National / International News

VIDEO: Branson: 'Network Rail far too big'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:59
Sir Richard Branson has told the BBC that Network Rail is 'far too big' and should be 'broken-up into small pieces' blaming the company for 90% of Virgin Train delays

Did Tories make false north rail vow?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:59
The BBC's Ross Hawkins looks at pre-election Tory promises on rail that came amid warnings about a financial black hole at the heart of Network Rail.

Explosion hits Shia mosque in Kuwait

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:57
An explosion hits a Shia mosque in Kuwait City around the time of Friday prayers, with casualties reported.

IS 'kills 120 civilians' in Kobane

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:56
Islamic State militants have killed more than 120 civilians since launching a fresh attack on the Syrian border town of Kobane, activists say.

VIDEO: Mixed views on new Glasto headline act

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:54
Fans at the Glastonbury festival are getting ready for the first day of music on the main stages - and hoping the weather will not dampen spirits.

VIDEO: Attenborough gives Obama climate advice

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:48
Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough met US President Obama and advised him on the natural world and stopping climate change.

Indonesia seeks to quieten mosques

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:46
Indonesia sets up a team to investigate complaints that places of worship are too noisy.

Men 'helped' IS youth go to Syria

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:43
Three men helped a Cardiff teenager to follow his older brother to Syria to fight for Islamic State (IS), a court hears.

Silicon Tally: A swift response to Swift

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:42

It's time for Silicon Tally! How well have you kept up with the week in tech news? 

This week, we're joined by Jeff Cannata, host of the We Have Concerns comedy podcast, and the DLC video game show.

Click the media player above to hear more.

Man Beheaded At French Factory In Terrorist Attack

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:41

Police have arrested one suspect who is being questioned by police about the attack, which also included an explosion.

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Fifa chief Blatter 'did not resign'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:31
Sepp Blatter says he has not resigned from his post as president of football's world governing body, says a Swiss newspaper.

Supervision order for knife attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:30
A woman who slit the throats of two children in a drug-induced trance is given a two-year supervision order.

Murray faces Kukushkin in round one

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:22
Britain's Andy Murray faces world number 58 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the first round of Wimbledon.

Man dies and two injured in crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:21
An 82-year-old man dies and two other men are taken to hospital following a crash on the A449 in Monmouthshire.

Asylum appeal system suspended

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:21
The government's fast-track appeal system for processing asylum applications is suspended by the Court of Appeal.

VIDEO: Lake vortex 'could swallow boat'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:20
Video footage shows a large vortex in a lake in the US, as water is drained away following flooding.

Body 'lay in flat for three years'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:18
The body of an elderly man who died in an Edinburgh flat is thought to have lain undiscovered for more than three years.

'Man decapitated' in French attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:13
One man decapitated and several hurt in suspected Islamist attack on factory near Lyon, French sources say.

Network Rail 'too big', says Branson

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:11
Network Rail is too big and should be broken up into regional units, Sir Richard Branson tells the BBC.

Finucanes lose challenge against PM

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:08
The family of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane lose a legal challenge against the Prime Minister over his refusal to hold a public inquiry into the 1989 killing.