National / International News

VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 07:39
Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.

Cathedral funeral for MP Dobbin

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 07:33
The funeral of Heywood Labour MP Jim Dobbin has taken place in Salford.

Paratroops mark Arnhem WW2 battle

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 07:26
Paratroops from Europe and the US are staging parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.

Yemen capital hit by new clashes

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:55
Clashes between Yemen's Houthis and Sunni militias continue in the capital, Sanaa, killing four people and injuring three, reports say.

Mancini mistakes repeated - Savage

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:54
Manchester City have gone backwards in attack and they will lose to title rivals Chelsea on Sunday, says Robbie Savage.

Hamilton takes pole in Singapore

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:49
Lewis Hamilton beats team-mate Nico Rosberg to pole by a tiny fraction in a thrilling qualifying session in Singapore.

Pope Names A Moderate To Be Chicago's New Archbishop

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:29

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.

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Queens Park Rangers 2-2 Stoke City

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:27
Niko Kranjcar's sublime free-kick earns Queens Park Rangers a late draw against Stoke at Loftus Road.

Mills and Clark book Olympics spot

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:26
GB sailors Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark win 470 bronze at the World Championships to book a place at the Olympics.

Five hundred youths in street brawl

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:25
A brawl involving up to 500 youths broke out in Blackpool resulting in three officers being injured, police say.

Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:16

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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English region powers 'better fit'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:12
Giving more power to regions of England is the answer to the future of the UK, Wales' first minister says after Scotland rejects independence.

Workers Hand Out Soap And Advice As Sierra Leone Locks Down

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:44

Under the country's three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.

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VIDEO: NZ's John Key celebrates poll win

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:39
New Zealand's governing National Party has won an emphatic victory in general elections, near-complete results show.

VIDEO: Umunna grilled over England's future

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:22
Newsnight's Andrew Neil grills Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Business Secretary, on Labour's plans for England following the Scottish referendum.

Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:16

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Flooding traps six people in cars

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:14
Six people are rescued from cars trapped in flood water, as heavy rain hit Essex.

Britons detained in Qatar fly home

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:05
Two Britons detained in Qatar after investigating the treatment of migrant workers there fly back to the UK.

VIDEO: Silent streets amid Ebola lockdown

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:05
More than 6,000,000 people are spending a second day under curfew as the country struggles to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Probe over beer can thrown at McCoy

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 04:54
Worcester racecourse says it will thoroughly investigate after a beer can was thrown at champion jockey AP McCoy on Friday.

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