National / International News

Obama to begin busy Kenya schedule

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 18:56
President Obama is due to open a major business summit and discuss security on the first full day of his landmark visit to Kenya.

Tunisia passes new anti-terror law

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 18:53
Tunisia's parliament adopts a tough new anti-terror law following deadly attacks on tourist sites by Islamist militants.

Street artists descend on Bristol

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 18:18
Hundreds of international artists arrive in Bristol to take part in Upfest, a huge "urban paint festival" taking place over the weekend.

Eurotunnel warns of more disruption

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 18:08
Passengers trying to cross the channel are facing further disruption due to ongoing "migrant activity" in Calais.

Lake District comic-style postcards

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 17:34
A group of comic illustrators produce a set of postcards to raise money for charity.

UK music streaming passes 500m mark

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 17:19
A surge in music streaming in the UK sees it pass 500 million streams in a week for the first time - almost double the amount of this time in 2014.

California Judge Throws Out Lawsuit On Medically Assisted Suicide

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 17:08

The superior court judge says questions raised in the case should be decided by legislatures or voters, not the court. The terminally ill plaintiffs say they'll appeal his decision.

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Banks offering Help to Buy Isa named

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 16:47
Some of the banks participating in the government's Help to Buy Isa scheme have been named.

VIDEO: Pluto may have 'nitrogen glaciers'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 16:43
New photographs from Nasa's New Horizons probe suggest that Pluto could have glaciers of nitrogen ice.

Criminals 'drive up UK house prices'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 16:42
Foreign criminals are laundering billions of pounds by purchasing expensive UK properties, pushing up house prices, the National Crime Agency says.

Steam trains on Borders Railway

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 16:14
The first steam trains will run along the new Borders Railway in September, ScotRail confirms

VIDEO: Fireworks factory blasts kill six

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:58
A series of explosions at a fireworks factory in southern Italy leave at least six people dead.

Will Indians have to pay for WhatsApp?

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:52
A report by India's telecom department raises hackles over fears that services like WhatsApp will no longer be free.

I am still world number one - Bolt

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:50
Usain Bolt says he is "ready to win" at next month's World Championships after securing victory at the Anniversary Games.

Can the Middle East tackle Islamist militancy?

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:46
Saudi Arabia is trying to fight a version of jihadism while being home to another form of radical Islam, says Magdi Abdelhadi.

Chris Froome and the French

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:41
What do the French really think of Tour de France leader, Britain's Chris Froome, who has faced allegations of doping?

Laundered cash and loan deals 'to end'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:39
Financial matters are a focus for the front pages with stories about criminals laundering cash through house purchases, the end of cheap mortgage deals, and bank security.

Susiya: Palestinian West Bank village faces bleak end

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:32
Palestinian village faces demolition for third time

Iberian lynx returns to Spain from verge of extinction

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:27
Hard work saves Spanish lynx from extinction

A cry for help after five days of 'terror'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 15:23
A cry for help after five days of 'terror'