National / International News

VIDEO: Cameron: EU cannot shrug off results

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 08:40
David Cameron has said the European Union "can't shrug off these results", after anti-EU parties made sweeping electoral gains across Europe.

Cameron: Brussels too big, too bossy

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 08:31
David Cameron arrives for a summit of EU leaders saying his message will be that they "cannot shrug off" the election results and "carry on as before".

SFA contacted over match-fixing threat

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 08:28
The National Crime Agency contacts the SFA regarding a match-fixing threat over Scotland's game with Nigeria.

Murray comes through opening test

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 08:24
Andy Murray avoids the fate of some other leading names with a four-set win over Andrey Golubev at the French Open.

VIDEO: Lost yachtsmen's families offer thanks

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 08:24
The families of four British men lost when their yacht, the Cheeki Rafiki, overturned while returning from Antigua, thank the public and search teams for their help.

VIDEO: IMF warns of 'rising inequality'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 08:18
Banking reforms aimed at preventing another financial crisis have failed to make enough progress, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.

Dig unearths 'lost Roman harbour'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 08:00
Archaeologists unearthing the remains of a Roman fort in Cumbria discover what is believed to be a lost Roman harbour.

Three men dead after ship illness

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:50
Three men die after falling ill onboard a German cargo ship berthed at Goole docks, police confirm.

Heavy rain causes flash flooding

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:47
Buildings and roads in Norwich are hit by flooding caused by heavy rain.

Gove rebuts US author ban claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:45
Education Secretary Michael Gove has hit back at "culture warriors" who he says have wrongly accused him of banning American novels at GCSE level.

Florida's IQ Limit For Death Penalty Isn't Constitutional, Supreme Court Says

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:44

In a reversal of a state court, the justices say Florida's rule ignores norms in the psychiatric profession. The opinion also cites the Eighth Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment.

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VIDEO: Farage: Meeting was 'business as usual'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:40
The UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, has emerged from a meeting in Brussels saying that nothing appears to have changed in Europe - despite the results of the elections.

PODCAST: Women and minorities ignored by VC

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:27

This week is Hurricane Awareness Week, which precedes the official start of the hurricane season. While storms like Hurricane Sandy are still unusual, protecting populated coastal areas like New York City is a technological challenge.

Innovation requires brains, but also requires money -- and the early money often comes from venture capitalists. But all too often minority and women innovators miss out on venture capital funding.

VIDEO: Football clubs tackle overweight fan

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:21
Eleanor Bradford reports from Scotland, where a special programme that lets fans train at their favourite football club has proved highly effective at boosting health.

Obama Plans To Leave Residual Force Of 9,800 In Afghanistan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:19

The number is in line with what military officials had asked for. The United States will end America's longest-running war in 2014 and expects most of the residual force out of the country by 2016.

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Art In A Jar 2: Details, Details

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:13

Can you find the masterpiece in the mass of pieces?

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US court in IQ death penalty ruling

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:11
The US Supreme Court rules states cannot only use an intelligence test score to determine whether a death row prisoner is eligible to be executed.

DUP's Diane Dodds re-elected as MEP

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:57
Diane Dodds of the Democratic Unionist Party is re-elected as a Member of the European Parliament.

Apple devices 'hijacked for ransom'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:51
Several users of Apple devices in Australia have reported that their phones have been "hijacked" - with a message demanding money.

States Consider Using Medicaid To Pay College Health Plan Premiums

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:50

Students who are covered by Medicaid could get access to a wider network of doctors and hospitals, as well as mental health services, if they get care through their school's health plan.

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