National / International News

Regions to get £6bn funding boost

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 01:05
The government announces £6bn of funding for local governments designed to boost local economies.

Inquest for polar bear death boy

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 00:58
The family of a boy who was killed by a polar bear in Norway say they hope "the truth will be established" at an inquest into his death.

Flower coaching at local club

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 00:48
Andy Flower is coaching his local club - less than six months after resigning as England team director.

German industrial production falls

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 00:48
German industrial production sees its biggest drop in two years in May, weighed down by sharp falls in the construction and manufacturing sectors.

VIDEO: Coins found in cave after 2,000 years

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 00:46
A precious hoard of Roman and Late Iron Age coins has been discovered in a cave where it has lain undisturbed for more than 2,000 years.

Ukraine 'retakes two more cities'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 00:43
Ukraine's government says it has retaken two more cities from pro-Russian rebels as crowds rally in the regional capital Donetsk to support the separatists.

Cambridge Spies 'hopeless drunks'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 00:34
Members of the Cambridge Five spy ring in the 1940s and 50s were seen by their Soviet handlers as hopeless drunks, newly-released files suggest.

AUDIO: Isis 'are terrified of us'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 00:32
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen meets members of the Shia militia group League of the Righteous in Iraq, including its spiritual leader.

Dolly Parton vow to adopt Glasto dog

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 00:28
Country singer Dolly Parton promises that she will adopt Dolly the dog, abandoned at Glastonbury, if the owner is not found.

Metro worker dies in ladder plunge

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:39
A Metro worker dies falling from a ladder at the Tyneside headquarters.

Vietnam helicopter crash kills 16

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:32
A military helicopter has crashed close to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, killing 16 people and injuring five others, officials say.

A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:18

There are 13 presidential libraries and soon there will be a 14th, for President Obama. Places vying for the prize stretch from Hawaii to New York. Chicago is so eager it's pitched multiple proposals.

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For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:18

Half of Americans say they've had a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll by NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here's how it hurts.

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VIDEO: Wimbledon 2014: Best shots

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:17
Watch the best shots of Wimbledon 2014 featuring outstanding efforts from Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic.

Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:17

To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.

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The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:16

The Marines will be required to open ground combat jobs to women in 2016. Now more than 160 female Marines have volunteered for a grueling training course that will determine their readiness.

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VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius trial continues

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:14
Coverage of murder trial of Oscar Pistorius in South Africa

Why's this access guide different?

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:12
The website making it easier for disabled people

Anglo American to sell Lafarge stake

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:01
London-listed mining firm Anglo American is selling its 50% stake in building materials group Lafarge Tarmac to cement maker Lafarge for £885m.

How chancellor woos India

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 22:54
Robert Peston on how the chancellor is wooing India

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