National / International News

Thousands at Notting Hill Carnival

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 10:10
Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, attracts hundreds of thousands of revellers on its first day.

Gas being restored after water leak

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:30
Gas is now being restored to most of the homes in Blaenau Gwent which have been without since Thursday following a water leak.

Rap Mogul 'Suge' Knight Shot At West Hollywood Nightclub

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:26

The founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and Death Row Records is reportedly out of surgery after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

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Helicopter spots marriage proposal

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:17
A police helicopter crew witness a marriage proposal after seeing the words "will you marry me?" spelt out in a north-west London park.

Halsall & Carlin win further golds

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:08
Britain's Fran Halsall wins the 50m freestyle, while Jazz Carlin takes gold in the 400m freestyle at the European Championships.

Whole organ 'grown' in world first

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:07
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.

Methane vents bubble up off US coast

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:04
Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.

UK 'close' to identifying jihadist

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:00
The authorities are "close" to identifying a suspected British jihadist from the footage of the killing of a journalist, the British ambassador to America says.

Farah & Sharp claim Birmingham wins

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:56
Mo Farah sets a new British two-mile record and Lynsey Sharp wins the 800m at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.

Libya militias accuse parliament

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:52
Islamist militias in Libya challenge the legitimacy of the new parliament after announcing their seizure of Tripoli airport.

Iran 'shoots down Israeli drone'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:29
Iran says it has shot down an Israeli drone near its Natanz nuclear site, 300 km (185 miles) from the capital Tehran.

Fears over growth of giant sink-hole

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:16
A landowner fears torrential rain will open up a 200ft deep sink-hole which has appeared near his house in County Durham.

Rosberg hit me on purpose - Hamilton

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:08
Lewis Hamilton claims Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg admitted in a post-race meeting that he hit him on purpose.

British Ambassador: 'We Are Close' To Identifying Foley's Killer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:01

Peter Westmacott says that British officials, using sophisticated voice analysis, are close to identifying the Islamic State militant who beheaded the U.S. journalist.

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Israel closes Gaza's Erez crossing

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 07:59
Israel says it has closed a crossing into Gaza after a rocket attack, while three children are reportedly killed in Israeli raids on Gaza.

Wales' Donaldson seals Ryder Cup spot

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 07:58
Wales' Jamie Donaldson secures his place in Europe's Ryder Cup team as he wins the Czech Masters in Prague.

Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 07:44

When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.

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Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 07:38
Harry Redknapp's return to White Hart Lane is a miserable one as the QPR boss watches his side beaten by a rampant Tottenham.

Salmond does ice bucket challenge

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 07:38
Alex Salmond takes the ice bucket challenge, along with his deputy Nicola Sturgeon, after being nominated by actor James McAvoy.

Earthquake, Aftershocks Shake Northern California

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 07:38

Dozens of people were injured Sunday morning when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit northern California. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Craig Miller of member station KQED about the situation in Napa.

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