National / International News

Ukraine rebels 'trained in Russia'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 09:48
The new rebel leader in east Ukraine's Donetsk region says his forces include 1,200 fighters who underwent military training in Russia.

Council U-turn on dying man care

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 09:45
A council that twice told a terminally ill man he was not close enough to death to qualify for free personal care has reversed its decision in his case.

Jewish Chronicle apology for Gaza ad

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 09:32
The Jewish Chronicle apologises to readers who complained after the paper ran an advert for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Gaza crisis appeal.

Tributes paid to rally crash victim

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 09:18
The organisers of the Ulster Rally say the motorsport industry is "devastated" by the death of Timothy Cathcart, who was killed in a crash during the competition on Friday.

Moreno completes £12m Liverpool move

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 09:17
Liverpool complete the £12m signing of Spain full-back Alberto Moreno from Europa League-winners Sevilla.

West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 09:12
Eric Dier scores on his Tottenham debut at West Ham as Mauricio Pochettino makes a winning start as Spurs boss.

VIDEO: Apology over Gaza appeal advert

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:49
The editor of the London-based Jewish Chronicle has apologised for "any upset caused" after it printed an advert for emergency aid to Gaza.

Leicester City 2-2 Everton

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:49
Substitute Chris Wood denies Everton victory as Leicester City earn a draw on their return to the Premier League.

Thousands Of Anti-Government Protesters March In Pakistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:42

The demonstrators allege election fraud by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and are demanding he step down. The political instability has prompted fears of a possible army coup.

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Wales' World War One fallen honoured

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:36
About 1,000 people gather to see the unveiling of a lasting monument to Welsh soldiers who died in World War One in Flanders.

Loss 'smashes' confidence - Van Gaal

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:05
New boss Louis van Gaal says Manchester United's confidence will be "smashed" after a 2-1 opening-day defeat by Swansea.

Woman held in Passport Office error

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:57
A woman about to board a plane for a 50th birthday "trip of a lifetime" to New York is stopped by police because they thought she had a stolen passport.

VIDEO: Zeebrugge beach hit by waterspout

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:43
An eyewitness captures the moment a waterspout sweeps across a Zeebrugge beach, knocking down beach chairs and booths and damaging a terrace.

Airport reopens after landing hitch

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:42
Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport reopens after being forced to close when an aircraft had a problem with its undercarriage while landing.

China children 'made to give blood'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:41
Police in China have arrested seven people thought to be behind a scheme that forced schoolchildren to give blood, state media says.

UK welcomes fresh pressure on IS

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:32
Britain welcomes the passing of a United Nations resolution it drafted, which is designed to weaken Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.

Child wins European 400m hurdles gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:30
Britain's Eilidh Child wins 400m hurdles gold and Lynsey Sharp silver in the 800m at the European Championships.

War Takes Heavy Toll On Residents Of Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:02

As heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, civilians are trying to flee the fighting, and both Ukraine and Russia claim to be trying to send food, water and other supplies to help them.

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Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:02

Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.

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VIDEO: 'Military activity' near aid convoy

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:46
There has been an increased level of military activity in the area near where a controversial humanitarian aid convoy from Russia is stalled on the Russian side of the Ukrainian border.
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