National / International News

VIDEO: Peaty wins gold in thrilling finish

BBC - 16 hours 21 min ago
Great Britain's Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold as Ross Murdoch claims bronze at the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia.

John Bercow to address TUC Congress

BBC - 16 hours 24 min ago
John Bercow is to become the first House of Commons Speaker to address the annual Trades Union Congress.

Peaty storms to World 100m gold

BBC - 16 hours 33 min ago
Britain's Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold at the World Swimming Championships in Russia.

How good is a cheap smartphone?

BBC - 16 hours 42 min ago
From the £24,000 Vertu Red Gold Black DLC to the £50 Rook, the 2015 smartphone market seemingly has a device to suit every wallet.

Woman dies, seven hurt in van crash

BBC - 16 hours 46 min ago
A woman is killed and seven others are injured in a van crash in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Life for mum-of-two's murderers

BBC - 16 hours 51 min ago
Two men who shot dead a mother-of-two by mistake are each jailed for life for her murder.

Kos volunteers close migrant project

BBC - 16 hours 56 min ago
A volunteer group on the Greek island of Kos that was feeding nearly 1,000 migrants a day says it is forced to close after running out of time and money.

Cleaning up the financial markets

BBC - 16 hours 58 min ago
Is the verdict on Tom Hayes's role in the Libor fixing a sign that the authorities are succeeding in cracking down on incidents of fraud within the financial services industry?

Who is Tom Hayes?

BBC - 17 hours 3 min ago
35-year-old Tom Hayes is the first person to be convicted of rigging Libor. What do we know about him?

Trader guilty over Libor rate rigging

BBC - 17 hours 28 min ago
Former City trader Tom Hayes found guilty over rigging of global Libor interest rates, at London court.

Morocco migrant dies in suitcase

BBC - 17 hours 34 min ago
A Moroccan man suffocates to death in a suitcase as his brother tries to smuggle him into Spain in the boot of his car, Spain says.

North has to wait for Wales return

BBC - 18 hours 3 min ago
George North is unlikely to play in Wales' first World Cup warm-up with Ireland on Saturday but may return in Dublin on 29 August.

Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held

BBC - 18 hours 23 min ago
Jose Dirceu, a former top aide to Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is arrested in connection with a corruption investigation.

Rail workers hold bank holiday strike

BBC - 18 hours 27 min ago
First Great Western rail workers are to stage two 24-hour strikes over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the RMT union says.

Crystal Palace sign striker Wickham

BBC - 18 hours 29 min ago
Crystal Palace sign striker Connor Wickham from Sunderland on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Police probe over Heath abuse claims

BBC - 18 hours 30 min ago
The police watchdog is to investigate claims a child sex abuse case was dropped because of threats to expose former Prime Minister Edward Heath.

Bat Boy, 9, Dies After Being Struck In Baseball Game

NPR News - 18 hours 32 min ago

During his team's game Saturday, Kaiser Carlile was hit in the head by a bat as he ran past the on-deck circle. The tragic accident has left a community in mourning.

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'Taliban oaths' amid leadership rift

BBC - 18 hours 39 min ago
The Afghan Taliban release a video appearing to show members pledging allegiance to the new leader Mullah Mansour, amid divisions over his leadership.

Child sex charges footballer in court

BBC - 18 hours 51 min ago
England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson appears before a judge on child sex charges.

Boko Haram leader absent from video

BBC - 18 hours 51 min ago
Nigerian militants release a new video with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau again failing to appear, fuelling speculation about his fate.