National / International News

Celtic sign Belgian Boyata from City

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:40
Celtic sign Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City on a four-year deal worth around £1.5m.

Watchdog to investigate Carmichael

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:39
The MPs' standards watchdog announces a formal inquiry into the conduct of the former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael.

Lego game challenges Minecraft

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:38
Danish toy company Lego launches a rival to popular video game Minecraft.

Man, 32, denies murder of boxer

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:36
A 32-year-old barman is remanded in custody charged with the murder of professional boxer Eamonn Magee Jr.

Head Of TSA Reassigned, After Tests Reveal Security Failures

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:32

According to ABC News, covert tests found that Transportation Security Administration agents at airports failed to detect prohibited items 95 percent of the time.

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Spring bounce for mortgage market

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:23
UK mortgage approvals rose to their highest level for 14 months in April, figures show, but analysts do not expect this to lead to runaway house prices.

VIDEO: 'We just want Amber to come home'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:19
The parents of a missing 13-year-old girl who has been missing for nearly three days have pleaded with her to get in touch.

Heat 'not an issue' on SAS hike

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:13
An SAS reservist did not think soaring temperatures would affect a military exercise in the Brecon Beacons in which three soldiers died, an inquest hears.

Ellen Pao to appeal sexism defeat

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:09
A woman who lost a sexual discrimination case against her former employer is to appeal against the jury's verdict despite facing legal costs as a result.

Parents in plea for missing girl, 13

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:01
The parents of a missing 13-year-old girl who has not been seen since Saturday make a plea for her to get in touch.

PODCAST: Homeless in Hollywood

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:00

The Supreme Court says bankrupt homeowners are still on the hook in many circumstances for their second mortgages—for many that's a home equity loan—even if their home is worth less than the money owed. More on that. Plus, as Los Angeles County experiences an increase in homelessness, we take a look at Hollywood, which has had a homeless problem since its first days as a film center.

US labels Shining Path 'drug gang'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 02:55
Peru's Shining Path Maoist rebel group is designated a "significant foreign narcotics trafficker" by the US Treasury.

Fifa admits SA $10m payout to Warner

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 02:36
Fifa says it paid $10m (£6.5m) to a Caribbean football body led by Jack Warner, who is charged by the US with corruption, at South Africa's request.

Manet Parisian painting up for sale

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 02:35
An oil painting of a French barmaid, considered one of the defining images of French impressionism, is to be sold at auction later this month.

Redmayne to star in Potter spin-off

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 02:23
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will play Newt Scamander in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros confirms.

The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 02:23

Researchers found that a phone's activity tracker can automatically predict students' school performance.

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Big six energy firms face price call

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 02:19
The major energy suppliers in the UK are facing pressure from the new government over their prices.

Call for federal Labour after defeat

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 02:10
A Welsh Labour minister calls for the party to adopt a federal structure following its general election defeat.

German singing star admits card scam

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 02:10
Severino Seeger, the newly-crowned winner of a German television singing contest, appears in court and admits defrauding pensioners.

Serb ex-spies on trial for murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 02:04
Serbian ex-intelligence officers plead not guilty to the 1999 murder of newspaper editor Slavko Curuvija, a critic of ex-leader Slobodan Milosevic.