National / International News

In pictures: Val Doonican

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:01
A look back at the life of the Irish singer

Concern over drama and children's TV

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:53
Media watchdog Ofcom raises concerns over a fall in spending on drama and children's programming on television.

VIDEO: More UK dead repatriated from Tunisia

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:52
A further nine bodies of Britons killed in the Tunisian beach attack are being repatriated by the RAF to Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

'No' vote 'will not help Greece'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:49
A "No" vote in the Greek referendum on bailout terms will not provide Greece with an easy way out of its economic crisis, a key eurozone official says.

Car smashes through South Africa roof

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:35
A photo is released of a car which smashed through the roof of a house in South Africa's coastal city Durban.

Jockey Creighton out of hospital

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:34
Irish jockey Eddie Creighton has been discharged from hospital in Melbourne following a fall last Saturday.

Incident reported at DC Navy Yard

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:27
The US Navy Yard in Washington DC has been placed on lockdown and employees have been advised to shelter in place after reports of a shooting.

What difference could Syria IS strikes make?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:14
The RAF has been carrying out strikes in Iraq against Islamic State militants, but what would extending this to Syria mean, asks Jonathan Marcus.

Mass evacuation after US derailment

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:13
More than 5,000 residents are evacuated in the US state of Tennessee after a train carrying toxic chemicals derails and catches fire.

Washington Navy Yard On Lockdown Following Reports Of An 'Active Shooter'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:11

The Washington Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C., was the site of a September, 2013, shooting in which 12 people were killed and three injured.

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Man jailed for murdering NI ex-wife

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:10
An Australian man is jailed for a minimum of 22 years for murdering his estranged wife, who was originally from Northern Ireland.

Lion tamer defends animal show

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:04
The man behind an animal show featuring performing lions and tigers denies his animals suffer in captivity.

Silk Road investigator pleads guilty

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:38
A former undercover agent involved in the investigation into Silk Road admits stealing more than $700,000 in Bitcoin - most of it siphoned from the site.

Woman accused of IS membership

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:38
A woman is charged with encouraging terrorism and being a member of Islamic State.

Internet jobs boost for Derry

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:35
Two hundred and eighty nine jobs are being created in Londonderry by a US-based internet company.

The Top Words Of Wisdom For New Graduates

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:33

Our searchable commencement app is now updated with the best speeches from 2014 and 2015.

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Family probed before 'Syria exit'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:20
A house owned by a Luton family that may be in Syria was raided and a woman was stopped at Heathrow a day before 12 members left the UK, the BBC discovers.

Mexico police charged with torture

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:13
Seven Mexican police officers are charged with torturing witnesses of the Tlatlaya killings to allegedly force them to give false evidence.

VIDEO: Storms and hail as UK heatwave breaks

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:11
Heat and humidity in the atmosphere on the hottest July day recorded in the UK ends with dramatic storms across the north of the country.

Blatter says he has clean conscience

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:03
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he has a clean conscience and anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail.