National / International News

Death probe PC's resignation halted

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 04:52
The Metropolitan Police withdraws its acceptance of the resignation of an officer due to face an investigation in a death in custody case.

'Tractor beam' built at university

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 04:43
Physicists at Dundee University create a Star Trek-style "tractor beam" capable of moving objects using ultrasound.

Investigation into police cell death

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 04:42
The Police Ombudsman's Office is investigating the death of a man in a cell at a police station in County Antrim.

National Spelling Bee: Rare Co-Champions, And A Star Online

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-30 04:34

For the first time in 52 years, the Scripps National Spelling Bee crowns two winners, after the final two competitors exhausted the word list. Another speller won fans with his high energy.

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'Debt woes up' from tax credit system

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 04:30
There has been a sharp rise in debt problems caused by tax credit overpayments, according to Citizens Advice.

Outcry over shoe on sacred site

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 04:10
The foot that shocked many in the Arab world

Day in pictures: 30 May 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:58
News photos from past 24 hours: 30 May

Pakistan police deny murder inaction

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:56
Pakistani police have denied they did nothing to stop an "honour killing" in front of a court in Lahore, as fresh twists emerge in the case.

How Stephen Sutton inspired others

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:55
How Stephen Sutton inspired other cancer sufferers

India outrage over hanged girls

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:48
Villagers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where two girls were gang raped and hanged tell the BBC of their fury at the response of police.

84 jobs to go as bus firm closes

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:42
A Gwynedd bus firm is to close due to 'financial issues' with the loss of 84 jobs.

Google offers 'right to forget' form

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:36
Google launches a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from search results, after a European court ruling.

Spring to be 'third hottest on record'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:36
The UK is on course for the third warmest spring since records began, forecasters say, while Scotland's could be its hottest since 1910.

Family loses spare bedroom fight

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:27
A couple who care for their severely disabled grandchild lose an appeal against cuts to their housing benefits because they have a spare bedroom.

Nine rescued from Downpatrick fire

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:26
A four-month-old baby girl and an elderly couple are among nine people rescued after an arson attack at an apartment block in Downpatrick, County Down.

Shelly Sterling: LA Clippers Will Be Sold To Steve Ballmer For $2 Billion

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:26

Before a sale to the former Microsoft Corp. chief is official, it would require approval from the NBA's Board of Governors and the backing of Donald Sterling, the team's majority owner.

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Aleppo barrel bomb toll nears 2,000

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:11
Almost 2,000 people have been killed by Syrian government air attacks in the northern city of Aleppo so far this year, activists say.

Scooter suitcase gets you to airport

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:06
Space for clothes, but with wheels and handlebar.

How #YesAllWomen reignited the conversation about gender equality

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:00

What does the Isla Vista shooting in California have to do with gender equality you might ask?

Before going into full effect with his plans last Friday, the shooter left behind a 141-page statement where he described his plans to kill people and declare a war on women. According to the shooter's manifesto, romantic rejections by women sparked the 22-year old's rampage.

Dr. Wendy Patrick, business ethics lecturer at San Diego State University, joins Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith to discuss #YesAllWomen, the social media conversation that grew on Twitter. 

'Keep taking statins' says drug body

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:54
People should continue to take statins because the benefits do outweigh the risks, according to the UK's drug safety body.
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