National / International News

Mine flood sounded like 'jet engine'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 04:00
A miner who almost died in a Swansea Valley pit says the moment 650,000 gallons of water flooded the mine sounded like a "jet engine".

The baffling map of England's counties

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:56
Why is England's county system so baffling?

'Bedroom tax' Creme Egg an 'insult'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:54
Tenants in Bridgend affected by benefits cuts hit out at a housing association which offered them a Cadbury Creme Egg as thanks for paying their rent.

VIDEO: 'WW1' flute 'has charm of its own'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:54
A flute believed to have been created in the trenches during World War One is to be played in public for the first time in at least 50 years.

Obama in Seoul pledge on N Korea

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:51
America stands "shoulder to shoulder" with South Korea over North Korea, says Barack Obama as he continues his Asia tour.

VIDEO: What will new icebreaker look like?

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:48
A close-up look at icebreakers, as UK scientists receive £200m to build one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world.

Mother in court over child deaths

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:46
A mother appears in court charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.

VIDEO: Proclaimer recalls mother-in-law Margo

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:39
The Proclaimers sing Sunshine On Leith dedicated to Craig Reid's mother-in-law Margo MacDonald.

X-Men director denies abuse claims

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:35
Bryan Singer calls the sex abuse accusations made against him "outrageous" as he announces he will be missing press appearances for his latest film.

In pictures: Royal tour of Australia

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:18
The best images from the royal tour of Australia

VIDEO: Missing plane relatives vent anger

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:16
The BBC's Celia Hatton reports from Beijing where grieving relatives of those missing on board Malaysia airlines Flight MH370 are protesting outside the Malaysian embassy.

Agreement reached on deep sea mining

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:11
Plans to open the world's first mine in the deep ocean have moved significantly closer to becoming reality.

NI pensioner incomes 'fall by 8%'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:10
Pensioner incomes in NI have fallen by around 8% in real terms, according to latest government figures.

Stick to the track, coach tells Farah

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:04
Mo Farah is advised by his coach not to run any more marathons until after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

What Exactly Qualifies As 'Racist,' Anyway?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:03

A Nevada rancher and conservative cause célèbre said he thought black people would be better off if they were still slaves. He later denied that he's racist.

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Russia Wants To Start World War III, Ukrainian Leader Charges

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:00

Accusations continue to fly. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is refusing to help resolve the crisis. Russia's foreign minister says Kerry is exaggerating. Ukraine is warning about war.

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Images of Russian bombers released

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:54
Pictures of RAF Typhoon jets shadowing bombers off Scotland

UK retail sales edge up in March

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:46
Retail sales edged up in March compared with the previous month, official figures show.

Man escapes injury in explosion

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:31
A man in his 20s is left badly shaken after what is believed to have been a pipe bomb exploded outside his home in north Belfast.

Health atlas shows risks by area

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:29
A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.
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