National / International News

Israel offers Gaza truce extension

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:42
Israel offers to extend a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, say Israeli officials, but Hamas, which controls Gaza, has yet to agree to the plan.

Student 'excited' to visit Malaysia

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:35
A friend of one of the British medical students who was stabbed to death in Borneo tells Newsbeat he "could not wait" to help out at a hospital in the country.

'Boris Fever' - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:21
Mayor of London Boris Johnson's announcement that he would once again like to stand for election as an MP makes it on to many front pages.

Climber dies after fall at rock face

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:19
A man dies after falling while rock climbing on a cliff face in Gwynedd.

Broadband coverage 'catching up'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:14
Wales is catching up in the rollout of superfast broadband, but coverage and the number of people signing up still lags behind the rest of the UK, regulator Ofcom says.

Tidal generator unveiling 'landmark'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:58
A full-scale tidal power generator aimed at showing the potential for renewable energy is being unveiled in Pembrokeshire.

Murray defeats Kyrgios in Toronto

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:53
Andy Murray takes just 54 minutes to defeat Australia's Nick Kyrgios in his first match at the Rogers Cup.

Watson shocks Cibulkova in Montreal

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:51
Heather Watson books a third-round Rogers Cup clash with Victoria Azarenka after defeating Dominika Cibulkova.

Nato Newport summit's road closures

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:45
Details of road closures around the Celtic Manor which will host September's Nato summit of world leaders are announced as work to erect over 12 miles (20 km) of security fencing starts.

Army Asks Bergdahl About Incident That Led To Taliban Capture

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:37

The U.S. Army has begun interviewing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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2 Top Khmer Rouge Leaders Sentenced To Life In Prison

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:14

A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror.

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VIDEO: Jimmy Anderson and science of swing

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:07
Cricket analyst Simon Hughes examines how swing bowling and the return to form of Jimmy Anderson could be the key to the fourth Test between England and India at Old Trafford.

Activist meets 'stolen grandson'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:51
Argentine human rights activist Estela Carlotto is reunited with her long-lost grandson after discovering his whereabouts earlier this week.

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From 4 States

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:46

The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.

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US travel firm in $500m China move

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:39
Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.

Australia commemorates MH17 dead

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 19:58
Australia is holding a national day of mourning for those who died in the Malaysia Airline MH17 air disaster in Ukraine in July.

Obama defends unilateral action

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 18:05
President Barack Obama defends his right to act without Congress' approval in order to address the pressing issues facing America.

Councils raise care funding concerns

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:47
Plans to cap the amount of money people in England and Wales spend on their social care could be jeopardised by a lack of funding, councils say.

VIDEO: Wikipedia monkey selfie row

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:16
British photographer, David Slater, is challenging Wikipedia to remove monkey selfies from websites.

Deaf tech could transform lives

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:11
Smart glasses could help deaf communicate

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