National / International News

In Search For Missing Teens, Israel Cracks Down On Hamas

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 01:19

The Israeli security forces are searching for three missing teenagers in the West Bank. In the process, the forces have also arrested more than 300 suspected militants.

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Bike bells replace church bells

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 01:13
A church replaces its bells with a recording of children's bicycle bells to mark the imminent arrival of the Tour de France.

Should we expect Murray to retain his title?

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:58
History and Andy Murray's indifferent form suggest the odds are against him defending his Wimbledon title, writes Tom Fordyce.

Man and woman die in motorbike crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:46
A male motorcyclist and his female passenger have died after being involved in a crash with a lorry on the A713 near Castle Douglas.

Armed Forces Day held in Newtownards

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:36
Newtownards hosts Northern Ireland's Armed Forces Day celebrations for the first time ever.

VIDEO: Mass 'spy car' use to be banned

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:33
The widespread use of static and car-mounted cameras to catch drivers who park illegally in England is to be banned, the government has announced.

US steps up sanctions over Ukraine

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:28
The US imposes sanctions against pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, as Western leaders threaten new moves against Russia for its role in the crisis.

Dry weather warning in fire strike

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:19
Fire chiefs warn the public to take extra care in the dry weather, as the sunny spells coincide with the latest strike by firefighters over pensions.

VIDEO: English wine out-sparkling Champagne?

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:16
A winemaker from Cornwall is competing against some of the top French marques to be named International Sparkling Winemaker of the Year.

VIDEO: Scotland welcomes the Queen's Baton

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 23:56
Highlights of the first week of the Queen's Baton Relay in Scotland.

Council mergers 'disaster' warning

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 23:43
Big cuts in the number of Welsh councils would be a "disaster", an ex-Labour council leader warns as leading party figures meet to consider how many local authorities they want.

Woman who invented Kevlar dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 23:26
Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, the lightweight fibre used in bulletproof vests and body armour, has died at the age of 90.

Marine conservation 'too slow' - MPs

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 22:57
The development of conservation areas to protect the seas around the UK has been too slow, a group of MPs says.

VIDEO: David Blunkett to stand down as MP

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 22:06
Former home secretary David Blunkett has announced he will stand down as a Labour MP at the next general election.

Jihadist 'recruiters' unmasked - the front pages

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 21:55
Saturday's newspapers are full of news of the Britons trying to lure other Westerners to fight for the militant Isis group in Iraq and Syria.

Man released in Saudi student murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 21:40
A 19-year-old man, arrested in connection with the death of a Saudi Arabian woman in Essex, is released.

VIDEO: $40m payout in New York jogger case

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 21:26
New York City is to pay $40m (£24m) to five men wrongfully convicted in the brutal 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park.

VIDEO: Ebola outbreak is 'out of control'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 21:24
The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has said the Ebola outbreak in west Africa is totally out of control.

China police 'kill 13 attackers'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 21:09
An assault on police in Xinjiang results in the death of 13 assailants, the latest incident in the restive Chinese province, officials say.

Presbyterians To Divest As Protest Against Israel

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-20 19:23

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians.

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