National / International News

Ofsted head to meet 'Trojan' parents

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 09:02
The head of Ofsted agrees to meet parents with pupils at schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse investigations in Birmingham.

UK offers £3m for Iraq aid effort

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 08:56
The UK will provide an initial £3m of emergency humanitarian aid for civilians fleeing the insurgency by Islamic extremists in Iraq, the government says.

BBC 'breached faith' on HQ move

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 08:49
Former first minister Rhodri Morgan accuses BBC Wales of a "breach of faith" following decision to relocate HQ to Cardiff city centre.

Froome loses Dauphine lead to Contador

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 08:43
Alberto Contador snatches the lead of the Criterium du Dauphine from Chris Froome with a bold attack on stage seven.

Ministers accused of jails 'failure'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 08:38
The chief inspector of prisons accuses ministers of "political and policy failure" after dozens of already full jails are told to take more inmates.

England set for World Cup opener

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 08:28
England begin their 2014 Fifa World Cup campaign on Saturday when they take on four-time winners Italy in Manaus.

Dimitrov beats top seed Wawrinka

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 08:08
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov outplays top seed Stan Wawrinka to reach his first grass-court final at Queen's.

Atlantic rower rescued after injury

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 08:01
A Scottish rower who was trying to row single-handed across the Atlantic - from New York to the Western Isles - is forced to abandon his attempt.

Woman charged with child rapes

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 07:55
A woman appears in court in Norwich charged with numerous counts of raping and abusing children.

One Of Kenya's Legendary 'Tuskers' Is Killed By Poachers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 07:55

The elephant Satao was known as a tusker, because his tusks were so large they almost touched the ground. A conservation group identified Satao despite his mutilated carcass.

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VIDEO: Queen's baton gets 21 gun salute

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 07:54
The Queen's Baton is given a 21 gun salute at Edinburgh castle as it begins a 40-day tour of the country ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Iran 'ready to help neighbour Iraq'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 07:25
Iran's President Rouhani says Tehran is ready to help Iraq in its battle against extremist Sunni Islamists, but denies any plans to send troops.

VIDEO: Waterfall records biggest ever flow

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 07:04
Torrential rain has led to the biggest water flow ever recorded over South America's Iguazu Falls.

Teacher suspended for 'punching boy'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:57
A teacher is suspended for allegedly punching a 13-year-old schoolboy in class.

VIDEO: Thousands mark Queen's birthday

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:56
Thousands gathered in London for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark the Queen's official birthday.

The 'Kony 2012' Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:35

The group Invisible Children shot to fame after its video "Kony 2012" went viral. The success led to a backlash, and now the organization must redefine its mission and its future.

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Baton relay arrives in Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:24
The Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Scotland as it begins a 40-day tour of the host country ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Cambodian migrants flee Thailand

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:16
Tens of thousands of Cambodians are fleeing Thailand amid fear the new military leadership will crackdown on migrant workers.

Lightning causes Gatwick delays

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:05
A lightning strike at Gatwick Airport causes disruption and delays to hundreds of passengers.

Thousands In Iraq Offer To Fight Against Militant Offensive

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 05:41

A top Shiite cleric called on his followers to help fight Sunni insurgents. On Saturday, young Iraqis filled volunteer centers in Baghdad.

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