National / International News

Congress Keeping Close Watch On Obama's Plans In Iraq

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 13:43

President Obama has said that the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military action in Iraq to confront insurgents and that he will consult Congress. But he's said nothing about seeking its approval.

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VIDEO: UK Syria fighters 'long-term threat'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 13:36
UK police will have to deal with the threat of British fighters returning from Syria for "many years", a top Scotland Yard officer has told the BBC.

Tracking all Syria Britons 'impossible'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 13:32
Security services will not be able to monitor all of the Britons who return to the country after fighting in Syria, a former MI6 counter-terrorism official says.

Hodgson asks Gerrard to play on

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 13:32
Roy Hodgson asks Steven Gerrard to stay on as a player and captain as the midfielder ponders his England future.

Iraq 'loses western border control'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 13:31
Iraq's government loses control of its western borders after Sunni militants seize crossings into Syria and Jordan, reports say.

Puma's Pink And Blue Cleats Make A Bold Play At The World Cup

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 13:09

Soccer players aren't the only ones battling on the pitch: Shoe brands are fighting it out as well. While Adidas and Nike dominate the market, Puma has a sneaky counterattack: mismatched shoes.

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VIDEO: Highlights: South Korea 2-4 Algeria

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 12:58
An excellent first-half display from Algeria helped them to a 4-2 win over South Korea in Group H.

'Hamilton has the speed but none of the luck'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 12:54
History shows the faster of two fierce rivals does not always take the spoils - just ask Lewis Hamilton's boss at Mercedes.

Georgia's New Pro-Gun Law Triggers Confusion For Some Residents

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 12:30

Starting July 1, the state's licensed gun owners will be able to carry their firearms into some schools, bars, churches and libraries. But there's uncertainty over how, exactly, the new law will work.

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Argentina ad rebukes 'vulture funds'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 11:34
The Argentine government publishes an advert in US newspapers denouncing the recent US Supreme Court ruling in favour of hedge fund investors holding its defaulted bonds.

Pride, pressure, nerves & a runaway dog story

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 10:56
Pride, pressure, nerves and a runaway dog

Man dies and woman critical in crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 10:29
A man is killed and a woman is in a critical condition after three cars crashed in Greater Manchester.

Afghan 'vote fraud' tapes emerge

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 10:23
The BBC in Afghanistan hears audio tapes allegedly revealing a senior election official ordering ballot box stuffing in the 14 June presidential run-off.

VIDEO: Highlights: Belgium 1-0 Russia

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 10:15
Belgium narrowly beat Russia 1-0 to progress through to the knockout stages in the 2014 World Cup.

Lana Del Rey takes UK top spot

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 09:58
US singer Lana Del Rey has topped the UK album chart ahead of her debut appearance at Glastonbury.

In A Stunning Finish, Portugal Ties U.S.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 09:53

The U.S. had the lead with 30 seconds left in the game. Portugal scored and crushed the Americans' opportunity to advance, without worrying about a third game with Germany.

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Sri Lanka build lead against England

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 09:41
Sri Lanka fight back to open up a lead of 106 over England after three days of the decisive second Test at Headingley.

Murray ready for Wimbledon defence

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 09:37
Andy Murray begins the defence of his Wimbledon title with a Centre Court meeting with David Goffin on Monday.

Hodgson to make changes for Costa Rica

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 09:35
England manager Roy Hodgson will field a different side for the final World Cup game against Costa Rica in Group D.

Delays on A55 westbound after crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 09:32
Drivers travelling west on a major road across north Wales face delays after a serious accident at Rhuallt Hill, Denbighshire.
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