National / International News

VIDEO: Cyprus: Bridging the mistrust

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:51
Forty years ago on 20 July 1974 Turkish troops landed on Cyprus, in response to a Greek-led coup on the island. Now it's time for scars to heal, some say.

VIDEO: Can a robot write sacred scriptures?

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:45
An exhibition at the Jewish museum in Berlin is showcasing a robot which has been programmed to write the sacred Jewish scriptures, known as the Torah.

The swimming pool with a seven-hour queue

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:38
The swimming pool where people wait for seven hours to get in

VIDEO: Loris success in Sri Lanka

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:37
The Loris, one of world's smallest primates is under threat through loss of habitat. Naturalist Chaminda Jayasekara runs a conservation site to protect the animals.

VIDEO: LatAm Beats: Sicotropico

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:36
Despite being just two people, Colombian rock duo Sicotropico have a powerful sound.

My father tried to kill Hitler

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:36
The family man who tried to kill the Fuhrer

Mysteries of medieval graffiti

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:10
Was this ancient church graffiti drawn by pagans?

VIDEO: Troubled Glasgow tower reopens

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:07
The Glasgow Science Centre tower has reopened to the public after being closed for almost four years.

Boyle and Strachan to carry baton

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:07
The Queen's Baton starts a tour of the host city ahead of the Commonwealth Games which begin on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Hamas 'defiant' as Gaza toll rises

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:03
The Israeli military has stepped up its ground offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian officials say the death toll in Gaza is now past 300.

VIDEO: Lightning storms captured on film

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 15:00
Lightning storms across England have been filmed on mobile phones and widely shared on social media.

Seventh inmate to abscond in a month

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 14:10
A convicted drug dealer is the seventh inmate to go on the run from an open prison in Derbyshire in the past month.

Casualties mount in Gaza conflict

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 14:02
A Palestinian family and an Israeli Bedouin man are among those killed as the toll from Israel's ground campaign and rocket attacks from Gaza rises.

Prince George picture released

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 13:32
An official photograph of Prince George is released to mark his first birthday, ahead of a party at Kensington Palace on Tuesday.

Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 13:05

Triathlete Tim Bomba has spent a decade helping people feel comfortable swimming in the ocean. But before he could do that, he had to overcome his own fear of the water at the age of 52.

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 13:05

Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.

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'McIlroy 18 holes from golfing greatness'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 12:59
Rory McIlroy is playing serenely and on the verge of matching the feat of two golfing icons - if he can hold his nerve to win the Open.

UK demands access to MH17 crash site

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 12:38
The UK is demanding "swift and unhindered" access to the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine amid claims pro-Russian rebels are obstructing investigations.

Egyptian troops killed at checkpoint

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 12:06
Gunmen have killed at least 20 soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in western Egypt, Egyptian security officials say.

England must 'kick down door' to stop rot

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 11:48
England have the opportunity to end a nine-match winless run in the second Test against India and must not waste it, says Jonathan Agnew.

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