National / International News

Ayckbourn voices live theatre fears

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:50
Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn expresses concerns that live screenings of plays in cinemas could spell trouble for other theatres.

Miami rejects Beckham's stadium site

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:43
The US city of Miami rejects former England football captain David Beckham's plans to build a football stadium on a city waterfront.

Student and gunman dead at US school

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:38
One student has been shot dead at a school in the US state of Oregon by a gunman who is also dead, police said.

Not just a game

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:35
Does 'recreating' disability help anyone at all?

S.C. Sen. Graham Defeats 6 GOP Challengers, Avoids Runoff

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:33

Graham defeated six Tea Party challengers with about 59 percent, far more than what was needed to avoid a runoff.

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Upset Of Eric Cantor Deals A Shock To GOP Establishment

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:25

Eric Cantor became the first house majority leader ever to lose a primary, losing the GOP nomination to Tea Party challenger David Brat in the Republican primary.

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Attitudes to alcohol pricing split

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:04
A study of Scotland's attitudes to alcohol suggests people are slightly more in favour of introducing minimum unit pricing than are against.

Scots firms targeted by cyber gangs

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:03
A BBC investigation discovers that Russian crime gangs have been targeting Scottish businesses in a series of cyber attacks.

The origins of Slender Man

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:51
What exactly is the Slender Man character?

Your great miscalculations

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:48
The man who paid £300,000 instead of £3,000

Call for urgency on plain cigarettes

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:37
Campaigners warn "time is running out" for no-brand cigarette packets to be agreed before the 2015 general election.

Tea Party Challenger Upsets Eric Cantor In GOP Primary

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:31

In a surprise result, voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District have dealt a defeat to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, nominating Tea Party challenger David Brat instead in the GOP primary.

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S Sudan rivals 'vow to end fighting'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:30
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar have agreed to end fighting and form an interim government within 60 days, Ethiopia says.

Red meat 'linked to breast cancer'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:24
Eating a lot of red meat in early adult life may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a US study.

Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Candidate In Virginia Primary

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:09

The House majority leader's stunning loss to an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College will upend the GOP leadership in the chamber.

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