National / International News

Heads to examine long holiday change

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 07:29
Head teachers are to investigate the benefits of scrapping the six-week summer holidays for breaks spread more evenly through the year.

S Sudan forces in Bentiu offensive

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 07:28
Government forces in South Sudan launch an offensive to try to recapture the oil town of Bentiu, several weeks after it was seized by rebels.

Boehner Plays It Loose With His Speakership At Stake

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 07:28

While House Speaker John Boehner is almost certain to win re-election in his suburban Cincinnati district, his prospects of being re-elected as speaker are far less clear.

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Arsenal 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 07:21
Olivier Giroud scores for Arsenal, who celebrate securing a Champions League spot next season with victory over West Brom.

'Al-Qaeda deaths' in Yemen battle

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 07:09
Yemeni security forces kill 37 suspected al-Qaeda militants in an offensive in the country's south, the defence ministry says.

Fire crews tackle bingo hall blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 07:08
About 50 firefighters have been involved in dealing with an overnight fire at a retail park in Larne, County Antrim.

Catania 4-1 Roma

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 07:00
Juventus secure their third straight Italian title as nearest rivals Roma suffer a shock defeat at bottom side Catania.

Thrill-seekers soaked on giant slide

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 06:59
A giant water slide is installed in the centre of Bristol, with 300 people taking turns to hurtle down it on lilos.

Sinn Féin 'blackmailing' NI police

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 06:53
Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson accuses Sinn Fein of a "thuggish attempt to blackmail the PSNI" over the arrest of Gerry Adams.

Froome retains Tour de Romandie title

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 06:50
Britain's Chris Froome sets his sights on the Tour de France after a second consecutive Tour de Romandie victory.

Woman arrested after man is stabbed

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 06:48
A 26-year-old woman is questioned after a man is stabbed in the back during an assault in Coleraine, County Londonderry.

VIDEO: South Sudan troops seize Bentiu

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 06:46
Government forces appear to have taken control of the rebel-held town of Bentiu after opening fire on the enemy positions.

Ukraine: Pro-Russia Crowd Surrounds Police Station In Odessa

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 06:38

Urging the release of separatists detained during Friday's unrest that left dozens dead, more than 100 pro-Russia activists surrounded a police station in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa.

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Archbishop defends faith schools

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 06:32
The Archbishop of Canterbury gives a robust defence of faith schools, saying they provide education for some of the poorest children in the UK.

Labour 'should reform the railways'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 06:30
Labour should reform the rail industry to secure a better deal for passengers if the party wins the next election, a group of prospective MPs say.

From Family History To Ballot Fights: What Drew You To Politics?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 06:17

We asked: "who or what got you engaged in politics?" The answers from NPR's audience have been heartfelt and personal.

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Sunday Herald 'Yes' move 'no surprise'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 06:00
Sunday Herald is a rare friend in press on independence

VIDEO: Artist's view of Bristol water slide

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 05:49
A giant water slide has been installed in the centre of Bristol, with 300 people taking turns to hurtle down it on lilos.

May the Fourth Be With You: It's Star Wars Day

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 05:36

Darth Vader walks the Earth today. By that, we mean he's walking all over the place. Fans of the sci-fi franchise are celebrating Star Wars Day — or May 4 for the less geek-inclined.

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VIDEO: Angry protests after Odessa fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 04:45
Tensions remain high in many parts of Ukraine following the deaths of at least 42 people in clashes on Friday.
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