National / International News

Egypt court voids tear-gas verdicts

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 07:31
An appeals court in Egypt overturns the convictions of four policemen in the case of 37 detainees who died when tear gas was fired into their van.

Disappearing D-Day veteran returns

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 07:29
An 89-year-old WW2 veteran returns to the UK after disappearing from his nursing home and heading to France for the D-Day commemorations.

Wigan Warriors 4-16 Castleford Tigers

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 07:26
Castleford knock holders Wigan out of the Challenge Cup, edging a tense quarter-final at a wet DW Stadium.

Hundreds join school protest march

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 07:19
About 600 people march through the centre of Lerwick in a bid to save rural schools across Shetland.

VIDEO: Farmer's suitcase scooter in action

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 07:14
A farmer in China has invented a motorised suitcase which he hopes could revolutionise the way people travel, solving pollution and traffic problems.

Hamilton heads Massa in Canada

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 07:10
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton heads Williams' Felipe Massa in final practice at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Iran to hold rare talks with US

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:49
Senior US and Iranian officials are to meet for two days ahead of wider negotiations between world powers and Tehran on its nuclear programme.

Armed gang 'stole £1m of jewellery'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:48
Police estimate that armed robbers made off with more than a million pounds worth of jewellery from an exclusive Edinburgh store on Friday.

Anti-racism rally held Belfast

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:44
Thousands of people take part in an anti-racism march in Belfast city centre.

GB pair win golds at canoe World Cup

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:38
David Florence and Mallory Franklin win gold medals for Britain at the canoe slalom World Cup at Lee Valley on Saturday.

Tech Week: Apple In Homes, Snowden Anniversary, Sexism Flare-Ups

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:37

At Apple's annual developers conference, the company announced it's moving into smart homes and tracking health. At another developer's conference, a controversial slide sparked outrage.

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Watch: First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Eulogy For Maya Angelou

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:27

Dignitaries like President Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah spoke at the memorial service at Wake Forest University.

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Hibs fans protest against Petrie

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:18
Hibernian fans gather at Easter Road to hold a demonstration aimed at ousting chairman Rod Petrie.

US 'hero student' feted with gifts

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:10
Well-wishers responding to an online campaign buy up the wedding registry of the US student who disarmed a gunman at his university.

A Horse — And A Horse Story — For The Ages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:10

California Chrome seems like just the horse to break the drought and win the Triple Crown on Saturday, because so many aspects of his story seem extraordinary.

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Ukraine leader sets out peace plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:41
Petro Poroshenko is sworn in as president of Ukraine, setting out a plan to bring peace to the conflict-torn east.

Sex discrimination men get £460,000

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:32
Eighteen men unhappy at being paid less than their female colleagues at a university are awarded a total of £460,000 in back pay.

VIDEO: Flower market renamed after Queen

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:29
The Queen has been in Paris on the final day of her state visit to France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Blackmailer sends paedophile threats

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:20
Blackmail letters which threaten to spread rumours about people being paedophiles are being investigated by police.

Ukraine Inaugurates New President As Unrest Continues

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:58

Petro Poroshenko called on separatists to lay down their weapons. The chocolate magnate also offered amnesty to those without "blood on their hands."

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