National / International News

What drove Hamas to take on Israel?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:42
Why Hamas decided to take on Israel with rockets

Hamilton top in sweltering practice

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:39
Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in second practice at the German Grand Prix, but Red Bull edge closer to Mercedes.

'Islamist ethos agenda in schools'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:21
A leaked report into the alleged "Trojan Horse" schools plot in Birmingham finds an agenda to introduce an "aggressive Islamist ethos" into some schools.

Mistress filmed cocaine detective

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:17
A police detective is fined after being filmed by his mistress using the class-A drug cocaine.

What makes a spin bowler great?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:13
Cricket expert Simon Hughes examines the secrets of spin bowling in the first of a series of analytical pieces for BBC Sport.

Malaysia Airlines' future in doubt

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:05
Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% following the crash of flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, raising questions about the airline's future.

VIDEO: The evolution of Bjork's instruments

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:03
Bjork's musical director Matt Robertson explains how they developed the instruments for her Biophilia tour.

VIDEO: The appeal of 'real life' simulators

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:03
From driving a truck across Europe to ploughing a field, why are people playing "real life" simulators?

Ethiopia bloggers on terror charges

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 05:00
Human rights groups criticise an Ethiopian court's decision to charge with terrorism nine journalists and bloggers in detention since April.

UN warns on surveillance 'dangers'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:56
Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programmes, warns the United Nations human rights watchdog.

Babysitter jailed for raping boy, 3

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:52
A 66-year-old man is jailed for a minimum of five years for raping a three-year-old boy he was babysitting.

Jessica Ennis-Hill has first child

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:49
The 2012 Olympics heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill gives birth to a boy.

Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:48
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi wins his appeal against a conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

Jury goes out in baby murder case

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:43
A jury is considering its verdict in the case of a man accused of murdering a six-week-old boy who suffered brain damage.

Wildfires Force Evacuation Of Towns, Hospital In Washington State

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:37

Pateros, a town of about 650 residents in north central Washington, emptied out Thursday night as wildfires continued to grow. One resident described it as looking like "the caldron of hell."

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Day in pictures: 18 July 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:35
24 hours of news photos: 18 July

New information in On the Runs cases

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:35
'Fresh information' has been discovered in a number of cases involving more than 200 republican On the Runs suspects, the PSNI says.

Berlusconi Underage Sex Conviction Overturned By Italian Court

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:15

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to seven years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.

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Which conflict zones do planes fly over?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:14
How often do planes fly over conflict zones?

Hollyoaks is now 'most violent soap'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:07
Hollyoaks has overtaken EastEnders as the UK's most violent soap, according to new research from media watchdog Ofcom.
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