National / International News

Polar bear 'dragged boy from tent'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:06
The leader of an Arctic expedition in which a polar bear ripped an Eton schoolboy from his tent and mauled him to death admits their equipment was deficient.

Cats musical to feature rapping cat

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:04
The hit musical Cats is set to include a rapping "street cat" when it returns to London's West End.

Search continues for Calgary family

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:02
Calgary police resume their search of a property as they look into the disappearance of a five-year-old and his grandparents.

Moy Park creates 628 jobs in NI

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:01
The food firm Moy Park is creating 628 jobs across its three Northern Ireland sites in counties Tyrone, Armagh and Antrim.

Planes in Barcelona 'near miss'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:57
A plane spotter captures an apparent "near miss" between two planes at Barcelona airport, but authorities deny passengers were in danger.

Di Stefano: 'The most influential footballer ever'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:50
The most influential footballer ever, says Tim Vickery

Charge your phone, or you can't fly with it

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:50

If you’re traveling abroad soon, make sure to have your electronic devices charged up on the way back to America. If you don’t, your smartphone, tablet, or laptop may not be able to come back with you.

The Transportation Security Administration is announcing new security measures at certain overseas airports with flights to the U.S.

Security screeners will ask flyers to turn their devices on. Those that don’t power up will not be allowed on the plane.

The move is meant to foil plots to use smartphones and tablets to disguise bombs, amid concerns Al Qaeda terrorists are planning to attack airlines. But the new screening procedures are bound to frustrate innocent travelers. They’ll be forced to abandon their cherished electronic devices if they’re unfortunate enough to have dead batteries.

Just like taking off our shoes and limiting the liquids we carry on, we’ve got yet another new security habit to form. The best way to make sure you don’t lose your devices abroad is to have all your chargers packed in carry-on luggage, including any adapters needed for foreign power outlets.

Still, one person’s security hassle is another’s business opportunity. The limiting of carry-on liquids created an expanded market for beverage sellers inside the security checkpoints. This new move may provide similar opportunity for clever entrepreneurs. Soon, before flyers can pass through airport security to buy overpriced bottles of water, they’ll likely see merchants with an array of overpriced chargers and adapters just outside the security gates.

Two anglers rescued as boat sinks

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:47
Two anglers are rescued after their boat sank at the mouth of Ardglass harbour in County Down on Monday.

VIDEO: Planes in 'near miss' at Barcelona airport

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:47
Footage emerges apparently showing the moment two aeroplanes almost collide on the runway at Barcelona's El Prat Airport.

Police searching for body of Castro

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:33
Police in Ghana are searching for the body of Afrobeats artist Castro following a suspected boating accident.

How Brazil can shine without Neymar

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:27
BBC Sport's Tim Vickery assesses coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's options as Brazil look to win the World Cup without Neymar.

Rebels blamed as Ukraine bridges hit

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:26
Three bridges on roads leading into Donetsk are destroyed ahead of an expected blockade of the city by government forces.

Murder family's 'horrendous ordeal'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:22
The parish priest of a family whose son was murdered in Craigavon describes what they are going through as a "horrendous ordeal".

'Swiss link' to Schumacher file sale

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:17
A Swiss helicopter firm is at the centre of an inquiry into attempts to sell F1 ex-champion Michael Schumacher's medical file, reports say.

Family of punched woman to sue police

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:09
The family of a woman who was repeatedly punched the face and head by a policeman has said they will sue on her behalf, local media report.

Man charged over police 'stabbing'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:03
A 43-year-old man appears in court charged with the attempted murder of a police officer in Edinburgh city centre.

Monday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 07:01
Arsenal's Vermaelen unsure about future, Fellaini keen to stay at Man Utd and Sunderland interested in Rodwell, plus more.

Quake strikes Mexico and Guatemala

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 06:52
Reports from Guatemala say at least three people have died in an earthquake which rocked parts of Mexico and could be felt as far south as El Salvador.

Is theatre etiquette on the decline?

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 06:49
Why theatre critics object to cheering 'Hobbit fans' in Richard III

Raikkonen rested for Silverstone test

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 06:40
Ferrari will rest Kimi Raikkonen from this week's test session at Silverstone after his 150mph British Grand Prix crash.

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