National / International News

IS frees 19 abducted Christians

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 12:12
Nineteen of the 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria have been freed, activists say.

Does Australia need foreign investment?

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 12:07
Foreign land ownership is seen by many as a problem in Australia but the farm sector has another side to the story.

Mourinho 'feeds' on trophy wins

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 11:57
Jose Mourinho says he needs to "feed himself with trophies" after leading Chelsea to League Cup success against Tottenham.

England 'can still win Six Nations'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 11:51
England coach Stuart Lancaster says his side can still win the Six Nations despite a 19-9 defeat by Ireland in Dublin.

Avalanches Kill Nearly 250 In Afghanistan

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 10:59

The latest avalanches, in the Panjshir Valley north of the capital, Kabul, have cut off villages in the area for almost a week.

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Rangers chairman Somers to step down

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 10:53
David Somers is to leave his role as Rangers chairman ahead of the club's EGM on 6 March, BBC Scotland has learned.

VIDEO: The Sound of Music marks 50 years

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 10:31
The Sound of Music is celebrating its 50th anniversary, after the story of the Von Trapp family first captivated audiences around the world in 1965.

VIDEO: Rosberg has testing edge over Hamilton

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 10:21
BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie and Ben Edwards look back at the final day of testing in Barcelona as Nico Rosberg completes 148 laps at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Jay receives goal of month award

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 10:09
An 11-year-old boy from County Armagh who won the Scottish Premiership goal of the month award for January has been presented with his award.

Brit winners dominate revamped chart

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 10:07
Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Royal Blood take the top spots in the first UK album chart to count streaming data alongside sales.

Prince William arrives in China

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 10:05
The Duke of Cambridge arrives in China for a four-day visit, becoming the first UK royal to visit the country in nearly 30 years.

6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 09:23

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.

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Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 09:21
Jose Mourinho lifts his first trophy since returning to Chelsea as his side see off Tottenham in the League Cup final.

VIDEO: Emwazi 'paranoid' before fleeing UK

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 09:11
The extremist known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts after feeling harassed by MI5, according to email exchanges with a journalist.

Sturgeon calls for wind power boost

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 08:58
UK government budgets for offshore wind are unlikely to support Scotland's future ambitions to develop the industry, the first minister says.

Family of eye injury man 'hopeful'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 08:45
The father of a man who was injured in an explosion in south Armagh says he should find out this week if his eye can be saved.

Bottas fastest on final testing day

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 08:31
Williams' Valtteri Bottas sets the pace as Mercedes emerge from the final day of pre-season testing as strong title favourites.

Samsung S6 phone has curved screen

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 08:31
Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides

VIDEO: S6 Edge: First look at Samsung phone

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 08:31
Samsung shows off the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone's new features to the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones.

Nigerian mob kills bomb suspect

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 08:25
A young woman is beaten to death by a Nigerian mob in the belief she was on a suicide mission, in an area hit by Boko Haram attacks.