National / International News

Tory 'war' and F1 Bernie's 'cheek' - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:44
Baroness Warsi's resignation as a minister over the UK's stance on the Gaza conflict makes the front pages, while papers digest the first TV debate on Scottish independence.

Plane bomb hoax suspect still held

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:44
Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat on a passenger plane from Doha to Manchester Airport.

From Loftus Road to Nou Camp - The El Tel story

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:34
Leaving QPR, selling Diego Maradona and ending Barcelona's 11-year title wait - Terry Venables on his time in Spain.

Heart charity in inequality warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:14
People living in Belfast are three times more likely to die from heart disease than those in the south of England, a charity claims.

China earthquake toll nears 600

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 20:35
Almost 600 people are now known to have died in the Yunnan earthquake, officials say, as residents are evacuated from barrier lakes.

Apple and Samsung drop non-US cases

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 20:08
Smartphone and tablet rivals Apple and Samsung agree to withdraw all legal cases against each other outside the United States.

Marathon female world record attempt

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 20:07
Amy Hughes, from Shropshire, hopes to break the Guinness World Record three times over by running 53 marathons in 53 days.

GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Fends Off Tea Party Challenge

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 19:26

Radiologist Milton Wolf, who compared himself to Ted Cruz, put up a strong primary fight, but the veteran Kansas senator prevailed. It's the latest blow to Tea Party hopes of ousting a GOP incumbent.

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GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Fends Off Tea Party Challenge

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 19:26

Radiologist Milton Wolf, who compared himself to Ted Cruz, put up a strong primary fight, but the veteran Kansas senator prevailed. It's the latest blow to Tea Party hopes of ousting a GOP incumbent.

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MH370 sea search contractor named

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 19:18
A Dutch firm has been chosen to carry out the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia announces.

UK to explore Bitcoin use - Osborne

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 18:05
The government is to explore the role that digital currencies such as Bitcoin could play in the financial system and whether they need to be regulated.

US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 17:38
US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders' Summit.

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's female bombers strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:44
The new suicide squads striking northern Nigeria

Are £1 home schemes a success?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:41
Are the two cities' £1 homes schemes a success?

Can we overcome our dread of comets?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:41
Why have humans been stricken with a dread of comets?

How did Lego become a gender battleground?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:39
Should Lego be providing role models for girls?

The secret ghostwriters of Hip Hop

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:36
The Hip Hop artists who rap ghostwritten rhymes

The men who saved JFK's life

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:36
A man who rescued JFK in the Pacific in WW2 dies aged 93

Bitcoin crashes tied to search surge

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:32
A spike in searches for Bitcoins can be a good predictor of an imminent crash in its value, suggests research.

US general killed by Afghan soldier

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:31
A US general is killed and 15 others are injured when an Afghan soldier opens fire at a military academy near Kabul, officials say.
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