National / International News

VIDEO: Gove moved to chief whip in reshuffle

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:47
Education Secretary Michael Gove is to become the new chief whip in the most wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle of David Cameron's premiership.

HK submits electoral reform report

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:43
Hong Kong kick-starts a political reform process by submitting a report to Beijing about the prospect of universal suffrage in the territory.

Transformers tops UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:29
Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the UK box office with £11.7m in its week of release, knocking Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie off the top spot.

Will Michael Gove be missed?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:24
As Michael Gove steps down as education secretary to become the chief whip, the BBC News website gathers a range of views on the news.

Clubs criticised over disabled fans

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:20
Premier League football clubs are failing to sell season tickets to disabled fans, Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson tells peers.

VIDEO: BBC boss: Licence fee system works

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:18
BBC Director General Tony Hall appeared before the Culture, Media and Sport select Committee at the House of Commons to discuss the future of the BBC on Tuesday

Germany welcomes World Cup heroes

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:17
Tens of thousands of German football fans in central Berlin are giving a hero's welcome to the returning World Cup-winning team.

Dasaolu gets last GB 100m Euros spot

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:16
James Dasaolu is awarded the final 100m place in the British team for the European Championships in Zurich next month.

VIDEO: Germany's glee at dancing footballers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:14
Thousands of people are gathered in Berlin to cheer the victorious German football squad, who beat Argentina in the World Cup final.

Day in pictures: 15 July 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:09
24 hours of news photos: 15 July

Tobacco Giant Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard In $27B Deal

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:06

The deal unites the maker of Camel with Lorillard, the market leader in e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, the fastest-growing segments of the tobacco market.

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Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:03

Border authorities demonize coyotes as ruthless criminals who kidnap, rape and abandon their clients. But one smuggler says he treats his young clients well — which helps him get repeat business.

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Why Smartphone Breaks At Work Aren't Such A Bad Idea

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:03

Playing a quick game or taking a moment to connect with family or friends benefits both employees and their employers, a new study finds.

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First black woman gold Olympian dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:02
US high jump legend Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, dies at the age of 90.

Moscow Metro Train Derails, Causing Deaths And Many Injuries

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:58

The morning rush-hour crash wounded 150 people, some of them severely, and killed at least 19 others, officials say. The train had been moving at more than 40 mph when it suddenly stopped.

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VIDEO: 'We don't know what caused crash'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:52
The death toll in Tuesday's derailment on the Moscow metro has risen to 19, the Russian emergency ministry says.

Michael Gove: Radical, controversial, divisive

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:41
Michael Gove: Radical, controversial, divisive

Israel accepts Gaza truce proposal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:38
Israel accepts Egypt's proposal to end Gaza air strikes in return for militants stopping rocket fire, but Hamas's armed wing calls it a "surrender".

VIDEO: Carney: 'Mortgage recklessness' concerns

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:33
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says high mortgages are appropriate for some borrowers, but the Bank is taking steps to avoid lending 'recklessness'.

VIDEO: Landale: Cabinet reshuffle is 'unfair'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:29
James Landale on the reshuffle of Tory cabinet roles as white middle-aged men make way for front bench women.

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