National / International News

SA probe into 'wife given as gift'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:03
An investigation is launched in South Africa into allegations that the head of SABC, the country's public broadcaster, was given a wife as a gift.

Skin and liver cancer up in England

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:56
The number of cases of skin cancer increased by 78%, and liver cancer by 70%, in men between 2003 and 2012, official figures show.

Three nurses charged over records

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:53
Three nurses are charged as part of an inquiry into the alleged falsification of patient records at a south Wales hospital.

Ukraine to sign EU deal this month

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:49
The new president of Ukraine says he will sign a controversial association agreement with the EU on 27 June, as fighting rages in the east.

Man guilty of wealthy lover's murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:45
A 60-year-old man is found guilty of murdering his wealthy lover and concealing her body.

Teachers' strike set for 10 July

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:37
Schools in England and Wales face disruption next month, as the National Union of Teachers says it will take strike action.

Rik Mayall mourned at Devon funeral

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:30
Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and other friends of Rik Mayall join his family to mourn the comedian and actor at a private funeral in Devon.

It's Not Tennessee Whiskey If It's Aged In Kentucky, State Says

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:18

Tennessee recently began regulating whiskey carrying the state name, sparking a dispute between two liquor titans. A complaint over barrels stored in Kentucky added a new twist to the conflict.

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King Felipe calls for 'new Spain'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:16
King Felipe VI calls for "a new Spain that we will build together" after being proclaimed the country's head of state in a ceremony in parliament.

VIDEO: What happens to migrants found at sea?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:16
The BBC's Matthew Price is behind-the-scenes on board the Bergamini, part of the Italian navy's Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) operation, which patrols the seas in the search for migrant boats.

Fumbled Patent: Is It Just A Matter Of Business?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:13

The U.S. Patent Office said the name of Washington's pro football team is "disparaging to Native Americans," cancelling its trademark registration. Gabriel Feldman explains more about the decision.

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Iraq Turmoil: How Extremists Use Social Media To Gain Support

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:13

Government clashes continue in Iraq after an attack on an oil refinery. The extremist group ISIS may be responsible. Tell Me More learns how the militant fighters use technology to win supporters.

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Jury sent out in Rolf Harris trial

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:57
The jury in the case of Rolf Harris retires to consider its verdicts and will resume a second day of deliberations on Friday.

Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract Ideas

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:55

At issue in the case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: Do software inventions get the same kinds of patent protections as other inventions? The court's decision was unanimous.

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Caver surfaces after marathon rescue

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:48
An injured man trapped underground for 12 days in Germany's deepest cave is brought to the surface after a painstaking rescue operation.

In pictures: German caver rescued

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:43
German brought to the surface after a 12-day operation

Leading Light wins Gold Cup at Ascot

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:36
Leading Light edges out last year's winner Estimate, owned by The Queen, to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

Labour in 'owl for everyone' pledge

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:36
Labour says their press Twitter account was hacked after the party appeared to offer everyone in the country an owl.

Pellet gun attack on boy 'sectarian'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:30
Police are treating an attack on a 16-year-old boy in which he was beaten and shot with a pellet gun as a sectarian hate crime.

Battle for key Iraqi oil refinery

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:29
Iraqi government forces are battling Sunni militants for control of the country's biggest oil refinery, as the US considers a request for air strikes.
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