National / International News

Walker sets new European Tour record

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 09:51
Scotland's Kylie Walker sets a 54-hole record at the German Open for the lowest score on the Ladies' European Tour.

'Sherlocks' gather for world record

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 09:51
To mark Benedict Cumberbatch's birthday, more than 100 people have attempted to set a world record for the number of people dressed as Sherlock Holmes in one room.

McIlroy taking nothing for granted

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 09:39
Rory McIlroy is taking nothing for granted despite carrying a six-shot lead into the final round of the Open at Royal Liverpool.

AP McCoy passes Pipe's winners mark

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 09:17
Jockey AP McCoy gains his 4,192nd career win to pass a record held by trainer Martin Pipe, his friend and mentor.

Dutch Premier Decries 'Utterly Disrespectful Behavior' At MH17 Crash Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 09:13

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he had a "very intense" conversation with Vladimir Putin about the Russian leader using his influence with Moscow-backed rebels to secure access to the scene.

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Majka wins as Nibali strengthens lead

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:26
Vincenzo Nibali further tightens his grip as Tour de France leader after finishing second on stage 14 behind Rafal Majka.

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:25

The 13 states that lifted their minimum wage levels on Jan. 1 experienced added jobs at a faster pace than the 37 states that kept wage levels steady.

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Weather alters Snowdon race route

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:21
The annual race up Snowdon has its route changed for the first time because of the bad weather and runners were not allowed to go to the summit.

Ukraine rebels 'destroy MH17 clues'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:16
Ukraine accuses pro-Russian rebels at the crash site of Malaysian airliner MH17 of trying to destroy evidence of "international crimes".

No return to tax and spend - Miliband

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:12
Ed Miliband promises there will be no return to the tax and spend policies of past Labour governments, in a speech to Labour's national policy forum.

Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:12

The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warning to Sunnis who won't accept their brutal rule.

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Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:09

Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.

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McIlroy secures six-shot Open lead

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:04
Rory McIlroy closes in on his first Open Championship as a third-round 68 earns him a six-shot lead over Rickie Fowler.

Five car bombs kill 26 in Baghdad

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 07:36
A series of car bombs in the Iraqi capital, including three near-simultaneous blasts, kill at least 26 people, officials say.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 07:32
Liverpool close to Loic Remy deal, Joleon Lescott already unhappy at West Brom, Chelsea want Joao Miranda, plus more.

Sunderland agree £14m Borini deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 06:43
Sunderland agree a £14m deal to buy Liverpool striker Fabio Borini - who spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light.

In pictures: East Anglia lightning

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 06:39
Spectacular lightning storms across the East of England

400,000+ Sign Petition To Move 'Sad Bear' To Better Life In Canada

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 06:28

Arturo the polar bear, living in a cramped and hot zoo enclosure in Argentina, is the subject of an online campaign that includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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Cook captaining for pundits - Waugh

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 06:18
Alastair Cook must trust his instincts and stop "captaining for the commentators", says ex-Australia captain Steve Waugh.

Striker's rape conviction appeal bid

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 05:53
Footballer Ched Evans launches a fresh bid to get his conviction for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room overturned.
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