National / International News

18-year-old woman killed in crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 22:42
An 18-year-old woman dies following a road crash on the Portaferry Road in Newtownards, County Down.

VIDEO: Hackers descend on Vegas for Def Con

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 22:32
Some of the smartest - and potentially most dangerous - minds in the hacking community gather in Las Vegas for their annual meeting, Def Con.

Watson regains place in world top 50

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 22:26
Heather Watson will compete in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati having reclaimed her place in the top 50.

Authorities Probe How Stewart's Car Struck, Killed Other Racer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:56

Tony Stewart did not take part in Sunday's NASCAR race at Watkins Glen. He withdrew before the start of the race, hours after killing a dirt track racer during a race in upstate New York on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Turks celebrate presidential win

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:42
Outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed his victory in Turkey's first direct presidential election as a new era for the country.

Minister due to decide on borehole

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:35
Northern Ireland's environment minister is due to decide on Monday whether a firm exploring for shale gas can start to drill an exploratory borehole.

NI construction continues to recover

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:32
The construction industry in Northern Ireland is continuing to show an improvement, although it may be down to firms winning work in Great Britain, a survey of businesses suggests.

Rural crime in NI 'has risen by 15%'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:28
The level of rural crime in Northern Ireland rose by 15% and cost £3.9m last year, according to a survey by a farming insurance firm.

VIDEO: Ethics experts discuss Ebola drugs

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:21
A panel of medical ethics experts from the World Health Organisation is meeting in Geneva to discuss the possible use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus.

Iraq deaths and gender change - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:08
The reported deaths of hundreds of Yazidi people in Iraq and the revelation that former boxing promoter Frank Maloney is undergoing a gender change are the main stories for the papers.

Kasparov bids to be chess kingpin

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 20:26
Former chess champion Garry Kasparov is to try to take the game's top job from a Russian multi-millionaire who says he was once abducted by aliens.

Australia boy 'holds severed head'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 20:18
Australia's PM condemns an image showing a boy, reportedly the son of an Australian ex-terror convict, holding the severed head of a Syrian.

Gammy's parents 'wanted to take him'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 19:38
An Australian couple deny abandoning a baby born with Down's syndrome to a surrogate in Thailand and say they will fight to get him back.

VIDEO: Gammy's parents 'wanted to take him'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 19:37
The Australian couple accused of abandoning a baby born with Down's syndrome to a Thai surrogate mother say they wanted to take him home.

Three-day ceasefire holds in Gaza

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 19:23
A fresh three-day ceasefire agreed between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza is holding, with a prospect of further talks on a longer-term deal.

Sheep rustling boosts rural crime

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 17:30
Rural crime is rising, with a spate of sheep rustling and an increase in the theft of farming tools, vehicles and fuel driving up the figures.

VIDEO: India lack of toilets 'huge problem'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 17:01
Yogita Limaye finds out why the lack of toilets in India is a critical problem and one that is hard to solve.

Erdogan hails new era for Turkey

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 16:59
Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails a new era for Turkey and urges unity after winning the country's first direct presidential election.

Soundings From The Estuary

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 16:31
Photographer Frank Watson's exploration of the Thames Estuary

Would sinking ships hit GDP?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 16:25
Would the sinking of an expensive ship mean a big hit for GDP?
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