National / International News

VIDEO: Emotional tributes to Maya Angelou

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:49
Former US President Bill Clinton has paid tribute to Maya Angelou, as admirers of the poet, author and activist gathered in North Carolina for a memorial service to celebrate her life.

Humphreys takes charge of Gloucester

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:29
David Humphreys leaves his role as director of rugby at Ulster to take a similar position at Gloucester.

School inspections 'need overhaul'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:26
Criteria for inspecting schools in England is "not fit for purpose" and greater local scrutiny is needed for free schools and academies, the shadow education secretary says.

Madeleine 'suspects' to be questioned

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:24
Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann tell the BBC they will question "several suspects" in the very near future.

Sharapova wins French Open title

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:20
Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep in three gripping sets to win her second French Open title and fifth Grand Slam crown.

Man charged with 1984 sex attacks

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:19
A man is charged with rape and sex attacks on teenagers in Hertfordshire dating back to the 1980s.

Australia wins Derby for O'Brien

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:07
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien makes history in the Derby at Epsom on Saturday as favourite Australia wins from Kingston Hill.

Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:02

Turns out New Jersey's economy — not the George Washington Bridge scandal — may be the biggest threat to the governor's presidential ambitions.

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Carpet warehouse fire 'very severe'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 07:59
A large blaze that destroyed a furniture showroom in east Belfast was "extremely dangerous", the Fire and Rescue Service says.

UKIP demands more seats in Lords

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 07:34
Nigel Farage said he will insist on more representatives in the House of Lords after topping the polls in the European elections.

Many killed in DR Congo fighting

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 07:33
At least 30 people, including women and children, have been killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ethnic clashes, local officials say.

Hain will look for 'new challenges'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 07:32
Former Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain, who is to stand down as an MP, will take on new challenges and be a "tremendous asset" in whatever he does, according to the first minister.

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.

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