National / International News

Islamic State Seizes Towns Near Kurdish Area; Dam Seen At Risk

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

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VIDEO: Memorable moments from Glasgow 2014

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:19
BBC Sport selects the most memorable moments from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

US to send 50 experts to fight Ebola

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:14
The US will "surge" its response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola by sending at least 50 public health experts to West Africa.

VIDEO: Miliband: Israeli action 'unjustifiable'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 10:05
Labour leader Ed Miliband has called on the prime minister to send "a much clearer message" to Israel that its actions in Gaza are "unacceptable and unjustifiable".

VIDEO: Villagers try to stop Ebola burials

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 09:38
As the US announces it is to send about 50 public health experts to West Africa to help tackle the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, protests break out at burial sites in Liberia.

Gaza crisis 'intolerable' - Hammond

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 09:24
The situation in Gaza is "simply intolerable and must be addressed", Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Wales' Thomas wins dramatic road race

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:51
Wales' Geraint Thomas survives a puncture to with six kilometres to go to win the men's Commonwealth Games road race.

Children and adults injured in crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:48
Twelve children and five adults are treated in hospital after the mini-train they were on at a County Fermanagh caravan park overturned.

Hunger strike parade in Derrylin

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:44
Thousands of republicans take part in hunger strike commemoration parade in Derrylin in County Fermanagh.

French and German leaders mark WW1

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:19
The presidents of France and Germany commemorate the 100th anniversary of Germany's declaration of war on France.

Eisteddfod apology over bus delays

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:15
Eisteddfod bosses have apologised after problems with a park-and-ride system led to delays for visitors at the festival in Llanelli.

Firefighters tackle woodchip blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:12
Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze involving thousands of tonnes of wood chippings at an industrial park in Easter Ross.

Lego Releases Female Scientists Set; May Appease 7-Year-Old Critic

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 08:07

Months after a girl took the company to task for its female toy figures, Lego has released the Research Institute, a play set created by a "real-life geophysicist, Ellen Kooijman," the company says.

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VIDEO: Rescuers search quake flattened homes

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:48
A major rescue and relief operation is under way after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck in south-west China.

Famous Italian statue in thong row

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:48
A row breaks out in Italy after a photographer dresses up a famous 2,500-year-old statue in a leopard-skin thong and pink feather boa.

Deadly strike 'at UN school in Gaza'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:37
At least 10 Palestinians die and dozens are hurt in a strike near a UN school in Gaza, medics say, amid reports most Israeli troops have left Gaza.

Adcocks secure mixed doubles gold

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:35
Chris and Gabby Adcock beat Chris Langridge and Heather Olver to win the Commonwealth mixed doubles badminton title.

Praise heaped on 'best Games ever'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:32
The people of Glasgow, as well as volunteers, crowds and athletes, draw widespread praise after a "fantastic" Commonwealth Games.

Islamic State takes over Iraq towns

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:28
The UN has warned that up to 200,000 people have been forced to flee after Islamic State militants take over more towns in northern Iraq.

Newry crash victims' names released

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:54
The man and woman who died in a two-vehicle crash in Newry, County Down, on Saturday were 19-year-old Niall Murphy and 67-year-old Joan Connor.
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