National / International News

Firms 'bullish' on overseas sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:47
Smaller firms in Scotland are bullish about their overseas opportunities over the next year, according to a Clydesdale Bank report.

Man 'bends car door' to save driver

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:44
A Minnesota man saved another from a burning sport utility vehicle by bending the door in what officials called "superhuman strength".

Games 'springboard' for tourism

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:40
VisitScotland urges businesses to use Glasgow 2014 as an opportunity to boost the tourism sector and encourage visitors to return.

JP Morgan boss diagnosed with cancer

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:34
JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon says he will continue to run the firm despite being diagnosed with throat cancer.

WHO calls emergency Ebola meeting

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:33
Health ministers from 11 African countries are meeting in Accra, Ghana, in an attempt to "get a grip" on the deadly and worsening Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: Homage: The art that influences artists

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:28
An exhibition is going on display in London that brings together the works of famous artists who have been inspired by paintings by their predecessors.

UK police squeeze Syria aid convoys

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:26
Police suspicion squeezes Syria aid convoys

VIDEO: My friend was executed on Saddam’s orders

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:18
Remembering UK journalist executed for probing bomb blast

Belgium 2-1 USA

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:11
Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku send Belgium into the World Cup quarter-finals at the USA's expense.

Burkina Faso’s French knicker-makers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:08
The African tailors sewing knickers for French lingerie label

Today at Wimbledon: Wednesday at a glance

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:07
All you need on a bumper day with Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Eugenie Bouchard, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep in action.

Another Day, Another Reason For Voters To Loathe Congress

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:02

At a time when congressional approval ratings are at rock bottom, the House Ethics Committee quietly made it harder to track privately financed trips taken by members of Congress.

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Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:01

Indigenous children from Guatemala who arrive at the border speaking little or no Spanish present complications to officials and attorneys who are better primed to serve Spanish-speaking immigrants.

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Oldest tennis firm still got its swing

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:00
Why the oldest family firm in tennis remains a big hitter

VIDEO: Google's DIY virtual reality headset

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:41
Google has produced a cheap DIY virtual reality headset made solely of cardboard, embedded with two lenses.

VIDEO: Highlights: Belgium 2-1 USA (aet)

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:40
Belgium score two goals in extra time to beat USA 2-1 and book their place in the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals.

Why wildcard Kyrgios looks like a winner

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:19
Rafael Nadal's last two Wimbledon conquerors got lucky, says Tom Fordyce - Aussie teen Nick Kyrgios looks like he's got what it takes.

South Belfast crash kills two men

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:18
Two men are killed in a collision on the Milltown Road in south Belfast.

Nervous Messi feared Argentina exit

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:07
Lionel Messi says he feared Argentina would exit the World Cup before Angel Di Maria's extra-time winner against Switzerland.

Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 14:00

Tens of thousands of Central American children have been detained this year crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Many will now enter a legal system where cases can take 18 months or longer to resolve.

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