National / International News

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:53
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Walker dies after fall on Snowdon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:25
A man has died after falling at least 200ft (60m) while walking just below the summit of Snowdon.

School infants 'obese' warnings

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:25
Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one-in-10 classed as obese, say public health officials.

Argentina in denial over debt dispute

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:15
Call it something else, says Argentina's president

Argentina defaults for second time

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:01
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.

VIDEO: Is your big tummy a diabetes warning ?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:46
Health officials in England are urging people to measure and monitor their waistlines, to help avoid type 2 diabetes.

VIDEO: Mysterious miracle? Crop circle draws crowds

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:33
A giant crop circle which apparently appeared out of nowhere, has drawn crowds of people to a farmer's field in Bavaria, southern Germany.

Estate agency to be sold for £16.5m

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:19
Wales' biggest building society, the Principality, is selling its estate agency business, Peter Alan, for almost £16.5 million.

VIDEO: Gaza families 'can't outrun this war'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:09
The BBC's Martin Patience reports from Gaza, where Palestinians continue to seek shelter in a UN-run school despite a shelling which killed 16 people.

Peace Corps Evacuates Hundreds Of Volunteers Amid Ebola Outbreak

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 21:47

A State Department official said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Ebola has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.

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Assault charge for duke's ex-aide

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 21:45
A former personal assistant to the Duke of Edinburgh is accused of sexually abusing a girl in the early 1970s.

'Tax cuts' and pier fears - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 21:37
Claims that the PM wants to raise the threshold at which people pay the 40p income tax rate lead some papers, while many feature images of Eastbourne's pier ablaze.

Woman sacked after becoming pregnant

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 21:37
A former bakery assistant is awarded over £23,000 after a tribunal found she was subjected to sex discrimination because of pregnancy and unfairly dismissed.

Guatemala buries massacre victims

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:54
The remains of 31 indigenous Ixil Mayans, killed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemala civil war, are buried in a ceremony in the country's north-west.

NZ lawmakers back match-fixing bill

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:35
New Zealand lawmakers back a bill making match-fixing a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, as it prepares to host major sporting events.

Portuguese bank in 3.6bn euros loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:28
Portugal's troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, reports a bigger-than-expected loss of 3.6bn euros for the first six months of the year.

Crews work on at pier fire scene

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:19
Firefighters remained at the scene overnight of a devastating fire that destroyed part of Eastbourne Pier.

House votes to sue President Obama

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:08
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.

Leaders meet to discuss MH17 access

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:07
Malaysian and Dutch leaders to meet later to discuss securing full access to the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine, two weeks after the plane went down.

Israel to probe UN school shelling

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:43
Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a Gaza school sheltering displaced civilians - an attack which prompted US and UN condemnation.
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