National / International News

Li Na Wins A Second Grand Slam At Australian Open

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 05:02

The Chinese tennis star defeated her Slovakian opponent, Dominika Cibulkova, 7-6 (3), 6-0. It's Li's second Grand Slam title after she won at the French Open in 2011.

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Arts minister 'saddened' by play ban

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 04:26
Northern Ireland's arts minister says she is disappointed and saddened that a play has been cancelled after complaints it was blasphemous.

Million sick claimants 'found fit'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 04:03
Almost a million people who applied for sickness benefit since new work tests came into force in 2008 were found to be fit, says the DWP.

Seafront repairs before tide threat

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 03:56
Contractors are working against the clock to protect a promenade which was battered by new year storms from high tides next weekend.

Benefits Street residents charged

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 03:51
Seven people are charged with drug offences after raids on James Turner Street in Birmingham, the subject of a Channel 4 series.

Campaign over secret adoption files

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 03:08
A woman whose 50-year search for her adopted son inspired an Oscar-nominated movie launches a campaign to help reunite families separated by forced adoption.

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.

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