National / International News

Paris raid on Saudi prince's convoy

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:50
Heavily armed men in northern Paris attack a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say.

Referendum debate enters final month

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:43
Both sides in the Scottish independence hold events as the campaign marks one month to go.

Palace fined after Cardiff line-up claim

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:40
Crystal Palace have been fined by the Premier League for their involvement in last season's so-called 'spygate' incident with Cardiff City.

Weir out of European Championships

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:35
British wheelchair racer David Weir pulls out of this week's IPC Athletics European Championships with tendonitis in an arm.

New York Met Opera unions agree deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:21
The New York Met Opera has agreed 'tentative' deals with unions representing its chorus and orchestra in late night talks.

Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:09
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange suggests he will "soon" leave London's Ecuadorean embassy but a spokesman for the website says the UK must first call off its "siege".

Nadal pulls out of US Open with injury

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:54
Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of the US Open after failing to recover from a wrist injury.

Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:54

But the jihadist Islamic State said it still controls the dam, and that fighting is ongoing. If the Kurdish claim is confirmed, it would deal the militants their first major reversal since June.

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National Guard called to Ferguson

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:50
The US state of Missouri is deploying the National Guard to Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Policies must pass 'family test' - PM

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:42
Age ratings could be put on online music videos, as David Cameron says every new domestic policy will be examined for its "impact on the family".

Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School Postponed

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:41

Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.

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Arrest after gas main set on fire

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:39
A man is arrested on suspicion of arson after a gas main supplying a Tesco store and 15 flats was set on fire.

Turkish anger over German 'spying'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:37
The German ambassador to Turkey is called to the foreign ministry over reports that Germany spied on Turkish officials.

Truce deadline looms for Gaza talks

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:32
Israelis and Palestinians try to agree a long-term deal on Gaza's future and end weeks of deadly fighting before a five-day ceasefire expires.

US firm creates 94 new tech jobs

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:28
An American company announces 94 new Belfast technology jobs in an Invest NI-backed expansion.

Clearing places 20,000 students

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:19
More than 20,000 students found degree places through the clearing system over the weekend, according to Ucas, the university admissions body.

Police officer's 'sex in custody'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:18
A married police officer had sex with a female suspect in a custody suite, Cardiff Crown Court hears.

NI abortion paper 'ready by autumn'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:10
The Justice Department will publish its own proposals for abortion law changes in Northern Ireland by autumn, unless there is a joint approach with the Department of Health, according to David Ford.

VIDEO: Boat survivors 'swam for seven hours'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:09
Two people are still missing after a tourist boat sank off the Indonesian coast on Saturday night.

Self-drive lorries 'to get UK test'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:01
Fleets of self-driving lorries could be tested on UK roads as soon as next year, according to reports.
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