National / International News

Sport 'builds girls' confidence'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 16:59
Girls should take part in competitive sports to build their confidence and leadership, argues a group of leading girls' schools.

Rio base: Big mistake for England?

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 16:49
Were England's footballers right to choose Rio as World Cup base?

Holy sites 'may offer clues to antibiotic resistance'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 16:47
How a Ganges festival could hold clue to drug resistance

Oxlade-Chamberlain fit for World Cup

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 16:40
England manager Roy Hodgson says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit for the World Cup after a knee injury.

Argentina 2-0 Slovenia

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 16:14
Argentina's players pose behind a banner supporting their country's claims to the Falkland Islands before a friendly.

E3: Video games ready for action

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 16:08
What to expect from the giant video games show

Why I wear the education minister's watch

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 15:57
Why I wear the Mexican education minister's timepiece

England 0-0 Honduras

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 15:48
England draw their final World Cup warm-up match against Honduras after a 40-minute delay because of a thunderstorm in Miami.

The Epsom Derby A-Team

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 15:32
Australia and Aidan O'Brien create racing history as the training genius claims Classic triumph.

VIDEO: BBC's Rory attacked by virtual shark

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 15:11
BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones is attacked by a shark while trying out Sony's Project Morpheus.

California Chrome Loses To Tonalist In Belmont, Misses Triple Crown

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 15:04

A horse with little pedigree and an odd gait, California Chrome was a popular favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown, but ultimately came up short.

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VIDEO: Gove apologises over row with May

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 14:55
Education Secretary Michael Gove has apologised to David Cameron over a row with Home Secretary Theresa May, whose special adviser has resigned, Downing Street has said.

BBC & ITV retain Fifa World Cup rights

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 14:48
The BBC and ITV will broadcast the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cup finals in Russia and Qatar after signing a new rights deal.

More murder charges over teen death

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 14:03
Two boys are charged with murdering an 18-year-old man in south-east London, bringing the total number of accused to five.

'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 14:03

Buttling — the proper term for what butlers do — is a booming vocation, mostly in emerging economies. The popularity of the PBS drama series Downton Abbey is helping to revitalize the status symbol.

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30 Rock star in intensive care

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 13:38
US comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for starring in 30 Rock, is in intensive care in hospital after a six-vehicle crash in New Jersey.

Burns pleased to silence critics

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 13:05
Fourth-choice fly-half Freddie Burns said he had a massive point to prove ahead of England's 20-15 loss to New Zealand.

Hijacked sailors freed in Somalia

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 13:04
Eleven crew members of a Malaysian-registered ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2010 are freed.

Lessons From The Language Boot Camp For Mormon Missionaries

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 13:02

The Missionary Training Center, which prepares young adults to spread the Gospel around the world, is recognized as a model for language instruction. And the program only takes a few weeks.

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Heavy rain and storms across UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:49
Heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning have caused disruption across parts of the UK.
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