National / International News

'Taliban oaths' amid leadership rift

BBC - 16 hours 36 min ago
The Afghan Taliban release a video appearing to show members pledging allegiance to the new leader Mullah Mansour, amid divisions over his leadership.

Child sex charges footballer in court

BBC - 16 hours 49 min ago
England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson appears before a judge on child sex charges.

Boko Haram leader absent from video

BBC - 16 hours 49 min ago
Nigerian militants release a new video with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau again failing to appear, fuelling speculation about his fate.

VIDEO: The music of Cilla Black

BBC - 16 hours 57 min ago
Celebrating the chart-topping music of the singer Cilla Black - who had a string of hits in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Girl sentenced over video bullying

BBC - 17 hours 12 min ago
A teenage girl seen bullying two schoolgirls in a video posted on Facebook is given a referral order to supervise her behaviour.

Accountancy firm EY to ignore grades

BBC - 17 hours 21 min ago
A leading accountancy firm is to remove all academic and education details from its trainee application process.

Beach closed for Saudi king reopens

BBC - 17 hours 26 min ago
A beach in the south of France that was closed for the Saudi king's holiday reopens after he cut his holiday short.

Middlesex rest out-of-sorts Morgan

BBC - 17 hours 27 min ago
Out-of-form England captain Eoin Morgan will miss four Middlesex matches ahead of the upcoming one-day series against Australia.

Blind Date couple remember Cilla

BBC - 17 hours 41 min ago
Blind Date's first married couple remember Cilla (and her hat)

Ex-footballer admits harassment

BBC - 17 hours 42 min ago
Former Scotland and Blackburn Rovers captain Colin Hendry pleads guilty to harassing his ex-girlfriend.

US seeks to ease Gulf fears on Iran

BBC - 17 hours 43 min ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Qatar to try to reassure Gulf allies over the nuclear deal with Iran.

Red Road flats new demolition plan

BBC - 17 hours 44 min ago
The last remaining Red Road flats in Glasgow will be blown up in a one-off demolition later this year.

Crash driver history 'not disclosed'

BBC - 17 hours 48 min ago
The driver of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow, killing six people, did not disclose his medical history on a form in 2011, an inquiry hears.

China manages drone and chip exports

BBC - 17 hours 55 min ago
National security concerns have led China to restrict exports of high-performance drones and supercomputers.

Greek Stocks Drop Sharply As Market Reopens For First Time Since June

NPR News - 17 hours 55 min ago

When it opened, the Athens Stock Exchange General Index plummeted from 797.52 down to a new 52-week low of 615 — a drop of nearly 23 percent.

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Mafia 'communicated in sheep code'

BBC - 17 hours 58 min ago
The henchmen of a mafia boss on the run since 1993 used a code based around sheep to communicate, Italian police say.

'1,700 intrusions' at Calais terminal

BBC - 18 hours 7 min ago
There were 1,700 "intrusions" by migrants who managed to break into the Channel Tunnel's freight terminal overnight, a French police union says.

Get Ready For The Biggest Week Yet In The GOP Race For President

NPR News - 18 hours 19 min ago

Republican presidential hopefuls are about to get their biggest test yet as they battle to make it onto the debate stage Thursday and woo voters who are just tuning into the contest.

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Emmerdale story upsets Clutha family

BBC - 18 hours 19 min ago
Hundreds of people sign a petition asking ITV to withdraw an Emmerdale storyline about a helicopter crash following the Clutha disaster.

PODCAST: Electric car pollution

Marketplace - American Public Media - 18 hours 22 min ago

On today's show, we'll talk about the new consumer spending numbers out for June — they were the lowest they've been in four months. Plus, for some years now driving an electric car has been viewed by many as the ultimate badge of environmental consciousness. Yet, a growing body of research now suggests that electric cars might actually produce more pollution than a comparable gasoline-powered car.