National / International News

Kos volunteers close migrant project

BBC - 6 hours 53 min ago
A volunteer group on the Greek island of Kos that was feeding nearly 1,000 migrants a day says it is forced to close after running out of time and money.

Who is Tom Hayes?

BBC - 7 hours 31 sec ago
35-year-old Tom Hayes is the first person to be convicted of rigging Libor. What do we know about him?

Trader guilty over Libor rate rigging

BBC - 7 hours 25 min ago
Former City trader Tom Hayes found guilty over rigging of global Libor interest rates, at London court.

Morocco migrant dies in suitcase

BBC - 7 hours 31 min ago
A Moroccan man suffocates to death in a suitcase as his brother tries to smuggle him into Spain in the boot of his car, Spain says.

North has to wait for Wales return

BBC - 8 hours 11 sec ago
George North is unlikely to play in Wales' first World Cup warm-up with Ireland on Saturday but may return in Dublin on 29 August.

Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held

BBC - 8 hours 20 min ago
Jose Dirceu, a former top aide to Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is arrested in connection with a corruption investigation.

Rail workers hold bank holiday strike

BBC - 8 hours 24 min ago
First Great Western rail workers are to stage two 24-hour strikes over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the RMT union says.

Crystal Palace sign striker Wickham

BBC - 8 hours 26 min ago
Crystal Palace sign striker Connor Wickham from Sunderland on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Police probe over Heath abuse claims

BBC - 8 hours 26 min ago
The police watchdog is to investigate claims a child sex abuse case was dropped because of threats to expose former Prime Minister Edward Heath.

Bat Boy, 9, Dies After Being Struck In Baseball Game

NPR News - 8 hours 29 min ago

During his team's game Saturday, Kaiser Carlile was hit in the head by a bat as he ran past the on-deck circle. The tragic accident has left a community in mourning.

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'Taliban oaths' amid leadership rift

BBC - 8 hours 35 min ago
The Afghan Taliban release a video appearing to show members pledging allegiance to the new leader Mullah Mansour, amid divisions over his leadership.

Child sex charges footballer in court

BBC - 8 hours 48 min ago
England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson appears before a judge on child sex charges.

Boko Haram leader absent from video

BBC - 8 hours 48 min ago
Nigerian militants release a new video with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau again failing to appear, fuelling speculation about his fate.

VIDEO: The music of Cilla Black

BBC - 8 hours 56 min ago
Celebrating the chart-topping music of the singer Cilla Black - who had a string of hits in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Girl sentenced over video bullying

BBC - 9 hours 11 min ago
A teenage girl seen bullying two schoolgirls in a video posted on Facebook is given a referral order to supervise her behaviour.

Accountancy firm EY to ignore grades

BBC - 9 hours 20 min ago
A leading accountancy firm is to remove all academic and education details from its trainee application process.

Beach closed for Saudi king reopens

BBC - 9 hours 25 min ago
A beach in the south of France that was closed for the Saudi king's holiday reopens after he cut his holiday short.

Middlesex rest out-of-sorts Morgan

BBC - 9 hours 26 min ago
Out-of-form England captain Eoin Morgan will miss four Middlesex matches ahead of the upcoming one-day series against Australia.

Blind Date couple remember Cilla

BBC - 9 hours 40 min ago
Blind Date's first married couple remember Cilla (and her hat)

Ex-footballer admits harassment

BBC - 9 hours 41 min ago
Former Scotland and Blackburn Rovers captain Colin Hendry pleads guilty to harassing his ex-girlfriend.