National / International News

To End Solitary Confinement, Rikers Steps Out Of The Box

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 14:57

Last month, with a single move, Rikers Island prison has taken the lead on prison reform on one issue: They banned the use of solitary confinement for inmates under 21 years old.

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Athletic Bilbao 2-5 Barcelona

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 14:34
Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona as they move within a point of leaders Real Madrid following a thrilling win at Athletic Bilbao.

Labour to double paid paternity leave

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 14:12
Labour would double paid paternity leave for new fathers to four weeks and increase rates to £260 a week, Ed Miliband says.

VIDEO: Egypt fans die in football riot

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 14:06
More than twenty football supporters have died in rioting outside a stadium in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

More Than Two Dozen Killed In Riot At Egyptian Soccer Match

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 14:04

A riot outside of a major soccer match broke out in Egypt Sunday night. Authorities said the stampede and fighting between fans and police killed at least 25 people.

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Harmison appointed football manager

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 14:03
Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison is appointed manager of non-league football team Ashington.

VIDEO: How HSBC 'helped tax evaders'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 14:00
Documents suggesting Britain's biggest bank helped cheat the Treasury out of millions of pounds of tax have been obtained by the BBC.

VIDEO: Highlights of the 2015 Bafta Awards

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 13:56
Bafta successes for Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore and the film Boyhood at star-studded night in London's west end

Crouching Tiger star wooed by drone

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 13:40
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, star of Crouching Tiger, is getting married after her musician boyfriend used a drone to propose to her.

'Man Utd long-ball tactics hurt us'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 13:33
West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce says Manchester United resorted to "thump it forward and see" tactics at Upton Park.

Abbott survives leadership test

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 13:28
Australian PM Tony Abbott survives a party confidence vote on his leadership, as MPs vote down a motion to remove him by 61 to 39.

Boogaloo and Graham wins Bafta

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 13:20
A film from Northern Ireland wins a Bafta at the 2015 awards ceremony.

England victory 'banished demons'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 13:13
Flanker James Haskell says England's Six Nations win in Wales banished the demons of their heavy 2013 defeat.

'Why Man Utd are toiling in attack'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 13:02
Former West Ham striker and MOTD2 pundit John Hartson explains why Manchester United are under-performing in attack.

Indonesia's new appetite for execution

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 13:00
Tense wait for Briton and others on Indonesia’s death row

Cities Argue For a Bigger Share Of Pot Tax Revenue

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 12:54

In Washington and Oregon, local governments argue they should get more tax funds from marijuana, because legalized pot will increase their expenses. States say cities' costs will actually fall.

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Drone waiters to plug Singapore's service staff gap

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 12:41
Could drones solve Singapore's service staffing woes?

Guscott's verdict on opening weekend

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 12:04
Try of the week, Chris Robshaw's redemption and why Scotland have hope - Jeremy Guscott on the Six Nations openers.

HSBC 'helped clients dodge tax'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-08 12:00
HSBC, Britain's biggest bank, helped wealthy clients cheat the UK out of millions of pounds in tax, thousands of documents seen by BBC Panorama show.