National / International News

Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:29
The disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.

VIDEO: Mystery over Brooklyn Bridge flags

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:19
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.

Giant solar park set for approval

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:59
Plans for a giant solar park with 180,000 electricity-generating panels are recommended for approval by Flintshire councillors.

Houvenaghel retires from cycling

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:57
Olympic silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel retires from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games with injury.

School head held over India 'rape'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:56
Police in the Indian city of Bangalore arrest a school head for failing to protect children under his care after a six-year-old girl is allegedly raped.

China detains five over meat scandal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:55
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.

Quarantine over China plague death

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:47
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

VIDEO: Costa Concordia towed from crash site

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:35
The Costa Concordia, which hit a reef killing 32 people in 2012, is being towed to the port of Genoa where it will be scrapped.

Libraries 'crucial' for local life

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:11
Public libraries play a crucial role in community life far beyond the lending of books, people tell a Welsh assembly inquiry.

VIDEO: Apple profits up on iPhone sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 21:49
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

'Feeble' EU and UK 'hypocrisy' - the papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 21:44
Claims that European leaders are not being strict enough with Moscow over arms supplies feature on front pages - along with rebuttals from France.

VIDEO: Jason Statham's Games diving display

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 21:40
Hollywood actor Jason Statham competes for England in the diving competition at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 19:46

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate

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Stowell rejects Tory 'top-up' salary

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 19:36
Baroness Stowell rejects a Conservative offer to pay part of her salary, saying it would be a conflict of interest.

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 19:28
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.

VIDEO: Madrid fans' joy at Rodriguez signing

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 18:52
Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.

VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan meets girls' parents

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 18:42
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.

VIDEO: Would you eat a 'waste' food curry?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 18:21
Adam Smith set up the UK's first cafe which serves only waste, or "intercepted", food.

US court allows Arizona execution

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:39
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.

Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:31
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.
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