National / International News

AUDIO: Why don't women write to newspapers?

BBC - 11 hours 17 min ago
Iain Hollingshead and Yvonne Roberts discuss why men write more letters to newspapers than women.

Elton film is from 'birth to rehab'

BBC - 11 hours 22 min ago
Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Sir Elton John, starring Tom Hardy in the main role, tells the singer's life story 'from birth to rehab'.

Fishermen rescued as boat sinks

BBC - 11 hours 30 min ago
Three fishermen are rescued from a life-raft by a coastguard helicopter after their boat sinks off Cape Wrath.

Watchdog launches full energy probe

BBC - 11 hours 50 min ago
The Competition and Markets Authority launches a full investigation of the UK energy market.

Man arrested following Newry assault

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 23:39
A 57-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault in Newry, County Down.

Bigger payout for power cut victims

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 23:30
People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.

Beach deaths safety warning by RNLI

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 23:09
More people die in seaside accidents than in cycling incidents every year, says the RNLI a day after rescuers responded to 13 call-outs on the north Wales coast.

Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 23:00
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.

VIDEO: Aerial view of new Glasgow landscape

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 22:52
Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years.

Children dead in Indian train crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 22:40
At least 13 children are killed along with their driver when a school bus is hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say.

Van Gaal has winning Man Utd start

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 22:30
Manchester United give new boss Louis van Gaal a winning start as they beat LA Galaxy 7-0 in a friendly in California.

Welsh day one hopes hit by injuries

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 22:09
Team Wales go into the first day's competition at the Commonwealth Games without a number of big medal hopes absent because of injuries.

Gatwick's '£256m second runway plan'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 22:08
Gatwick Airport is expected to announce £256m of funding for local jobs and infrastructure if a second runway is given the go-ahead.

VIDEO: Ukraine village 'shelled by forces'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 22:07
Natalia Antelava gains access to a village where one woman apparently died, and another was badly injured, when it was allegedly shelled by Ukrainian Grad rockets.

Four die as lorry and car crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 21:41
A couple and their two young children die after crash between a car and a lorry on the A801 near Polmont.

Peaches' drug 'secrets' and Games pictures - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 21:41
Many papers focus on the inquest of TV presenter Peaches Geldof, while others give their views on the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Wiggins questions price of Tour fame

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 21:31
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he sometimes wishes he had never won the Tour de France and Olympic gold in 2012.

Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 21:29
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.

Taiwan plane crash: In pictures

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:50
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan

FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Tel Aviv

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:27

The FAA worked with other U.S. agencies to reassess the risk of planes being hit by rockets at Israel's main airport. But that doesn't mean all carriers will resume service.

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