National / International News

Scots beat Hong Kong to reach final

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 08:02
Scotland secure their place in the final of the World Twenty20 qualifier with a five-wicket win over Hong Kong in Dublin.

Turkey's dangerous game

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 07:58
As Turkey attacks both Islamic State group militants and Kurdish PKK separatists, the BBC's Mark Lowen in Istanbul examines the strategy behind the change.

VIDEO: 'My son was kind, gentle, loving'

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 07:36
The father of Josh Robinson, who was one of two British men killed in an Austria car crash, has described his son as "such a lovely person".

Syria declares army deserter amnesty

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 06:56
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declares an amnesty for those who have avoided military service or deserted the army, the state news agency reports.

Foreign Office relaxes Iran advice

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 06:45
The Foreign Office relaxes its travel advice for British nationals visiting Iran, saying the risk in much of the country has changed.

Froome all but wins Tour de France

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 06:44
Chris Froome is on the brink of becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France for a second time.

Austria crash victims 'like brothers'

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 06:38
Two British men who were killed when their car fell off a mountain road in Austria were "like brothers", one of their mothers says.

Asher-Smith goes under 11 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 06:33
Dina Asher-Smith beats 11-second barrier and Shara Proctor also sets a new British record at the Anniversary Games in London.

In Syria, Chlorine Attacks Continue To Take A Toll

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:53

Activists say the Syrian regime continues to attack its people with chlorine gas — with little reaction from an international community once focused on preventing Syria's use of chemical weapons.

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Cows die after eating dumped waste

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:51
Three young cows died after eating poisonous tree cuttings dumped in a Conwy farmer's field by fly-tippers, North Wales Police says.

VIDEO: Usain Bolt dances behind BBC presenter

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:48
Sprint legend Usain Bolt shows off some of his dancing moves behind BBC Sport presenter Colin Jackson at the London Anniversary Games.

GB women win team skeet bronze

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:46
GB women put in a good display to win bronze in the team skeet event at the European Shooting Championships in Slovenia.

Obama In Kenya: 'Africa Is On The Move'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:40

The president told a summit of entrepreneurs in Nairobi that there were enormous opportunities for commerce in the continent.

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Man dies after Blackpool house fire

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:38
A man has died in hospital following a fire at his home in Blackpool.

Three cleared of IPL spot-fixing

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:32
Indian fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two teammates are cleared of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, by a court in Delhi.

Hamilton takes crushing Hungary pole

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:25
Lewis Hamilton takes a superb pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix, beating team-mate Nico Rosberg by half a second.

Hibernian 2-6 Rangers

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:22
Three of Rangers' new signings make scoring debuts to steer Mark Warburton's men past Hibernian in the Challenge Cup.

VIDEO: Obama holds news briefing in Kenya

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:18
US President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta hold a news briefing in Nairobi.

Lord's son 'died of brain injuries'

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 05:12
A British medical expert tells a Kenyan inquest that Alexander Monson, the son of a British Lord, died of brain injuries while in police custody.

Funeral for Tower Bridge death man

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 04:51
A funeral is held for prolific young fundraiser Tommy Blackmore who died after being found injured near Tower Bridge.