National / International News

Agoraphobic benefits cheat jailed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:30
A benefits cheat with a fear of open spaces is jailed for a year at Merthyr Crown court after being caught working as a tour guide in South America.

Lebanese MPs fail to elect president

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:27
Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May.

Armitstead retains World Cup lead

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:21
Great Britain's Lizzie Armitstead is second for the third race in a row but remains in first place in the World Cup.

Obama pledges Japan islands support

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:11
US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.

Government Will Try To Persuade Sherpas To Stay On Everest

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:08

Some of the guides have reportedly packed up to leave. Shaken by the deaths last week of 16 Sherpas, many don't want to climb this year. Negotiators are headed to Everest's base camp.

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VIDEO: Gervais on David Brent and getting old

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:07
Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais chats to BBC Breakfast about David Brent and getting older.

Anatomy of the cost of a new drug

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:05
Why do new treatments cost so much?

VIDEO: Volunteers join Ukraine's border guard

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:03
Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers have been located on the border with Russia, joined by enthusiastic volunteer defenders.

Man Utd criticised for Moyes sacking

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:01
Manchester United are accused of unprofessionalism following the sacking of manager David Moyes.

VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:55
Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.

Cancer teen hits £1m charity target

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:54
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

'Trojan Horse' probe schools named

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:52
A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies is published.

S Sudan attacks 'an abomination'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:43
The massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan is an "abomination" and a betrayal of the people by their leaders, the White House says.

Are gardeners wrong to put 'crocks' in plant pots?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:42
For centuries, gardeners have put shards of pottery - "crocks" - at the bottom of plant pots. Why?

Paedophile laptop to be erased

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:40
Dorset Police are to delete photos of an abuse victim from a paedophile's laptop after previously saying it was "unlawful".

VIDEO: Cancer teen reaches £1m target

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:34
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer has raised £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

Is Louis van Gaal Man Utd's saviour?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:33
Is Louis Van Gaal Man Utd's saviour?

Trump labours to first-round win

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:27
Seventh seed Judd Trump made heavy work of beating Tom Ford 10-8 in his first round World Championship match.

Three charged over Twaddell incident

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:23
Two men and a woman appear in court charged in connection with an incident at a loyalist protest camp in north Belfast.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 05:14
Man Utd would be Van Gaal's "dream job", Moyes compensation no more than £5m, Krul considers Newcastle future, plus more.
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