National / International News

Obama's First-Term Military Moves Give Way To Second-Term Caution

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:49

In his first term, the president launched a troop surge in Afghanistan, stepped up drone strikes and ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his second term, he's been reluctant to use force.

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Fire rescue drama on flat block roof

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:37
Sixteen residents are rescued by firefighters from a seven-storey block of flats, including two people from the roof, after a blaze broke out on the first floor.

Cause of showroom fire investigated

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:28
Police say they are trying to establish the cause of a fire that destroyed a furniture showroom in east Belfast.

While Broadway Sings Its Praise, The Wigmaker Remains Unsung

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:22

Sunday night's Tony Awards will honor actors and actresses, but not those who create their elaborate coiffures. That's because the best in the business know how to stay out of the spotlight.

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Big Moments Get Less Weighty: Whatever Happened To Stiff Paper?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:20

It had weight. It lasted. It got punched, torn, reused. It got us into ballparks, airplanes, buses, theaters. I'm talking about stiff paper — and it's vanishing.

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VIDEO: 'Why hasn't Theresa May apologised?'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:11
Labour calls on Home Secretary Theresa May to explain the part she played in a row with Education Secretary Michael Gove, over how to deal with extremism in schools.

Gove apologises over row with May

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:07
Education Secretary Michael Gove apologises after his row with the home secretary over claims of a hardline Muslim plot in some Birmingham schools.

Boy killed in slurry tank accident

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:06
An eight-year-old boy dies and his father is critically injured in a slurry tank accident in County Antrim.

Bergdahl family gets death threats

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 00:54
US authorities investigate death threats to the father of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier freed by the Taliban after five years in captivity.

Elderly couple woken by burglars

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 00:39
An elderly couple are left shaken after being woken by two burglars in the bedroom of their Newry home on Saturday night.

VIDEO: Pinsent abseils with Queen's Baton

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 00:20
Rowing legend Sir Matthew Pinsent has abseiled the ArcelorMittal Orbit with the Queen's Commonwealth Baton.

The language of Brazilian football

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 00:10
South American writer Tim Vickery explains how Brazilian football has a language all of its own - and why radio may be to blame.

VIDEO: Fifa sponsor demands investigation

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 23:30
One of Fifa's main sponsors, Sony, calls for an investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Canada inmates escape by helicopter

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 23:29
Police in eastern Canada are searching for three prisoners who used a helicopter to escape from a Quebec jail on Saturday evening.

VIDEO: Gove apologises over row with May

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 23:28
Education Secretary Michael Gove has apologised to the prime minister following a bitter public row with the Home Secretary Theresa May.

Hodgson's England can head to Rio in one piece

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 22:35
England's World Cup warm-up against Honduras may be useful

USA 6-24 Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 22:30
Stuart Hogg and Tim Visser run in tries as Vern Cotter's debut as Scotland coach ends in victory over USA in Houston.

Madeleine police's 'last day' at site

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 21:51
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are expected to conclude their search of scrubland before moving to two new sites.

VIDEO: Brazilian magic at the World Cup

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 21:44
BBC Sport take a look back at some of the iconic World Cup moments of 2014 hosts and five-time winners Brazil.

Inside a political storm

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 19:14
Chris Mason experiences the Gove-May fallout first-hand
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