National / International News

'Gaps' in mental care for new mums

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 04:29
There are "huge gaps" in support and care for the mental health of new mothers by the NHS in England, a parenting charity says.

Israel Arrests 6 Jewish Youths In Teen's Death

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 04:17

The killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir is thought to have been out of revenge. Meanwhile, Khdeir's American cousin, reportedly beaten by Israeli police, has been placed under house arrest.

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Crowd problems at Libertines gig

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 04:01
A performance in London's Hyde Park had problems with surging.

Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.

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Filmmaker Searches For 'White Widow' Of London Bombing

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Documentarian Adam Wishart has spent the last year trying to find Samantha Lewthwaite, who is believed to be involved in terrorist activities. He talks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his search.

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New IRS Chief John Koskien: 'I Enjoy A Crisis'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Koskien is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city and now the IRS through scandals and disasters — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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First Responders Unprepared For Another Train Disaster

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.

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Pope Francis To Meet With Victims Of Clerical Sex Abuse

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

The pontiff will meet with six survivors Monday. Correspondent Sylvia Poggioli tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer the pope has been criticized for being slow to address the issue of sex abuse by priests.

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Iran's Surveillance Drones Over Iraq Make U.S. Military Wary

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iran helps Iraqi government forces fight rebels pushing through Iraq, the use of unarmed Iranian drones has U.S. officials on edge, as analyst Anthony Cordesman explains to NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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Iraqi Lawmakers Fail To Reach Deal On A New Government

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iraq continues to fracture along along ethnosectarian lines, its newly elected parliament doesn't appear to be rushing to form a government to address the dire situation.

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State Department 'Troubled' By Reports Of Teen's Beating In Israel

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Tensions are high following the murder of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen. Relatives of the murdered Palestinian say his American cousin was beaten by Israeli police during a protest.

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Ex-UKIP leader to stand as Tory MP

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:39
A former UKIP leader is selected as the Conservative candidate for Thanet South in the 2015 General Election.

Man stable after slurry accident

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:25
It is understood a man has been injured in a slurry tank accident in County Armagh.

Three injured at steel-making plant

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:21
Three workers from a Cardiff steel firm are taken to hospital by ambulance suffering from burns.

In pictures: Jousting at Linlithgow Palace

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:18
Medieval jousting and combat skills

US-Palestinian boy in house arrest

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:16
A Palestinian-American teenager allegedly beaten while in Israeli police custody is to be held under house arrest for nine days, a judge rules.

Man hit by car after car park row

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:03
A man suffers severe fractures after a car crashes into him following a row in a Greater Manchester car park.

Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:03

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.

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VIDEO: Navratilova: 'Murray just had bad day'

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:01
Martina Navratilova told the Andrew Marr programme that she thought Andy Murray "just had a bad day".

Attacks on trouble-hit Kenya coast

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-06 02:52
At least 29 people are killed in Kenya's coastal counties of Lamu and Tana River in attacks claimed by Somali Islamist group al-Shabab.

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