National / International News

VIDEO: Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 14:37
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies of cancer aged 82

Brazil WhatsApp mayor on the run

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 14:24
A mayor in Brazil is on the run after police accused her of taking funds from the school system and running the town remotely through WhatsApp.

VIDEO: Holidaymakers 'weary' of Calais strike

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 14:16
Ferries have been denied access to the port of Calais owing to industrial action by French workers.

Sharapova pulls out of the US Open

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 14:04
World number three Maria Sharapova pulls out of the US Open on the eve of the tournament because of injury.

'Severe damage' to Palmyra temple

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 14:01
The Islamic State group has destroyed part of another temple at the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, activists and witnesses say.

Williams wants to be the greatest

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 12:35
Coach Patrick Mouratoglou says aiming to be the greatest player of all time motivates Serena Williams going into the US Open.

Ferries disrupted by Calais blockade

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 12:32
Passengers are facing Bank Holiday delays at the port of Calais following a fresh protest by former workers of a dissolved ferry company.

No panic signings, says Van Gaal

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 12:30
Manchester United will not sign any players before Tuesday that they have not already targeted, says boss Louis van Gaal.

China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 12:21

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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Obama Gets One More Vote Closer To 'Yes' On Iran Deal

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 11:37

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley announced he's backing the Iran deal despite "significant shortcomings." It brings Obama within three votes of sustaining a veto against congressional disapproval.

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China punishes 197 over stock 'rumours'

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 11:25
Chinese authorities punish 197 people for spreading rumours online about the recent stock market crash and fatal explosions in Tianjin.

As Democrats Grow Nervous, Clinton Tries To Appeal To Party Leaders

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 11:14

Hillary Clinton tried to rally important Democratic delegates to her side at the party's summer meeting in Minneapolis. But, as she looks increasingly vulnerable, rivals are pressing their own cases.

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Union in 'mortal danger', says Brown

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 11:06
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the next 12 months could determine the long-term fate of the union between England and Scotland.

Tap water advice lifted in more areas

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 10:50
Advice to boil water before drinking it has now been lifted in more than half of the affected homes in Lancashire.

Jefferson Davis Statue Comes Down At University of Texas

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 10:12

The larger-than-life sculpture of the president of the Confederacy was removed after an appeal to block the move was rejected last week.

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Carnival crowds flock to Notting Hill

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 09:40
Crowds of people descend on Notting Hill Carnival as hundreds of youngsters taken part in the Children's Day procession.

England win European hockey title

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 09:32
England come from 2-0 down to beat the Netherlands on penalties and win the EuroHockey Championship at the Olympic Park.

Miracles & comebacks - Beijing's most memorable moments

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 09:26
Miracles, lost medals and comebacks, Tom Fordyce picks the eight most memorable moments of the Beijing World Championships.

VW and Suzuki settle four-year dispute

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 09:25
The International Chamber of Commerce rules that VW should sell its stake in Suzuki, ending a four-year dispute between over their failed partnership.

Obama Plays Defense On Climate Change Ahead Of Alaska Trip

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 09:22

President Obama pushed back against what some see as the irony of him expanding oil exploration while talking up climate change.

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