Human Rights in the UK.

Yorkshire skipper given second ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 07:13
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale is given a second two-match ban for verbally abusing Lancashire's Ashwell Prince.

Week in pictures: 27 September - 3 October 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 07:13
Some of the best news photos from around the world

The Birth And Afterlife Of Israel's Precious Etrog Fruit

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-03 07:09

An odd, beautiful and persnickety citrus fruit has its big moment during the Jewish fall festival of Sukkot. But then what do you do with it?

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