National / International News

Cyclist killed in lorry collision

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 01:31
A female cyclist dies in a collision with a tipper truck in the City of London.

Snooker misses out on 2020 Olympics

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 01:17
Snooker fails in its bid to be included in the Tokyo Games while karate and surfing make a shortlist of potential extra sports.

Rescuers free man from bike lock

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 01:16
A man who woke with a high-security bike lock around his neck after a night out has it removed by a specialist rescue team.

Golf is in young hands - Spieth

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 01:15
Newly crowned US Open champion Jordan Spieth is excited to be part of a young generation of players currently dominating golf's top events.

Finalised night Tube map revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 01:04
The finalised map for London's night Tube service is revealed ahead of its scheduled launch in September.

U.S. Troops Tested By Race In Secret World War II Chemical Experiments

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:59

While the Pentagon acknowledged years ago that it used American servicemen in World War II mustard gas experiments, NPR found new details about tests that grouped subjects by the color of their skin.

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Markets rise on hopes of Greece deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:58
Stock markets rise on hopes a deal may finally be agreed between Greece and its creditors, after Athens submitted fresh proposals to avoid defaulting on its debts.

VIDEO: Will Greek crisis affect your holiday?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:50
As European leaders gather for an emergency summit in Brussels that could break the deadlock around the Greece's debt crisis, what affect might it have on your holiday?

Ferrero to buy Thorntons for £112m

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:46
Thorntons shares have leapt 42% after an offer to buy the company from Italian chocolate maker Ferrero Rocher.

EU extends Russia sanctions to 2016

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:44
EU foreign ministers extend economic sanctions against Russia until the end of January 2016 as clashes continue to weaken the Ukraine ceasefire.

To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist Instead Of Popping A Pill

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:44

Music can energize, soothe or relax us. And it can also help reduce pain. Researchers found that listening to a favorite song or story helped children manage pain after major surgery.

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After Waterway Closure, Minneapolis Sees An End To River Shipping

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:43

For the first time ever, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed part of a navigable waterway to stem the migration of an invasive species.

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After Prison Break At Dannemora, Viral Video Raises Questions

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:42

A video shows a man approach the prison with a bag, which is hoisted up the prison wall and disappears out of view. Does this security lapse have anything to do with the escaped cons?

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Summit To Concentrate On Greece's Impending Deadline To Repay IMF Loan

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:35

Eurozone leaders are to meet in Brussels on Monday in a hastily called summit aimed at resolving the Greek debt crisis. Greece has until the end of the month to make a huge debt payment to the IMF.

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'A colostomy bag doesn't limit you'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:27
After five major operations and three years of surviving on liquid food, Sarah Russell resumes her love of extreme sports.

VIDEO: What are the sounds of the seaside?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:26
A new project by the National Trust is encouraging the public to get out to the the coast and capture the sounds of the seaside, to create an audio archive for future generations.

PM to make case for welfare changes

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:04
David Cameron is to promise an end to what he will call the "merry-go-round" of taxing those on low incomes and then giving it back in benefits.

VIDEO: 'Death railway' vets bridge old divisions

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:00
Seventy years on, a British ex-POW who worked on the Burma "death railway" meets a Japanese soldier who employed his forced labour.

New women's prison to be built

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:00
A new women's prison, catering for just 80 offenders, is to be built to replace Scotland's only female jail at Cornton Vale near Stirling.

Fatal fire investigation continues

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 23:38
Police and fire officials are "ruling nothing out" as investigations into the cause of a fire that killed three people in Langley Mill continue.