National / International News

Coastguards warn of 'choppy' seas

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:17
Coastguards are urging people to take care in "choppy" seas after three incidents in the space of an hour.

Man nose-pushes sprout up mountain

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:15
A man completes his challenge to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose.

Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:12

Under new sanctions imposed this week, Russia will no longer be able to buy technology from Western companies to develop its oil fields. Still, the sanctions are limited, and Russia has vast reserves.

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'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:00

Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."

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China factory blast kills dozens

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:58
An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 68 people and left scores injured, according to Chinese state media.

Sultanina wins at Glorious Goodwood

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:57
Sultanina, ridden by William Buick for in-form trainer John Gosden, wins the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Body parts inquiry victim named

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:57
A man whose body parts were found at a Bristol recycling plant is identified by police as a man from Swindon.

Sierra Leone cyclist 'not missing'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:54
A cyclist from Sierra Leone who vanished from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games athletes' village is not missing, officials say.

Ukraine clashes hamper MH17 probe

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:34
Fresh fighting in eastern Ukraine forces a forensics team to halt operations in part of the vast crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.

Botswana's Montsho fails doping test

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:33
Former world and Commonwealth 400m champion Amantle Montsho is provisionally suspended after failing a doping test.

Foreigners 'owe millions in fines'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:15
Councils are missing out on millions of pounds every year because foreign drivers are not paying parking fines, the Local Government Association says.

Chinese bridge replica unveiled

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:06
A replica of an 18th Century landmark is unveiled at Croome Court in Worcestershire more than 100 years after the original disintegrated.

Fresh Gaza strikes amid soldier hunt

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 05:58
Israel carries out fresh strikes on Gaza and militants launch more rockets into Israel, as a hunt continues for a missing Israeli soldier.

Drinkhalls claim mixed doubles gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 05:33
Paul and Joanna Drinkhall win mixed doubles table tennis gold with a 3-2 win over fellow English pair Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho.

AUDIO: 'Slenderman' teen unfit to stand trial

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 05:22
A 12-year-old girl, accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate to please a fictional online character, has been ruled mentally unfit to stand trial.

Blues fans 'will accept' Lampard move

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:58
Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin says Frank Lampard will remain a Blues legend even if he moves to rivals Manchester City.

Afghan election recount stalls again

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:54
The recount of votes in Afghanistan's presidential election comes to a halt amid a dispute over which votes to discard.

Gaza Update: Netanyahu Hails Military's Success; IDF Declares Soldier Dead

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:54

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's military will "regroup" after it completes the job of destroying tunnels Hamas has used to carry out attacks.

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Two injured in car and bus collision

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:48
Two people are injured in a collision between a car and a bus in Greater Manchester.

Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.

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