National / International News

Hundreds evacuated in car bomb scare

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:28
Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Bristol, after police were called to deal with a "suspicious" car.

Hagel Says China's Territorial Claims Are Destabilizing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:22

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a blunt warning to China, saying it will not ignore challenges against "fundamental principles of international order."

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Spain's Mola beats Brownlees in London

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:21
Spaniard Mario Mola claims victory in a close-fought World Triathlon Series race in London, with Alistair Brownlee fourth.

Froome not trying to 'dig up past'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 07:49
Tour de France champion Chris Froome rejects claims that his recent book has renewed tensions with Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Chilean Miners Rally To Beat The Odds Again, At The World Cup

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 07:39

You don't need to speak Spanish to be stirred by the breathtaking ad released in Chile ahead of the World Cup.

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Blair aide warns on public services

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 07:36
Labour does not have enough of substance to say on public service reform, a former aide to Tony Blair warns.

Woman's Iran jail case probed by FCO

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 07:25
The Foreign Office is following up the case of a British woman sentenced to 20 years in prison in Iran for allegedly criticising the country's leadership.

Malawi's new president is sworn in

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 07:24
Peter Mutharika is sworn in Malawi's president after the High Court rejects a request for a recount following allegations of vote-rigging.

Pakistani strike 'kills 16 militants'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 07:04
Pakistani forces say they have killed at least 16 militants after attacks on army checkpoints near the Afghan border.

NI cities host anti-racism rallies

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 06:43
About 4,000 people attend anti-racism rallies in Belfast and Londonderry following a recent spate of racist attacks in Northern Ireland and political controversy over comments about Muslims.

Rowers complete 100-mile adventure

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 06:42
Eight men from Skye are back on dry land after rowing 100 miles from St Kilda to Portree in a skiff built more than 100 years ago.

In India, Fifth Person Is Arrested In Gang Rape, Murder Case

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 06:41

The arrests come amid public outcry over perceived official inaction. The incident is another in a series of rapes against Indian women in recent years that have united the country in anger.

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Man accused of kidnap and sex abuse

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 06:40
A man appears in court charged with kidnap and sexual offences involving children as young as eight.

With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 06:23

Apple purchased Beats By Dre this week, suggesting the company is looking at smart headphone technology — headphones that can sense what the body is doing.

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Body found in missing nurse search

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 06:18
Detectives searching for a missing nurse in Bournemouth find a body concealed in a car.

Edinburgh's trams roll into action

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 06:16
Edinburgh's tram service takes its first paying customers as the long-awaited route from the airport to the city centre opens.

India gang rape inquiry stepped up

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 06:08
The head of the Indian state where two girls were gang raped and hanged recommends a federal inquiry amid concern over the local police response.

Abortion Services Return To Town Where George Tiller Was Murdered

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 05:35

Five years ago, abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed during church services in Wichita, Kan. His clinic closed after his death, but a new one has just opened to a familiar scene.

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Troll must not contact Chris Martin

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 05:35
A man is ordered not to contact Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Countdown presenter Rachel Riley after sending hundreds of abusive tweets.

VIDEO: Gangnam style: 'What pop is about'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 05:23
The video for Gangnam Style has become the first YouTube video to be watched more than two billion times.
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