National / International News

Hague quits as foreign secretary

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:21
Downing Street says William Hague is to stand down as foreign secretary, as part of a cabinet reshuffle which also sees Ken Clarke leave the cabinet.

VIDEO: Chewbacca costume? It's Comic Con time

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:07
The UK's Comic Con fans have been enjoying a weekend of activities from their favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics at the annual Sci-fi convention

Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:36

The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.

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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:32

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.

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Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:31

Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.

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When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:30

Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found.

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World Cup winner Tindall retires

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:12
Former England centre Mike Tindall becomes the final member of the team that won the 2003 World Cup to retire.

'I would fight in Syria if I could'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:08
The Muslim women who want to ‘fight for Islam’

VIDEO: Police launch new code of ethics

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:04
From today a new code of ethics for all police officers and staff in England and Wales will come into being.

VIDEO: Bizarre moments of the World Cup

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 22:57
BBC Sport looks back at some of the more bizarre moments from the 2014 World Cup including Luis Suarez's bite and Will Ferrell gatecrashing a fan party in Recife.

Scolari resigns as Brazil boss

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 22:50
Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil coach after the failure to win the 2014 World Cup, the country's football federation confirms.

VIDEO: Centre trains for offshore survival

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 22:45
Thousands of workers will be able to prepare for the perils of life at sea thanks to a new offshore survival centre.

Facebook parking revenge praised

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 22:42
A council praises a parking campaigner who is posting images on Facebook to embarrass drivers.

Welsh treasury plan to be unveiled

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 22:33
Plans to set up a Welsh treasury are expected to be included in the Welsh government's law-making programme for the next year.

VIDEO: Hospital guidelines on nurse numbers

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 22:27
Hospitals in England are being given strict guidelines on safe staffing levels for nurses - but they stop short of giving absolute minimums.

No M4 upgrade delay urge businesses

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 22:19
Four of Wales' leading business organisations urge a quick decision on plans for a £1bn M4 relief road near Newport.

VIDEO: One giant step: UK set for spaceport

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 22:16
The BBC's Pallab Ghosh reports from a potential spaceport site in north Wales, one of eight aerodromes to be shortlisted in the UK as a base for spaceplane flights.

'Too many pregnant women smoking'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 22:08
Too many women are still smoking while pregnant, paediatricians warn as they launch a major report into causes of child mortality.

'I pulled my brakes but I wasn't slowing down'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 21:46
Britain's Geraint Thomas on his scariest moment as three of cycling's stars crash out of the Tour de France in week one.

VIDEO: The art of sushi: Takayo Kiyato

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 21:21
Japanese sushi artist Takayo Kiyato shows off some of her edible works.
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