National / International News

World Cup late licence bid rejected

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:38
There will be no national extension of pubs' licensing hours during the opening and closing weekends of the 2014 football World Cup, the Home Office says.

Rare chance to see Shakespeare folio

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:32
Birmingham Library gives the public a "rare opportunity" to see one of William Shakespeare's first published collections.

VIDEO: River rises 'in two minutes'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:23
Sophie Long reports from the banks of the River Severn, where three severe flood warnings are in place following a tidal surge.

Woody Allen sex abuse claim renewed

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:18
The adopted daughter of Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow renews claims, in an open letter, that the filmmaker "sexually abused" her as a child.

School discipline 'tough' line urged

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:08
Teachers in England can dispense "tough but proportionate" punishments to tackle bad behaviour in schools, advises the education secretary.

VIDEO: Top adventurer in amazing triple feat

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 03:08
An adventurer has just completed three massive challenges in a row, despite being told he might never walk properly again.

Fans condemned after Lennon spat at

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 02:40
Aberdeen condemn fans who spat and threw coins at Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the League Cup semi-final.

5 Points To Help Simplify Sunday's Super Bowl

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 02:31

Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII, NPR's Mike Pesca dams up the river of hype to create a cool lagoon of Super Bowl reason.

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Press Here To Say You Survived The Latest Bomb In Lebanon

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 02:31

Bombings are a frequent reality of living in Lebanon, so Lebanese student Sandra Hassan made an app to alert let friends and family know you're okay after violence strikes. It's getting a lot more attention that she had originally imagined.

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Man charged with McKechnie murder

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 02:30
A man is charged with the murder of Ryan McKechnie, who was found dead in his house in the outskirts of Stirling on Tuesday.

Protests disrupt Thailand election

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 02:27
Protests disrupt voting in Thailand's disputed general election, but officials say that 89% of polling stations operated normally.

Calls for Severn Bridge tolls cut

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 01:27
Cross-party calls are made for the Severn Bridge tolls to be cut drastically when the UK government takes control of the charges after 2018.

VIDEO: Fight to save historic battle site

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 01:18
The site of a 15th Century battle during the War of the Roses has been put up for sale.

VIDEO: Child maintenance reform criticised

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 00:58
Gingerbread, a charity that represents single parents, is calling on politicians to block changes to the child maintenance system.

VIDEO: NHS warned it 'could go bust'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 00:43
The head of the health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has made a strong attack on the NHS in England, saying it will go bust without radical change.

In pictures: Thailand votes amid unrest

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 00:39
People vote in a general election

VIDEO: Teachers told to get tough

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 00:37
The Education Secretary Michael Gove is urging head teachers in England to clamp down on bad behaviour in the classroom.

Ofsted row deepens as Laws 'furious'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 00:08
The Lib Dem schools minister accuses the Conservative education secretary of removing the head of Ofsted in a "blatant attempt to politicise" the schools inspectorate for England.

Car bomb in Hezbollah stronghold

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 23:54
At least three people have been killed in a car bomb in the Lebanese town of Hermel - the second attack in the Hezbollah stronghold in two weeks.

Skeleton to Blue Peter - and back again

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 22:32
Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya reveals his skeleton "addiction" almost carried him into Team GB

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