National / International News

Later lessons for 'tired teenagers'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 07:14
Sixth formers at a private school in Surrey are to begin their lessons in the afternoons to allow them to sleep later in the mornings.

Pope sets Paul VI on sainthood path

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 07:04
Pope Francis sets another of his predecessors, Paul VI, on the road to sainthood, two weeks after the canonisation of John XXIII and John Paul II.

U.S. Embassy Officers Shot, Killed 2 Armed Individuals In Yemen

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:55

Last month's incident has the potential to inflame tensions with a U.S. ally on the war on terror. Officials say the two officers are no longer in the country.

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Girl killed in hit-and-run collision

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:50
A 14-year-old girl is killed and another girl is seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver in Sheffield.

Man rescued from the sea dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:45
A 60-year-old man dies after being rescued from the sea off the coast of north Antrim.

Passenger killed after leaving bus

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:37
A passenger is killed when he is hit by the bus in which he had been travelling in Greater Manchester.

Ousted Thai PM supporters hold rally

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:37
Police are on standby as the first big pro-government march after the ousting of Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra takes place in Bangkok.

High-Ho, The Derry-O, The Farmer And The Drone

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:33

Congress has ordered the FAA to create new rules to safely integrate drones into U.S. airspace by 2015, but North Dakota's farmers aren't waiting.

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'Hard-nosed' approach to Pfizer deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:29
Chancellor George Osborne says he will take a "hard-nosed approach" to determine whether Pfizer's proposed £60bn takeover of UK firm AstraZeneca will deliver for UK jobs and science.

Russia threatened over Ukraine poll

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:20
The French and German leaders threaten further sanctions against Russia if Ukraine's presidential election fails to go ahead as planned.

Shard hotel rooms 'not so private'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:17
Guests at a luxury hotel in a central London landmark are being warned to close the blinds at night to avoid being seen from neighbouring rooms.

Woman held in deaths 'fraud' inquiry

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:00
A woman is arrested in connection with alleged fraud after the deaths of a mother and daughter in Greenock last year.

Exchange in line for endangered list

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:50
Cardiff's Coal Exchange is among the front runners for inclusion in a top 10 of the most endangered historic buildings in Britain.

Arrest after bookmaker robberies

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:50
A man is arrested on suspicion of robbery offences at bookmakers in Dorset and Hampshire.

Vos extends lead at Tour of Britain

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:44
Dutch rider Marianne Vos wins stage four of the women's Tour of Britain to extend her overall lead in the race.

Bin Laden case lawyer steps down

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:39
The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor accused of helping the US find Osama Bin Laden has told the BBC that he has quit the case after death threats.

South Sudanese Leaders Sign Cease-Fire Agreement

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:36

The pact calls for the "immediate cessation of hostilities." The world's youngest country has been roiled by ethnic violence since December. Thousands have been killed and 1.3 million are displaced.

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Disabled woman escapes pipe bomb

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:28
A woman with Down's syndrome is among three people who escaped injury in a pipe bomb attack in Ballymoney, County Antrim.

VIDEO: Take That members' tax ruling

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:09
Gary Barlow and two other former members of Take That face having to pay back millions to the tax authorities after a court ruling.

'Ferrari so much below expectations'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:07
Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo says he is "not happy" with the team's lack of competitiveness this season.
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