National / International News

Depression study awarded £4.7m funds

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:06
Researchers in Aberdeen and Edinburgh are awarded £4.7m by the Wellcome Trust to study clinical depression.

Scots economy 'continues to expand'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:05
The Scottish economy continued to expand last month albeit at its slowest pace so far this year, according to a survey.

John Smith Centre created in Glasgow

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:00
A new centre promoting public service is to be created at the University of Glasgow, in memory of the late Labour leader John Smith.

The twins behind Joseph Joseph

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 15:00
The twins behind funky homewares brand Joseph Joseph

Cole quits international football

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 14:52
Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole retires from international football after being left out of England's World Cup squad.

Man Utd silent on Shaw bid reports

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 14:43
Manchester United are refusing to comment on reports they have made a £27m offer for Southampton defender Luke Shaw.

VIDEO: 'Reports of sighting' of Nigeria girls

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 14:21
Kashim Shettima, the governor of Borno state in Nigeria, tells the BBC he has information about the whereabouts of 200 missing schoolgirls.

S Sudan rebels 'committed' to truce

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 14:06
South Sudan's rebel leader says his side is still committed to a peace deal with the government, as both sides accuse each other of breaking a truce.

VIDEO: Coalition row over school places

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 14:02
Senior Liberal Democrats have increased pressure on the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, accusing him of diverting funds meant for local authority-run schools to free schools.

Nadal wins title as Nishikori retires

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 13:59
Rafael Nadal wins the Madrid Masters for the fourth time as Japan's Kei Nishikori retires in the final with a back injury.

Ukraine rebels hold 'self-rule' vote

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 13:43
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine hold "self-rule" referendums, as BBC correspondents observe chaotic scenes at polling stations.

Despite Objections, Maine Governor Acts On Food Stamp Fraud

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 13:05

Facing a tight re-election battle, Gov. Paul LePage is moving ahead with a plan to require photos on EBT cards, even though the state's Legislature blocked his sweeping proposals earlier this year.

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'Nowhere To Go,' Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies For Asylum In U.S.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 13:05

The Ugandan government passed a law criminalizing homosexuality in February. John Abdallah Wambere, a prominent gay rights organizer, says he could face jail or even death if he returns home.

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Shelly Sterling Says She'll 'Absolutely' Fight To Keep Her Half Of Clippers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 12:59

Sterling tells ABC News that she wonders if the NBA would force out a male owner out of league over what a wife might have said. She adds that she intends to divorce Donald Sterling.

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VIDEO: Portraits of a threatened tribal culture

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 12:52
Portraits of life in Papua New Guinea, a country of extremes

VIDEO: Tom Daley: 'It is a massive honour'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 12:40
The Commonwealth Games baton has returned to the British Isles, arriving in Jersey after a world-wide tour taking in 63 nations and territories.

Man City target title dominance

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 12:01
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and his players target a new era of success after winning the Premier League.

Secretary Of Defense Says Ban On Transgender People Should Be Reviewed

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 11:47

Chuck Hagel said the issue is "complicated" because of its medical component, but he's open to reviewing the military's policy.

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Games baton returns to British Isles

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 11:04
The Queen's Baton returns to the British Isles, arriving in Jersey after a 118,000-mile world-wide tour, ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Many dead after Libyan boat capsizes

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 10:41
At least 36 migrants drowned when their boat sank off the Libyan coast on Tuesday, officials say, following the recovery of more bodies.
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