National / International News

EastEnders' Robbie returns to Square

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:09
Actor Dean Gaffney is reprising his role as Robbie Jackson in BBC One soap EastEnders for six episodes later this year.

Main stages opening at Glastonbury

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:04
Fans at the Glastonbury festival get ready for the first day of music on the main stages - and hope the weather does not dampen spirits.

Luxury consumer goods thrive in Iran

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:03
Iranians love luxury goods - and there could be a new market there for the big international brands.

The decline of religion in the West

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:01
The idea of an inherent conflict between law and religion is a very modern one, says Ed Stourton.

'Britain's broken railways'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:45
Cuts to Network Rail's programme of improvements and the replacement of its chairman are major news in Friday's press.

Hustlers Convention: A lost classic

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:29
A lost classic of rap features in new documentary

Can game theory explain the Greek debt crisis?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:22
Can a game explain the crisis facing Greece?

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:21
What was removed from Naomi Campbell's Wikipedia entry?

Tennis's reluctant transgender pioneer

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:19
The 1970s transgender pioneer who fought to play and won

Ferry workers begin 24-hour strike

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:05
Two thirds of ferry services on the west coast of Scotland have been suspended as RMT union members in Caledonian MacBrayne's workforce begin a 24-hour strike.

VIDEO: Bridge across Ukraine's front line

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:05
Tom Burridge visits the bridge in Luhansk that connects rebel-held territory with the rest of the country.

Chocolate firms' sticky dilemma

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:02
Should chocolate makers go niche or mass-market?

Brazil senators travel to Venezuela

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 14:59
Brazilian senators are in Venezuela to try to promote dialogue, a week after a rival Brazilian team was allegedly attacked by government supporters.

Heavy metal moved by software

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 14:59
The container port at the end of your mouse

Supreme Court Thwarts Efforts To Put Obamacare On Life Support

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 14:58

Thursday's court ruling upheld subsidies nationwide under the Affordable Care Act. And unlike the court's previous Obamacare ruling, the majority was unified and the tone was broad.

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What next for top six this summer?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 14:22
From top priorities to transfer targets, Phil McNulty assesses what lies ahead this summer for the Premier League's top six.

VIDEO: The ups and downs of Obamacare

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 14:11
Five years on, President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law has survived another challenge. So what's the story so far?

Lawmakers Put Brakes On Resolution To Ban Mississippi Flag From Capitol

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 14:02

The measure, proposed by Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, would authorize the removal of that state's flag on the House side of the Capitol complex.

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Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Words, Offers Clarity On Old Ones

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 13:58

The OED unveils some modern coinage and explains a Supreme Court justice's choice of words.

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Farewell, Low-Fat: Why Scientists Applaud Lifting A Ban On Fat

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 13:58

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report that came out in February contained some pretty game-changing advice that's largely been overlooked: Don't worry about the total amount of fat you eat.

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