National / International News

Sharapova out of Finals despite win

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:21
Maria Sharapova goes out of the WTA Finals, ensuring Serena Williams will end 2014 as the world number one.

Woman crashed after taking ecstasy

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:20
A 21-year-old student was killed driving to meet friends at a pop festival after taking ecstasy, an inquest hears.

'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:15
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.

Murray fights back to reach semis

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:08
Andy Murray boosts his hopes of qualifying for the ATP Finals with a hard-fought win over Kevin Anderson at the Valencia Open.

VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:07
Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.

Costa has 'chance' of facing Man Utd

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:05
Chelsea's Diego Costa could start against Manchester United, despite an illness that required a stay in hospital.

Funding cuts prompts museum review

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:05
The impact of public funding cuts on museums is to be reviewed by a panel of experts to try to ensure collections are protected.

'Millions of Ebola vaccines' in 2015

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:57
Millions of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced.

Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:47
The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.

Why do professional sportsmen try trick shots?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:40
Tottenham attacker Erik Lamela scored a spectacular goal from outside the area by using a "trick shot". What drives professional sports people to attempt high-risk moves?

VIDEO: Phones off to mark Jewish Sabbath

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:19
The global Jewish community is being encouraged to observe the Sabbath a little more strictly from sunset on Friday.

Briton in Thai cosmetic surgery death

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:19
A British woman understood to have gone to Thailand for cosmetic surgery has died in an operation, Thai officials say.

VIDEO: The Indian coal mines in Australia

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:18
Several large Indian companies are developing their own mines in Australia, but environmentalists are concerned for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

Alvin Stardust album gets early release

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:13
The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.

Why is the UK being asked for more money?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:12
Why is the UK being asked for more money?

Head teachers' union NAHT joins TUC

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:11
The National Association of Head Teachers which represents 28,500 school leaders, has joined the Trades Union Congress.

VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweet

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:05
The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.

VIDEO: Talking While Female

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:03

For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense?

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VIDEO: Man starts fire at petrol station

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 04:56
CCTV footage showing the moment a man started a fire at a petrol station has been released by police.

Children held over rape of woman, 43

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 04:53
A 12-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl are among 11 people arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at a flat in Liverpool.

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