National / International News

Major roads closed for cycling event

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:58
Major road closures take place in and around Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial.

New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:54
A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president's close aides on a new EU sanctions list.

VIDEO: Underwater art exhibition in Italy

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:53
An exhibition of photographs is taking place underwater off an Italian island.

Inmate 'bites' prison officer's ear

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:45
Part of a prison officer's ear has been bitten off in an attack at Nottingham Prison, the BBC understands.

Xinjiang imam killed after clashes

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:44
The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed, in what appears to be a targeted assassination.

VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:24
A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it.

Pardew retains interest in QPR's Remy

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:22
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is still interested in a deal for QPR striker Loic Remy, after a move to Liverpool collapsed.

Euro prices deeper in 'danger zone'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:18
The eurozone inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since the financial crisis, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".

England win to level India series

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:16
England wrap up a 266-run victory over India in the third Test at Southampton to level the series at 1-1.

VIDEO: City of Culture chief 'terribly excited'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:12
The new chief executive of the company responsible for Hull's Cit of Culture programme has said that he is "terribly excited" about taking on the role.

Champions League warning for Man Utd

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:37
Manchester United's £750m kit deal will be cut if they fail to qualify for the Champions League in consecutive seasons.

Caption Challenge: Hitch-hiking robot

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:32
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Dutch, Australian Experts Reach MH17 Debris Field In Ukraine

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:24

The team's effort had been thwarted for a week by heavy fighting. But the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said experts were finally able to reach the site using a new route.

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On the march with the Clydesider army

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:15
The volunteers keeping Glasgow's Games running smoothly

VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:11
Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.

Academy trustee is new Ofsted chief

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:05
David Hoare, a trustee of a struggling academies chain, is announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted.

PODCAST: Ambulance tech

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:00

First up, a look ahead to the Jobs number for July, which comes out on Friday. Plus, more on the announcement that Sony will offer certain classic Playstation games for streaming via a subscription service. Also, EMS workers have on-the-job fatality rates that are nearly three times the national average of other professions. That’s prompted many in the industry to call for better, safer ambulances.

Argentina's Default: 5 Headlines That Tell The Story

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:58

After talks with creditors broke down, the country has defaulted on its debt for the second time in more than 12 years. This could mean higher interest rates and higher inflation for Argentina.

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Lloyds profits hit by PPI charges

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:57
Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.

Gibb's final song to be released

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:53
The last song written and recorded by late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is to be released in September, it is announced.
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