National / International News

VIDEO: Painting found under early Picasso

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 07:23
A portrait of an unknown man has been found underneath an early Picasso painting

VIDEO: Passport chief apologises for delays

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 07:21
The head of the Passport Office, Paul Pugh, has apologised for delays in handling passport applications.

Deadly attack on Russian TV crew

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 07:20
A Russian journalist is killed in a mortar attack in east Ukraine, reports say, while a blast hits a major pipeline carrying gas to Europe.

A Native American Take On Tornadoes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 07:13

What causes deadly twisters? The Native Americans of Oklahoma offered one answer.

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VIDEO: Warning over 'crash for cash' cases

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 07:10
One of the UK's biggest car insurers says the number of crash for cash claims from fraudsters went up by more than 50 percent last year.

Returning Azarenka loses at Eastbourne

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 07:07
Victoria Azarenka suffers a three-set defeat by Italy's Camila Giorgi on her return from injury in Eastbourne.

Man Emerges From Picasso's Painting 'The Blue Room'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 07:03

The painting's surface depicts a scene in Pablo Picasso's studio in Paris, with a woman bathing between a window and a table. But the canvas holds a different scene underneath.

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Obama Proposes Creation Of World's Largest Ocean Sanctuary

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 06:57

President Obama proposed expanding a sanctuary created by President George W. Bush. The proposal would affect the ocean surrounding the Pacific Remote Islands south and west of Hawaii.

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Driver jailed for girlfriend's death

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 06:45
A man who admitted driving "a wee bit too fast" when he crashed his car killing his girlfriend is jailed for six months for causing her death.

NHS 'facing £2.5bn funding gap'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 06:35
The NHS in Wales faces a £2.5bn funding gap in the next 10 years, according to new research.

Legal duty over resuscitation orders

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 06:33
Doctors have a legal duty to consult with and inform patients if they are to place a Do Not Resuscitate order on medical notes, says England's Court of Appeal.

Fried food limit in school meals

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 06:29
School meals in England will have to include at least one portion of vegetables a day and there will be a limit on fried food and pies.

Trio guilty of football match-fixing

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 06:18
Two businessmen and a footballer are found guilty of being involved in a plot to fix the results of lower league football matches.

Biodegradable bags will also cost 5p

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 06:08
Plans to exempt biodegradable plastic bags from a new 5p charge in England have been dropped.

VIDEO: 'Persieing' goes global

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 06:06
World Cup goal sparks social media trend

China wants to back High Speed 2

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 06:00
China’s state bank wants to back major UK infrastructure projects

Rave death boy 'exceptional athlete'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 05:56
A teenager who died after attending an illegal rave in south London was an "exceptional sportsman" and "destined for academic success", his school said.

After His Game-Winning Goal, We Ask, Who Is John Brooks?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 05:54

The 21-year-old rookie defender became an instant sensation when he scored the game-winning goal versus Ghana, giving the U.S. a chance to advance in the tournament.

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VIDEO: Funny World Cup moments in Brazil

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 05:47
There have been thrills and spills on the pitch at the World Cup, but BBC Sport takes a look at the lighter side of the tournament so far.

Chinese Premier Li meets the Queen

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 05:42
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets the Queen at Windsor Castle on the first full day of his visit to the UK.
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