National / International News

A boost for Kurdish aims in Iraq?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:18
Could Iraq conflict boost Kurdish dreams of independence?

Manchester City agree deal for Sagna

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:12
Premier League champions Manchester City reach an agreement to sign France defender Bacary Sagna from Arsenal.

VIDEO: Pattinson's back, in the future

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:05
Robert Pattinson ditches the vampire fangs for a dystopian future in new movie, The Rover.

In A First, Afghanistan Is Set To Change Leaders At The Ballot Box

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:04

In a country shaped by warlords, Saturday's presidential election features two urbane men with doctorates vying to replace Hamid Karzai. Both want close U.S. relations, including a security deal.

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PC dismissed over obscene images

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:03
A Downing Street police officer, who shared extreme pornography on his phone including scenes of defecation, while on duty is dismissed.

AUDIO: Retiring early: Freedom or boredom?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:55
The Pensions Minister warns workers to think carefully about retiring early, to avoid a life of "boredom and poverty".

VIDEO: Militants at former US base in Tikrit

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:49
The advance through Iraq of the Islamist militant group ISIS continues to cause alarm in Baghdad and beyond.

Apple swaps 'overheating' chargers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:40
An iPhone charger shipped between 2009 and 2012 is prone to overheating, Apple says, as it launches an exchange programme for the defective items.

Fast-track passport plan revealed

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:31
The Home Office releases details of how people facing delays in their passport application can get it fast-tracked for free.

VIDEO: From Star Wars to Star in a Ward

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:26
Harrison Ford 'breaks ankle' on Star Wars film set at Pinewood studios

Crazy Bad Luck: It's Friday The 13th With A Full Moon

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:24

The next time this phenomenon will happen is Aug. 13, 2049.

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Flag move 'most significant in years'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:05
A police decision to clamp down on flags in a mixed area of Belfast is the "most significant" flag policy move in years, according to an academic expert who advised the Northern Ireland Executive on flags.

Day in pictures: 13 June 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:01
24 hrs of news photos: 13 June 2014

Bowe Bergdahl arrives back in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 04:56
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier freed in May after five years in Taliban captivity arrives at a Texas military base after a flight from Germany.

Reasons for 'Trojan Horse' pessimism

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 04:52
Will the anger dissipate in 'Trojan Horse' schools row?

Teletubbies return with new episodes

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 04:48
Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po are to return to CBeebies with a new series - the first produced since 2001.

Manaus pitch is 'perfectly playable'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 04:46
The much-maligned Manaus pitch will be fine for England's opening game against Italy on Saturday, the FA is told.

Exercise And Protein May Help Good Gut Bacteria Get Their Groove On

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-13 04:38

A new study of athletes suggests exercise may help support a rich, diverse mix of bacteria in the gut. But scientists say the athletes' high-protein diet may also be supporting the community.

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England youth can surprise - Fowler

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 04:34
England's youngsters can cause a surprise at the World Cup with a fearless approach, says Robbie Fowler.

Call for Wales to have fewer MPs

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 04:34
Former Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan says the nation should have fewer MPs at Westminster now the Welsh government has more powers.
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