National / International News

Team Sky keen to retain Wiggins

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:11
Team Sky want to keep Sir Bradley Wiggins despite the rider's comments that he is "done" with road racing.

Dying man 'shocked to life' 31 times

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:05
The family of a dying man shocked back to life 31 times after hospital staff failed to remove his defibrillator implant, says his wish for a dignified death was "cruelly taken away".

PC in 'sex, cash and gifts' claims

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 06:03
A police officer is accused of having a sexual relationship and extracting £100,000 from an elderly man she met after his son was killed by an axe-murderer.

Hamilton heads Rosberg in practice

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:59
Lewis Hamilton was comfortably quicker than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in second practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:57

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo made a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader and has now asked ordinary Indonesians to help him choose his government.

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Appoint abuse inquiry head, May urged

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:49
The government must find someone to lead its probe into historical child abuse allegations immediately, a children's charity says.

UK economy back at pre-crisis level

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:42
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.

Welsh athlete Williams fails drugs test

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:38
Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.

Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:31

The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.

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VIDEO: Liverpool crowds greet giant puppets

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:24
Thousands of people have lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes, which will tell the story of the city during World War One.

How odd is a cluster of plane accidents?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:23
How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?

McDonald's in Russian court case

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:22
Russia's main consumer watchdog takes McDonald's to court, accusing the restaurant chain of quality infringements.

Tulisa guilty of blogger assault

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:05
Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival in Essex last year.

Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 05:01

The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.

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Ferry owner death cause 'unknown'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:51
South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.

Farewell to the mother of all depressions

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:47
Farewell to the mother of all depressions

VIDEO: 'Passion' is the key to good blogging

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:40
The BBC's Sameer Hashmi talks to the woman behind the successful Bollywood blog MissMalini.com.

A quaich guide to the medal gifts

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:20
What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:12
Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".

Kerry: Gaza Truce Still In Play

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 04:11

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected reports that a proposed seven-day cease-fire had been rebuffed by Israel's Security Cabinet.

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