National / International News

Gaza fire traded on seventh day

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:43
Israeli air strikes on Gaza and rocket fire on Israel continue, on the seventh day of Israel's operation against Palestinian militants.

Farnborough Airshow: In pictures

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:42
The latest images from the 2014 Farnborough Airshow

Malala meets Nigeria's leader

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:35
Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai meets Nigeria's president to press for more action to free the schoolgirls held by Islamist militants.

Patience & Willis win European gold

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:35
British pair Luke Patience and Elliot Willis win gold at the 470 European Championships in Athens.

Contador pulls out of Tour de France

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:35
Alberto Contador of Spain pulls out of the Tour de France as Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 10 to reclaim the yellow jersey.

Inquiry 'would have led to Kincora'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:32
A Conservative MP claims Lady Butler-Sloss was right to step aside from the child abuse inquiry as it would have looked at the Kincora inquiry's terms of reference, drafted by her brother.

Man Utd signs £750m Adidas kit deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:25
Adidas will pay £75m a season to make Manchester United's kit for the next 10 years, after Nike ended its 13-year partnership.

Church Of England Will Allow Women To Serve As Bishops

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:19

More than 20 years after first allowing women to serve as priests, the church voted to ordain women as bishops. A similar proposal had been narrowly defeated in 2012.

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Talks due over parades inquiry call

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:16
Unionist and Orange Order leaders are to meet with the secretary of state next week to discuss their call for an inquiry into the issue of parades.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:15
William Hague calls for an urgent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:07

This month, Saint Toribio Romo's relics will be displayed in churches around California. His spirit is said to guide, feed and shelter immigrants as they journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:05

We all think of airplanes as hotbeds for diseases. But how easily do pathogens spread on jets? One travel doctor explains what he does to keep from bringing home microbial stowaways.

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Why Are Obstetricians Top Billers For Group Therapy In Illinois?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:03

Illinois leads the U.S. in group psychotherapy sessions for Medicare patients. Some top billers aren't mental health specialists. The state's Medicaid program has cracked down, but the feds haven't.

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VIDEO: Cheers greet women bishops vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:03
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu reads the result of the General Synod's vote on women bishops in the Church of England, which was passed by all three houses.

Costa Concordia wreck refloated

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:00
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is afloat as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history makes progress.

VIDEO: Life beyond earth in '10 to 20 years'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:56
Astronomer Michael Merrifield says we are 'Pretty close' to finding life outside Earth

'Systematic abuse where I grew up'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:56
Author tells of sexual abuse he suffered in care

Another Former Champion Abandons Tour De France After Crash

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:56

Alberto Contador apparently hit something in the road, sending him into a crash so violent that it tore his shoe apart.

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Farah's fitness in doubt for Games

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:40
Mo Farah tells the BBC he will take a decision "further down the line" on whether he will compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Butler-Sloss quits abuse inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:26
Baroness Butler-Sloss steps down as the head of an inquiry into historical child abuse - the home secretary responds by insisting she does not regret appointing her.
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