National / International News

BBC to stream World Cup matches in 4K

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:14
Three World Cup matches will be streamed in ultra high-definition to a limited number of TVs, the BBC announces.

£1bn 'shortfall' in PPI compensation

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:12
Some major banks may have underpaid by up to £1bn the compensation certain customers are due for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance, the BBC learns.

England pick Jordan, Robson & Moeen

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 02:08
England name uncapped trio Chris Jordan, Sam Robson and Moeen Ali in their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Child bodies: Church has no records

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:51
The Archbishop of Tuam in County Galway says the Catholic church has no records about the burial of nearly 800 children in a concrete septic tank at a mother and baby home.

Explosive device is used on ATM

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:47
Thieves try to break into a cash machine in County Armagh by placing an explosive device on it.

US seeks Twitter sarcasm detector

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:46
The US Secret Service puts out a tender for software that can analyse social media, including detecting "sarcasm and false positives".

Union bid to block postman's job

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:44
A union is trying to block the reinstatement of a Devon village postman who was given his job back following a campaign by residents.

Platini supports Qatar re-vote calls

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:42
Uefa president Michel Platini urges a re-vote on the 2022 World Cup if corruption allegations against Qatar are proven.

Voters go to polls in Newark contest

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:33
Voters are going to the polls in the Newark by-election, which was triggered by the resignation of MP Patrick Mercer.

Brazil homeless in World Cup protest

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:30
Homeless people in Brazil block the road leading to the stadium where the World Cup is due to start in protest at spending on the tournament.

Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 01:00
President Bashar al-Assad has won a third term in office after securing 88.7% of votes cast in Syria's election, the parliamentary speaker says.

Quirke writer admits using subtitles

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:52
Andrew Davies has admitted to watching Quirke with subtitles, after his wife complained she could not hear.

Police 'failing' over discrimination

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:49
Complaints that the police have discriminated against members of the public are "poorly handled from beginning to end", says the police watchdog.

VIDEO: Deception and decoys ahead of D-Day

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:43
Seventy years ago Kent and Sussex were at the heart of a phoney war - a key element of the D-Day invasion.

Mobile phone interrupts Spacey play

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:36
Kevin Spacey's one-man show is interrupted by a mobile phone going off, prompting the actor to castigate its owner.

'Emotional robot' launches in Japan

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:25
Japanese firm Softbank unveils "Pepper", a robot which it says can read human emotions and which is due to go on sale to the public next year.

Housing demand strong, says Halifax

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:22
Demand in the housing market is still strong and price rises are accelerating, according to the Halifax, the UK's largest mortgage lender.

Your pictures: Gardening

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:08
Readers' photos on the theme of "gardening"

Betsi 'needs to win back confidence'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:57
Wales' largest health board needs to win back the confidence of patients, says its new chair who admits it is still a damaged brand following a highly critical report.

As Brazil Barrels Toward World Cup, Brazilians Aren't Feeling It

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:34

The games are just a week away, and enthusiasm is low. Stadiums aren't finished, infrastructure is incomplete, and there have been protests. According to one Brazilian soccer fan, "We didn't deliver."

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