National / International News

Deadly shoot-out in Rio de Janeiro

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 06:48
Three people have died after a shoot-out in a shanty town in Rio de Janeiro as Brazil hosts tens of thousands of visitors for the football World Cup.

Last of Syrian chemical arms removed

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 06:43
The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons have been shipped out of the country for destruction, the international watchdog OPCW says.

Council workers to strike over pay

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 06:42
Local government workers and school support staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will strike over pay, public service union Unison says.

Hundred-year Mafia murder 'solved'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 06:34
Police on the Italian island of Sicily believe they have solved the notorious 1909 murder of New York policeman Joe Petrosino.

France claims victory in Alstom deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 06:20
The boss of rail and energy group Alstom says the $17bn deal to sell most of its power business to General Electric will protect France's interests and save jobs.

Murray starts title defence in style

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 06:18
Britain's Andy Murray opens the defence of his Wimbledon title with a straight-sets victory over Belgian David Goffin.

VIDEO: UKIP outline direct democracy plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 06:10
Nigel Farage has said UKIP wants to give people direct democracy - with referendums to decide some policy.

Monday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 06:07
Eden Hazard is plan b for Barca, Cristiano Ronaldo says Portugal are "average", Man United eye Nigel de Jong, plus more.

Are Manchester and Leeds a dream team?

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 06:06
Could Manchester, Leeds and others link up to rival London?

Man jailed for decades of sex crimes

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 05:51
A former community centre caretaker who raped and abused vulnerable adults and children is jailed for 15 years and four months.

McLaren supercar crash man 'stable'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 05:44
A McLaren worker who suffered "critical injuries" when he crashed one of the company's supercars is in a stable condition.

Netanyahu Says Israel Has Proof Hamas Is Behind Kidnapping Of Teens

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 05:35

The Israeli prime minister said that while he appreciates help from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, he also wants Abbas to renege on the unity government formed with Hamas.

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Meanstruation: HelloFlo's Mother-Daughter War Is Funny, And Sad

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 05:27

The company's popular new ad for "period starter kits" has lightened the mood on a difficult subject, but NPR's Laurel Dalrymple thinks tween angst is hard enough without petty family battles.

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France sparks .wine address row

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 05:17
France has expressed anger at the organisation responsible for assigning internet domains over the planned launch of .wine and .vin addresses.

VIDEO: Pilot lands hot-air balloon in road

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 05:14
A pilot lands his hot-air balloon in a Northampton street after a sudden disappearance of wind.

Top Afghan election official quits

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 05:08
A senior Afghan election official at the centre of fraud claims in the presidential run-off resigns "for the sake of national unity".

VIDEO: What are the obstacles to HS3?

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 05:02
The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at some of the issues the government may encounter if the HS3 rail link goes ahead.

VIDEO: Al-Jazeera reporter's parents shocked

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 04:58
Peter Greste's parents, Lois and Juris, have expressed their shock as the sentences of three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt became public.

Where next in the struggle for Iraq?

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 04:47
What direction could the struggle for Iraq take next?

EU urges Russia to rein in militants

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 04:42
The EU says it could impose new sanctions if Russia does not act quickly to stop arms and militants flowing into eastern Ukraine.
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