National / International News

Hamilton quickest in Barcelona

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:48
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace on the penultimate day of pre-season testing as Mercedes remain the team to beat.

Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:34
Wayne Rooney scores a brace to beat Sunderland after Wes Brown sees red an in apparent case of mistaken identity.

Rwanda urged to take BBC to court

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:25
An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Federer beats Djokovic to Dubai win

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:15
Roger Federer wins his seventh Dubai Championship title with a 6-3 7-5 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.

VIDEO: Scotland undone by last-gasp Italy

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:11
Scotland slip to a third successive Six Nations defeat after a last-gasp penalty try seals a 22-19 victory for Italy at Murrayfield.

More staff on gritters after assault

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:55
Extra staff are travelling on gritting lorries in Londonderry over the weekend, after masked men ordered a driver to bring what they said was an explosive device to a police station.

Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:55
Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m.

While New England Gets Snow, West Africa Gets Sand

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:51

A hot wind blows from the Sahara Desert across West Africa each winter. This year, the clouds of sand are so thick that flights are grounded, cocoa trees are suffering and everyone has a cough.

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BBC's Robinson to have tumour removed

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:48
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is to have an operation to remove a tumour from his lung, the corporation says.

Scotland 19-22 Italy

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:16
Italy claim their first Six Nations win of this season's championship by beating Scotland at Murrayfield.

Storey fails in hour record attempt

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:10
Britain's Dame Sarah Storey fails in her attempt to break the women's hour record at the London Olympic velodrome.

Egypt Declares Hamas 'Terrorist' Group

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:39

The organization, an offshoot of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood, controls the Gaza Strip.

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UKIP MP wants electoral reform

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:14
UKIP could call for electoral reform if it holds the balance of power in the next parliament, the party's first elected MP Douglas Carswell says.

A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:03

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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Stomach virus rules out Sharapova

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:51
World number two Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Acapulco International semi-final with a stomach virus.

West Calls On Russia For Independent Probe Of Nemtsov's Murder

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:44

The opposition leader and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down in public on Friday.

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Egypt lists Hamas as terrorist group

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:43
An Egyptian court designates the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai.

West Ham United 1-3 Crystal Palace

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:37
Glenn Murray scored twice and was sent off as Crystal Palace recorded a league double over West Ham for the first time in 42 years.

Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:24

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.

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Terror tactics 'flawed' - Davis

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:37
Intelligence agencies are accused of flaws in their treatment of terrorism suspects after it emerged they were aware of 'Jihadi John' before he went to Syria.