National / International News

Sharapova knocks out GB's Konta

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:20
Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova knocks out Great Britain's Johanna Konta in straight sets on day one.

VIDEO: Tunisia survivor 'played dead'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:12
Angela Evans has told the BBC how she lay face down in the sand so that she was not killed in the Tunisian beach attack.

Chibok girls 'fighting for Boko Haram'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:01
Some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria have been forced to join Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the BBC is told.

Burnham: Unite donation before poll

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 08:00
Andy Burnham says a £3,000 donation from the Unite union was received before the general election and it will not be used to fund his Labour leadership campaign.

What do tax and spending do?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:36
A new analysis by the Office for National Statistics shows up what effects benefits and taxation have on our society.

Arsenal sign Chelsea's Cech for £10m

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:31
Arsenal sign Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea on a four-year contract in a deal worth about £10m.

National minute's silence for Tunisia

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:27
A national minute's silence will be held in the UK at 12:00 BST on Friday to remember the victims of the Tunisian beach attack, David Cameron announces.

Supreme Court Blocks Obama Administration Plan On Power Plant Emissions

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:24

In a 5-4 ruling, the court says the Environmental Protection Agency should have taken into account the costs of complying with regulation.

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New ferry strike closes French port

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:21
Strike action in Calais leads to the closure of the port and the cancellation of ferry sailings from Dover.

Is time running out for Raikkonen?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:21
Kimi Raikkonen is driving for his Ferrari future after an indifferent spell of form left team bosses less than happy, writes Andrew Benson.

School governors to be on database

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:20
In response to the Trojan Horse allegations, a national database of of school governors in England is going to be created.

Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:16

Many companies are expected to expand coverage to same-sex spouses if they already offer benefits to opposite-sex spouses. But the recent Supreme Court decision doesn't require them to do so.

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Is IS caliphate here to stay?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 06:52
One year ago, Islamic State announced the formation of its caliphate - but despite the savagery of IS's rule, is the caliphate here to stay?

Fourth man guilty of child sex abuse

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 06:51
A fourth man is convicted of historical sexual abuse against children in Wrexham during the 1980s.

Anti-abortion protester wins appeal

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 06:49
An anti-abortion protester convicted of harassing a Marie Stopes clinic director wins her appeal.

Supreme Court Backs Arizona's Redistricting Commission Targeting Gridlock

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 06:47

Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission was formed 15 years ago, after voters took the power to redraw districts away from the state's Legislature.

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US Supreme Court backs execution drug

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 06:38
The US Supreme Court rules that states can continue to use a contentious drug in lethal injections despite several cases of botched executions.

Uber managers arrested in France

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 06:37
Two managers of the taxi-ordering app Uber have been arrested in France over what authorities have described as an "illicit" service.

Broady fights back to seal victory

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 06:36
Britain's Liam Broady fights back from two sets down to beat Australian Marinko Matosevic 5-7 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-3.

Greek debt crisis: Why a bailout referendum?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 06:33
Greece will hold a controversial referendum on its bailout terms on 5 July. What will it mean for Greece and Europe, the BBC's Laurence Peter asks.