National / International News

Gatlin fifth-fastest in 200m history

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 21:00
Justin Gatlin becomes the fifth-fastest 200m runner in history as he wins Sunday's final at the American Athletics Championships.

UK 'united in grief' over Tunisia toll

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 20:43
Britain is "united in shock and grief", the prime minister says, as it emerged the British death toll in the Tunisian attack will rise above 30.

Israel 'intercepts' Gaza-bound boat

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 20:42
The Israeli Navy intercepts a Gaza-bound vessel with activists and forces it to sail to an Israeli port, the military says.

Greek banks to stay shut all week

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 19:50
Greek banks will remain closed until 7 July with cash withdrawals limited to €60 a day, the government says, amid fears of a default.

VIDEO: 'I saw the flames burning my legs'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 19:33
A survivor of a fire which tore through a party in a Taiwanese amusement park describes "chaotic scenes" as crowds attempted to escape the flames.

Mob lynches India school director

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 19:29
The director of a school in the eastern Indian state of Bihar is killed in a mob lynching over the deaths of two of his students.

Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-28 19:18

A report obtained by NPR paints a bleak portrait of Puerto Rico's economic future, saying its deficit is much larger than previously thought.

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Wimbledon time machine

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 19:08
Travel back in time to find your place in tennis history

Bassist Chris Squires, Who Co-Founded Yes, Dies At 67

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-28 19:06

Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67.

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Australia IS militant 'may be alive'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 18:56
One of Australia's most notorious militants, Khaled Sharrouf, may still be alive and fighting for IS in the Middle East, media reports say.

China-led global bank takes shape

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 17:54
China hosts the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a new international financial institution set to rival the World Bank.

VIDEO: Crackdown on Turkey's Pride march

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 17:53
Turkish police fire water cannon, rubber pellets and tear gas to disperse marchers at a gay pride event in Istanbul.

Medical staff told to admit mistakes

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 17:40
Doctors, nurses and midwives across the UK are being issued with new guidelines to encourage honesty and openness with patients when things go wrong.

Bid to boost Fair Isle population

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:46
A major drive to boost the population of Fair Isle, off Shetland, is being launched.

Train sewage date brought forward

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:45
The date for the elimination of trains dumping sewage on Scotland's rail tracks has been brought forward after a campaign, the RMT union says.

Greek fears rock Asian shares

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:41
Shares in Asia opened lower on Monday in the first market reaction to Greece's decision to close its banks and impose capital controls limiting the amount of money which can be withdrawn.

VIDEO: Clarkson's Top Gear era comes to end

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:40
The final Top Gear films featuring Jeremy Clarkson air in a special programme on BBC Two.

Girl's birthday 'gift' of hearing

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:33
A four-year-old girl hears her parents sing Happy Birthday for the first time after becoming one of the youngest people in the UK to have "revolutionary" hearing surgery.

Deal on Palestinian hunger striker

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:23
Israel agrees to free a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 55 days and is thought to be in serious condition, officials say.

Station cat gets lavish send-off

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 16:16
A Japanese cat, who became a national celebrity when she was made a station master, is mourned at the station where she served.

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