National / International News

More weight loss ops for diabetes

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:54
An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.

Dana brother 'said God forgave him'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:48
Dana's brother admitted abusing a girl for 12 years, but claimed "God had forgiven him" as he apologised to the girl's father, a court has been told.

Burberry investors reject boss's pay

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:37
Investors have delivered a blow to fashion house Burberry, by voting against the chief executive's pay package at the annual general meeting in London.

EU sanctions South Sudan commanders

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:35
The European Union imposes sanctions on a South Sudanese rebel leader and an army commander for breaking ceasefire agreements.

Seeking missing sons in Syria

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:32
The Belgians trying to win their sons back from Iraqi jihadists

'Doubt' on Mae Sochi qualifying event

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:23
Doubts have been raised over the validity of a Sochi qualifying event in Slovenia that violinist Vanessa-May took part in.

US sends draft notices to 1800s men

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:22
The US agency that manages the nation's dormant military draft apologises after sending draft registration notices to men born in the late 1800s.

VIDEO: Meet man hunting sons lost to Isis

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:15
The BBC's Duncan Crawford meets a parent headed to Syria to try to persuade his son to abandon the militant group Isis and go home to Belgium.

Vaz concern over missing abuse files

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:01
Keith Vaz says he is disappointed the Home Office has not provided details of lost files relating to child abuse.

Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:01

The 50-year-old Asian elephant, named Phlai Khlao, was apparently poisoned before his tusks were hacked off. Thai authorities are questioning a suspect who is a former elephant handler.

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Photographs of Iran

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:00
Adam Chidell shares his pictures from a recent visit

England Women ready to win - Mclean

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:53
Captain Katy Mclean believes England Women have made the right preparations to win their first World Cup in 20 years.

Week in pictures: 5-11 July 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:50
Best news photos from the past week

Suarez lawyer to appeal to Cas over ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:50
Luis Suarez's lawyer will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the striker's "draconian" ban for biting.

VIDEO: Watching the World Cup at 35,000 ft

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:47
The technology giving football fans the chance to watch matches live while in the air.

Connolly ticket demand crashes site

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:42
Demand for tickets for Billy Connolly's High Horse Tour crashes a venue's website and causes queues outside concert halls.

Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:41

Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan punished for biting an opponent during the World Cup, is moving to Barcelona. The team reached terms with Liverpool in a transfer widely reported at more than $128 million.

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Ebola deaths mount in Sierra Leone

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:33
High numbers of new cases of the Ebola virus are being reported in Sierra Leone and Liberia, with 19 deaths over three days this week, the WHO says.

Moshi Monsters boss stepping down

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:31
The boss of Mind Candy, the company known for children's social network Moshi Monsters, is to step down.

Emmerdale actor dies aged three

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:27
Tributes are paid to three-year-old Emmerdale actor Harry Whittaker who died last week.
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