National / International News

How Mexico Quietly Legalized Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 11:21

A series of low-profile court rulings culminated with a Supreme Court decision this month that says limiting marriage to a man and a woman was discriminatory and in violation of the constitution.

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Hong Kong to debate divisive reforms

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 11:18
Lawmakers in Hong Kong begin debating a controversial political reform package on Wednesday ahead of a much-anticipated vote later this week.

VIDEO: Migrants forcibly removed from border

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 10:54
Italian police forcibly removed many people, who had migrated from Africa, who were attempting to cross the border into France.

Chris Evans to be new Top Gear presenter

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 10:30
TV and radio presenter Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to lead a new Top Gear line-up, the BBC announces.

Putin nuclear move 'dangerous' - Nato

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 10:28
Nato condemns Russia's move to strengthen its nuclear arsenal after it says it will put more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles into service.

US baseball team accused of hacking

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 10:18
The FBI is investigating St Louis Cardinals on charges that the baseball team hacked into the computers of a rival club to steal player information.

FDA To Food Companies: This Time, Zero Means Zero Trans Fats

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 10:06

The agency is giving food companies a hard deadline to stop using trans fats in processed foods. It has determined that partially hydrogenated oils are not "generally recognized as safe" for food.

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VIDEO: Six students die in balcony collapse

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 09:51
Six Irish students have been killed, and seven others have been injured, when a fourth-floor balcony in California collapsed.

Nintendo & Activision tie-up on toys

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 09:43
Nintendo has announced a deal with Activision to let its Amiibo toys be used in the Skylander series of games.

Tropical Storm Bill Makes Landfall In Texas

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 09:41

The storm made landfall on Matagorda island, south of Houston, according to the National Weather Service. Maximum sustained winds were recorded at 60 mph.

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Murray wins opening match at Queen's

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 09:24
Andy Murray makes a winning start to his grass-court season with a straight-sets win over qualifier Yen-Hsun Lu at Queen's Club.

VIDEO: Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 09:22
Rachel Dolezal, a US race activist, says she "identifies as black" following claims from her parents that she is actually Caucasian.

Chelsea on verge of Falcao loan deal

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 09:22
Chelsea are on the verge of agreeing a season-long loan deal for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco.

Defeat By Deductible: Millennials Aren't Hip To Health Insurance Lingo

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 09:10

Researchers watched a group of young adults as they tried signing up for insurance on Half didn't know what a deductible was. Needless to say, they struggled with enrollment.

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17-Month Prison Sentence For Man Who Jumped White House Fence

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 09:02

Omar Gonzalez, 43, has been in prison since last September, when he ran onto the grounds of the presidential residence and entered a White House door on a Friday evening.

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Baseball Hacking: FBI Is Looking Into Possible St. Louis Attack On Houston Astros

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 08:43

The breach is said to have occurred last year and to have centered on proprietary information about players and team operations.

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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.