National / International News

VIDEO: What lies beneath Greek paradise

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 21:53
Economic data suggests Greece's economy is recovering from near collapse at the height of the crisis, but is a return to prosperity being felt by the people?

Rola excited over Murray meeting

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 21:24
Andy Murray's next opponent, Blaz Rola, says his motivation is "off the charts" for the second round match at Wimbledon.

Apartments threat over £7k wall bill

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 21:12
A group of apartment owners in Belfast have been threatened with losing their homes unless they each pay £7,000 towards the cost of repairing a wall.

US senator beats Tea Party rival

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 20:38
US Republican Senator Thad Cochran, who is seeking midterm re-election, narrowly beats a Tea Party rival in a high-profile primary in Mississippi.

Fifa probes Suarez 'biting' incident

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 20:23
Football's governing body Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay's Luis Suarez over an alleged biting incident during the World Cup match against Italy.

Sen. Thad Cochran Beats Back Tea Party Challenge

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:49

The 76-year-old Mississippi Republican managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.

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Heads' concern over pupil anxiety

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:34
Four out of five head teachers in England (80%) are concerned about pupils in their schools who are suffering from anxiety disorders, a survey finds.

Vampire bats lose bitter taste

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:32
Vampire bats' strict blood diet makes them lose much of their ability to taste bitter flavours, scientists show.

Screenings 'do not harm theatres'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:29
Cinema screenings of plays from the National Theatre do not tempt fans away from regional theatres, new research suggests.

Glastonbury: 11 acts to watch

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:26
11 acts to watch, away from the main stage

Doctors face new language checks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:23
New powers allowing the medical regulator to check doctors' English language skills come into force, in a move hailed as an "important milestone".

Miss. Sen Thad Cochran Defeats Tea Party Challenger

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:02

The six-term Republican defeated insurgent state Sen. Chris McDaniel for his party's nomination.

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VIDEO: US working on Sudan apostasy exit

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 17:58
The US says it is working with Sudan to ensure a woman freed from death row can leave the country,

Disbelief and denial: Inside the Suarez storm

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:35
"Four hundred journalists turned their heads in collective disbelief - did he really just do what I think he did?"

New House Leadership Puts Export Bank On Shakier Ground

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:35

Described as either a boost to U.S. jobs and the economy or as "crony capitalism," the Export-Import Bank's future has grown cloudier under new House Majority Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

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VIDEO: World Cup first-timers lose but party on

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:35
The World Cup may be ending early for Bosnia-Hercegovina but the country's fans will never forget their first trip to football's global party.

Right-to-die: For and against

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:29
An argument for assisted suicide, and one against

A craze for 'loom bands'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:23
What's behind playground bracelet craze?

'No helmet' cycling ad ban reversed

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:51
A ruling against a safe cycling advert which showed a rider without a helmet is overturned by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Scot to have double hand transplant

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:45
Scottish woman Corinne Hutton is to be the first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant, BBC Scotland reveals.
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