National / International News

Grid offers cash to cut power use

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 05:48
National Grid is offering to pay companies to cut their electricity use in winter to prevent blackouts as generators struggle to keep up with peak demand.

VIDEO: Graphic 'sexual assault' shocks Egypt

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 05:28
Shock and anger in Egypt at video of Tahrir attack

Insurgent Group Claims Large Part Of Major Iraqi City

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 05:22

The run on Mosul was a reminder of the precarious situation of Iraq's central government and raises serious questions about the government's ability to fight terrorism in Iraq.

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Saracens and Saints get tough draws

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 05:13
Saracens and English champions Northampton are handed tough draws in the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup.

VIDEO: Vaz: Week to clear passport backlog

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 05:12
The Home Affairs Select Committee has called the head of the Passport Service before members to explain a backlog.

Fresh attack near Karachi airport

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 05:11
Security forces at Pakistan's busiest airport in the city of Karachi came under attack, a day after militants stormed one of its terminals.

Zulu - the film which inspired UK and South Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 04:55
How Zulu film brought pride to South Africa and UK

VIDEO: Mixed views at Birmingham school

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 04:55
Parents of pupils at the Birmingham school Golden Hillock have spoken to the BBC, after the school was put under special measures.

Merkel backs Juncker after EU talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 04:37
Germany's Angela Merkel restates support for Jean-Claude Juncker to take over as president of the European Commission at a mini-summit in Sweden.

Mayall's death unexplained, says wife

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 04:33
Rik Mayall's wife Barbara Robbin says the cause of her husband's sudden death is as yet unknown, as friends and contemporaries pay tribute.

Class A drugs found woven into rugs

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 04:28
Heroin with a street value of about £5m is found woven into handmade rugs from Pakistan which had arrived at Manchester Airport.

Grace film bombs at UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 04:26
Nicole Kidman film Grace of Monaco bombs at the UK and Ireland box office, taking an average £719.46 per cinema it was screened at.

AUDIO: Government equity bank 'makes sense'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 04:17
The Government should set up an equity bank to help elderly people, a financial expert has claimed.

Scotland greenhouse gas emissions up

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 04:10
Scotland's emissions of greenhouse gases rose in 2012, according to government-published figures.

Gunmen Stage Second Assault Near Karachi Airport

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 03:56

A short-lived attack near Karachi's airport interrupted prayers for security officers who died in Sunday's violence at the facility. Flights were halted temporarily.

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Google behind Webdriver mystery

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 03:55
Google has admitted it uploaded a series of mysterious videos to YouTube as part of a video quality test.

Sixty-five jobs to go in BBC Radio

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 03:51
The BBC is to cut 65 jobs in radio, the corporation's head of radio, Helen Boaden, announces.

Tesco enters current account market

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 03:48
The competition to win new banking customers is about to intensify, as the UK's largest supermarket launches its first current account.

Sun bed neck cut teen in death fall

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 03:45
A teenager dies after cutting his neck open on a sun bed and then falling down the stairs at a flat in South Shields.

Six die as heavy storms hit Germany

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 03:44
Six people have been killed as violent storms battered cities in Germany's most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia overnight.
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