National / International News

Mountain rescue for flip-flop wearer

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:31
A tourist is stretchered off one of Scotland's highest mountains after hurting his ankle while climbing - in flip-flops.

Egypt confirms mass death sentences

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:25
An Egyptian court confirms death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters - including the group's leader - over an attack on a police station.

Bottas fastest in final practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:10
Valtteri Bottas narrowly beats Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes to set the pace in final practice at the Austrian Grand Prix.

New Zealand 36-13 England

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:03
New Zealand condemn England to a 3-0 series whitewash defeat with a 36-13 victory in the third Test in Hamilton.

Rooney apologises for England failure

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 01:58
Striker Wayne Rooney apologises on his Facebook page to supporters after England were knocked out of the World Cup.

Taxi driver attacked in carjacking

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 01:43
A 44-year-old taxi driver is seriously injured in an attack by a passenger who then made off with the car.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 01:38
Barcelona want Luis Suarez, Jack Wilshere apologises to fans, Dempsey photobombs Klinsmann, plus more.

In Search For Missing Teens, Israel Cracks Down On Hamas

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 01:19

The Israeli security forces are searching for three missing teenagers in the West Bank. In the process, the forces have also arrested more than 300 suspected militants.

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Bike bells replace church bells

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 01:13
A church replaces its bells with a recording of children's bicycle bells to mark the imminent arrival of the Tour de France.

Should we expect Murray to retain his title?

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:58
History and Andy Murray's indifferent form suggest the odds are against him defending his Wimbledon title, writes Tom Fordyce.

Man and woman die in motorbike crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:46
A male motorcyclist and his female passenger have died after being involved in a crash with a lorry on the A713 near Castle Douglas.

Armed Forces Day held in Newtownards

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:36
Newtownards hosts Northern Ireland's Armed Forces Day celebrations for the first time ever.

VIDEO: Mass 'spy car' use to be banned

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:33
The widespread use of static and car-mounted cameras to catch drivers who park illegally in England is to be banned, the government has announced.

US steps up sanctions over Ukraine

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:28
The US imposes sanctions against pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, as Western leaders threaten new moves against Russia for its role in the crisis.

Dry weather warning in fire strike

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:19
Fire chiefs warn the public to take extra care in the dry weather, as the sunny spells coincide with the latest strike by firefighters over pensions.

VIDEO: English wine out-sparkling Champagne?

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:16
A winemaker from Cornwall is competing against some of the top French marques to be named International Sparkling Winemaker of the Year.

VIDEO: Scotland welcomes the Queen's Baton

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 23:56
Highlights of the first week of the Queen's Baton Relay in Scotland.

Council mergers 'disaster' warning

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 23:43
Big cuts in the number of Welsh councils would be a "disaster", an ex-Labour council leader warns as leading party figures meet to consider how many local authorities they want.

Woman who invented Kevlar dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 23:26
Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, the lightweight fibre used in bulletproof vests and body armour, has died at the age of 90.

Marine conservation 'too slow' - MPs

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 22:57
The development of conservation areas to protect the seas around the UK has been too slow, a group of MPs says.
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