National / International News

VIDEO: 'Nowhere is completely safe'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 05:20
The BBC's Daniel Sandford reports on the dangers facing tourists from the global terror threat, in the wake of a fatal gun attack on a beach resort in Tunisia.

VIDEO: 'Delight' over Janner prosecution move

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 05:14
Liz Dux, a solicitor for some of Lord Janner's alleged victims, has said they are "absolutely delighted" he will be prosecuted over claims of historical child abuse.

Taiwan Water Park Fire Claims First Victim

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 05:10

A woman who suffered burns to 90 percent of her body was taken off the ventilator. Investigators are looking into what caused the powder sprayed from the stage during a performance to catch fire.

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Who came out against Facebook's rainbow flags?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 05:01
Who came out against Facebook's gay pride flag filter?

VIDEO: Theresa May at Tunisia attack resort

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 04:53
Home Secretary Theresa May has visited the scene of the attack in which at least 30 Britons were killed.

Resistance to US gay marriage ruling

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 04:48
Top lawyer in Texas vows to support state workers who refuse to marry gay couples on religious grounds after US Supreme Court legalised gay marriage.

£50,000 bet on Murray at Wimbledon

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 04:38
A punter in Aberdeen places a bet of £50,000 on Andy Murray to win Wimbledon.

Boy admits stabbing supply teacher

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 04:34
A fourteen-year-old boy admits stabbing a supply teacher in a school classroom in Bradford.

Will Congress scupper US nuclear deal with Iran?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 04:26
As crunch time nears for an Iran nuclear deal, Washington heavyweights are piling on the pressure which could scupper an accord, writes the BBC's state department correspondent Barbara Plett Usher.

Eurosport wins Olympic TV rights

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 04:24
The European television rights for the Olympic Games are awarded to Eurosport and its parent channel in a $1.45 billion deal.

Pope 'to chew coca leaves in Bolivia'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 03:50
A Bolivian minister says that the Pope has requested to chew coca leaves, which are considered sacred by many in Bolivia, on his forthcoming trip there.

Captured Convict David Sweat In Critical Condition

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 03:40

Sweat and his accomplice, Richard Matt, both convicted murderers, escaped June 6 from a prison in New York. Matt was shot and killed Friday. Sweat was captured Sunday.

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South London road hit by flooding

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 03:33
A burst water main floods properties and closes a road in south London.

EU chief feels 'betrayed' by Greece

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 03:32
The European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, attacks the Greek government, saying he feels "betrayed" by "egotism" and "populism" in the failed debt talks.

University standards checks overhaul

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 03:28
The way universities are inspected will put more emphasis on students, in a proposed shake-up of monitoring quality.

Legal battle over shot-down drone

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 03:28
A US court has found in favour of a drone owner who sued a man who shot his hexacopter out of the sky.

Tunisia attack: What can UK police do?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 03:16
The investigation into the Tunisia beach attack has become one of the largest counter-terrorism operations the UK has seen in a decade. What will the police be doing?

MPs to debate devolution proposals

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 03:11
The SNP challenges other opposition parties to back its proposals to increase the powers contained in the Scotland Bill ahead of a debate in the Commons.

Global Markets Dive As Greek Exit From Eurozone Looms

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 03:05

There are fears a Greek exit from the bloc that uses the euro could have a broad impact on the world's financial system. Greek banks are closed today after the government imposed capital controls.

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Reveller dies from inferno injuries

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 03:01
A woman who was badly injured after a fire tore through the crowds at a Taiwan amusement park, hurting about 500 people, has died, officials say.