National / International News

Khodorkovsky arrives in Switzerland

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 11:16
Ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was freed from a Russian jail last month, arrives in Switzerland which has granted him a three-month visa.

Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 11:01
Wilfried Bony's late header gives Swansea a 2-1 win at Manchester United in the FA Cup third round.

Goulding album trickles to top

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:58
Ellie Goulding's Halcyon tops the UK album chart more than a year after it was released, while US rapper Pitbull and Kesha top the singles chart.

VIDEO: Athletics: British Indoor GP

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:48
Phil Jones presents coverage of the British Indoor Grand Prix from the National Indoor Arena.

Blackadder star and Gove in WW1 row

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:44
A row has erupted between Baldrick actor Sir Tony Robinson and Michael Gove over comments the education secretary made about Blackadder's portrayal of World War One.

VIDEO: Swimmers brave icy water for contest

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:19
More than 700 competitors braved icy waters to compete in an annual ice swimming competition in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.

'Wanted' fugitive arrested in Bolton

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:13
One of Britain's most wanted criminals, who was thought to be on the run in Spain, is arrested in Greater Manchester.

Pope Francis to visit Holy Land

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:10
Pope Francis announces his first trip to the Holy Land, from 24-26 May, when he will visit Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

Residents flee Fallujah amid blitz

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:03
Thousands of people flee Fallujah amid intense bombardment by Iraqi government forces, who lost control of the key city to al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Kerry Appears To Signal Openness To Iran Role In Syria Talks

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 09:55

The U.S. has long opposed an Iranian role in the so-called Geneva II talks later this month, but Secretary of State John Kerry's comments in Jerusalem may be the first sign that opposition is softening. Iran is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose forces are battling a range of rebel groups, some of them backed by the West.

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In pictures: UK storms disruption

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 09:54
Travel disruption in parts of the UK

Liverpool 2-0 Oldham Athletic

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 09:39
Iago Aspas scores his first Liverpool goal as the Reds overcome a stubborn Oldham in their FA Cup third round tie.

Clashes in boycotted Bangladesh poll

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 09:26
Widespread violence mars Bangladesh's parliamentary election, with scores of polling stations torched, amid a boycott by the opposition.

Anatomy of an Ashes whitewash

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 09:21
Ten landmark moments in Australia's Ashes whitewash

Cameron vows to keep pensions rise

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 09:11
David Cameron tells older voters the state pension will continue to go up by at least 2.5% a year if the Conservatives win the 2015 general election.

'Switchable' pension annuities urged

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 09:10
Pensioners should be given the power to switch annuities, Pensions Minister Steve Webb tells a newspaper.

High tides flood seafronts

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 09:07
Strong winds and high tides cause serious flooding in County Down.

First new year rally in Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 09:04
Several thousand people turn out in central Kiev for the first Ukrainian opposition protest of the new year against the president's pro-Russia policy.

The Campaign For Jobless Benefits Begins In Congress

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 08:58

Senate Democrats will ring in the New Year with a vote on a three-month extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed. Benefits for those jobless for more than six months expired on Dec. 28. Prospects for a revival of benefits are uncertain at best in the Senate, and the measure faces even bigger hurdles in the House.

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Pope Francis Says He'll Visit Holy Land In May

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 08:50

He made the announcement Sunday while giving his weekly blessing at the Vatican. The trip would be the pope's second foreign trip, following his visit to Brazil in July 2013.

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