National / International News

Thai army promises elections in 2015

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 23:29
Thailand's military leader promises a return to democracy but says elections will only take place after October 2015.

China party boss in corruption probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 23:27
The Communist Party boss of the major southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is being investigated for corruption, party officials say.

Bedtimes set for young offenders

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 23:24
A strict "lights-out" policy will be enforced at young offenders institutions in England, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announces.

Fear factor inevitable, says Scolari

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 23:15
Luiz Felipe Scolari says his Brazil players are becoming "more afraid" as they prepare to take on Chile at the World Cup.

An Olympic 'nightmare' - and the long road back

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 22:55
Javelin champion Goldie Sayers is ready to return

'Edging to EU exit' - front pages

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 20:56
The press digests PM David Cameron's comment that Jean-Claude Juncker's nomination as European Commission president makes it more difficult to keep Britain in the EU.

Argentine vice-president charged

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 20:50
Argentine Vice-President Amado Boudou is charged with abuse of power over his alleged control of a company that prints Argentina's banknotes.

VIDEO: Luis Suarez arrives home to cheers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 20:26
The General Secretary of football's world governing body says Luis Suarez should seek treatment after biting an Italian player during a World Cup game.

Mexico vigilante leader arrested

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 18:59
Jose Manuel Mireles, one of Mexico's main vigilante leaders battling drug cartels, is arrested for carrying unauthorised weapons, officials say.

Woodstock 45 years on

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 18:38
Unseen Woodstock photos shown 45 years on from festival

What Leonardo taught us about the heart

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 18:27
Why Leonardo da Vinci's heart drawings are still relevant

Man facing paralysis codes new voice

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 18:08
The man who wrote software to keep his own voice after paralysis

VIDEO: 'Suicide net' approved for US bridge

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:55
A multi-million dollar funding package has been approved to stop people jumping off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

First Veterans Commissioner named

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:18
Alex Salmond will formally appoint Scotland's first Veteran's Commissioner at celebrations in Stirling to mark Armed Forces Day.

'Neglectful' UK faces care problem

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:17
Britain's "neglectful society" will need help from volunteers to cope with the rising number of elderly people, a government minister says.

Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At 70

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:04

The legendary singer rose to prominence with such hits as "Lookin' For A Love" and "It's All Over Now."

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Arcade Fire warm Glastonbury crowd

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:59
Arcade Fire bring a party atmosphere to Glastonbury on Friday, hours after an electric storm stops the festival.

The stunt-performing grandmother

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:45
How a single mother became the UK's first black stunt actress

Missing US boy in custody of mother

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:42
A 12-year-old found in the basement of his father's block of flats after being missing for 11 days is in his mother's custody, Detroit police say.

Arrest in search for 'armed' man

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:25
Police in Cornwall hunting for a man who they feared might be carrying a gun make an arrest.
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