National / International News

Rising seas uncover Pacific war dead

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 17:59
Rising sea levels have disturbed the skeletons of soldiers killed on the Marshall Islands during World War Two.

Met Opera shares bankruptcy fears

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 17:55
New York's Metropolitan Opera faces bankruptcy in "two or three years" if it does not cut its wages bill, its boss tells the BBC.

'Fairyland' care for Indian troops

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 17:29
The royal pavilion that became a military hospital

The hunger of England captain Steven Gerrard

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 17:17
Tom Fordyce on the drive that propels a skinny lad from Liverpool to the World Cup finals as captain of his country.

Smashed Hits: Another Star

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 17:12
Analysing the BBC's World Cup song.

VIDEO: Inside England's World Cup hotel

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 17:04
The BBC's Wyre Davies takes a tour of the hotel where England's footballers are due to stay for the World Cup.

Land reform legislation planned

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 17:01
The Scottish government says it will bring forward a Land Reform Bill before the end of the current term of the Scottish Parliament.

Pakistan MQM leader bailed in London

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 16:54
Altaf Hussain, the exiled leader of Pakistan's MQM party, is released after being questioned by police in London on suspicion of money laundering.

LA jail conditions 'unconstitutional'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 16:25
Mental health care inside Los Angeles County jails is so deplorable it violates a ban on cruelty, the US justice department has said.

US student disarms killer gunman

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:39
Police praise the bravery of student Jon Meis for disarming a gunmen who had killed one person and wounded three others.

VIDEO: Mondrian's Liverpool studio

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:36
Art lovers are given a glimpse of abstract artist Piet Mondrian's studio at the biggest exhibition of his work to ever be staged in the UK

Brazil clashes amid renewed strikes

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:28
Police in Sao Paulo use tear gas against protesters on the second day of a metro strike, paralysing the city ahead of the football World Cup.

Armed Man Killed In Attack On Atlanta Courthouse

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:26

The man, who was scheduled to plead guilty to drug-related charges later Friday, was armed with an assault rifle, grenades, smoke bombs and tear gas.

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The German soldier 'liberated' by D-Day

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:22
German soldier's 'holiday' life after his D-Day surrender

The skeletons who fought to the death

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:20
A ghoulish discovery in a Victorian theatre.

American Detained In Honduras: 'We Came With An Open Heart'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:18

Six Americans remain in a rural Honduran prison after being arrested last month on suspicion of smuggling weapons into the country.

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CIA launches Twitter account

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:16
The United States Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, announces it has opened its first official accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

Veteran disappears for Normandy trip

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:16
An 89-year-old WW2 veteran is returning to the UK after disappearing from his nursing home and heading to France for the D-Day commemorations.

Meeting the West Bank's tech start-ups

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:15
The trials and triumphs of West Bank tech start-ups

The bringer of life and death

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 15:13
The element that brings life and death on an epic scale

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