National / International News

Kasparov bids to be chess kingpin

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 20:26
Former chess champion Garry Kasparov is to try to take the game's top job from a Russian multi-millionaire who says he was once abducted by aliens.

Australia boy 'holds severed head'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 20:18
Australia's PM condemns an image showing a boy, reportedly the son of an Australian ex-terror convict, holding the severed head of a Syrian.

Gammy's parents 'wanted to take him'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 19:38
An Australian couple deny abandoning a baby born with Down's syndrome to a surrogate in Thailand and say they will fight to get him back.

VIDEO: Gammy's parents 'wanted to take him'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 19:37
The Australian couple accused of abandoning a baby born with Down's syndrome to a Thai surrogate mother say they wanted to take him home.

Three-day ceasefire holds in Gaza

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 19:23
A fresh three-day ceasefire agreed between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza is holding, with a prospect of further talks on a longer-term deal.

Sheep rustling boosts rural crime

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 17:30
Rural crime is rising, with a spate of sheep rustling and an increase in the theft of farming tools, vehicles and fuel driving up the figures.

VIDEO: India lack of toilets 'huge problem'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 17:01
Yogita Limaye finds out why the lack of toilets in India is a critical problem and one that is hard to solve.

Erdogan hails new era for Turkey

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 16:59
Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails a new era for Turkey and urges unity after winning the country's first direct presidential election.

Soundings From The Estuary

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 16:31
Photographer Frank Watson's exploration of the Thames Estuary

Would sinking ships hit GDP?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 16:25
Would the sinking of an expensive ship mean a big hit for GDP?

The unstoppable march of the upward inflection?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 16:14
The unstoppable march of the upward inflection?

Social media used in voter campaign

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 16:04
The Electoral Commission uses social media as part of its campaign to encourage people in Scotland to register to vote in next month's referendum.

Gang springs prisoners in Haiti

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 15:51
An armed gang attacks a jail that held more than 800 inmates in Haiti, freeing an unconfirmed number of prisoners.

VIDEO: Heavy wind and rain hit east of England

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 15:51
Richard Daniel reports on storms and heavy rain cause disruption in the east of England as the remnants of what was Hurricane Bertha sweep across the country.

Fracking 'supported by UK majority'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 15:44
Fracking is supported by the majority of UK people, an oil and gas group says, but environmentalists argue that the research is flawed.

Supermoon: Your pictures

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 15:40
Your photos of the August supermoon

VIDEO: Hey presto: Magic therapy for kids

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 15:11
How the art of illusion is helping disabled children

VIDEO: Dying to make a point

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 15:11
The prankster dying to make a point

Colorado's birth control success

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 15:05
Controversial Colorado programme offers free birth control to teens

Firms' hiring plans at 16-year high

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 15:03
UK firms intend to hire staff at the fastest rate for 16 years, research by the accountancy firm BDO suggests.
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