National / International News

Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record

NPR News - 5 hours 57 min ago

André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.

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'Goldfinger' family 'want answers'

BBC - 6 hours 15 min ago
The family of a notorious criminal murdered in his Essex home are left "devastated" by his death.

VIDEO: Solar plane's historic landing in Hawaii

BBC - 6 hours 38 min ago
Solar Impulse, the plane powered by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after completing a historic 8,000km journey from Japan.

Police response 'slow' - Tunisia PM

BBC - 6 hours 50 min ago
The slow response of Tunisia's police to last week's deadly attack in Sousse was a major problem, admits the country's prime minister.

Slow Hamilton 'has work to do'

BBC - 6 hours 55 min ago
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he is "in trouble" for this weekend's British Grand Prix if he does not improve his car.

Sharapova moves into fourth round

BBC - 7 hours 5 min ago
Fourth seed Maria Sharapova battles into the last 16 at Wimbledon as she defeats Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4 6-3.

Boko Haram raids 'heinous' - Buhari

BBC - 7 hours 7 min ago
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari describes as a "heinous atrocity" the latest wave of attacks by Boko Haram militants that left more than 150 people dead.

Panesar unavailable with 'issues'

BBC - 7 hours 12 min ago
Essex head coach Paul Grayson says spinner Monty Panesar is unavailable for selection because of off-field "issues".

Iceland's Pirate Party Wins Repeal Of Blasphemy Law

NPR News - 7 hours 20 min ago

The insurgent political movement, which has just three members in parliament, led the rollback of the 75-year-old law that made it a crime to "ridicule or insult" religious teachings.

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Flood inquest to hear cyanide theory

BBC - 7 hours 21 min ago
The inquest into the death of a boy during floods in Surrey will consider whether water became contaminated with landfill toxins, a coroner rules.

Girl attacked in miscarriage bid

BBC - 7 hours 34 min ago
A jilted boyfriend told his pregnant ex-girlfriend he would "kick the baby out of her" as he attacked her, a court hears.

VIDEO: Westminster Hall

BBC - 7 hours 52 min ago
MPs debate topics including development goals and Iran's nuclear programme.

VIDEO: Solar Impulse 2 Hawaii landing

BBC - 7 hours 59 min ago
Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Andre Borschberg, lands in Hawaii after a historic solar-powered flight across the Pacific.

Parts Of Social-Sharing Site Reddit Go Dark In Apparent User Revolt

NPR News - 8 hours 6 min ago

After the firing of a key figure at the website, moderators of many of Reddit's most popular sections have gone private in apparent protest.

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Kuwaitis pray for unity after attack

BBC - 8 hours 24 min ago
Sunni and Shia Muslims in Kuwait hold prayers together in a show of unity, one week after a suicide bomber killed 27 people at a Shia mosque.

Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Rival Humana

NPR News - 8 hours 31 min ago

If the deal passes anti-trust scrutiny, it would be the largest-ever such acquisition in the insurance industry.

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IRA relatives in Lord Maginnis case

BBC - 8 hours 36 min ago
The families of three IRA men shot dead by the SAS in County Tyrone in the 1980s are taking legal action against former Ulster Unionist Lord Maginnis, the government and the chief constable.

When The Fish You Eat Have Eaten Something Toxic

NPR News - 8 hours 43 min ago

Toxins produced by algae that live in warm ocean waters can pass up the fish food chain. The toxins can sicken humans who eat large fish. A Florida study finds cases are underreported.

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Teen 'critical' after water rescue

BBC - 8 hours 46 min ago
A teenage boy is in a critical condition after being recovered from the water in Cardiff Bay, South Wales Police say.

Clifford faces indecent assault charge

BBC - 8 hours 51 min ago
Former publicist Max Clifford is charged with an indecent assault allegedly committed in 1981, the Crown Prosecution Service says.