National / International News

Moores defends Cook's one-day role

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 06:39
England coach Peter Moores says skipper Alastair Cook can be an influential one-day batsman, after criticism of his scoring rate.

VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 06:33
Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.

Google 'discourages' old browser use

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 06:28
Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of web browsers.

VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 06:16
A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.

Libya militias 'seize ministries'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 06:06
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.

Ukraine troops abandon key airport

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:58
Ukrainian troops abandon Luhansk airport after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis.

VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:57
There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.

VIDEO: Wedgwood pottery loss 'hammer blow'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:47
A public appeal has been launched to try to save the Wedgwood museum pottery collection which is being sold to pay off the firm's pension bill

Trucker jailed for killing cyclists

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:41
A lorry driver who killed two cyclists on a charity ride from Land's End to John O'Groats is jailed for eight and a half years.

Fresh clashes erupt in Syrian Golan

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:39
Fresh fighting between rebels and government forces is being reported in the Syrian Golan Heights, where 44 UN peacekeepers were abducted last week.

Pro-Russia Rebels Say They Will Settle For Autonomy In Ukraine

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:38

It's a step back from the full independence they were seeking and may reflect a Russian desire to end the crisis, which has led to Moscow's worst ties with the West since the end of the Cold War.

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Deadline looms for vote registration

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:33
Both independence referendum campaigns have urged people to register to vote if they have not already done so.

VIDEO: Dog rescued after 10 days on a cliff

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:28
A dog was rescued by the RNLI on Sunday after going missing for nearly 10 days in a chance sighting close to Foreland Point, in North Devon.

Hernandez joins Real Madrid on loan

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:23
Manchester United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez joins Champions League winners Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

Woman has boy after swim to safety

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:21
An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.

It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:21

An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this midterm election cycle, that's not quite right.

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VIDEO: Police release new 'plebgate' CCTV

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:09
The Metropolitan Police have released new CCTV footage of the so-called "plebgate" incident, which led to the resignation of Andrew Mitchell as chief whip.

Search for owners of lost photos

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 05:01
The search is on to reunite a Belfast family with a lost treasure trove of photographs and letters dating back to the 1900s.

VIDEO: Armagayddon: Gay marriage in Ireland

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 04:54
Parody video about gay marriage in Ireland sparks debate

Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana's Abortion Law

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-01 04:51

The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The judge's ruling allows the law to take effect, but doctors who break it won't be penalized.

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