National / International News

VIDEO: Wildfire in California forces evacuations

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 09:27
More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire.

Cook makes 95 as England thrive

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 09:11
England captain Alastair Cook falls for 95 but Gary Ballance hits a century on day one of the third Test against India.

VIDEO: Incredible 41-shot rally in table tennis

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 09:08
Nigeria's Segun Toriola wins a point against Singapore's Ning Gao in a 41 shot rally in the team table tennis semi-finals at Glasgow 2014.

U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:58

The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.

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Gabriel: Record label can survive

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:49
Musician Peter Gabriel says that his world music label can be sustained for a further 25 years, despite the decline in physical music sales.

Leave Libya now, Britons advised

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:30
British people in Libya should leave the country immediately because of growing instability, the Foreign Office says.

Costa Concordia ends final voyage

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:29
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia enters the port of Genoa for scrapping after a lengthy salvage operation.

Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:29

A district court judge says the law that prohibited people from carrying handguns outside their homes violates the Second Amendment.

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Campaigners accuse BBC of bias

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:24
Protesters gather at BBC Scotland's headquarters in Glasgow to protest over coverage of the referendum debate and Gaza.

Bradford Bulls 16-8 Wigan Warriors

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 07:57
Relegated Bradford Bulls cause one of the shocks of the Super League season, beating reigning champions Wigan Warriors 16-8.

Security alert over bogus bank scam

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 07:48
Police in West Lothian have issued a security warning after a number of people were conned out of money in a bogus bank scam.

Woman, 51, dies after horse fall

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 07:33
A 51-year-old woman dies after falling from a horse on a Gower beach on Sunday morning.

Smartsongs: Refrains The Brain Retains

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 07:11

Songs that teach and delight students of all ages.

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Gaza march violence policing 'poor'

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 06:54
Police are criticised over their handling of a protest march in Cardiff after video footage emerged of violence erupting during it.

Hamilton third as Ricciardo wins thriller

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 06:53
Lewis Hamilton recovers from a pit lane start to finish third as Daniel Ricciardo wins a sensational Hungarian GP.

England's Gemili fastest in 100m heats

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 06:49
England's Adam Gemili records the fastest time in the men's 100m heats to qualify for Monday's semi-finals.

Birth Of 100-Millionth Person In Philippines Greeted With Joy, Concern

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 06:45

Chonalyn, a 6-pound girl, was born Sunday morning in a Manila hospital. But the head of the country's population commission says it will be a challenge to provide for so many people.

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England win two golds in double trap

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 06:35
England's Steven Scott wins men's double trap gold, while Matthew French takes silver and Charlotte Kerwood claims women's gold.

How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 06:33

A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.

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Hamas announces new Gaza ceasefire

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 06:32
Palestinian militant group Hamas announces a 24-hour ceasefire after Israel ended an earlier truce amid continuing rocket fire from Gaza.
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