National / International News

Eight-council map to be published

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 08:31
Plans to cut the number of Welsh councils from 22 to single figures will be published on Wednesday, BBC Wales understands.

Clarkson's final Top Gear scheduled

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 08:28
Jeremy Clarkson's final appearance on Top Gear will be shown on 28 June, it is announced.

Father saw ride crash rescue on TV

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 08:23
The father of one of the victims of the rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers theme park realised his daughter was on the ride when he saw her rescue on TV, the family's lawyer says.

VIDEO: 'I miss you, please come back home'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 08:22
Two men whose wives have gone missing with their children and another sister following a religious pilgrimage have pleaded for them to return.

Husbands appeal to 'Syria' family

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 08:21
Husbands of women feared to have travelled from UK to Syria with their children say they "miss and love" them as they appeal for them to come home.

Kurds deal IS 'biggest setback yet'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 08:17
Syrian Kurds say they are securing the border city of Tal Abyad after seizing it from IS, in what activists say is the militants' biggest setback.

Boothman exits as BBC news chief

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 08:02
John Boothman is to leave his position as BBC Scotland's head of news and current affairs to work on the corporation's Charter renewal bid.

The Best Moments From Donald Trump's Announcement Speech

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:58

Candidate number 16 entered the race with a passionate speech Tuesday touching on Obamacare, free trade and the U.S.-Mexico border and beating China.

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Salazar: The big questions answered

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:54
Matt Slater looks at the big questions around the claims over Alberto Salazar, the fall-out, Mo Farah and what next.

Gleneagles triumphs at Royal Ascot

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:50
Gleneagles wins the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot to follow up victories in the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas.

As NAFTA Memories Linger, Unions Hold Fast Against New Trade Deal

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:50

Labor unions argue it's yet another deal that will erode American jobs and benefit corporations. But labor specialists say there's a flip side: Companies more engaged in global trade pay higher wages.

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U.S. House Looks To Buy Time For Obama's Trade Agenda

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:42

The House is voting once again — but it's just a procedural vote. Trade supporters want to give themselves six more weeks to find a way to reach agreement on a trade package.

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Blood chemical predicts brain decline

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:39
Scientists discover a chemical in blood that indicates whether people will have declining brain function in the years to come.

VIDEO: Bradford missing family news briefing

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:34
A news conference is being held after three sisters and their children went missing following a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

Trump to run for president in 2016

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:26
Property billionaire Donald Trump announces he will run for the White House in the 2016 election.

VIDEO: Virtual reality 'to touch everybody'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:24
BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones learns how virtual reality is set to touch all areas of people's lives.

Donald Trump Is In: Promises To 'Make America Great Again'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:23

After taking the stage to a sustained ovation as the song "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World," Trump laid out a list of things he would fix if he were in charge.

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Watson knocked out of Aegon Classic

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:16
British number one Heather Watson loses in straight sets to Aleksandra Krunic in the first round of the Aegon Classic.

US orders ban on trans-fats by 2016

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:09
Trans-fats are unsafe to eat and must be banned from the food supply within three years, say US regulators.

When 'Womanless Weddings' Were Trendy

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:08

With bearded brides and deep-voiced flower girls, these surreal, public-spirited rituals delighted American communities for decades.

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