National / International News

Climate change: Is the Dutch court ruling 'a game changer'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 09:19
Climate change: Is the Dutch court ruling 'a game changer'?

Rwanda protest over spy chief arrest

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 09:15
Demonstrators gather outside the British High Commission in Rwanda to protest at the arrest of intelligence chief Karenzi Karake in London.

Salazar: I will never permit doping

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 09:12
Athletics coach Alberto Salazar issues an open letter to deny allegations that he used doping techniques on athletes.

How The Turtle Got Its Shell

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-24 09:04

The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil holds clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.

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Renewed appeal for baby's mother

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:56
Police renew their appeal to trace the mother of a newborn baby boy whose body was recovered from the River Taff in Cardiff.

Alabama Governor Orders Removal Of Confederate Flags From Capitol

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:49

The decision is part of a growing backlash against symbols of the Confederacy following last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a black church in South Carolina.

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Huth seals permanent Leicester move

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:30
Leicester City sign former Germany defender Robert Huth on a permanent three-year deal from Stoke.

U.S. Clarifies Hostage Policy, Saying It Won't Prosecute Families Over Ransom

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:22

The Obama administration says the U.S. will continue to try to prevent hostage situations — and the Justice Department says it "does not intend to add to families' pain" if they pay ransoms.

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Royalty-creating app targets Spotify

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:21
A New York-based electronic pop band creates a web app that artificially generates royalties on Spotify.

VIDEO: Westminster Hall

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:13
MPs debate subjects including the work of the CPS in Westminster Hall.

VIDEO: Westminster Hall

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:12
MPs debate subjects including science research in the UK.

Hillary Clinton's Three-Word Gaffe: 'All Lives Matter'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:08

Speaking about her mother at a church on Tuesday, Clinton said what had kept her mother going was "kindness along the way from someone who believed she mattered. All lives matter."

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Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:08

Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.

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VIDEO: Keeping endangered tortoises alive

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:04
David Shukman goes inside the Madagascan breeding and conservation programme for the endangered ploughshare tortoise.

Drastic action to save endangered tortoise

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:02
In a desperate bid to save one of the world's most endangered animals, conservationists are taking the controversial step of defacing the last survivors.

Wales team swimmer 'attacked' in car

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 08:00
The Wales Commonwealth Games and Olympic swimmer Marco Loughran is attacked in an alleged road rage incident in Denmark.

Survival Of The Greenest Beer? Breweries Adapt To A Changing Climate

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-24 07:51

Breweries are grappling with more weather extremes — heat waves, snowy winters, heavy rains and drought. Many are coming up with creative ways to adjust to their changing environments.

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Vietnam Is Having Condom Problems — And That's A Good Thing

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-24 07:51

New prosperity brings new problems. For example: What does a government do when aid money for condom handouts is dwindling?

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14 held after 'organised crime' raid

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 07:46
Fourteen people are arrested after police swooped on suspected organised crime groups in Cardiff.

Nigeria tightens grip on forex

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 07:44
The Nigerian central bank has imposed new foreign exchange controls to try to stem the flow of dollars out of the country