National / International News

VIDEO: Flood chaos hits south west China

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 06:03
Flooding has hit southwest China after prolonged heavy rain, sweeping away vehicles in its path.

VIDEO: Dog learns squirrel identification trick

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:56
A gamekeeper's dog is helping a conservation project to protect the red squirrel population in the south of Scotland.

Colombian rebels attack oil camp

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:41
Thirteen oil workers and their relatives are injured after suspected left-wing ELN rebels throw explosive devices at a camp in north-eastern Colombia.

BNP Paribas has to pay $8.9 billion in violations

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:37

BNP Paribas, the big french bank, came up the biggest loser today.

Late this afternoon we learned that BNP will pay a "Global money penalty" of $8.9 billion in a guilty plea to settle charges by U.S. authorities for violating American sanctions on Sudan and Iran, among others.

Emergency Slide Deploys Inside U.S. Jetliner, Forcing A Landing

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:34

The plane had been heading from Chicago to Southern California; instead, the scary incident forced startled passengers to spend Sunday night in Wichita.

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Girl, 14, dies as car hits teenagers

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:26
A 14-year-old girl dies after a car mounted the pavement and hit four pedestrians in Oxfordshire.

Top China military official accused

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:25
A top Chinese general is accused of corruption and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report, in what could be the biggest military scandal in years.

VIDEO: Glastonbury couple: 'For wetter for drier'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:19
A massive clear-up operation has begun at the Glastonbury Festival site in Somerset, and for one couple the event will be memorable for more than just the music

All to play for in EU jobs push

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:18
Who else will sit on the next European Commission?

The Who announce 'long goodbye'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:15
Rock band The Who say their 50th anniversary UK tour forms part of their farewell plans.

Deal boosts Cumbria nuclear plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 05:01
Plans to build Europe's largest new nuclear project in Cumbria take a step forward after Toshiba and GDF Suez sign a deal to develop the site.

Obama to name McDonald new VA chief

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 04:41
President Barack Obama is to nominate ex-Proctor and Gamble chief Bob McDonald to lead the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Boy and toddler on motorbike crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 04:37
A 12-year-old boy riding a motorcycle and his three-year-old passenger are injured in a crash with a car.

Boy kept in foster care 'unlawful'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 04:27
Mother sues a Welsh council for keeping her nine-year-old son in foster care unlawfully.

Games subway strike threat lifted

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 04:22
A ballot for possible industrial action by staff on the Glasgow Subway during the Commonwealth Games in the city next month is called off.

VIDEO: Fireball meteor filmed over UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 04:12
A fireball meteor which passed over the UK on Monday has been caught on camera by a Devon observatory.

President insults Fifa over Suarez ban

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 04:04
Uruguay's President Jose Mujica uses a strongly worded attack on Fifa over the ban given to striker Luis Suarez for biting.

Two American Men Will Likely Face Trial In North Korea

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 04:03

A trial date for the two, who were traveling separately when they were arrested this spring, hasn't yet been announced.

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Warming threat to emperor penguins

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 03:51
Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests.

Prince starts Wales summer tour

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 03:47
Prince Charles starts his annual summer tour of Wales with a visit to three family businesses in south west Wales.
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