National / International News

VIDEO: Eavis celebrates farming award

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:37
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has picked up a national farming award for being Britain's top dairy farm.

Zayn and Louis are fighting on Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:35
Naughty Boy, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson are having a row on social media.

'Interest' in paper-making firm

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:31
Administrators appointed to a paper-making firm say a number of parties have "expressed an interest in the business".

Man died after 'lapses' in care

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:29
An inquest hears a 43-year-old man died at Glan Clwyd Hospital following "repeated lapses in his care and treatment".

Bollywood Star Salman Khan Convicted In Hit-And-Run Case

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:25

Khan, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison for driving while drunk over a group of people sleeping on a sidewalk in 2002, killing one of them. He was granted bail until Friday.

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In pictures: Errol Brown

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:44
Hot Chocolate singer who has died aged 71

Maryland Governor Lifts State Of Emergency In Baltimore

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:43

Gov. Larry Hogan said all of the National Guard troops and state police called in April 27 to restore order in Baltimore have been withdrawn. The unrest began after the funeral of Freddie Gray.

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Tim Peake passes final Soyuz exam

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:41
British astronaut Tim Peake passes his final Soyuz exam, as he prepares for November's mission to the space station.

VIDEO: River turns red after ink spill

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:40
The Blackstaff River in Belfast turned red today after an ink spill by a printing firm.

The Race Where Race Didn't Matter

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:34

The Staten Island prosecutor at the center of the investigation into the death of Eric Garner easily won election to Congress as a Republican. He replaces disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.

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How to remove a tooth - with javelin

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:33
The 2008 Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay removes his daughter's loose tooth with a javelin and posts the results on Twitter.

Arab Fiction Prize announced

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:31
A Tunisian author who was inspired to write his first novel after the Arab Spring wins the Arab world's top prize for fiction.

VIDEO: Last push for votes in UK election

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:24
The politicians final push for votes as the UK election campaign comes to an end.

Forests 'pivotal' for food security

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:23
Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security, as well as providing sources of income, suggest leading scientists.

'Suicide' woman 'sent ex 100 texts'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:22
The ex-partner of a woman who took her own life tells a court he received 100 text messages a day from her.

Pollution spill on Blackstaff river

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:22
An investigation is under way into the cause of a pollution spill in Blackstaff river in Belfast.

Tycoon sells tyre firm for £50m

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:07
One of Scotland's most successful entrepreneurs has sold his tyre-fitting business for £50m to Michelin.

Profiles of wanted 'Islamic State leaders'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:06
The US is offering rewards totalling $20m (£13m) for information on four men identified as leading figures in the jihadist group, Islamic State (IS).

Vatican Affirms Plan To Make Missionary Junipero Serra A Saint

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:55

The choice of Serra, whom the church sees as an evangelist, has drawn criticism over his role in the California mission system of the 18th century.

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Bryson gets six months suspended

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:54
High-profile Union flag protestor Jamie Bryson has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence for taking part in unlawful public processions.