National / International News

How Costa Rica's 'brave bulls' shocked the world

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 16:41
Bullish and brilliant - BBC Sport's Ben Smith explains how Costa Rica have become the surprise package of the World Cup.

VIDEO: The Sunni-Shia divide in Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 16:03
How the Sunni-Shia split affects the chaos in Iraq

Horse treatment used in human trials

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 16:00
The stem cell treatment that proved a winner in race horses

US boosts aid to cope with migrants

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:56
The US pledges millions of dollars in aid to Central American countries, believing it will help reduce the growing number of migrants, especially children.

Why is khat about to be banned?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:54
Why is the UK banning the leafy stimulant khat?

Poverty Commission: 'End zero hours'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:46
A church-backed commission on poverty in Scotland will call for an end to zero hours contracts and a commitment to the living wage.

England should look to the future - Shearer

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:41
BBC pundit and former England captain Alan Shearer says Roy Hodgson must keep pushing his young players forward.

VIDEO: Both sides of narcotic leaf khat

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:32
A UK ban on the narcotic leaf khat comes into force next week. What do people living in the communities where khat is used think about the ban?

The man who hoped to die in a railway crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:18
Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of the man who rode the railways, hoping to die in a crash.

VIDEO: Bodyguard reveals Castro's lifestyle

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:15
The public image of Cuba's Fidel Castro is that of the exemplary and frugal leader, but his bodyguard of 17 years has written a book in which he claims the former leader enjoyed a lifestyle at odds with the sacrifices he demanded of his people.

Weight-watching - the disabled way

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:15
Weight-watching the disabled way

VIDEO: Carmen the musical in Cuba

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:14
Once a strong tradition in Cuba, musical theatre disappeared after the 1959 revolution. Now an award winning international team are trying to revive the genre with a Cuban version of Carmen Jones.

Seeing art with different eyes

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:14
How is art affected by colour blindness?

Mass 'spy car' use to be banned

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:09
The government announces it is to ban "greedy" councils in England from using static and car-mounted cameras to catch drivers who park illegally.

Today at the World Cup: Day 10

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:01
Who is playing? How can you watch the games? Who will win? All the information you need on World Cup day 10.

US sets up honey bee task force

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 14:55
The White House has announced a federal strategy to understand why honey bees are dying off and produce a plan to stop their decline.

CDC Says More Workers Potentially Exposed To Live Anthrax

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-20 14:55

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased to 86 the number of its personnel who it says may have been exposed to live anthrax at three labs in Atlanta.

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Rooney criticism unjust - Van Persie

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 14:49
Robin van Persie says criticism of Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney in England's World Cup campaign is unjust.

Thousands attend clipper festival

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 14:43
Tens of thousands of people are expected in Londonderry for a nine-day maritime festival to welcome home the Clipper Around the World Race.

VIDEO: Syrian refugees rescued from boat

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 14:25
Matthew Price is on an Italian Navy ship off the coast of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. He watched as Syrian refugees in a boat were rescued.
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