National / International News

Indonesia frees political prisoners

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 09:30
Indonesian President Joko Widodo orders the release of five political prisoners in restive Papua province and lifts travel restrictions on foreign journalists.

Dominant Kvitova wins Madrid Open

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 09:15
Petra Kvitova blends power and precision to crush Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1 6-2 in the Madrid Open final.

VIDEO: V Day celebration outside Bolshoi Theatre

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 09:15
Russians took to the streets outside the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to celebrate 70 years since the end of World War Two.

Leicester City 2-0 Southampton

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 08:13
Riyad Mahrez hits a brace as Leicester beat Southampton to make it six wins from seven and further boost their survival hopes.

Hull City 0-1 Burnley

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 08:08
Burnley are relegated from the Premier League after one season despite a first win in seven games, over Hull.

Dundee 0-1 Inverness CT

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 08:00
Inverness clinch third place in the Premiership with victory at Dens Park to guarantee European football for the first time.

NHS trust 'sorry' for cancer scare

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 07:40
Hospital bosses in Sussex apologise after about 850 patients were sent leaflets in error suggesting they might have cancer.

Nadal powers into Madrid Open final

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 07:36
Defending champion Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych to book his place in Sunday's Madrid Open final.

Russia Celebrates WWII Victory Over Germany

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 07:24

Casualties for Soviet Russia far exceeded other allies arrayed against the Nazis. An estimated 24 million soldiers and civilians were killed.

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Parade for 100 years since WW1 march

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 07:14
Thousands of people turn out for a parade to mark 100 years since soldiers marched through Belfast city centre before leaving for World War One.

Farron 'determined to play big role'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 07:10
Tim Farron, one of the favourites to replace Nick Clegg as Liberal Democrat leader, says he will decide whether to put himself forward "in the next few days".

UKIP takes control of first council

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:40
UKIP wins control of its first council in the UK, gaining overall control of Thanet District Council in Kent.

Ennis-Hill third in comeback race

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:29
Jessica Ennis-Hill marked her return to competitive athletics with third place in the 100m hurdles at the Great City Games in Manchester.

Las Vegas High School Has A Proud History Of Political Involvement

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:29

Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to Rancho High School in Las Vegas this week. It's a school full of DREAMers with big plans for the future, and they aren't afraid of politics.

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Mubarak And Sons Sentenced (Again) To 3 Years For Corruption

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:26

It was the second court to give the same sentence after the earlier conviction was overturned. The latest ruling can be also be appealed, Mubarak's attorney says.

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'Moores a good man treated badly'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:22
It might be right to remove Peter Moores as England coach, but it has been handled disgracefully, says Jonathan Agnew.

Seattle Restaurants Scramble To Pay A Higher Minimum Wage

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:19

Business has been good for Seattle restaurants as high-tech firms flourish. But the city's rising minimum wage has restaurant owners struggling to revise their business plans.

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Charlotte Church joins city protest

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:15
Singer Charlotte Church joins a rally in Cardiff, protesting against austerity cuts, after attacking Tory "bogey men" on Twitter.

Voters 'influenced by TV debates'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:13
More than a third of voters were influenced by the TV debates between the political leaders in the run-up to the general election, a survey finds.

Volunteers re-chalk White Horse

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:05
More than 40 volunteers are taking part in re-chalking a 232-year-old hill figure in Wiltshire.