National / International News

Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement Over Mortgage Meltdown

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:24

The nation's second-largest bank has agreed to pay nearly $17 billion to settle allegations that it misled investors into buying toxic mortgage-backed securities.

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An Officer Shot A Black Teen, And St. Louis Rioted — In 1962

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:13

As we unpack St. Louis' long, tense history of racial unrest amid continuing protests in Ferguson, Mo., we find striking parallels between the events of years past and those of the past few weeks.

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VIDEO: Funeral for MH17 victim Liam Sweeney

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:10
Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of MH17 air disaster victim Liam Sweeney in Newcastle.

Rosetta's 10-billion-tonne comet

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:06
Scientists determine the comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft to have a mass of 10 billion tonnes.

Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:06
Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, dies at the age of 81.

Boko Haram 'control police academy'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:54
Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.

No sex charges for undercover police

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:49
Undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sex offence charges but could face misconduct proceedings.

Hodgson tells players to move abroad

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:36
England manager Roy Hodgson says his country's young players would benefit from playing regular first-team football abroad.

VIDEO: Salmond defends oil predictions

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:27
Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has defended the Scottish government's estimates of oil reserves, after a warning yesterday from a leading industry figure.

Israel kills top Hamas commanders

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:18
An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".

VIDEO: The MI5 hunt for journalist's killer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:16
The intelligence services and the police are trying to identify the masked man, believed to be British, filmed murdering the American journalist James Foley.

After Night Of Calm, National Guard To Be Withdrawn From Ferguson

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:11

The move by Gov. Jay Nixon to pull out the troops came after a night that involved only a handful of arrests in the St. Louis suburb.

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Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:59
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Russia widens McDonald's food probe

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:55
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.

One dead in light aircraft crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:47
A man has been killed in a light aircraft crash near Buckingham, Thames Valley Police say.

Barber bans women from hair salon

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:32
A barber bans women from his newly-opened city centre salon - and says people who criticise him are "feminists and mavericks".

UKIP pledges to cut income taxes

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:24
UKIP sets out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.

Di Maria wants to leave Real Madrid

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:19
Angel Di Maria has rejected the offer of a new Real Madrid contract and wants to leave the European champions.

Hamas Says Israeli Airstrike Killed 3 Senior Commanders

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:15

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the Shin Bet, the country's domestic security service, for intelligence that set up Thursday's attack.

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Social network cannot stop IS posts

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:13
The creators of a social network being used by Islamic State militants have admitted they cannot prevent the spread of extremist material.

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