National / International News

Ex-DJ Dave Lee Travis facing retrial

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:47
Ex-Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis faces a retrial in September over sexual abuse allegations and a new count of indecent assault.

Judge raises Coulson prison concerns

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:45
A judge is to write to Belmarsh Prison's governor over concerns that Andy Coulson remains at the high-security jail three weeks after the ex-editor was jailed for hacking.

Coach firm collapse affects hundreds

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:45
A travel company goes into administration with the loss of 89 jobs and a knock-on effect on hundreds of customer bookings.

US manhunt for tuberculosis patient

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:44
Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.

VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:32
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's film releases, including Joe, Hercules and Earth to Echo.

Ed Miliband: No more photo ops?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:28
Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

RBS shares surge on surprise profit

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:23
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.

Brazil frees up $13bn for economy

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:14
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.

Playgrounds squeezed in places crush

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:11
Many schools are building new classrooms on outside space to accommodate a growing number of pupils.

Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:02

In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering stops in New York and Washington, D.C.

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'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:41
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Four peregrine falcons found dead

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:34
Four peregrine falcons are found dead in their remote nest with police suspecting foul play.

AUDIO: Lloyd Webber: Music comps are 'a fix'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:32
Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has advised aspiring musicians to avoid music competitions because "they are fixed".

My consistency key to title - Rosberg

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:32
Nico Rosberg believes his greater consistency is key to his hopes of beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the F1 title.

Jayden killer is jailed for life

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:29
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson is jailed for a minimum of 20 years for her murder.

Striker Drogba re-signs for Chelsea

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:27
Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.

The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:24

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.

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Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:11
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.

South Sudan rebels 'lose key town'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:02
Government forces in South Sudan retake the strategic town of Nasir attacked by rebels on Sunday, the UN says.

Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 07:58
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.
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