National / International News

VIDEO: Who is the real Madeline?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 18:08
Iconic schoolgirl turns 75, celebrated with art exhibition

Housing demand outstrips supply

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 17:39
Demand for housing continues to outstrip supply in the Scottish market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

'Mystery amnesia man' identity plea

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 17:20
The identity of a man found with severe amnesia in Peterborough almost two months ago is "a complete mystery" say health workers caring for him.

LA Dodgers lose 'beaten fan' lawsuit

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 17:18
A San Francisco Giants fan left brain-damaged after a beating by two LA Dodgers fans wins a lawsuit against the US baseball club.

VIDEO: Iran and Iraq: A long history in 90 seconds

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 17:02
Iran and Iraq's uneasy relationship - in 90 seconds

'Beat pirates with roads, not ships'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 16:53
Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says.

Obama and Perry agree on border force

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 16:48
President Barack Obama sides with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on ideas to shore up security on the US-Mexico border.

Obama Turns To Gov. Perry In Seeking A Solution To Border Crisis

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 16:28

After a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama addressed the influx of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Fears raised 'free NHS' will end

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 16:04
Fears are being raised the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - up to now a key principle for the health service - within 10 years.

Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (2-4 on pens)

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:45
Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's World Cup final after beating the Netherlands on penalties in a drab semi-final.

Sculpture park wins museum award

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:42
The open-air Yorkshire Sculpture Park is named the museum of the year for its "bold artistic vision".

Bieber gets two years' probation

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:38
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is sentenced to two years' probation and community service over the egging of his neighbour's home in California.

The ancient sites targeted by high-tech guns

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:30
How ancient treasures in Syria are being bombed to pieces

Congress Has The Ability To Fix Immigration Crisis, Obama Says

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:29

His remarks in Dallas followed a meeting with faith leaders and local officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the large number of unaccompanied minors at the border.

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VIDEO: Watch Netherlands v Argentina shootout

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:27
Watch the whole penalty shootout between the Netherlands and Argentina, with the South Americans emerging as 4-2 winners following a goalless match.

10 World Cup stars' tattoos decoded

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:23
Nine World Cup players' tattoos decoded, and one who refuses

Pilot buys pizza for entire plane

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:19
A US pilot ordered pizzas for a plane full of passengers after their Washington, DC to Denver flight was delayed in Wyoming.

Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:18

Antibiotic sales in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose by more than a third over a decade. Now drugs reserved for the most dangerous bacteria are at risk of losing their effectiveness.

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For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:14

Advocacy groups have sued the federal government for not providing lawyers to children in deportation proceedings. Unlike criminal courts, these courts don't provide representation for defendants.

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VIDEO: Jazz on the lake and more arts stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:07
The Montreux Festival gets going, intricate Chinese engraving on eggshells and more from the world of arts.
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