National / International News

Iraqi PM offers partial amnesty

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:58
Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki offers an amnesty to some Sunni militants backing a jihadist-led Sunni rebellion in the north and west of the country.

Sherlock: Fourth series confirmed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:51
Sherlock creators confirm the hit drama will return to BBC One for a special in 2015, plus a fourth series of three episodes.

VIDEO: The moment Murray was knocked out

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:40
Watch the moment Andy Murray's Wimbledon defence ended, as he lost his quarter-final in straight sets to Grigor Dimitrov.

Champion Murray beaten by Dimitrov

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:35
Andy Murray's title defence ends with a straight-sets defeat by Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon.

VIDEO: The whole 'tooth' about Dragons sequel

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:33
The cast and director of How to Train Your Dragon 2 speak to BBC News about the sequel

Unite calls for EU referendum

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:26
Labour's biggest union backer Unite is urging the party to match the Conservatives' pledge to offer an in-out referendum on Europe.

'Frobot' Creator: Taking Frozen Yogurt Where It's Never Been Before

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:26

Is frozen yogurt a weak link in our quest for sustenance and gastronomic pleasure? A Washington, D.C., startup thinks so, and has just launched a frozen yogurt vending machine to make fro-yo easier.

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Man 'lied' over Tulisa injury photo

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:22
A celebrity blogger who says pop star Tulisa hit him at a music festival, is accused of lying to police over a "lost" photograph of his injuries.

Italy shipwreck 'leaves 70 missing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:20
Some 70 people are lost at sea after their boat capsized off Sicily, survivors say, in the latest disaster to hit migrants crossing to Italy.

Sports Direct bonus scheme approved

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:14
Sports Direct shareholders approve a bonus scheme, despite opposition from some investors, which will see founder Mike Ashley and up to 3,000 employees share £200m.

Navy Promotes Its First Female 4-Star Admiral

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:14

Adm. Michelle Howard says that when she called a Navy office to order the women's four-star shoulder boards, she was told that they didn't exist.

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VIDEO: Kasabian on nerves and Glastonbury

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:11
Kasabian join BBC Breakfast to talk about playing at Glastonbury, new music and why they still get nervous before they perform.

Fixers almost hit me over six - Vincent

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:08
Banned cricketer Lou Vincent says he was threatened with a bat in a hotel room when he messed up a fix.

It's The End Of The World As We Know It, So Give Us Money

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:04

As Monday's second-quarter FEC reporting deadline approached, candidates flooded email inboxes across the land with forecasts of impending doom.

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PM promises help for missing man

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:03
Prime Minister David Cameron promises to do "everything he can" to help find a pensioner missing in Crete.

The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:03

"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.

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VIDEO: MPs speak of canvassing dog bites

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:00
Two MPs who have been bitten by dogs while out canvassing speak of the attacks to help publicise Dog Awareness Week.

VIDEO: Residents 'furious' at rubbish mound

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:48
Residents living next to a 20,000 tonne pile of rubbish in Bromley are "furious" after a High Court judge throws out a High Court challenge against the company involved.

LA route may revive budget long-haul

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:45
A Norwegian Dreamliner's direct flight to Los Angeles has revived hopes for a budget long-haul market.

Eleven arrested in £300m drugs raids

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:43
Eleven people are arrested in raids across Greater Manchester by police targeting suspected suppliers of a drugs operation worth £300m.
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