National / International News

Heavy rain and storms across UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:49
Heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning have caused disruption across parts of the UK.

Dozens killed by Baghdad bombings

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:45
A series of bombings across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, leaves more than 50 people dead hours after militants raid a university in Anbar.

Missing pole doesn't hurt - Hamilton

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:41
Lewis Hamilton says he is still "upbeat" about Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix despite losing out on pole position.

Colombia to set up truth commission

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:32
Colombia's government and Farc rebels agree to set up a truth commission to investigate thousands of deaths in five decades of conflict.

Prisoner Swap One Of Several Tough Moments For Obama In Recent Weeks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:31

NPR's National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson talks with Arun Rath about the controversial Berghdal POW swap, the roll out of tougher emissions standards and systemic problems within the VA.

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Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:31

The mobile game, with its flow of moving candies, has reeled us in. The endless repetition — without a plot or character development — can be mesmerizing. Psychologically, why can't we stay away?

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VIDEO: Memorial service for Maya Angelou

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 11:52
Family, friends and famous admirers of US author and activist Maya Angelou have held a private memorial service in her honour in North Carolina.

VIDEO: McCann police seek 'several suspects'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 11:06
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann want to speak to several suspects in Portugal.

Iraq students in college raid ordeal

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 10:40
Militants storm a university in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, briefly taking dozens of students and staff hostage before retreating under fire.

U.S., Iran Will Meet For Another Round Of Nuclear Talks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 10:31

Diplomats will meet in Geneva on Monday and Tuesday to try to seal an agreement over Iran's nuclear program, before a deadline of July 20.

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Nigerian army raids newspaper depots

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 10:22
Nigeria's army raids newspaper distribution centres, detaining vendors and confiscating copies in what it says is a security operation.

Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 10:12
Nico Rosberg edges Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to take pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix.

US author Maya Angelou remembered

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 09:18
The family, friends and famous admirers of US author Maya Angelou hold a private memorial service in her honour in North Carolina.

Nadal and Djokovic set for Paris final

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 09:12
Top seed Rafael Nadal is aiming for his ninth French Open title but Novak Djokovic is eager for his first win in Paris.

Dozens killed in Afghan flash floods

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 09:03
Flash flooding in the remote northern Afghan province of Baghlan kills at least 73 people and forces thousands from their homes, police say.

'Wall of death' stuntman injured

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:52
A motorcycle stuntman is airlifted to hospital after an accident during a "wall of death" performance at the Royal Cornwall Show.

VIDEO: Emotional tributes to Maya Angelou

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:49
Former US President Bill Clinton has paid tribute to Maya Angelou, as admirers of the poet, author and activist gathered in North Carolina for a memorial service to celebrate her life.

Humphreys takes charge of Gloucester

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:29
David Humphreys leaves his role as director of rugby at Ulster to take a similar position at Gloucester.

School inspections 'need overhaul'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:26
Criteria for inspecting schools in England is "not fit for purpose" and greater local scrutiny is needed for free schools and academies, the shadow education secretary says.

Madeleine 'suspects' to be questioned

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:24
Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann tell the BBC they will question "several suspects" in the very near future.
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