National / International News

Bowie portrait in Snowdon show

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 05:22
A portrait of David Bowie is among one of 130 original photographs donated by Lord Snowdon to the National Portrait Gallery.

Iraqi parliament elects new speaker

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 05:18
Iraq's parliament has elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker, breaking weeks of political deadlock amid a jihadist-led rebellion in the north and west.

VIDEO: Suicides linked to arrests of teenagers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 05:11
The suicides of three teenagers have been linked to the failure to treat 17-year-olds in custody as children rather than adults, as Jim Reed reports for BBC Newsnight

Baby's E. coli hospital death

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 05:10
Strict hygiene rules were being enforced when a premature baby girl died at five days old after contracting E.Coli, an inquest hears.

Rejuvenated Woods targets Open title

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 05:06
Tiger Woods, now fit again after back surgery, insists winning the title is his only goal at this week's Open Championship.

Ivorian refugees blocked over Ebola

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:59
Ivory Coast blocks 400 refugees who fled to Liberia from returning home, as the number of people killed by the Ebola virus passes the 600 mark.

How might Hammond differ from Hague?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:55
Is there time for new foreign secretary to make his mark?

VIDEO: Palestinians reject Gaza ceasefire

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:51
Egypt says it has not received an official response from the Palestinians to its proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:48

Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.

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VIDEO: Gove moved to chief whip in reshuffle

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:47
Education Secretary Michael Gove is to become the new chief whip in the most wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle of David Cameron's premiership.

HK submits electoral reform report

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:43
Hong Kong kick-starts a political reform process by submitting a report to Beijing about the prospect of universal suffrage in the territory.

Transformers tops UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:29
Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the UK box office with £11.7m in its week of release, knocking Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie off the top spot.

Will Michael Gove be missed?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:24
As Michael Gove steps down as education secretary to become the chief whip, the BBC News website gathers a range of views on the news.

Clubs criticised over disabled fans

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:20
Premier League football clubs are failing to sell season tickets to disabled fans, Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson tells peers.

VIDEO: BBC boss: Licence fee system works

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:18
BBC Director General Tony Hall appeared before the Culture, Media and Sport select Committee at the House of Commons to discuss the future of the BBC on Tuesday

Germany welcomes World Cup heroes

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:17
Tens of thousands of German football fans in central Berlin are giving a hero's welcome to the returning World Cup-winning team.

Dasaolu gets last GB 100m Euros spot

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:16
James Dasaolu is awarded the final 100m place in the British team for the European Championships in Zurich next month.

VIDEO: Germany's glee at dancing footballers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:14
Thousands of people are gathered in Berlin to cheer the victorious German football squad, who beat Argentina in the World Cup final.

Day in pictures: 15 July 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:09
24 hours of news photos: 15 July

Tobacco Giant Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard In $27B Deal

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 04:06

The deal unites the maker of Camel with Lorillard, the market leader in e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, the fastest-growing segments of the tobacco market.

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