National / International News

Planetary Society Regains Communication With LightSail Spacecraft

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:14

The organization launched the tiny satellite earlier this month, but then lost contact last week due to a software glitch.

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The most bizarre team photo ever?

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:09
Andre Villas-Boas and his Zenit St Petersburg players celebrate wining the Russian league title with a strange team photo.

Grainger and Thornley win bronze

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:01
Britain's Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley win bronze in the double scull final at the European Rowing Championships.

At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:34

Vertical farms, food trucks, tropical forests and the supermarket of the future are on display at Expo 2015 in Milan. Exhibits from 145 countries focus on how to feed the planet sustainably.

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Adult Course Offers Learning For The Sake Of Learning

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:34

The Clemente course provides low-income adults with college-level education about the arts, literature and the humanities — topics often lost in the race to get a practical degree.

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US police 'kill two people a day'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:31
The number of people shot dead by US police is twice as high as official figures show, suggests data gathered by The Washington Post newspaper.

Senate in urgent surveillance debate

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:20
The US Senate is to hold an urgent session to consider extending the controversial Patriot Act on domestic surveillance, which is set to expire at midnight.

Does Your Neighborhood Doom You To An Early Death?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:08

People living just a few miles from each other in American cities can have radically different chances of living a long healthy life.

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Thousands cheer on Arsenal parade

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:04
Thousands of people turn out to cheer on a victory parade celebrating Arsenal's FA Cup final win

Who's Addicted To What? The First Worldwide Guide

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:03

Researchers have put together a comprehensive look at alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use — and broken down the data by region.

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Cooper in 'Tory manifesto' warning

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:56
Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper makes a veiled attack on her rivals, as Andy Burnham warns the party faces irrelevance.

Platini must unite Europe - Dyke

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:54
Uefa president Michel Platini must show strong leadership to unite Europe behind a boycott of the 2018 World Cup, says Greg Dyke.

VIDEO: Nepal quake: Damaged schools re-open

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:53
Thousands of schools damaged during April's devastating earthquake in Nepal have begun to re-open.

VIDEO: Why is this city road a sprint circuit?

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:47
Officials in Coventry are taking advantage of a change in road traffic laws which allow it to turn part of the city's ring road into a race track.

John Kerry Breaks Leg In Bicycle Accident Outside Geneva

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:46

The secretary of state is calling off the rest of his four-nation diplomatic trip after being injured in a bike crash near Sconzier, France. He is in stable condition, a spokesman says.

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John Kerry Flown To Swiss Hospital After Bicycle Accident

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:46

The secretary of state was taken to a hospital in Geneva after being injured in a bike crash near Sconzier, France. He has suffered a likely leg injury and is in stable condition, a spokesman says.

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Ennis-Hill falls to fourth in Gotzis

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:41
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill lies in fourth place ahead of the final two events of her first heptathlon since London 2012.

NHS to target 'rip-off' temp agencies

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:38
The health service plans to "clamp down on some of the staffing agencies ripping off the NHS", the chief executive of NHS England says.

Kerry 'hurts leg' in bicycle crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:33
US Secretary of State John Kerry is taken to hospital in Switzerland with a likely leg injury after a bicycle crash in the French Alps.

UK banks launch Fifa investigation

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:23
UK banks Barclays and Standard Chartered have begun internal reviews into whether they were used for corrupt payments by Fifa officials, the BBC understands.