National / International News

VIDEO: Leaders embrace at WW1 memorial

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:25
The French and German presidents have been commemorating Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914.

Idol contestant Johns dies at 35

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:20
American Idol finalist Michael Johns, who appeared on the seventh series of the TV singing contest, dies at the age of 35.

VIDEO: Ebola baby buried by strangers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:54
The Ebola virus has claimed almost 700 lives in West Africa. Health officials travel to affected areas to teach early diagnosis skills. Tulip Mazumdar reports

Caravans to move over landslip fear

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:25
Holiday caravans which were left hanging over a cliff edge after a rock fall three years ago are to be moved again after fresh landslip fears.

Bishop in Iraq Christians asylum call

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:24
The Bishop of Manchester urges the government to offer asylum to thousands of Christians in northern Iraq.

Tributes paid to crash soldiers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:07
Tributes are paid to two soldiers from England who died in a crash in County Antrim.

VIDEO: Navy helping Britons leave Libya

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:03
Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli on the evacuation by the Royal Navy of Britons caught up in fighting between militias in Libya.

VIDEO: Surrogate baby Gammy 'improving'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:02
A baby abandoned by his Australian parents because he has Down's Syndrome is improving in hospital, according to doctors.

England record an honour - Williams

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:57
England midfielder Fara Williams says it will be a "great honour" to win a record-breaking 130th cap against Sweden.

Compensation 'for garden city homes'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:51
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg suggests homeowners could be compensated if the value of their property falls when new garden cities are built.

Tributes to 'wonderful' Mike Smith

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:48
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith has died following complications from major heart surgery at the age of 59, his company says.

Woman accused of murdering girl, 7

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:35
A woman is charged with murdering a seven-year-old girl in Nottingham.

Whiplash assessment charges slashed

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:35
Charges for medical reports on people in England and Wales who say they have suffered whiplash are to be cut in a bid to tackle the "compensation culture".

'Recall Parliament' over Gaza-Israel

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:33
Parliament should be recalled to discuss the ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel, a Plaid Cymru MP says.

Armitstead wins women's road race gold

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:29
England's Lizzie Armistead and Emma Pooley win gold and silver in the women's road race at the Commonwealth Games.

Fire at former factory is tackled

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:10
Fire crews have been dealing with a blaze at a disused factory in Bangor in County Down.

Silo fall victim named by police

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:07
Police name a teenager who died after falling into a 50ft-high silo at a farm in the Scottish Borders on Friday.

Runner plunges 100ft down mountain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:00
A fell runner suffers serious injuries when he falls 100ft (30m) down England's highest mountain.

The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:55

Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruit in the summer and fall. It's one part art, one part agricultural marvel.

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Nepal Official: 'No Chance' Of Finding People Missing In Landslide

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:48

Rescuers have so far recovered only eight bodies since the landslide early Saturday blocked a mountain river, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages.

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