National / International News

Iraq crisis and World Cup - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 21:16
The Iraq crisis - and what the US will do about it - and the opening of the World Cup in Brazil share the front pages.

Croatia's agony is Brazil's ecstasy

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 20:59
Neymar's double gets Brazil's World Cup campaign off to a winning start but Croatia will rightly feel aggrieved, writes Ben Smith.

Obama: All options open on Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 19:41
US President Barack Obama says his government is looking at "all options" to help fight Islamist militants in Iraq, including military action.

MH370 families get $50,000 payments

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 19:06
Insurers distribute initial payments of $50,000 to the relatives of those on board the Malaysian passenger jet that went missing in March.

E3: Five things we learnt in LA

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 18:49
Five things we learned at E3 gaming expo

VIDEO: Inside the Bloodhound 1,000mph car

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 18:08
Driver Andy Green reveals the cockpit of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

Texas Rep. Sessions Withdraws From Bid For Majority Leader Post

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 17:13

With Rep. Pete Sessions stepping aside, it appears to clear the way for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a primary race on Tuesday.

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Sudan is bombing civilians - US

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 17:11
Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, accuses Sudan of stepping up its attacks on civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Pew Poll: More Americans Are Political Purists

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 17:03

Over the past 20 years, Americans who are politically in the middle of the road have lost ground to more ideological hard-liners, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.

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The next billionaires

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 17:02
What do we know about the new generation of the ultra-rich?

Arizona priest killed in attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:53
A priest is shot and killed and another badly wounded in an attack on a Roman Catholic church in the US state of Arizona.

Will The Simpsons survive the apocalypse?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:51
New play Mr Burns predicts the future of The Simpsons

Jamaica rethinks marijuana laws

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:49
The Jamaican government plans to decriminalise small amounts of marijuana and allow possession for religious, scientific and medical purposes.

Poor tracheostomy care warning

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:37
Gaps in training could be putting patients with tracheostomies in life-threatening situations, the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland warns.

Romanian hacker 'Guccifer' indicted

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:28
Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar, known as Guccifer, is indicted in Virginia on charges he accessed computer accounts of senior US government officials.

Crustaceans experience 'anxiety'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:25
Crayfish, once thought too primitive to experience emotion, may feel anxious, a study suggests.

Texting 'can improve spelling'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:15
Children's use of creative spelling and grammar while texting does not stop them learning the rules of formal English, a study suggests.

Xbox One ad switches on consoles

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:13
A television advertising campaign featuring Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul is accidentally switching on people's Xbox One consoles.

EU wants 'fair' US action over BNP

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:05
One of the European Union's top officials, Michel Barnier, intervenes in the controversy over a potential huge US fine on BNP Paribas bank.

Supreme Court: Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Bankruptcy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:54

The court agreed with a bankruptcy court's ruling that an inherited IRA represented "an opportunity for current consumption, not a fund of retirement savings."

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