National / International News

Queen's income set to rise to £40m

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:58
The Queen's income is expected to rise by more than 5% next year to £40m as the Crown Estate announces record profits of £267m.

Europe - PM tries to turn defeat into victory

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:54
'Splendid isolation' of one man, one country at EU summit

Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:17

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

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Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:17

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

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Rain Storms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:16

Iowa, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest have been hit with record levels of rainfall recently. As water floods homes and businesses and threatens crops, local officials scramble to help.

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Behind ISIS Battle In Iraq, A Clash Between Two Arch-Terrorists

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:15

Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:06
Barcelona still want Luis Suarez, Premier League clubs chase Alexis Sanchez, Hull in talks over Michael Dawson, plus more.

Interconnector energy shortage fears

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:58
Northern Ireland faces serious energy shortages if the north-south electricity interconnector project is not started soon, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has warned.

Failing NHS trust in special measures

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:53
A failing health trust is to be placed in special measures after being rated inadequate by hospital inspectors.

VIDEO: The North-South divide in house prices

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:46
Breakfast's Adam Parsons and Steph McGovern report on the divide in property prices between the north and south of the UK

Seasick angler, 70, lands huge shark

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:21
A 70-year-old angler who suffers from seasickness lands what could be the largest shark caught in Welsh waters.

VIDEO: How Royals cost us £35.7m last year

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:01
The Royal Family has cost the tax payer £35.7 million in the last financial year, not including security.

Funding body 'did nothing wrong'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 21:56
A former board member of a regeneration fund speaks of his relief after police confirm they are not going to carry out a criminal investigation.

Water 'will help cut child obesity'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 21:49
Children should be given only water to drink with meals to help tackle the obesity crisis, experts argue, with sugary drinks kept as treats.

Tax workers strike over job cuts

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 21:19
More than 1,500 tax workers in Northern Ireland will strike on Thursday in a dispute over job cuts.

'Ban' fruit juice and Wonga 'Wronga' - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 21:18
Advisers' recommendations about limiting children's intake of sugary drinks and revelations about the conduct of payday loan firm Wonga lead the papers.

VIDEO: From shop worker to Kimye's wedding

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 20:50
The 22-year-old from Liverpool spotted on Instagram ended up being flown to Florence last minute to photograph the celebrity wedding of the year.

Modi outdoes White House on Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 20:47
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi narrowly overtakes the White House on Twitter, a study of the political use of the social network shows.

Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 20:03

The Stimson Center concludes that targeted killing operations may have protected Americans at home, but come at a heavy price abroad.

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VIDEO: Nigeria bomb blast kills at least 21

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 19:56
A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, has left at least 21 people dead and injured 52 more.
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