National / International News

Gary Glitter in court on sex charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 05:11
Former pop star Gary Glitter appears in court for a preliminary hearing ahead of his trial accused of a string of sex offences against two victims.

Teenager jailed for brutal flat rape

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 05:02
A teenager who raped a 51-year-old woman in her Glasgow home is jailed for six years and nine months.

Williams suffered spinal injury

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:57
Wales centre Owen Williams has suffered a "significant injury" to his cervical vertebrae and spinal cord, Cardiff Blues reveal.

Charity warns of housing 'drought'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:57
Only 17.9% of homes in England are affordable for the average family looking to get on the property ladder, a housing charity says.

Ghana sends $3m cash to World Cup team

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:51
Ghana's government sends over $3m (£1.8m) cash in a plane to Brazil to pay the national team's players at the World Cup.

VIDEO: Suarez 'bite': Social media reacts

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:50
The memes and hashtags after Luis Suarez 'bite'.

Iraq: Militants Kill Senior Army Leader; Maliki Resists Changes

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:25

In the face of gains by extremist Sunni militants, Iraq's Shiite leader rejects calls for a unity government. The ISIS force has reportedly been attacked by Syrian warplanes in Iraq.

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Dutch women missing in Panama dead

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:21
Relatives of two Dutch women who disappeared in Panama in April say forensic tests on remains found in the area show they are dead.

Li Na reaches Wimbledon third round

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:18
Second seed Li Na and former champion Venus Williams reach the third round of Wimbledon with straight-sets wins.

Brazil land investors lose millions

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:13
Hundreds of British investors are looking to take legal action to recover lost money after being convinced to buy land in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.

No ordinary newspaper

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:12
Conspiracy at heart of News of the World to get the story at any cost

VIDEO: 'Only sorry because he got caught'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:10
Labour MP Chris Bryant says the prime minister knew he was "taking a criminal into Downing Street".

Digital news 'catches up with papers'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:09
Ofcom, the UK media regulator, says its research indicates more people now use the net to find out about news than do so by reading a newspaper.

Queen and Duke on Antiques Roadshow

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:05
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh take part in a special episode of the Antiques Roadshow.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 04:01
David Cameron is challenged over his decision to employ Andy Coulson at No 10.

Jury discharged in Coulson case

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 03:50
The jury in the News of the World phone-hacking trial is unable to reach verdicts on outstanding charges against ex-editor Andy Coulson and journalist Clive Goodman.

Etihad agrees 49% stake in Alitalia

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 03:50
Abu Dhabi's state-owned Etihad Airways says it has agreed terms and conditions to buy a 49% stake in Italy's Alitalia.

Actor Eli Wallach, Who Brought Hint Of Humanity To Villainous Roles, Dies

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 03:44

For decades, Eli Wallach won fans by bringing humanity and humor to roles that pitted him as a villain against titans such as Clint Eastwood and Steve McQueen. Wallach was 98.

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Freshers 'forget A-level studies'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 03:37
University freshers struggle to remember basic concepts from their A-level studies, according to research by the the University of East Anglia.

AUDIO: Trade deal fears 'unfounded'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 03:36
European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has described fears offshore arbitration panels could be used to strike down national laws as "unfounded".
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