National / International News

Pair arrested over FGM conspiracy

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 08:08
A man and a woman are arrested in London for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

Anti-Israeli protest in Edinburgh

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 07:58
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Edinburgh to protest at Israel's offensive on Palestine.

Bolt to run in 4x100m relay heats

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 07:49
Jamaican Usain Bolt arrives in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games and says he will run in the heats of 4x100m relay.

Nibali poised to win Tour de France

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 07:39
Tony Martin wins stage 20's individual time trial as Vincenzo Nibali moves closer to overall Tour de France victory.

Deaths in Gaza now more than 1,000

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 07:34
The death toll in Gaza has passed 1,000, Palestinian medical officials say, 19 days after Israel launched an offensive against Hamas militants.

Crowds out for second day of Giants

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 07:30
Thousands of people line the streets of Liverpool for the second day of a giant marionette show commemorating the outbreak of World War One.

Navy commander faces affair claims

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 07:16
The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship is understood to have left her vessel after allegations of an affair with one of her officers.

Huge Commonwealth flotilla for Games

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 06:32
The largest flotilla ever seen on the River Clyde sails from Greenock to Glasgow as part of the city's Commonwealth Games celebrations.

VIDEO: S Sudan: 'The world is not paying attention'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 06:29
Millions of people could face starvation unless more is done to stave off a looming famine in South Sudan, UNICEF and the World Food Programme have warned.

Festival pulled hours before start

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 06:28
A music festival expecting thousands of visitors is pulled hours before it is due to begin over safety fears.

Hamilton at back of grid after fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 06:24
Lewis Hamilton's car catches fire in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying, leaving him at the back of the grid, with Nico Rosberg on pole.

Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 06:21
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.

VIDEO: Huge dust cloud covers Phoenix

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 06:18
A large dust storm has covered the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona, causing poor visibility and tough driving conditions.

US evacuates Libya embassy staff

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:58
The US temporarily evacuates staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital following clashes between rival militias, the state department says.

Rape case stopped as judge 'asleep'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:46
A judge is being investigated after being accused of falling asleep during a child rape trial at Manchester Crown Court.

U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:41

The data recorder was recovered from the Air Algerie AH5017 debris field in southern Mali. Investigators are linking Thursday's crash that killed 118 to bad weather.

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English councils propose 'Tesco tax'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:30
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".

Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:22

The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?

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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:08

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

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The Analyst: What makes a great captain?

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:03
Cricket analyst Simon Hughes on what makes a great leader - and why England skipper Alastair Cook is "too nice".
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