National / International News

Taiwan president rues lack of progress with China

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 15:18
In an exclusive BBC interview, President Ma of Taiwan says he is disappointed not to have made more progress with President Xi Jinping of China.

VIDEO: The 'smart' suit that can purify air

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 15:18
How a Dutch fashion designer is putting devices into clothes to help clean the air.

Japanese comics that are too racy for Chinese censors... but still popular online

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 15:16
The Japanese comics that are too racy for Chinese censors

Train derailed after hitting cows

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 15:13
A passenger train in Kent is derailed when it hits cows that had wandered on to the line.

Lord Sewel claims dominate front pages

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 15:10
Allegations against Lords Deputy Speaker Lord Sewel, and Chris Froome's Tour de France victory, dominate the papers.

Syrian ruins that influenced the West

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 15:04
How ancient ruins inspired US architecture

VIDEO: On the frontline with Ukraine troops

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 15:04
The BBC has witnessed more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine as rebel forces appeared to attack Ukrainian army positions with mortars and a tank on part of the frontline in the east of the country.

VIDEO: Taiwan: China progress 'disappointing'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 15:03
Speaking in a rare interview with the BBC, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says he is disappointed there has been no reliable progress towards democracy on mainland China.

One rower, two cats, 900 miles

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 15:00
One rower, two cats, 900 miles

Epic race could inspire generation

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 14:14
In a season when Formula 1 has been called boring, the Hungarian GP was packed with chaos, drama and heroic drives.

VIDEO: 'I'll never dishonour the yellow jersey'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 13:50
Tour de France winner Chris Froome tells spectators he will "always respect" the yellow jersey and "never dishonour it".

A Day Of Triumph In A Time Of Change: Cuba's High Holiday Explained

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 13:47

It's been 62 years since Fidel Castro launched the attack that began the Cuban revolution, and the country still marks the date. As tensions cool with the U.S., what does July 26 mean to Cubans today?

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For Many Syrian Refugees, Life Must Begin Again In Lebanon

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 13:28

The war in Syria has displaced more than 4 million people. Many of them are women and girls who fled across the border into Lebanon — where tensions are growing between the refugees and their hosts.

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What Does California Ruling Mean For Migrants Held At Detention Centers?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 13:06

A federal judge in California has ruled that immigration authorities improperly detained women and children who tried to enter the U.S. illegally. Immigrant rights activists are praising the ruling.

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Oklahoma Takes A Hard Look At What Police Seize — And How It's Spent

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 13:06

The state's loose civil forfeiture laws allow authorities to seize funds and property without charges. Alleged abuses include using funds to pay off an assistant district attorney's student loans.

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Child bomber hits Nigerian city

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 12:53
Nigerian police say a girl aged about 10 has carried out a suicide bombing in the city of Damaturu, killing at least 16 people.

USA make World mixed-synchro history

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 12:29
Synchronised swimming events featuring men and women are the "future" say the winners of the event's first World Championship gold.

Walcott 'close' to signing new deal

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 12:05
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is getting "closer and closer" to signing a new contract, says manager Arsene Wenger.

I will never dishonour Tour - Froome

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 11:42
Chris Froome says he will "never dishonour" the yellow jersey after becoming the first Briton to win two Tour de France titles.

From rugby player to businessman

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 11:00
How a former Wallabies captain built a business empire

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