National / International News

Gaza situation is 'on knife-edge'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 21:27
The situation in Gaza "is on a knife-edge", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns, urging Israel and Palestinian militants to end hostilities.

Calm urged for Indonesia vote count

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 21:24
Indonesia's outgoing president urges both election camps to keep supporters in check while counting takes place, after both claim victory.

PM's strike 'crackdown' - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 21:11
David Cameron's pledge to toughen the rules governing unions' strike ballots makes headlines, while tax avoidance remains on front pages.

Argentine progress leaves Brazil braced for final insult

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 21:00
Argentina's World Cup final date at the Maracana on Sunday may mean the worst is still to come for hosts Brazil, says Phil McNulty.

VIDEO: Lost mobile phone's amazing journey

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 20:47
A US farmer who lost his mobile phone in a grain pit has it returned - nine months later from a different continent.

MPs call for 'new Magna Carta' debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 20:24
The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta is the right time for a debate on the merits of a written constitution, MPs say.

VIDEO: Prison conditions 'getting worse'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 20:11
There has been a "significant" and worrying deterioration in the standards of British jails, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales says.

Adverts play before extremist videos

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 20:00
A government organisation temporarily suspends online advertising after a BBC Newsnight investigation found ads being shown before extremist videos.

Brazil police indict 12 over tickets

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 19:18
Brazilian police formally accuse the director of a Fifa partner firm and 11 other people over an alleged World Cup ticket-reselling scandal.

Dragon sequel 'richer' than original

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 19:00
How to Train Your Dragon sequel aims to outdo original

Rescuers refloat stranded baby whale

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 18:59
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.

Wilde's grandson's stage scandal

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 18:55
Oscar Wilde's court ordeal brought to stage by his grandson

VIDEO: Who is the real Madeline?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 18:08
Iconic schoolgirl turns 75, celebrated with art exhibition

Housing demand outstrips supply

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 17:39
Demand for housing continues to outstrip supply in the Scottish market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

'Mystery amnesia man' identity plea

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 17:20
The identity of a man found with severe amnesia in Peterborough almost two months ago is "a complete mystery" say health workers caring for him.

LA Dodgers lose 'beaten fan' lawsuit

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 17:18
A San Francisco Giants fan left brain-damaged after a beating by two LA Dodgers fans wins a lawsuit against the US baseball club.

VIDEO: Iran and Iraq: A long history in 90 seconds

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 17:02
Iran and Iraq's uneasy relationship - in 90 seconds

'Beat pirates with roads, not ships'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 16:53
Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says.

Obama and Perry agree on border force

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 16:48
President Barack Obama sides with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on ideas to shore up security on the US-Mexico border.

Obama Turns To Gov. Perry In Seeking A Solution To Border Crisis

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 16:28

After a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama addressed the influx of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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