National / International News

Golden Scots match best-ever total

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:45
Hosts Scotland match their best-ever total of 11 gold medals at a Commonwealth Games after only three days of competition at Glasgow 2014.

France 'to receive Mali crash bodies'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:40
French President Francois Hollande promises all the bodies from the Air Algerie crash in Mali will be brought to France.

Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:13

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.

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Scotland win three more judo golds

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:06
Euan Burton wins one of three judo golds for Scotland after his English wife Gemma Gibbons has to settle for silver.

Nibali hails Tour doping controls

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:00
Tour de France 2014 champion elect Vincenzo Nibali praises cycling's doping controls for levelling the playing field.

Hamas rockets after Israel truce bid

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 12:32
Hamas militants fire rockets into Israel, rejecting an Israeli offer to extend until 21:00 GMT a 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza.

The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 12:15

Alexander the Great complained about the tunnels under Gaza during his siege of the area in 332 BC. They are still an issue today as the Israelis and Palestinians slug it out.

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Bolt arrives to light up Glasgow

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 12:03
Usain Bolt touches down in Scotland to give the Commonwealth games a welcome dose of razzmatazz.

Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 11:34

Kiev's forces have been advancing on key rebel stronghold in hopes of forcing a collapse of the separatist movement.

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Kidnapped Briton freed in Yemen

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 10:48
A British teacher who was kidnapped in Yemeni capital Sanaa in February has been released safely, the UK Foreign Office says.

Buttler must play aggressively - Cook

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 10:38
England captain Alastair Cook urges Jos Buttler not to change his attacking batting style when he makes his Test debut.

England's Halsall takes shock gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 10:29
England's Fran Halsall produces a shock to take gold in the Commonwealth Games 50m freestyle.

Vincenzo Nibali Set For Tour De France Victory

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 10:13

The 29-year-old cyclist will become the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey into Paris since Marco Pantani in 1998. This year's event was marked by favorites dropping out early on.

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VIDEO: Crowds cheer on spirited Mauritius

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 10:03
The Mauritius triathlon mixed relay team finish more than 11 minutes behind winners England - but get an ovation from Glasgow's crowds.

Masonry falls in Tube station tunnel

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 09:52
Masonry fell into a tunnel at an east London Tube station earlier, London Underground confirms.

Man dies fetching ball from lake

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 09:38
A 61-year-old man has died while trying to retrieve a ball from a lake in Buckinghamshire.

Russia lambasts new EU sanctions

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 09:17
Russia warns new EU sanctions against it over the Ukraine crisis will jeopardise security co-operation and the fight against terrorism.

Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 09:03

Rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs — the crude weapons made famous in Syria's current conflict.

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Man attacked and robbed by bike gang

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 08:56
A man suffered a head injury when he was assaulted and robbed by a skinhead on a quad bike with two accomplices near Plains, North Lanarkshire.

Jadeja fine hurtful to India - Dhoni

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 08:51
India are 'very hurt' by Ravindra Jadeja's fine for an altercation with England's Jimmy Anderson, says captain Mahendra Dhoni.
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