National / International News

£600m to deliver metro by 2020

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 21:07
About £600m will be spent on a new metro system for south east Wales within the next five years, BBC Wales understands.

Counter-terrorism exercise in London

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 20:59
Police officers, soldiers, emergency services and intelligence officials are taking part in London's largest counter-terrorism exercise to date.

Fire hits Japanese bullet train

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 20:28
At least two people are reported injured after a passenger on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train sets him or herself on fire, say officials.

Afghan fighters 'linked to Syria IS'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 20:18
Afghan fighters allied with Islamic State are in contact with the group's Syrian headquarters, a senior US commander says.

Tsipras asks Greeks to vote no

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 20:09
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras urges voters to reject creditors' demands in Sunday's referendum on its debt crisis, as the country's bailout is set to expire.

Puerto Rico's Governor Wants Lenders To Wait For More Than $73 Billion Debt Payments

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 19:46

In a televised address, the governor said he'll ask international creditors to give Puerto Rico easier terms, starting with a delay in payments. He also warned his people of coming budget cuts.

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Injured Tunisia Britons flown home

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 19:44
Four British tourists seriously injured in the Tunisian beach attack have been flown back to the UK by the RAF.

VIDEO: Wildfires hit Washington state

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 19:40
A series of major wildfires have been burning across thousands of acres of Washington state, over 120 miles (190km) east of Seattle.

VIDEO: Iran negotiations in 90 seconds

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 19:38
International negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme are due to finish, but it is thought they could continue into July.

China 'to set out climate pledges'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 19:24
China is set to reveal how much it will cut carbon emissions by beyond 2020, says Premier Li Keqiang during a visit to Europe.

Backpacker inquest gets under way

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 19:19
An inquest is under way in Malaysia into the death of a backpacker whose body was found eight days after he was believed to have gone on a jungle trek.

President Pitches Overtime Rule That Could Raise Wages For 5 Million

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 18:20

The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from a the current cap of $23,660.

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ILF: What will change?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 17:44
The Independent Living Fund is closing on Tuesday. But what is it and who will it affect?

Is academy status the answer for 'coasting' schools?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 17:42
The government has announced that "coasting" schools are to be given academy status - but, asks Branwen Jeffreys, is that a guarantee of improvement?

How did 'silo' get to mean something else?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 17:35
How did 'silo' get to mean something else?

Chile 2-1 Peru

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 17:28
Eduardo Vargas scores twice as hosts Chile beat 10-man Peru to move into their first Copa America final since 1987.

Asian shares shrug off Greece fears

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 17:10
Shares in Asia open flat or higher in early trading and begin to recover some of Monday's losses.

Police service 'resistant to change'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 16:52
The police service is resistant to change because of an "insular attitude" and chief constables who fail to listen to officers, a review finds.

Kendall: Devolve back-to-work schemes

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 16:44
Labour leadership contenders Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham call for changes to welfare-to-work schemes and employment tribunal fees ahead of another hustings in the contest.

Climate change action needed, MPs say

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 16:32
The UK must take urgent action to prepare for the impacts of climate change in the UK, according to a progress report from MPs.

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