National / International News

Sinn Féin warns of 'grave' situation

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 07:38
Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness says the political situation at Stormont as "very grave" due to the row over welfare reform.

Bath 16-28 Saracens

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 07:35
England fly-half Owen Farrell stars as Saracens beat Bath at Twickenham to become Premiership champions for a second time.

Fire crews at city centre incident

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 07:13
Firefighters and police officers are dealing with an incident on West Nile Street in Glasgow city centre.

VIDEO: Solar Impulse: Ready for Pacific flight

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 07:12
The Solar Impulse team is preparing to set off on the most dangerous phase of the mission to fly a solar-powered plane around the world - flying non-stop across the Pacific Ocean.

Ex-Georgia leader gets Ukraine job

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 07:08
Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili - who is wanted in his country - is appointed governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Seeks Democratic Nomination

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 06:55

O'Malley, also a former Baltimore mayor, has made no secret of his desire to run, despite his lack of a national profile. He faces an uphill battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton.

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Pietersen returns to Surrey side

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 06:35
Kevin Pietersen makes himself available to play for Surrey in their County Championship home game against Lancashire.

Free-range cows on loose in city

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 06:30
A herd of escaped cows take up residence in gardens and driveways when they go on the loose in Sheffield.

Nigeria's Boko Haram hit Maiduguri

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 06:03
Boho Haram militants kill least 13 people in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, just after Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as president.

Newly Re-Elected, FIFA's Sepp Blatter Denies Ties To Corruption

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 06:00

At a press conference Saturday, newly re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter was defiant, insisting he had nothing to fear from the ongoing investigation. NPR's Scott Simon talks with AP's Rob Harris.

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Choir boy, golden boy, tractor boy

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:47
The different faces of England's record-setting batsman

Cook breaks England Test run record

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:28
Alastair Cook passes Graham Gooch's tally of 8,900 runs to become England's leading scorer in Test history.

VIDEO: Stars attend Anne Kirkbride's memorial

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:26
A public memorial service has taken place at Manchester Cathedral to commemorate the life and work of Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride.

Under Cover Of Conflict, Hamas Killed Palestinians, Amnesty Alleges

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:21

The human rights organization says Hamas deliberately killed at least 23 Palestinians during the war with Israel last summer. Those killed were accused by Hamas of collaborating with Israel.

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Death Toll In Texas, Oklahoma Floods At 28

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:14

The region is expecting more rain and officials warn that the Colorado River at Wharton could crest today, causing even more flooding in what has been the wettest May on record for the state.

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Cancer drug impact hope 'remarkable'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 05:01
The potential impact of a new cancer drug invented in Cardiff is described as "remarkable" at the world's biggest gathering of oncologists.

FA Cup gets first title sponsor

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:57
The FA Cup will be rebranded as The Emirates FA Cup as the Dubai-based company sign a three-year deal with the FA.

Rio Ferdinand announces retirement

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:37
Former QPR, Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand announces his retirement at the age of 36.

'Thugs' target Bulger charity dinner

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:34
A group of protestors break into a Liverpool hotel during a charity dinner to raise money in memory of murdered toddler James Bulger.

Ennis-Hill jumps to second in Gotzis

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:34
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is an impressive second after two events of her heptathlon return in Gotzis.