National / International News

In-form Rose dreaming of Open glory

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:55
Justin Rose says he has won the Open "thousands of times" in his mind as he bids to end England's 22-year wait for a champion.

Four sacked AMs back on front bench

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:48
Four Conservative AMs sacked from the party's front bench at the assembly have been reinstated.

A Dozen People Killed As Typhoon Batters The Philippines

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:43

Mass evacuations helped limit the death toll from Rammasun as it passed through densely populated areas. The government was better prepared following a killer storm last fall.

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VIDEO: 'Movie star promise tempted Tulisa'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:36
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos helped supply cocaine to an undercover reporter after he promised he could help her break into the movie business, a court is told.

Israel warns Gaza ahead of strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:34
Israel warns thousands of Palestinians in Gaza to evacuate as it resumes air strikes amid continuing militant rocket fire directed at Israel.

Nepalis Treat This Peace Corps Volunteer Like Justin Bieber

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:26

And that's not necessarily a good thing. Our blogger reveals the darkly funny side of being a local celebrity who's trying (and not always succeeding) to improve health, nutrition and income.

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Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:05

How does a town cope with Ebola? One man tries to honor his mother's burial wishes, despite objections. People are afraid to touch. Despite the gloom, there's a hopeful note: Five patients are cured.

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13 arrests after paedophile inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:04
More than 339 online paedophiles have been arrested since April 2013 - 13 as part of a new UK-wide operation - says Police Scotland.

VIDEO: Humanoid robot opens bottles

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:03
Honda has launched the latest generation of its humanoid robot ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility).

Seven given life for Egypt assaults

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:56
A court in Egypt sentences seven men to life in prison and two others to 20 years for sexual assaulting women in Cairo last month.

Ireland confronts past treatment of unmarried mothers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:54
Ireland confronts the way unmarried mothers were treated

Hairdresser murderer jailed for life

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:53
A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death at the hairdressers in Gloucester where she worked is jailed for life.

New Hampshire Says It Will Now Allow D.C. Residents To Buy Booze

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:40

Last week, a group of Washingtonians visiting New Hampshire were told they couldn't buy alcohol because their IDs weren't from a state.

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Failing hospitals: Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:26
Is the glass half-full or half-empty, asks Nick Triggle

Baby born in court's witness room

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:19
A woman goes into labour and gives birth at Birmingham Crown Court.

Murdoch's Time Warner offer rebuffed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:17
US media giant Time Warner has rejected an initial takeover approach from rival 21st Century Fox estimated at $80bn (£46.6bn).

Twitchers flock to glimpse rare bird

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:13
Hundreds of bird-watchers flock to the Norfolk coast in the hope of catching a rare glimpse of a migratory great knot in British waters.

Cabinet Eurosceptic now, says Fallon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:12
David Cameron's cabinet is now Eurosceptic, says newly-promoted defence secretary Michael Fallon - prompting a swift response from Nick Clegg and Vince Cable.

Howard to direct Beatles documentary

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:07
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard will direct a documentary about the early years of the Beatles.

ONS: Mothers' average age hits 30

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:06
The trend towards older motherhood is continuing - with the average age of mothers in England and Wales reaching 30 for the first time.

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