National / International News

Citigroup pays $7bn in settlement

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:05
Banking giant Citigroup will pay $7bn (£4bn) to US authorities to settle an investigation into risky sub-prime mortgages.

Former Captive Bergdahl Will Return To Regular Duty In Army

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:50

The Army says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whose freedom from the Taliban was gained by a prisoner exchange in May, has been cleared for active duty and assigned to a unit in Texas.

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VIDEO: Rare bluefin tuna found in Cornwall

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:48
A rare bluefin tuna fish has been discovered by group of friends in Kingsand, Cornwall.

Facing A Toxic Dump In South Africa, He Cleaned Up

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:38

Desmond D'Sa fought a landfill that took over a beautiful valley and sickened residents with its awful smell. He lost his job but won the battle — and the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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VIDEO: Timelapse of Costa Concordia operation

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:33
The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been successfully raised from the under-sea platform it has been resting on for the past year, as shown by this timelapse footage.

France sets up anti-Islamist force

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:23
France is to set up a new military operation in the Sahel region of northern Africa in an effort to stop the emergence of jihadist groups.

Memorial fund thief spared jail

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:20
A woman who stole £8,500 from a memorial fund set up after her friend died in a car crash is given a two-year suspended jail sentence.

VIDEO: Is appointment to a job by gender right?

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:12
How the construction industry tries to recruit more women, and diversity in Parliament, the BBC and Hollywood films

PM announces £1.1bn defence spending

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:10
The prime minister announces where £1.1bn of defence spending will go, including on drones and intelligence gathering to tackle terrorism.

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-Winning Chronicler Of Apartheid, Dies

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:10

Gordimer found her central theme exploring the human effects of racial injustice, but her work continued long after South Africa's apartheid regime had ended.

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VIDEO: 'Cosplay' craze comes to London

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:03
'Cosplay', a craze that first started in Japan, is becoming more and more popular here in London.

Ukraine 'bombs Luhansk targets'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:02
The Ukrainian air force says it has hit targets near the city of Luhansk, as troops try to push pro-Russian rebels away from the airport.

Woods, Cabrera & Stenson in Open group

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 05:59
Tiger Woods is in the same group as Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson for the first round of the 2014 Open.

Sweet Deal? Chocolatier Lindt Buys Russell Stover

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 05:59

The purchase would make the combined company the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America. The deal's value is estimated at around $1.5 billion.

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'Mystery amnesia man' is Lithuanian

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 05:47
A "mystery man" found in a Peterborough park with a "severe case of amnesia" is named as a 22-year-old Lithuanian after health workers appeal for the public's help.

Students: Flat-screen TVs not bikes

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 05:45
Student lives are dominated by digital technology, suggests research into gadget ownership in university.

'Golden' Games tickets still on sale

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 05:32
Tickets are available for some of the most sought-after Commonwealth Games events, despite them being oversubscribed when they first went on sale.

Dana brother 'crept into girl's bed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 05:29
The brother of singer Dana snuck naked into the bedroom of a young girl and fondled her as she lay next to her sleeping sisters, a court has heard.

VIDEO: Heritage ahoy: On board SS GB

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 05:29
The UK is failing to make the most of its heritage, according to new research by the Royal Society for the Arts.

How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 05:28

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.

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