National / International News

Berry research projects win funding

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 15:06
The UK government announces funding for three new research projects which it says could "revolutionise" Scottish berry production.

Iraq war was a mistake says Falconer

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 15:05
UK forces should not have gone into Iraq in 2003, according to Lord Falconer, one of Tony Blair's closest allies during the build-up to war.

Babies to get meningitis B vaccine

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 15:03
The meningitis B vaccine will be introduced to the routine childhood vaccination programme in Scotland from 1 September, it is announced.

Nurse cuts 'put 7-day plan at risk'

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 15:01
Plans to create more seven-day services across the NHS in England are being put in jeopardy because of cuts to senior nursing posts, industry leaders are warning.

All babies to get meningitis B vaccine

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 14:59
A vaccine to protect babies from meningitis B will be introduced in the UK from September, the Department of Health announces.

EU exit campaign and benefit cuts

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 14:45
News of a campaign by business tycoons to quit Europe and discussion of benefit cuts feature in the Sunday papers.

Residents Fight To Block Fracked Gas In New York's Finger Lakes

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 14:42

New York state has banned fracking, but it is considering a plan to allow fracked gas to be stored under Seneca Lake — which isn't sitting well with residents of the state's Finger Lakes region.

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India yoga day to draw in thousands

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 14:39
Tens of thousands of people are due to participate in a mass yoga programme in the Indian capital, Delhi, on the first ever International Yoga Day.

VIDEO: New images of Charleston gunman

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 14:36
New images of the man accused of killing nine people at a church in South Carolina, posing with a gun and Confederate flag, are discovered online.

Germany 4-1 Sweden

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 14:07
Germany defeat Sweden with an assured display to seal their place in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals in Canada.

Mali's Tuareg rebels sign peace deal

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 13:47
Rebels in Mali sign a peace deal with the government that will give partial autonomy to the north of the country.

Europe's Migrant Crisis Spreads Ashore As Refugees Enter Bulgaria On Foot

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 13:29

Migrants from Syria and other nations are fleeing to Europe not just by sea but also over land via Turkey. In Bulgaria, one of the European Union's poorest nations, about 1,000 people used to cross the border in a year. Last weekend alone, 650 people tried to cross, most of them unsuccessfully.A version of this story originally aired on All Things Considered on June 17, 2015.

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After Thousands Of Missions, Air Force To Cut Drone Flights

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 13:29

The Air Force plans to reduce drone flights due to a shortage of pilots. NPR's Arun Rath talks with New York Times reporter Dave Philipps about why the military is having trouble attracting and keeping drone operators.

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Germany arrests al-Jazeera reporter

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 13:17
Qatar-owned TV news network al-Jazeera says one of its journalists has been arrested in Germany at the request of Egypt.

Disruptive passenger diverts plane

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 13:05
A transatlantic flight is diverted to Belfast International Airport because of a disruptive passenger.

Prophet Muhammad Cartoons To Be Broadcast On Dutch TV

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 12:19

A far-right politician who gave a speech at a Dallas area event attacked last month for featuring a Muhammad drawing contest, said the images will be aired on Wednesday.

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We've wanted this for years - Morgan

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 12:03
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says the players have been trying to play like they did against New Zealand for "years".

Three charged over cemetery murder

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 11:55
Three men are charged with the murder of 14-year-old Jordan Watson, who was found dead in a Carlisle cemetery.

NY warning over Lancashire fracking

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 11:53
Hundreds of US politicians sign a joint letter urging Lancashire County Council to refuse permission to allow test drilling for fracking in the county.

GB women qualify for Rio Olympics

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 10:42
Great Britain's women qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after beating Germany 1-0 in the semi-finals of hockey's World League.