National / International News

The Human Rights Issue A Nobel Laureate Doesn't Want To Touch

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 05:24

Aung San Suu Kyi has been universally praised in her battle for democracy in Myanmar. But she has been conspicuously silent about the worsening plight of the Rohingya minority in her homeland.

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Baby death preventable, report finds

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 05:06
Health professionals missed "several opportunities" to safeguard a baby boy before he died of a skull fracture, a serious case review finds.

School billionaire joins Gates pledge

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 05:06
Sunny Varkey, founder of the million-dollar Global Teacher Prize is to become the first education entrepreneur to sign up for Bill Gates's philanthropic campaign.

AMs to debate mental health report

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 04:53
Assembly members are set to debate a damning report into care in a mental health unit at a Denbighshire hospital.

Al-Shabab enters Kenyan village

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 04:45
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab enters a remote village in north-eastern Kenya, forcing schools to close and people to flee, residents say.

Canadian Grand Prix in numbers

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 04:22
BBC Sport takes a look at the numbers behind the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of Sunday's race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Cruise Ship Capsizes In China, Leaving Hundreds Unaccounted For

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 04:07

The captain told local media the vessel sank after getting caught in a cyclone in China's Yangtze River. Few of the 458 on board are thought to have survived the incident.

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VIDEO: State TV shows rescue of woman

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 04:02
Footage has emerged showing the rescue of a woman after a cruise ship carrying more than 450 people capsized in a storm on the Yangtze River in China's southern Hubei province.

Japanese balloon art hits new heights

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 04:00
Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto has taken the art of twisting party balloons to new heights with his latest animal creations.

MH370 suit settled out of court

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 03:57
Two Malaysian children who lost their father on flight MH370 have settled their negligence case with the airline and government out of court.

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.