National / International News

Second electrical storm hits Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:44
Large areas of Scotland have been hit by a spectacular thunder and lightning storm for the second time in three days.

US TV show car to lose rebel flag

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:38
US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.

Varoufakis attacks Greece creditors

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:23
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accuses Athens' creditors of "terrorism", the day before a referendum on an international bailout.

Storm cuts power to 1,000 homes

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:18
About 1,000 homes on the outskirts of Leeds are without power after severe thunderstorms in the early hours.

Hamilton returns to form in practice

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:10
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in final practice as drivers prepare for qualifying at the British Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Electrical storm wakes up London

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:00
Fierce electrical storms hit much of the UK overnight with Londoners witnessing a spectacular lightning display.

Thousands expected at Orange parade

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 01:55
A large Orange Order parade is being held in Glasgow city centre amid calls from police and organisers for the event to pass peacefully.

Missing UK family 'safe with IS'

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 01:53
A missing UK family of 12 have joined so-called Islamic State and are "safer than ever", according to a statement said to be on their behalf.

A Bird Of Courage And A Bash In Denmark: The July 4 You Didn't Know

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 01:46

In the U.S., people often spend the Fourth of July grilling hot dogs and wearing their patriotic clothing. But there's more to this annual holiday than fireworks.

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Need A Hand? Don't Worry, The Ghanaians Got Your Back

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 01:39

They laughed, they jeered, and no one helped when she had to haul her belonging up a hill in New York. But in Ghana, people are more than eager to lend a hand.

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Incentives not answer to GP shortage

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 01:04
Financial incentives should not be the answer to attracting doctors into general practice, experts say.

Two men killed in microlight crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 00:53
Two men are killed in a microlight crash at an airfield in Oxfordshire

VIDEO: Sea horses: Household Cavalry at beach

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 00:28
Every year the soldiers and horses of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment leave London for summer training in Norfolk.

Funeral of Tunisia attack victim

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 00:22
The funeral of one of the Irish victims of the gun attack in Tunisia which killed 38 people is due to take place in County Meath later.

Adviser was in law firm's building

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 00:20
One of Nama's Northern Ireland Advisory Committee members worked from an office in Tughans' building in Belfast.

Charges over sunk Philippines ferry

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 23:58
Philippines police file murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized off the coast of Leyte, killing at least 56 people.

VIDEO: Brazil's 'simple' Olympic torch

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 23:58
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

PM plans to boost home ownership

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 23:45
Prime Minister David Cameron says Wednesday's Budget will include a package of measures to help people buy their own home and boost house building.

VIDEO: Judge recognises school friend in dock

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 23:42
A Judge and a man suspected of burglary were 'reunited' briefly during a court hearing in Miami, in the US.

Cheerleading mourns death of 'founder'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 23:36
Tributes are paid to the founder of modern cheerleading, Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer, who has died at the age of 89.