National / International News

The Pope's thoughts on climate change are leaked

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-06-15 12:06

Setting aside for the moment the issue of who inside the Vatican might leak a papal encyclical, it does appear that that's what has happened. The Italian magazine 'L'Espresso' leaked a draft of the document today... 192 pages about climate change and its effects on the poor. In the document, Pope Francis calls for “urgent action” against climate change and endorses biofuels. The official release date is Thursday, and Vatican authorities are saying the official text is still under embargo.

Scott Tong explains the effects of this leak. 

Supreme Court Denies N.C. Appeal On State's Ultrasound Abortion Law

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 12:02

The controversial 2011 law was previously struck down on the grounds that it reflected ideological, rather than medical, priorities.

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California Chrome major Ascot doubt

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 11:58
A foot abscess means star American horse California Chrome is "highly likely" to miss Royal Ascot.

VIDEO: Rotherham victim 'felt abandoned'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 11:53
One of the victims of child sex abuse in Rotherham has spoken for the first time about how she was abandoned by the authorities.

Raonic fightback sees off GB's Ward

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 11:38
Milos Raonic recovers from a set down to beat Britain's James Ward in round one of the Aegon Championships.

Murray ready for Queen's opener

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 11:20
Andy Murray begins his grass-court campaign at Queen's Club on Tuesday, along with Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka.

Man dies after two-car collision

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 11:19
A man in his 40s dies after a two-vehicle crash in Newry, County Down.

Firearms Company Colt Defense Files For Bankruptcy Protection

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 11:04

Sam Colt founded the company in 1855. Colt Defense filed for Chapter 11 protection late Sunday.

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Instead Of Replacing Missing Body Parts, Moon Jellies Recycle

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 11:03

If a starfish loses a limb, a new arm buds and grows in its place. But young moon jellies have a different strategy for self-repair: Existing limbs rearrange themselves to regain symmetry.

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VIDEO: Live: Bush launches White House bid

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 10:47
Jeb Bush is launching his campaign to be the Republican nominee for the 2016 US presidential election in Miami.

Raccoon pictured riding alligator

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 10:42
A man walking in a national forest in central Florida has captured a rare image of a raccoon appearing to ride on the back of alligator.

PSNI apology over murder weapon

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:52
The families of victims of a loyalist gun attack have accepted a police apology after the weapon used in the murders was discovered in a museum.

VIDEO: Contact shows Philae 'in good shape'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:52
The contact with the Philae probe shows that it is "in good shape", according to the director general of the European Space Agency.

US seeks to confirm Islamist's death

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:50
The US seeks to clarify whether an air strike in Libya killed the Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant in 2013.

China's teenage spin doctors

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:48
Chinese university places unusual job ad

Half 'have natural flu protection'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:34
Nearly half of people have some defences against a wide range of flu strains, researchers suggest.

UK's 'tornado alley' identified

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:26
The area between London and Reading, in Berkshire, has the highest likelihood of a tornado in the UK, according to researchers mapping their location.

Sudanese President Flies Home After South African Court Orders His Arrest

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:23

President Omar al-Bashir was indicted by the International Criminal Court in 2009 on charges that he committed war crimes and genocide in Darfur, where 300,000 people died.

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Handstands banned at primary school

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:22
Handstands and cartwheels are banned during break times at a primary school after a series of injuries.

Airbus and Boeing bag orders in Paris

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:21
The two big beasts of planemaking, Airbus and Boeing, end the first day of the Paris Air Show with total orders for more than 200 civil aircraft.