National / International News

Graffiti attacks 'were hate crimes'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:53
Police are treating attacks in which graffiti was sprayed on two houses in south Belfast as hate crimes.

French rogue trader in border appeal

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:51
Convicted rogue trader Jerome Kerviel says he will not return to France to face a prison term without getting assurances from President Hollande.

Man arrested over Glasgow flat death

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:44
A 38-year-old man is arrested in connection with the death of Kenneth McNeill at a flat in Glasgow

Holder: Subtle Racism Is Greater Threat Than 'Outbursts Of Bigotry'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:33

On the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Attorney General Eric Holder and first lady Michelle Obama said racism is still alive and there is work yet to be done.

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Saracens 31-17 Harlequins

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:32
Saracens overturn a half-time deficit to beat Harlequins and reach their first Premiership final since 2011.

Laos defence chief killed in crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:31
Laos Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Douangchay Phichit is killed in a plane crash along with other senior officials.

Prince Harry meets Estonian troops

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:29
Prince Harry meets Estonian troops taking part in a major Nato training exercise during his three-day visit to the Baltic state and Italy.

Three injured in building collapse

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:13
Three people are injured when the roof of a building collapsed in south London.

5 Fab Fads That Just Faded Away

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:11

Remembering a time in America when chameleon coiffures and sand baths were all the rage.

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Dettori wins Lockinge on Olympic Glory

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:58
Frankie Dettori wins the Group One Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on 11-8 favourite Olympic Glory for trainer Richard Hannon.

Queen's 'healing' plea to Kirk

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:54
The Kirk's annual General Assembly gets under way with a letter from The Queen recognising the role of the Kirk in "holding the people of Scotland together"

Air crash soldier's memorial service

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:49
A service of thanksgiving takes place for one of two Welsh soldiers killed in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan.

English language test passes 'sold'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:40
The Home Office is investigating claims that migrants who cannot speak English have been able to buy documents saying they have passed a language test.

Blake fails to break Bolt's record

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:30
Yohan Blake wins the 150m at the Great City Games in Manchester but fails to break Usain Bolt's record.

Uri Geller spoon gorilla unveiled

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:14
A huge gorilla statue made entirely of spoons for entertainer Uri Geller is unveiled by Prince Michael of Kent.

GB women win European team silver

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:10
Great Britain's women gymnasts match their best-ever team result at the European Championships by claiming silver in Bulgaria.

VIDEO: Myners 'delighted' with Co-op vote

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:10
Former City minister Lord Myners welcomes a unanimous vote by members of the Co-op Group to back broad reforms to the way the organisation is run.

For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo Detainee

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:01

District Judge Gladys Kessler also ordered the government to keep all videotapes that show the force-feeding of Jihad Dhiab, and she called on the Obama administration to act further.

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London Broncos 22-24 Catalan Dragons

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 05:43
Catalan Dragons edge a close-fought encounter against winless London Broncos in the opening match of Magic Weekend.

Scudamore 'should consider position'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 05:34
Premier League chief Richard Scudamore should "consider his position" after a sexism row, says FA board member Heather Rabbatts.
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