National / International News

VIDEO: Ukraine military claims Donetsk airport

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 06:47
The Ukrainian military says it has reclaimed almost all of Donetsk airport from separatist rebels after launching what it described as a "massive operation" overnight.

'Jilted John' gets jilted third time

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 06:35
A man who auctioned his ex-fiancée's honeymoon place for charity on eBay is jilted for a third time and now plans to hold a raffle for the chance to join him.

West Ham United 3-0 Hull City

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 06:22
West Ham move back to within four points of the top four after consigning Hull City to a third consecutive defeat.

Man hit by learner driver car dies

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 06:16
A 36-year-old pedestrian dies after being hit by a car driven by a learner driver on the A93 in Aberdeenshire.

Nigeria bomber 'attacks bus station'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 06:11
A suicide bomber kills four people at a bus station in a town in north-eastern Nigeria hit by female attackers a week ago, witnesses say.

Palestinians egg Canadian minister

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 06:10
Palestinian protesters throw eggs at Canada's foreign minister in the West Bank, amid a dispute over the Palestinians' move to join the ICC.

GB crowned Track World Cup champions

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 06:07
A final round bronze medal in Cali, Colombia, crowns Great Britain's men the team pursuit UCI Track World Cup champions.

VIDEO: Camp survivor 'sorry' for wrong facts

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 06:02
A North Korean prison camp escapee, now a high-profile human rights campaigner, apologises for inaccuracies in his story and says he may end his work.

Russian tourists spend 28% less in UK

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 06:02
The UK's hotels and shops saw spending by Russians fall 28% last year largely thanks to the plunge in the rouble.

Minister: No plan for nude weddings

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:59
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling dismisses reports the government is planning to allow nude weddings as part of a review of marriage laws.

Ukraine Launches Major Offensive To Retake Donetsk Airport

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:57

After a night of intense shelling by government forces, much of the airport has reportedly been retaken from Russian-backed separatists.

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Ghana v Senegal

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:32
Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Africa Cup of Nations game between Ghana and Senegal.

Tech Program Helps Put Latinos On A Path To Silicon Valley

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:23

A unique class of college students from California's Salinas Valley — many the children of farmworkers and immigrants — is working toward careers in major tech companies.

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Walker dies after Lake District fall

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:11
A man dies after falling from "very steep snowy ground" on a Lake District mountain.

'Coldest night' of -15C forecast

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:08
The temperature could dip as low as -15C in some parts with the coldest night of the winter so far forecast for much of Scotland.

ISIS Frees 200 Elderly Yazidis; Reportedly 'Too Expensive To Feed'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:07

The mostly infirm refugees from the religious minority were released by the self-declared Islamic State. Speculation is that they had become a burden to the militants.

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Obama's Trouble Articulating The State Of The Economy

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 05:05

It's easy to give a rousing State of the Union speech when the economy is doing well, but Obama has had a hard time hitting the right note in years when the country was hurting.

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Water pumped from stricken ship

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:48
About 800 tons of water has so far been pumped from the stricken cargo ship Hoegh Osaka, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.

Stal triumphs after Kaymer collapse

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:47
Gary Stal of France claims his first European Tour title at the Abu Dhabi Championship as Martin Kaymer loses a 10-shot lead.

German 'anti-Islamisation' rally off

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 04:40
A planned rally by Germany's "anti-Islamisation" Pegida group is called off after police receive a "concrete" threat against one of the organisers.