National / International News

Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:25

In Texas and elsewhere, guns are playing major roles this campaign season. Politicians have opened fire in ads, literally, and embraced the gun as a symbol of their conservative street cred.

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Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:25

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.

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Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:23

Farmers and ranchers, increasingly reliant on pumping groundwater, are desperate to have more and more wells installed. This frenzy could deplete California's aquifers, experts say.

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NI parades 'have doubled since 2005'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:21
The number of parades in Northern Ireland has doubled over the last eight years, according to research from Queen's University, Belfast.

North Korea to put US men on trial

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:18
North Korea says that it will put two detained American men on trial, accusing them of "committing hostile acts".

VIDEO: Jellyfish 'the size of dustbin lids'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:15
Barrel jellyfish "the size of dustbin lids" are spotted along the south coast of England.

The autism commute

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:12
When ‘you’re pulling my leg’ means just that

Sex tape adds to GSK China scandal

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:07
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirms the existence of a sex tape of its former head in China, the latest twist in its corruption scandal in the country.

Councils 'facing £5.8bn shortfall'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:55
Councils in England say they are facing a £5.8bn shortfall over the next two years, leaving their finances "on a knife edge".

'Debt problem from overpaid credits'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:40
The number of people in Wales with debt problems relating to overpaid tax credits rises sharply in three years, according to new figures.

Man drowns on holiday in Bulgaria

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:23
A man in his 20s from Northern Ireland has drowned on holiday in Bulgaria.

'Designing Women' Star Meshach Taylor Dies At 67

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:19

Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom Designing Women and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer, his agent said.

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HK 'referendum' draws nearly 800,000

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:15
A total of 792,808 voters took part in an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in Hong Kong, organisers said.

GM Crash Victim Payment Plan Won't Have A Limit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:13

Kenneth Feinberg, the country's most well-known compensation expert, is scheduled to reveal the terms Monday, and GM CEO Mary Barra has said there will be no cap on payments.

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Flexible working rights extended

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:12
Every employee now has the right to request flexible working hours after the government extended the right previously reserved for carers and those looking after children.

Domestic abuse bill 'disappointment'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:10
Campaigners say they are concerned that new legislation to tackle domestic abuse does not focus enough on female victims of violence.

The Prince's pressure and a mixture of Dollies - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 21:15
The discreet political lobbying of Prince Charles on a number of issues is discussed in Monday's press, while Dolly Parton at Glastonbury clearly captivates the nation's picture editors.

VIDEO: Survey on aspirations of black children

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 21:14
A survey carried out for CBBC's Newsround suggests that one in five black children feel that their skin colour would negatively affect their job prospects more than any other ethnic group.

Business leaders in talks appeal

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 21:13
Northern Ireland business leaders urge politicians to "once and for all" resolve the contentious issues of flags, parades and the past.

VIDEO: BBC meets $10m wanted man

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 20:51
The founder of a self-declared Pakistani charity who India and the US accuse of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai has dismissed new American sanctions on his organization.
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