National / International News

As G7 Begins, Greek Bailout Tops Agenda — And Isolation Fears Grip Greece

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

The leftist party that swept Greek elections earlier this year promised to save Greece from the clutches of austerity. But Greece and the European Union remained deadlocked over a new credit deal.

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Funeral of second crash victim held

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 03:01
The funeral of the second man killed in a car crash on the outskirts of Londonderry on Wednesday is taking place later.

Unseen teenage Freud letters for sale

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 02:48
Previously unseen letters by the then-teenage artist Lucian Freud to poet Stephen Spender are to be auctioned by Sotheby's.

McGowan admits Savile play misgivings

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 02:34
Actor Alistair McGowan admits he had misgivings before agreeing to take on the part of Jimmy Savile in a new West End play.

VIDEO: Obama 'forgot to bring lederhosen' to G7

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 02:23
President Obama has said the leaders of the G7 nations will discuss "standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine".

Unexploded war mines disrupt ferries

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 01:45
Two unexploded World War II mines discovered near the port of Calais lead to the cancellation of a number of cross-Channel ferries.

Typo in Dame Shirley Bassey sign

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 01:42
A new road sign in honour of Shirley Bassey outside the Children's Hospital for Wales misspells the Welsh word for dame.

Cotto knocks out Geale in fourth

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 01:38
Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto knocks out Daniel Geale in the fourth round to retain his WBC middleweight world title.

Saudis uphold blogger lashes sentence

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 01:28
Saudi supreme court upholds sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years on blogger Raif Badawi, despite foreign outcry.

Police apologise for 'moronic' tweet

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 01:22
Hampshire Constabulary apologies after being branded "moronic" for a tweet about a car crash that many people said was inappropriate.

VIDEO: Kennedy 'really tried' to stop drinking

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 01:15
Alistair Campbell says Charles Kennedy tried "really, really hard" to give up drinking.

Five arrests over body on path murder

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:52
Four men and a woman are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body is found lying near a path in Newcastle.

He Was In A Cab Stuck In Traffic. A Beggar Asked For Alms...

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:51

His heart said "Give!" His mind wondered: "Am I gullible? Do handouts really help?" Looking back, he's not happy with the choice he made.

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One dead in Isle of Lewis road crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:46
One person has died after a crash on the Barvas to Carloway road on the Isle of Lewis.

Carbon fibre 'running leg' stolen

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:42
A carbon fibre blade - a running leg for amputees - has been stolen from a vehicle in County Monaghan.

PM to announce 'disease detectives'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:30
Prime Minister David Cameron is to unveil plans for a rapid reaction force of UK medical experts to respond to future pandemics like Ebola.

Troubles 'not an environment excuse'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:28
Northern Ireland can no longer use its troubled past as an excuse for failings over the environment, according to one of the UK's foremost environmentalists.

Farah pulls out of Birmingham race

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:28
An "emotionally and physically drained" Mo Farah pulls out of Sunday's Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.

Ceremonies held for China ferry dead

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:19
Mourning ceremonies are being held to remember the hundreds of people who died in Monday's Chinese ferry disaster.

Ex health boss moves for cancer drug

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:19
The former head of a Welsh health board moves to England for cancer treatment, the Sunday Times reports.