National / International News

VIDEO: 'A very tense atmosphere in Bangkok'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 04:19
Attackers have thrown explosives at anti-government protesters in Bangkok, injuring at least 28 people.

Putin 'friendly' with gay people

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 03:24
President Vladimir Putin defends Russia's law on "gay propaganda" ahead of the Sochi Olympics but insists he is not prejudiced against homosexuals.

Putin: Scots referendum 'a UK issue'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 03:08
The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, says the Scottish independence debate is a domestic matter for the United Kingdom and not one for his country.

Alcott's Sochi hopes hit by snowfall

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 03:01
Chemmy Alcott may miss out on a fourth Winter Olympics after heavy snow forces her comeback to be cancelled.

Amputee ocean team nears finish line

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 02:55
Four soldiers, two of whom lost limbs in Afghanistan, are nearing the end of a 3,000-mile rowing challenge raising money for injured troops.

Australia beat England to win series

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 02:52
Australia beat England by seven wickets in Sydney to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the one-day international series.

Fishermen rescued from sinking boat

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 02:34
Four fishermen are winched to safety from a raft after their trawler began to sink 30 miles off the North East coast.

American Hustle tops SAG awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 02:21
The cast of 1970s crime caper American Hustle takes the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, while Breaking Bad and Modern Family dominate the TV categories.

From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 02:17

Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother. Turning your loved one's ashes into a diamond is one way to keep them close forever.

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Cooking With Conifers: An Evergreen Trick That's Newly Hip

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-19 02:16

American chefs from coast to coast are using evergreens to develop unique flavors in dishes from white fir and sorrel broth to pine needle vinegar to smoked mussels. It's a food trend with roots that go back centuries.

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New attack on Thai protest camp

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 01:52
Attackers throw explosives at anti-government protesters in Bangkok, injuring at least 28, days after a similar attack left one person dead.

Hundreds attend Mikaeel memorial

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 01:17
A memorial service has been held for three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, whose body is believed to have been found in Fife after a massive search.

Leisure trust could run Newport services

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 01:16
Leisure services in Newport could be run by an independent trust in a bid to save the council £440,000.

VIDEO: American Hustle stars top SAG Awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 01:12
American Hustle has scooped a top prize at the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles.

New tax power useless, minister says

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 01:05
Income tax powers on offer to the Welsh assembly are "pretty much useless", the first minister says, due to the restrictions attached to them.

Dennis Rodman checks into rehab

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 00:46
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman seeks treatment for alcohol problems, his agent says, days after returning from North Korea.

VIDEO: British schoolboy reaches South Pole

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 00:35
A 16-year-old boy from Bristol has set a new record by becoming the youngest person to trek to the South Pole.

Jamaica near Sochi bobsleigh spot

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-19 00:13
Jamaican bobsleigh "confident" they have qualified for Sochi 2014 but are seeking funding to secure a berth.

Obama tries to allay German concerns

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 23:56
President Barack Obama says he will not let controversial surveillance by US intelligence services undermine Washington's ties with Germany.

Egypt constitution 'backed by 98%'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 23:43
A new Egyptian constitution wins the backing of 98.1% of voters with a turnout of 38.6% in last week's referendum, officials say.

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