National / International News

FA Cup: Five talking points

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 12:10
BBC Sport takes a look at the main five talking points from the FA Cup fourth-round weekend

Grand Canyon 'formed recently'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 12:01
The world famous Grand Canyon, which snakes through the American state of Arizona, only took its present form in the last six million years, claims a new scientific study.

China court jails lawyer Xu Zhiyong

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 11:35
A court in Beijing sentences prominent anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison on charges of disrupting public order.

Clean Bandit tops UK singles chart

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 11:01
Quartet Clean Bandit have gone straight to the top of the UK singles chart with Rather Be, featuring Jess Glynne.

Police shoot at car to make arrests

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 10:52
Police shoot at the tyres of a car in Crawley to bring it to a stop and arrest three people in the vehicle, including one suspected of attempted murder.

Deal Gives Women, Children Safe Passage From Besieged Syrian City

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 10:47

The city of Homs was one of the first to rebel against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. It has been besieged by government forces for more than a year.

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Man City land Chelsea in FA Cup draw

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 10:07
Manchester City will play Chelsea, while Arsenal are at home to Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth round.

Chelsea complete £11m Salah signing

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 10:00
Chelsea sign Egypt midfielder Mohamed Salah from Swiss side Basel for a fee in the region of £11m.

Chelsea 1-0 Stoke City

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 09:56
Oscar's goal sends seven-time winners Chelsea into the last 16 of the FA Cup at Stoke City's expense.

Study Complicates The Debate Over Income Inequality

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 09:49

What does the growing income gap between the richest and poorest Americans mean for social mobility? An academic study published last week found that, contrary to popular perception, it has not gotten harder to climb the income ladder in the U.S. in the last two decades.

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Minister defends 'big' HS2 salaries

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 09:39
The government defends the salaries of the chief executive and chairman of HS2, suggesting "the best engineers in the world" would deliver the high-speed rail project.

Tourist boat capsizes in Andaman Sea

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 09:34
A tourist boat sinks off India's Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, with 21 lives lost and up to 11 people missing.

Thailand's Anti-Government Protesters Move To Block Voting

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 09:20

Activists seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have managed to shut down nearly all of the polling stations in the capital Bangkok and disrupt early voting in several outlying provinces.

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VIDEO: Toilet protest on Rio beach

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 09:15
Campaigners take to Rio's famous Ipanema beach to protest at the amount of sewage being dumped in the sea.

Rain, wind, snow strike Scotland

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 09:02
Routes across Scotland are affected by wind, rain and snow after the Met Office issues several Yellow "Be Aware" warnings.

A Crusader Against Corruption, Chinese Activist Sentenced To Jail

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 09:02

A Chinese court sentenced Xu Zhiyong, a leading proponent of civil society, to four years in jail on Sunday. China's government has recently jailed officials and issued new rules to curb corruption, but it's apparently not an effort that independent citizens groups can join.

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Protesters march over baby unit plan

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 08:57
About 1,000 people march against plans to centralise specialist care for babies born in west Wales.

Home damaged in petrol bomb attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 08:56
A family home is damaged in a petrol bomb attack in Coalisland, in County Tyrone.

Hundreds of children 'kept in cells'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 08:56
Hundreds of children in England and Wales suspected of being mentally ill have been locked in police cells, because officers had nowhere else to take them, the BBC learns.

Clashes mar Brazil World Cup protest

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 08:33
Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo arrest dozens of people after a peaceful demonstration against the football World Cup.

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