National / International News

Venezuela party in key congress

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:34
Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party holds its first congress since the death of President Hugo Chavez last year.

Iran students face expulsion from Norway over sanctions

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:27
How sanctions are hurting Iranian science students in Norway

The bowling biochemist hoping to inspire a nation

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:06
Raised in poverty and unsure of his age, Muhammad Shahzad has no doubts about his desire to bring lawn bowls to Pakistan.

The cellar that still holds Goering's wine

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:02
The underground vault that still holds Goering's wine collection

The people who want to be near a tornado

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 14:58
Why some people want to be near a deadly tornado

Disturbance at 'crisis' prison

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 14:08
Dozens of prisoners take part in a disturbance lasting several hours at a Nottinghamshire prison heavily criticised in a report this week.

Burton's redemption song strikes chord

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 14:03
Euan Burton's gold at the Commonwealth Games washed away London 2012 tears, writes BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.

Substance find prompts evacuation

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:46
More than 200 residents are evacuated from homes after the discovery of what Derbyshire police called a "potentially volatile substance" in a flat.

Golden Scots match best-ever total

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:45
Hosts Scotland match their best-ever total of 11 gold medals at a Commonwealth Games after only three days of competition at Glasgow 2014.

France 'to receive Mali crash bodies'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:40
French President Francois Hollande promises all the bodies from the Air Algerie crash in Mali will be brought to France.

Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:13

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.

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Scotland win three more judo golds

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:06
Euan Burton wins one of three judo golds for Scotland after his English wife Gemma Gibbons has to settle for silver.

Nibali hails Tour doping controls

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:00
Tour de France 2014 champion elect Vincenzo Nibali praises cycling's doping controls for levelling the playing field.

Hamas rockets after Israel truce bid

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 12:32
Hamas militants fire rockets into Israel, rejecting an Israeli offer to extend until 21:00 GMT a 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza.

The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 12:15

Alexander the Great complained about the tunnels under Gaza during his siege of the area in 332 BC. They are still an issue today as the Israelis and Palestinians slug it out.

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Bolt arrives to light up Glasgow

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 12:03
Usain Bolt touches down in Scotland to give the Commonwealth games a welcome dose of razzmatazz.

Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 11:34

Kiev's forces have been advancing on key rebel stronghold in hopes of forcing a collapse of the separatist movement.

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Kidnapped Briton freed in Yemen

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 10:48
A British teacher who was kidnapped in Yemeni capital Sanaa in February has been released safely, the UK Foreign Office says.

Buttler must play aggressively - Cook

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 10:38
England captain Alastair Cook urges Jos Buttler not to change his attacking batting style when he makes his Test debut.

England's Halsall takes shock gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 10:29
England's Fran Halsall produces a shock to take gold in the Commonwealth Games 50m freestyle.
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