National / International News

Glasgow to receive £1bn investment

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 08:08
Glasgow and its surrounding area are to benefit from more than £1bn of investment from the UK and Scottish governments.

Tour de France 2014: stage-by-stage guide

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 08:01
Five-time Tour rider Geraint Thomas, who is hoping to help Team Sky's Chris Froome defend his title, analyses each stage.

Rabbi joins fast for Ramadan

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:55
An orthodox rabbi joins millions of Muslims around Britain to fast for Ramadan, in a bid to increase understanding between the two faiths.

Bouchard to face Kvitova in final

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:51
Eugenie Bouchard is Canada's first Grand Slam singles finalist at Wimbledon, where she will face Petra Kvitova on Saturday.

Woman Charged In Denver With Seeking To Aid Islamic Extremists

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:51

Shannon Maureen Conley was arrested in April as she boarded a flight that would have ultimately landed her in Syria, where she hoped to wage jihad alongside ISIS rebels.

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Iraq denies Saudi border withdrawal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:49
Iraqi officials deny troops have withdrawn from the Saudi border, amid reports that 30,000 Saudi reinforcements have been deployed there.

Egypt 'failing' on rights record

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:37
Amnesty International warns Egypt is suffering a catastrophic decline in terms of human rights, a year after the military ousted President Morsi.

'Britain is the number one for cycling'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:26
On the eve of the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire, Sir Dave Brailsford claims Britain is now the "number one" cycling nation.

Politician's Wichita/Worcester gaffe

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:25
Labour's Chuka Umunna mistakenly talked about Hereford and Wichita during a BBC interview, as Chris Mason reports.

Can completes Liverpool transfer

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:23
Liverpool finalise the signing of Bayer Leverkusen's Germany under-21 international midfielder Emre Can.

AUDIO: MP mistakes Worcester for Wichita

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:22
Chuka Umunna struggles to pronounce the name of a city in the Midlands, appearing to mix it up with an American town.

Decline in trials for Alzheimer's

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:21
More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer's disease in the past decade have failed, according to a study.

VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:18

Basketball player Josiah Brown can dribble with either hand; he has a spin move and he regularly hits shots from outside the lane. But he's still just 4.

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Freedom To NOT Celebrate Independence Day

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:11

On the Fourth of July, some Americans have celebrated their freedom of choice by choosing to not celebrate at all.

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British success behind Tour's decision

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:10
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme says recent British Tour successes helped bring the race to Yorkshire.

Olympian and POW Zamperini dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:08
Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and American World War Two veteran who survived two years as a prisoner of war, dies at the age of 97.

Did Supreme Court Tip Hand On Future Contraception Cases?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:06

The court's opinion that some for-profit firms don't have to provide women contraceptive coverage in the face of religious objections addressed only part of the legal battle over the mandate.

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Why does the sum 7x8 catch people out?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:57
Chancellor George Osborne has refused to answer a "times table" question from children.

Boleto hack may lose Brazil $3.75bn

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:53
Researchers from an American security company have unearthed a substantial malware-based fraud ring that has potentially stolen $3.75bn from users of payment method Boleto.

National roaming - a bad call?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:48
Why phone companies don’t like PM’s “national roaming” idea
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