National / International News

Israel calls up 16,000 reservists

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:50
Israel calls up 16,000 extra reserve soldiers as conflict in Gaza continues, amid criticism over a strike that killed 16 at a UN-run school.

Giant wind farm plan is scrapped

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:48
A massive wind farm planned for the Irish Sea - covering an area the size of Anglesey - has been scrapped.

Invictus Games a struggle, says Harry

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:32
Prince Harry says organising a Paralympic-style sporting competition for injured members of the armed forces has been a "real struggle".

DUP and Sinn Féin 'make budget deal'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:28
The DUP and Sinn Féin reach agreement over Stormont's quarterly budget after weeks of deadlock, the BBC understands.

Bathers drown off Karachi coast

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:22
At least 20 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.

'Abuse' pilot 'took his own life'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:01
A British Airways pilot accused of sexually abusing children in Africa took his own life, a coroner rules.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:53
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Walker dies after fall on Snowdon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:25
A man has died after falling at least 200ft (60m) while walking just below the summit of Snowdon.

School infants 'obese' warnings

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:25
Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one-in-10 classed as obese, say public health officials.

Argentina in denial over debt dispute

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:15
Call it something else, says Argentina's president

Argentina defaults for second time

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:01
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.

VIDEO: Is your big tummy a diabetes warning ?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:46
Health officials in England are urging people to measure and monitor their waistlines, to help avoid type 2 diabetes.

VIDEO: Mysterious miracle? Crop circle draws crowds

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:33
A giant crop circle which apparently appeared out of nowhere, has drawn crowds of people to a farmer's field in Bavaria, southern Germany.

Estate agency to be sold for £16.5m

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:19
Wales' biggest building society, the Principality, is selling its estate agency business, Peter Alan, for almost £16.5 million.

VIDEO: Gaza families 'can't outrun this war'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:09
The BBC's Martin Patience reports from Gaza, where Palestinians continue to seek shelter in a UN-run school despite a shelling which killed 16 people.

Peace Corps Evacuates Hundreds Of Volunteers Amid Ebola Outbreak

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 21:47

A State Department official said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Ebola has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.

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Assault charge for duke's ex-aide

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 21:45
A former personal assistant to the Duke of Edinburgh is accused of sexually abusing a girl in the early 1970s.

'Tax cuts' and pier fears - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 21:37
Claims that the PM wants to raise the threshold at which people pay the 40p income tax rate lead some papers, while many feature images of Eastbourne's pier ablaze.

Woman sacked after becoming pregnant

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 21:37
A former bakery assistant is awarded over £23,000 after a tribunal found she was subjected to sex discrimination because of pregnancy and unfairly dismissed.

Guatemala buries massacre victims

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:54
The remains of 31 indigenous Ixil Mayans, killed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemala civil war, are buried in a ceremony in the country's north-west.
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