National / International News

'Bedroom tax' lorry death was suicide

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:23
A woman took her own life by walking in front of a lorry on a motorway after leaving a note blaming the government, a coroner rules.

Musical Interlude: Pianist Wows Passengers At Prague Airport

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:22

A traveler wins fans in an airport terminal — and online — by playing different versions of Beethoven's "Für Elise."

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US defends Kerry Myanmar hotel stay

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:20
The US defends Secretary of State John Kerry's stay in a hotel owned by a man linked to Myanmar's ex-junta, saying it was not blacklisted.

Greek tomb is 'important discovery'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:08
Archaeologists who unearthed a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an "exceptionally important find", PM Antonis Samaras says.

Can Divorced Dad Be Forced To Cover Insurance For Adult Kids?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:53

A mother seeks advice on how to get her ex-husband to keep their sons on his plan because it would be less costly than hers.

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Boy sentenced for rape of girl, 10

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:38
A 15-year-old boy is sentenced to four years for raping a 10-year-old girl in Shrewsbury town centre.

Russia Sends Large Aid Convoy Toward A Wary Ukraine

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:38

Russia says the trucks are bringing 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid to an area that's been torn by fighting. But Ukrainian leaders worry the convoy might conceal a military operation.

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Day in pictures: 12 August 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:31
24 hours of news photos: 12 August

Silva signs new Manchester City deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:13
Spain playmaker David Silva signs a new five-year deal with Premier League champions Manchester City.

Untested Ebola drugs 'can be used'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:06
Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says.

Kellie Maloney shows how times have changed

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:03
Kellie Maloney shows how times have changed dramatically

Obama leads Robin Williams tributes

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:59
President Obama leads tributes to actor and comedian Robin Williams, who has died in an apparent suicide.

GB's Muir misses out on 1500m final

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:58
Laura Muir fails to reach the European Championships 1500m final but Goldie Sayers (javelin) and Martyn Rooney (400m) progress.

UK makes second air drop in Iraq

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:56
RAF planes dropped a second round of lifesaving aid to refugees in northern Iraq overnight, the UK government confirms.

Does it pay to sell your best player?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:51
As Liverpool prepare for life without Luis Suarez, BBC Sport looks at how other sides have coped with losing their prize asset.

VIDEO: What aid is UK sending to Iraq?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:43
Andrew Plant sees the aid being prepared for delivery to Iraqis fleeing Islamist militants, and who are trapped on a mountain in Sinjar.

Warning over release of Davey letter

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:36
An ex-cabinet secretary warns that releasing a letter between the energy secretary and No 10 would be "detrimental to good government".

VIDEO: US actor Robin Williams found dead

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:23
US actor Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide, California police say.

Ebola Update: Spanish Priest Dies; WHO Gives OK To Experimental Drugs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:23

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa. The latest figures from the World Health Organization cite 1,848 cases of the deadly disease across the region, and 1,013 deaths.

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VIDEO: Yazidis rescued by aid helicopter

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:20
Helicopter footage shows stranded members of the Yazidi community being rescued by an aid helicopter
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