National / International News

Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:31
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.

CAR factions announce ceasefire

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:30
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.

CCTV of A47 road death pair released

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:28
CCTV footage of a couple captured an hour before they were killed on a busy dual carriageway is released.

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:20
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.

Family of four in death crash named

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:09
Police release the names of the West Lothian family killed in a crash between their car and a lorry in Polmont.

Teen to pay £300 for supercar damage

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:05
A teenager who jumped on the bonnet of a £245,000 supercar has been told to pay the owner £300 compensation towards the £11,000 repairs.

Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:04

Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than five times higher than they are among white kids the same age.

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How 'Tut-mania' gripped the world

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:02
How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture

A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:57

Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.

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Marine protected areas to be set up

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:53
A network of 30 marine protected areas is to be established around Scotland's coastline to protect marine species and their habitats.

Central African Republic's road to anarchy

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:50
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias

VIDEO: New twist in Banksy mural saga

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:48
There are questions over the ownership of the Banksy Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham, as Steve Knibbs reports.

Caption Challenge: Flying piano

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:33
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Fewer young smokers and drinkers

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:26
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.

Day in pictures: 24 July 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:24
24 hours of news photos: 24 July

Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:24

For the first time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing flights to Israel. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 700.

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Man Utd 'not balanced' - Van Gaal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:23
New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his squad is imbalanced, despite beating LA Galaxy 7-0 on Wednesday.

Aid workers shot dead in Herat

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:18
Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international aid organisation in the western city of Herat.

Protests target Israel football club

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:08
Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille.

Norway in Syria-linked terror alert

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 03:01
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.
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