National / International News

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.

NZ lawmakers back match-fixing bill

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:35
New Zealand lawmakers back a bill making match-fixing a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, as it prepares to host major sporting events.

Portuguese bank in 3.6bn euros loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:28
Portugal's troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, reports a bigger-than-expected loss of 3.6bn euros for the first six months of the year.

Crews work on at pier fire scene

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:19
Firefighters remained at the scene overnight of a devastating fire that destroyed part of Eastbourne Pier.

House votes to sue President Obama

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:08
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.

Leaders meet to discuss MH17 access

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:07
Malaysian and Dutch leaders to meet later to discuss securing full access to the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine, two weeks after the plane went down.

Israel to probe UN school shelling

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:43
Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a Gaza school sheltering displaced civilians - an attack which prompted US and UN condemnation.

VIDEO: Steinway hitting the right note in China

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:15
One of the world's best known piano manufacturers Steinway has gained popularity in China.

Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 17:40
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.

Galaxy's quest to put fun in fantasy

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 17:26
Galaxy's quest to bring fun back into fantasy

City of Culture boss appointed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 17:25
The man behind the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies is chosen to deliver Hull's City of Culture programme in 2017.

Funding for national park path work

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 16:12
Paths across Scotland's two national parks are in line for a upgrade thanks to a £3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Prosthetics, by those who know

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 16:03
Things which only wearers of prosthetic limbs know

6 Music audience overtakes Radio 3

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 16:03
BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.

Is show season making a comeback?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:57
Why are country shows making a comeback?

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