National / International News

Shopper numbers rise in Scotland

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:05
Scottish retailers report a healthy increase in the number of people hitting the shops during August.

VIDEO: Bollywood Bard: Hamlet with a twist

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:01
Director Vishal Bhardwaj's new film Haider gives William Shakespeare's Hamlet a Bollywood twist.

Home ownership 'exclusive club'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:01
The National Housing Federation says first time buyers need 10 times the deposit they did in the 1980s making home ownership an exclusive members' club.

Walking or cycling 'wellbeing boost'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 14:58
Switching from driving a car to walking or cycling to work improves the wellbeing of commuters, a study suggests.

Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 14:35
Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.

Uganda seizes 'al-Shabab explosives'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 14:04
Police in Uganda say they have seized explosives during raids on suspected al-Shabab militants who were said to be plotting an attack in the country.

Brazil builds giant Amazon tower

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 13:51
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin in Brazil to monitor climate change.

Parma 4-5 Milan

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 13:27
AC Milan edge a thriller with Parma in a match that saw two sendings off, an outrageous own goal and a sublime back-heel finish.

VIDEO: Tomato fight to oppose Russia boycott

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 13:08
Hundreds of people have been showing their opposition to a Russian boycott of fruit and vegetables from Europe with a tomato fight in Amsterdam.

Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 13:08

The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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Tensions In Ukraine Increase As Cease-Fire Appears To Have Dissolved

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 13:08

A week-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has all but broken down. Shelling that was previously constrained to the airport in Donetsk reached the city over the weekend.

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Continued Killings Could Bolster Need For Action Against ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 13:08

The killing of British aid worker David Haines by the self-proclaimed Islamic State provoked international outrage and could bolster U.S. efforts to build support for an anti-ISIS coalition.

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How Man Utd's diamond suits Di Maria

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 13:05
MOTD2 analysis on how Manchester United’s formation against QPR was the perfect fit for their record signing Angel Di Maria.

VIDEO: IS strategy 'should include Syria'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 13:04
Action against Islamic State militants in Syria should include the country's government, says Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad.

U.S. Says Allies In Middle East And Elsewhere Want To Help Fight ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 12:54

On a weekend that saw extremist group the Islamic State release a video showing the murder of a Western hostage, support for a coalition to fight the group is building.

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Thousands Gather In Germany To Rally Against Anti-Semitism

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 12:52

At an event in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany and called it a "monstrous scandal" that anyone in the country would be hassled for being Jewish.

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Hannah Storm, A Pro, Fan And Mother, Gives NFL An Earful

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 12:31

A football fan who's also the mother of three daughters, ESPN's Hannah Storm asked some tough questions Sunday that show how hard the week has been for families who follow the NFL.

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'Lennon & McCartney' in Garth's team of the week

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 12:26
Which duo are the Premier League's Lennon and McCartney? Who was "mesmerising"? Find out who made Garth's team of the week.

Arab states 'offer anti-IS strikes'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 12:22
Several Arab countries offer to take part in air strikes against Islamic State militants if approved by the Iraqi government, US officials say.

Novo Banco names new chief executive

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 12:20
Novo Banco, the "good bank" created from troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) names Eduardo Stock da Cunha its new chief executive.
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