National / International News

One Year After The Coup, Egypt Is Still Divided

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.

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Share of fuel duty 'could fix roads'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:17
The government should spend £1bn a year of the money it collects from fuel duty to fix potholes and roads in England and Wales, the body that represents councils says.

Disagreement over Harris jail term

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:13
Experts disagree on whether Rolf Harris's jail sentence of five years and nine months represents sufficient punishment for his offences.

Yorkshire sends off Tour de France

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:10
Thousands of cycling fans gather in Yorkshire as Chris Froome begins his defence of the Tour de France in Leeds.

Somalia car bomb targets parliament

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:07
A powerful suicide car bomb kills at least four people near Somalia's parliament, police and Somali media say.

Paralympics 'transformed attitudes'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:06
More than two-thirds of people believe attitudes towards disabled people have improved since the Paralympic Games in 2012, a survey suggests.

A year in the life of Whitstable

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 02:54
A year in the life of the seaside town

Taliban attack Kabul oil tankers

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 02:50
The Taliban in Afghanistan launch a rocket attack on hundreds of oil tankers outside the capital, Kabul.

Mine firm welcomes £12m power spend

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 02:30
The firm behind plans for a large opencast mine at the top of the Rhymney Valley welcomes a major investment by a key customer for its coal.

Palestinian youth 'was burned alive'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 02:12
A Palestinian teenager killed in Jerusalem was burned alive, the Palestinian attorney-general is quoted as saying, as riots continue.

Vettel tops wet final practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 02:10
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beats team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to set the pace in a wet final practice at the British GP.

'Test run' for Athletes' Village

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:49
The readiness of the Athletes' Village is tested ahead of the Commonwealth Games getting under way in Glasgow later this month.

Indian nurses return home from Iraq

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:32
A group of Indian nurses freed after being trapped in Iraq arrives home in Kerala to be greeted by ecstatic friends and relatives.

Tory donor 'contender for Ofsted job'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:28
Conservative Party donor David Ross is reported to be in contention to be the new chairman of Ofsted.

£1m canal storm repairs complete

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:22
Work costing £1m to repair a section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is complete six months after it was damaged by winter storms.

Have The Islamist Militants Overreached In Iraq And Syria?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:14

After sweeping military victories, the group now known as the Islamic State is demanding loyalty from all Muslims. Like other radical Islamist groups, they may be alienating potential supporters.

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Two Sisters Share One's Road To Recovery

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:12

When Shirlene English was immobilized by a stroke in 2000, her sister Loretta stepped up as chief caregiver. Then Loretta's father developed dementia, and she stepped up again.

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PM 'wants answers' on abuse dossier

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:09
David Cameron asks a senior civil servant to find "all the answers" about the handling of a dossier on alleged paedophiles at Westminster in the 1980s.

Singer honoured by NI university

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 00:45
The singer Katie Melua, who spent part of her childhood in Northern Ireland, is to receive an honorary degree from Queen's University, Belfast.

Ryan Giggs given honorary doctorate

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 00:19
Manchester United's most capped player, Ryan Giggs, is made an honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Bolton.
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