National / International News

Hewitt beats Federer for Brisbane win

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 01:35
Australian Lleyton Hewitt wins his first title since 2010 with victory over Roger Federer at the Brisbane International.

Oh Say, Can You See? A Musical Salute

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 01:33

You've heard it a thousand times, maybe 10,000. Is there any way to make "The Star-Spangled Banner" fresh? Even fascinating? There is (Jimi Hendrix aside). Here is a new one that did it for me — the Jon Batiste version.

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VIDEO: Australia complete Ashes whitewash

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 01:01
England collapse in dismal fashion once again as Australia win the final Ashes Test by 281 runs and the series 5-0.

Ashes catch-up: A fitting finale

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 00:34
Relive the final throes of England's disastrous Ashes campaign as Australia complete a 5-0 whitewash in Sydney

US musician Phil Everly dies aged 74

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 00:24
US musician Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, dies, aged 74, in California, of complications from lung disease, his family says.

England 'did not throw in the towel'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 00:21
England captain Alastair Cook says his side fought to the end in a chastening 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia.

South Sudan ceasefire talks open

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 00:15
Direct talks between teams representing the warring parties in South Sudan officially open in Ethiopia, despite earlier fears that the process had run into trouble.

Sunday's Plumpton meeting goes ahead

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 23:39
Sunday's meeting at Plumpton goes ahead after severe weather disrupts the weekend's sporting calendar.

Wenger experience trumps Sherwood enthusiasm

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 22:42
Despite the gap closing recently, Arsenal's third-round FA Cup win over Spurs shows they are some way ahead of their rivals, says Phil McNulty

Australia complete Ashes whitewash

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 21:40
England collapse in dismal fashion once again as Australia win the final Ashes Test by 281 runs and the series 5-0.

Plane crash lands on Bronx highway

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 21:40
A single-engine plane makes an emergency landing on a US interstate highway in the Bronx borough of New York, after engine failure.

Workers die in Goa building collapse

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 21:26
A building under construction collapses in the western Indian state of Goa, killing at least 14 people, with dozens feared trapped.

US ice-breaker to rescue stuck ships

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 21:13
A US ice-breaker, the Polar Star, is to help two ships stuck in thick ice in Antarctica, after requests from China and Australia.

VIDEO: Plane removed from Bronx highway

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 20:58
A small plane has made an emergency landing on a US interstate highway in the New York borough of The Bronx.

WW1 row and 'devil cast out' in news

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 20:39
Labour attacks the education secretary over comments he made about World War One, and the Archbishop of Canterbury rewrites the christening service.

VIDEO: Artists create fantasy world from ice

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 18:04
The annual Harbin International Ice Festival has begun in China with more than 7,000 people working to help the artists shape their creations.

VIDEO: Sunni fighters seize Iraqi city

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 18:01
The Iraq government has lost control of the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, to al-Qaeda-linked militants.

VIDEO: Putin tests out Olympic ice rink

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics - and taken part in an ice hockey match.

Colman relishes spurned wife role

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:41
Olivia Colman on playing spurned wife in BBC drama The 7.39

Exporting Gran to care homes abroad

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:22
Is it wrong to send elderly relatives to care homes abroad?

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