National / International News

In pictures: The longest ever raft journey

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 18:07
The longest ever raft journey - from South America to Australia

Readers' tales of extreme commuting

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 17:59
Readers' most epic tales of extreme commuting

Belgrade's love for 1980s Brit bands

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 17:55
The Serbian capital's love affair with 1980s British bands

Digging for their lives

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 17:41
Of the 26 million Russians who died in World War Two, up to four million are still considered "missing in action". But volunteers are searching battlefields to find and bury them.

VIDEO: Global drive aims to make food safer

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 17:23
Food scares are increasingly common these days, but international experts are redoubling efforts to improve food safety.

VIDEO: Leak soaks Globes red carpet

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 17:05
A leak from a sprinkler has sprayed water over the red carpet, hours before the start of the Golden Globe Awards.

Calling time on Taiwan's handmade noodles

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 16:15
Calling time on Taiwan's handmade noodles

Scotland 'benefits from UK union'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 16:07
The Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael is to set out the case for Scotland remaining in the UK union during a lecture in Stirling later.

Actress Alexandra Bastedo dies at 67

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 16:06
Actress Alexandra Bastedo, best known for her role in the 1960s television sci-fi series The Champions, dies aged 67 following a long illness.

Slower growth for Scots economy

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 16:06
The Scottish economy is continuing to grow but the pace of growth is declining, according to the Bank of Scotland's latest PMI report.

What next for Detroit's Big Three?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 16:00
US carmakers on the rise again at Detroit's motor show

Internet In America: An On Again, Off Again Relationship

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 15:34

For some Americans, getting high-speed Internet can be a challenge. According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, consumers rate Internet service providers worse than airlines, the postal service and health insurance in terms of satisfaction.

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The Case Against Hugging, Dead Authors, Sharon Jones

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 15:15

In this week's podcast, we hear a researcher's objections to hugging, comedian Paul F. Tompkins brings authors back from the dead, and Sharon Jones beats cancer and releases a long-awaited album.

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VIDEO: Body of Sharon lying in state

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 14:46
Thousands of Israelis file past the body of ex-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died at 85 after eight years in a coma.

US envoy meets South Sudan rebels

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 13:53
Efforts to broker a ceasefire in South Sudan continue with a US special envoy and other mediators meeting the rebel leader, Riek Machar.

Former Pastor Decides To Spend A Year Without God

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 13:00

Ryan Bell was asked to step down from his Seventh-day Adventist congregation in March, after questioning his faith. For his New Year's resolution, Bell has decided to "try on" atheism and put his role as a religious leader — and follower — on hold.

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Bunting beats Norris in BDO final

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 12:41
Top seed Stephen Bunting wins his first world title after beating Alan Norris 7-4 in the BDO World Darts final.

Iran nuclear deal date announced

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 12:40
An interim deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for easing international sanctions will enter into force on 20 January.

Haiti marks earthquake anniversary

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 12:19
Special religious ceremonies are held across Haiti to mark the fourth anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed more than 250,000 people.

Gerrard might play deeper - Rodgers

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 12:15
Captain Steven Gerrard could continue in a deeper midfield role for Liverpool, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

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