National / International News

Army 'must consider' female combat

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 05:41
British armed forces chief of general staff says allowing females to participate in close combat roles would make service look "more normal".

Soldiers' treatment delay claims row

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 05:39
Claims that soldiers wait longer for treatment in Wales than elsewhere in the UK are denied by the Welsh government.

Edwards 'more motivated than ever'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 05:03
Charlotte Edwards is enjoying being England women's captain despite their defeat by Australia in the World Twenty20 final.

Man 'set alight' at nightclub bar

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 04:45
A man is in hospital with serious burns after he was set on fire in a nightclub.

SDLP: Sinn Féin 'ended welfare deal'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 04:42
Sinn Féin agreed to a deal on bringing welfare reforms to Northern Ireland before Gerry Adams put a stop to it, a senior SDLP politician tells the BBC.

Peter Matthiessen Dies At 86; Wrote Of Travels In The Natural World

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 04:26

Author Peter Matthiessen, who used fiction and nonfiction to explore how man relates to nature, has died at 86. The revered naturalist and novelist had been suffering from leukemia.

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Australia beat England in T20 final

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 04:07
Australia thrash England by six wickets to win a record third successive Women's World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh.

Labour says export schemes 'failing'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 04:03
Two major government export schemes have failed to help a single firm, says Labour's shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna.

Voters flock to polls in Mazar-e-Sharif

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 04:00
Karen Allen sees enthusiastic voters flocking to cast ballots

VIDEO: Best shots of the 2013 Masters

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 03:58
BBC Sport looks back at the best shots from the 2013 Masters, which was won by Australian Adam Scott.

Acting out a positive future

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 03:55
The theatre company trying to change the lives of criminals

Plane search signal 'important lead'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 03:23
Australian searchers say a Chinese ship has heard a signal for a second time, calling it an encouraging lead in the hunt for missing flight MH370.

Third arrest over Larne disorder

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 03:15
Detectives investigating paramilitary disorder in Larne, County Antrim, last weekend, have made a third arrest.

Israel warns over Palestinian steps

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 03:12
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will retaliate if the Palestinians take further unilateral steps in pursuit of statehood.

Drugs mule may return to Scotland

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 03:10
The Scottish Prison Service says it is considering an application from drugs mule Melissa Reid to serve her sentence in Scotland.

National start 'not fit for purpose'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 03:07
The false start at the Grand National was the result of an "archaic" system, says former champion jockey Peter Scudamore.

The Voice winner named in live final

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 03:03
The winner of The Voice is crowned by public vote after Sally, Christina, Jamie and Jermain made the live final of the BBC talent show.

VIDEO: McGuinness should attend banquet

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 02:57
The Irish Prime Minister says he is supportive of a decision by Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, to attend a banquet hosted by the Queen next week.

Constitution role for religion call

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 02:40
Churches and faith groups are calling for the role of religion to be recognised in any written constitution for Scotland.

VIDEO: The Andrew Marr Show Newspaper Review

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 02:27
Isabel Hardman and Polly Toynbee review the Sunday papers with Andrew Marr.
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