National / International News

iPhones 'most likely' to get stolen

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 17:24
Apple's latest iPhone models are the smartphones most likely to be stolen, a new list published by the Home Office suggests.

Teenagers 'moved from care to B&Bs'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:49
More than half of English councils placed young people leaving care in bed-and-breakfast accommodation last year - in breach of government guidelines - new data shows.

Federer belief not dented by defeat

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:46
Roger Federer says his shock defeat by Marin Cilic at the US Open does not affect his hopes of winning more Grand Slam titles.

VIDEO: Heavy shelling reported near Mariupol

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:42
There has been heavy shelling on Saturday night on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian port of Mariupol, raising concerns over whether the ceasefire is holding.

Swedish film scoops top Venice award

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:29
Swedish director Roy Andersson's comedy, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, wins the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival.

Donating by numbers

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:08
Choosing a charity by using your head as well as your heart

The WW1 game that's still popular today

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:06
The WW1 pastime that is still popular today

'Deal to save the Union' - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 15:37
With the Scottish independence referendum 11 days away, Sunday's papers note the progress made by the "Yes" campaign - and suggest Scottish voters will be presented with an alternative to the "status quo" if they vote "No".

Kurds retake key Iraqi mountain

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 15:27
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq recapture a strategically important mountain from Islamic State militants, helped by US air strikes.

Frampton sees off battling Martinez

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 15:15
Belfast's Carl Frampton outclasses Spaniard Kiko Martinez to become the IBF world super-bantamweight champion.

Unions to debate pay and strikes

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 15:07
The squeeze on public sector pay, industrial action and attacks on unions will be top of the agenda when the Trades Union Congress gathers later.

VIDEO: Ashya ready for Prague treatment

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 14:50
Ashya King is in a "perfect condition" to travel to Prague for specialist treatment, the family lawyer has said.

Murder arrest in missing girl hunt

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 14:46
Police hunting for missing London schoolgirl Alice Gross, 14, arrest a man on suspicion of murder.

Lebanese soldier 'beheaded by IS'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 14:29
A second Lebanese soldier seized by Islamic State militants near the border with Syria last month is reported to have been beheaded.

GB's Whiley completes Grand Slam

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 13:51
Britain's Jordanne Whiley wins the US Open wheelchair doubles title to complete the Grand Slam in 2014.

VIDEO: Scotland: 'Momentum with Yes campaign'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 13:31
Supporters of the Yes vote in the independence referendum in Scotland claim momentum is with their campaign.

Hamilton warns of 'strain' on PSNI

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 13:18
The chief constable says "a current piecemeal approach to our history" is placing a "significant strain" on the PSNI.

China's Alibaba Could See $155 Billion Valuation In U.S. IPO

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 13:00

Preparing for its initial public offering, e-commerce company Alibaba estimates its stock will sell for $60 to $66 a share. The retailing giant will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Dry California Braces As Wildfires Continue

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 12:29

A blaze in Mariposa County is one of many large fires burning in drought-stricken California. Officials say this weekend's conditions will make the danger even greater.

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Toronto festival in Bill Murray Day

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 12:28
Bill Murray is honoured at the Toronto Film Festival with a special day dedicated to him.