National / International News

VIDEO: School shut as police hunt 'armed man'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:33
Police in Cornwall are involved in an armed hunt for a man they fear might be carrying a gun.

Eritrea faces UN human rights probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:32
The UN's Human Rights Council sets up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world's most repressive states.

Police deny 'failure' over jihadists

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:32
The head of Wales' counter-terrorism unit denies that police are failing to combat the radicalisation of young Muslims, after a video emerges of two Cardiff men preaching jihad.

Sheltering Ebola-infected 'a crime'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:30
Sierra Leone warns it is a crime to shelter Ebola virus patients who are in hiding, after almost 400 deaths from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

US moves to stop using landmines

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:21
The US says it will no longer produce or buy anti-personnel landmines to replace expiring stocks and is moving towards joining a worldwide ban.

VIDEO: Turkey's Ramadan drummers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:18
Drummer Seydi Urut explains why he became a drummer and why it is so important to him.

White House Task Force To Save Bees Stirs Hornet's Nest

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:14

When the administration created a task force to combat the ongoing collapse of the nation's bee population, it created more than a little buzz.

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VIDEO: Creating a computer game phenomenon

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:12
The story behind the creation of the Witcher gaming blockbuster in Poland.

Tax fugitive jailed for £11.6m scam

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:04
Michael Voudouri, who fled Scotland to Cyprus after admitting a £11.6m VAT scam in 2012, is jailed for 11 and a half years.

Top Iraq cleric urges quick PM deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:04
Iraq's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be appointed quickly in order to defuse the political crisis.

Second seed Li suffers shock defeat

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:01
Second seed Li Na is beaten 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5) by Barbora Strycova in the third round of the women's singles.

Week in pictures: 21-27 June 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:00
News photos from around the world

Stats don't lie: Is your World Cup XI wrong?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:56
After 48 matches of a 64-game World Cup, who has really shone? BBC Sport digests the stats to find the best XI so far.

Jones less popular but still ahead

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:48
The popularity of First Minister Carwyn Jones has slipped over the past 11 months, according to a YouGov poll.

Djokovic wins after injury scare

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:44
Top seed Novak Djokovic moves into the fourth round of the men's singles with a 6-4 6-2 6-4 defeat of Gilles Simon.

Tweeting the World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:41
Why Twitter hopes to win the World Cup

Moyes holds talks with Galatasaray

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:37
David Moyes meets with the Galatasaray president but the Turkish side say their sights are on Low or Klinsmann.

South Africa match will be 'bruising'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:37
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says South Africa will be tough to contain, despite new faces in the Springboks squad.

Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:37

A high school chemistry teacher in the U.K. started honing his visual talents by making posters for students. Now his infographics about food science and chemistry basics are a hit on the Web.

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U.S. Says It Won't Make More Anti-Personnel Land Mines

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:12

Saying it wants to join an international treaty banning anti-personnel land mines, the U.S. announced today that it will no longer make "or otherwise acquire" them.

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