National / International News

UK 'will not accept migrant quotas'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 11:06
The UK will not be part of any EU plan to relocate thousands of African migrants currently in Italy and Greece, the international development secretary says.

Violent Baltimore sees less arrests

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 11:00
The number of arrests made by Baltimore police in May has plummeted as shootings and homicides have dramatically increased.

Got A Voice For Radio? The Algorithm Speaks

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:50

In response to our call, nearly a thousand NPR listeners submitted voice samples. Now, the algorithm has rendered its judgment.

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VIDEO: Moment BBC Women's Footballer named

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:43
Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala has been named as the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

Cleveland police agree to US reforms

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:41
The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict federal reforms.

Arrest after child hit by quad bike

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:32
A male has been arrested after a child was involved in a collision with a quad bike in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Exiled Mr Potato Head statue returns

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:24
A "hideous" statue of Mr Potato Head which was banished from a Derbyshire town in the early 2000s is set to return.

British Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Asked To Change Its Name

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:20

PETA says the pub's name should reflect "society's growing compassion for animals and in celebration of intelligent, sensitive chickens."

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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:56

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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Runaway mafia boss held in Brazil

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:54
An Italian organised crime boss convicted for more than 20 murders has been caught in Brazil after 31 years on the run.

Ukraine's civilians living on frontline

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:23
Ukraine's frontline civilians defy bombardment

Larkin poem discovery discredited

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:18
A leading literary magazine that claimed to have found an unpublished poem by Philip Larkin admits that it was the work of a different writer.

VIDEO: Life inside a Ukrainian ghost village

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:08
Eastern Ukraine is enduring a second summer of conflict, as a ceasefire, nominally in place since February, has failed to stop the violence in areas around Donetsk airport.

Watford set for fifth boss in a year

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:55
Watford are close to parting company with boss Slavisa Jokanovic despite him leading the club to promotion to the Premier League.

VIDEO: On trail of identity theft fraudsters

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:53
The number of people falling victim to identity theft in the UK has risen by almost a third, new figures suggest.

Heavy rains put Houston underwater

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:52
At least three people have died confirmed dead in the Houston area after major flooding and tornadoes swept the area over the weekend.

Malaysia Airlines Plans To Cut A Third Of Its Workforce

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:50

The airline has been losing money for several years, and its brand was irreparably damaged by the loss of two planes last year.

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Man convicted of trying to join IS

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:46
A Coventry man is convicted of trying to join Islamic State in Syria.

Deutsche hit over unclear accounting

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:44
Deutsche Bank is paying $55m (£36m) to settle civil charges by US regulators for allegedly mis-stating financial reports.

Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:39

The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.

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