National / International News

Report: ISIS Goes Door-To-Door Killing Scores Of Civilians In Kobani

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:16

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights calls the killing a massacre and says it is the worst such incident carried out by ISIS fighters since last year.

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Objection to head of abuse inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:14
Catholic charities object to the appointment of the chairwoman of the Scottish government's inquiry into historical abuse of children in care.

Deadly attack on Tunisia tourist hotel

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:10
At least seven people are killed in an attack on a tourist hotel in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, the Interior Ministry says.

Americans Back In Action Tonight In World Cup Soccer

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:03

The U.S. women face China tonight, amid unflattering comparisons to the 1999 American team, which beat the Chinese in dramatic fashion.

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5 Ideas To Ease The Burden Of Student Loans

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-26 04:03

Presidential candidates are writing their plans now. We talk with the experts about some of the policy options on the table.

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Thailand halts human rights event

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:47
Human Rights Watch cancels an event in Bangkok that was to launch a report into alleged abuses in Vietnam, after Thai authorities intervene.

Britain's Kelly wins bronze in Baku

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:40
Josh Kelly is forced to settle for welterweight bronze after losing to Azerbaijan's Parvis Baghirov at the European Games.

Sex abuse accused cleared by jury

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:38
One of seven men on trial for historical child sex offences in the Wrexham area during the 1980s is cleared of all charges against him.

Bhamara creates history in NBA draft

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:35
Teenager Satam Singh Bhamara makes history as the first Indian-born player to be selected in the NBA draft.

Rival robots cars suffer near-miss

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:31
A rare meeting between rival self-driving cars on a Californian road almost ended in a crash, Reuters reports.

Family in court over fire murders

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:20
A father and two sons appear in court charged with murder after a flat fire in which two teenagers and a baby were killed.

National infant tests 'could return'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:19
Ministers are reported to be considering the return of national tests for seven-year-olds in England's primary schools.

Glider crash pilot took own life

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:16
A glider pilot who crashed his aircraft into the ground and died from multiple injures had left a suicide letter, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Hollande: 'Never give in to fear'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:15
French President Francois Hollande has said his country will 'never give in to fear' following a suspected Islamist attack at a factory near Lyon.

Labour accuses PM of rail 'betrayal'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:09
Labour accuses David Cameron of "betraying" voters over delays to rail upgrades promised during the general election.

VIDEO: Jockey 'who died' returns after fall

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:06
Jockey Brian Toomey is preparing for a return to the track following a fall from his mount in 2013 after which he was told he "died for six seconds."

Man who killed parents gets 35 years

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:04
A man who murdered his parents in their home and tried to blame mystery intruders for the killings is ordered to spend at least 35 years in jail.

'Rotting meat' smell flower blooms

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:02
One of the world's largest and smelliest flowers blossoms for the first time in 12 years in Devon.

PODCAST: Who's to blame for the situation in Greece?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-26 03:00

The Chinese stock market falls, but this time, official media are silent there. The key index in Shanghai fell about 8 percent today. More on that. Plus, all this week we've been speaking with ordinary Greeks to find out the impact of the crisis on their lives. Today, we talk to Nick Voglis, owner of a small gourmet sandwich bar in Athens. The sandwiches are delicious, but his fellow Greeks may find his opinions unpalatable: he blames Greece for the crisis. And John Kerry off to Vienna for concluding Iran talks we look at what economic levers the U.S. has at its disposal and their effectiveness.

VIDEO: Branson: 'Network Rail far too big'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-26 02:59
Sir Richard Branson has told the BBC that Network Rail is 'far too big' and should be 'broken-up into small pieces' blaming the company for 90% of Virgin Train delays