National / International News

VIDEO: Father 'does not hate' family's killers

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:57
A man who lost his wife and three children in an arson attack in Leicester has praised his "extraordinary family".

Garden bodies pair jailed for life

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:51
A husband and wife who murdered the woman's parents and buried them in a back garden are both given life sentences.

No 10 says EU to vote over Juncker

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:47
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has won agreement for a vote on the future president of the European Commission, Downing Street says.

England on brink of Test series defeat

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:43
England are facing a first home Test series defeat by Sri Lanka after collapsing to 57-5 in pursuit of 350 for victory.

School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:38

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the first lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.

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South Africa platinum strike 'over'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:12
A five-month platinum strike in South Africa is "officially over", says the leader of the union behind the strike, as it accepts a wage deal.

Deadly blast hits Nigerian college

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:08
An explosion hits a college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, killing at least eight people, police say.

Central Park Five Settlement: Was Justice Served?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:59

New York City reached a $40 million settlement with the "Central Park Five," men who were wrongfully convicted of a brutal rape in 1990. Sarah Burns, who wrote a book about the case, offers an update.

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Child Detention Centers: A 'Headache' For The Obama Administration

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:54

U.S. officials are detaining thousands of immigrant children who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. Two journalists discuss conditions at detention centers, and what's driving the migrants.

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Israeli air strikes target Syria

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:53
Israel says it has carried out air strikes against military targets in Syria, after a teenager was killed by firing from Syria in the occupied Golan Heights.

Mexico fans cleared of 'gay chants'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:47
Football's world governing body Fifa clears Mexico of improper conduct charges after claims their fans used homophobic chants at a World Cup match.

Bergdahl moved to outpatient care

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:45
The US soldier held captive for five years by Taliban-linked militants has moved to outpatient care on a Texas military base.

Haass in peace process progress call

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:43
Former US diplomat Richard Haass urges politicians in Northern Ireland to "show leadership" in dealing with outstanding peace process issues.

Plan to promote British values

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:43
Action will be taken against schools in England which discriminate against girls under new government plans to promote British values.

Sudan death sentence woman 'freed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:18
A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her Islamic faith has been freed from jail, her lawyer tells the BBC.

Man 'buried Jayden in uncle's grave'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01
Teenager Jayden Parkinson was killed by her violent ex-boyfriend and buried in his uncle's grave, a jury hears.

Google Glass eyewear on sale in UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01
Google is putting its Android-powered Glass eyewear on sale in the UK, making it only the second country to get the kit after the US.

Top Malaysian Court Upholds Ruling On Who Can Use 'Allah'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01

A lower court decided last year that only Muslims can use the word to describe God. But the government now says the ruling applied only to the Catholic newspaper that brought the case.

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Christian Woman Escapes Death In Sudan Over Conversion

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, says she was raised an Orthodox Christian after being born to a Muslim father. A court ordered her release Monday, throwing out a death sentence.

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Google Glass apps for non-geeks

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:00
What apps could make Google Glass useful to average user?
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