National / International News

Flood 'precautions needed now'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 03:05
A massive pumping operation is under way in parts of Somerset as the council warns measures to stop damage to property and risk to life "need to be taken now".

Fit Bleasdale relishing Glasgow return

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 02:56
Holly Bleasdale hopes to put the frustrations of 2013 behind her when she begins her season at the Glasgow International Match.

Councillors back sex claims MP

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 02:49
An MP accused of sexual allegations is to retain his seat on the cabinet of Portsmouth City council as an independent, Liberal Democrat councillors decide.

Sampras amazed by 'incredible' Nadal

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 02:40
Tennis legend Pete Sampras calls Rafael Nadal "incredible" after seeing the world number one play live for the first time.

Syria foes meet briefly face to face

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 02:33
Syria's opposition and government briefly meet face to face in Geneva for talks aimed at "saving Syria", but do not talk directly to each other.

Rooney in Man Utd contract talks

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 02:33
Manchester United open talks with Wayne Rooney over a new deal that could see him play out his career at Old Trafford.

Li powers to Australian Open glory

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 02:28
China's Li Na wins her second Grand Slam title with victory over Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova at the Australian Open.

Artist Transforms Guns To Make Music — Literally

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 02:24

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes wants to encourage questions about the availability of deadly weapons, so he turns guns into shovels and most recently, unique musical instruments.

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School fees 'cheaper than moving'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 02:15
A think tank claims sending children to private school can cost less than buying a house near the best local authority-run schools.

Runaway pupils 'have left school'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 02:02
Two pupils who ran away from a Lancashire boarding school to the Caribbean have left the school, the head teacher says.

Balls vows budget surplus by 2020

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 01:57
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls pledges to balance the UK's books and deliver a budget surplus by 2020 if Labour wins the next election.

VIDEO: Social media campaign to help toddler

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 01:23
More than 30,000 people have responded to a campaign to try to save the life of Margot Martini, a toddler who has a rare form of cancer.

Inquiry continues on Nida's birthday

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 00:49
As the family of missing Nida Naseer quietly mark their daughter's 19th birthday, police investigations are continuing.

VIDEO: Ukraine PM: 'We'll use all measures'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 00:47
Violence continues in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, after President Viktor Yanukovych promises to make concessions to try to end the country's crisis.

Patients told to be pushier with GPs

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 00:16
Patients should adopt a pushy American attitude to get doctors to prescribe the drugs they need, the chairman of Nice says.

Quebec home fire search to resume

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 23:53
Canadian rescuers are expected to resume their search on Saturday morning for up to 30 old people missing after a fire destroyed their home, killing at least eight.

Thai activists 'will not block vote'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 22:28
Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban promises that his supporters will not obstruct advance voting for next week's general election.

Concessions fail to end Kiev unrest

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 22:20
Violence between Ukrainian police and anti-government protestors continues in Kiev, despite a concession offer by President Viktor Yanukovych.

VIDEO: Egypt: Crowds' 'fury' at violence

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 22:15
Rival political groups in Egypt are to mark the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising which ended in the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak.

'Pushy patients' and abortion pills - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 21:08
Two very different stories about medication - a call for UK patients to be "pushy" and a warning over online abortion pills - are among the headlines.

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