National / International News

Child with good memory 'lie better'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:17
Children who have a good memory are better at telling lies and covering them up, say child psychology researchers.

Lorries causing rural 'bedlam'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:13
Lorry drivers ignoring weight restrictions on minor roads are causing "bedlam" in rural communities, the Local Government Association says.

Science row and extremism backlash

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:11
The row over sexism in science is back on the front pages and there is reaction to David Cameron's speech on extremism.

The Irish rite of passage in the US

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:07
Why so many Irish students spend summers in the US

Inside Tadmur: The worst prison in the world?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:07
Is this the world's worst prison?

The fake British tourist who 'loves' Baku

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:07
He charmed the masses at Baku 2015 - but he wasn't real

How do singers protect their voices?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:07
The tricks professional singers use to protect their voices

England practising penalties - Scott

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:06
Alex Scott says England have been practising penalties for a month, before their last-16 match against Norway on Monday.

What counts as terrorism in the US?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:01
After the murder of nine black Americans at a church in Charleston, South Carolina by a white man, advocates and commentators are calling for Dylann Roof to be described as a terrorist.

Utah team cancels 'Caucasian night'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:57
A minor league baseball team in Utah cancels plans for a "Caucasian Heritage Night" in August "in light of recent tragic events", its website says.

Woods misses US Open cut on 16 over

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:51
Former world number one Tiger Woods misses the cut at the US Open after finishing 16-over-par after the second round.

Banned Neymar out of Copa America

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:47
Brazil striker Neymar will miss the rest of the Copa America after being suspended for four games for a red card against Colombia.

Obamacare Repeal Would Add Billions to Deficit

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:29

A new report adds to the debate over the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act in advance of a much-awaited Supreme Court ruling.

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Unconscious man rescued from sea

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:27
A young man is rescued from the sea, unconscious and seriously injured, after an incident apparently involving a yacht and a RIB boat off the Isle of Wight.

Guess Which Country Has The Biggest Increase In Soda Drinking

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:20

It's Cameroon, closely trailed by Vietnam and India. Sugary fizzy drinks are making inroads in the developing world.

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Merkel steps up pressure over Greece

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:08
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a solution to Greece's debt crisis must be agreed before Monday's emergency EU summit.

Day collapses coming down hill

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:07
Jason Day collapses with vertigo while coming down a steep hill during round two of the US Open at Chambers Bay.

Mexico's Sugary Drink Tax Makes A Dent In Consumption, Study Claims

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:00

Few countries or cities have dared to try a "sin" tax on soda, so no one really knows if a tax would actually get people to drink less. Preliminary results suggest that the tax in Mexico is working.

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Predictably, Democrats, Republicans Don't Agree On Charleston Causes, Solutions

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-19 13:46

The shooting at a historically black church in Charleston briefly put a pause on the campaign. But eventually politics crept back in, and both sides, as usual, took different lessons from the tragedy.

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Serb PM to honour Srebrenica victims

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 13:40
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says he is ready to attend ceremonies marking 20 years since the Srebrenica massacre.