National / International News

Woman rescued after swimming in sea

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 05:24
The coastguard helicopter and a lifeboat have been taking part in a rescue of a woman swimming off Orkney.

PM urges Juncker vote amid EU row

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:55
David Cameron will call for an "unprecedented" vote on any bid to rubber stamp Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president, a Downing Street source says.

How do you solve a problem like England?

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:44
Experts on what went wrong for England

Players 'tried to skip England duty'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:33
QPR boss Harry Redknapp tells the BBC he dealt with players at Tottenham who tried to avoid England duty.

Glover & Stanning win World Cup gold

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:22
Britain's returning Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win the women's pair at the Rowing World Cup.

In Cairo, Kerry Says U.S. Is Not Responsible For Iraq's Current Crisis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:14

In the first leg of a trip through the Mideast, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egypt's new president, but Iraq will be a major subject discussion.

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In LA, Barbers Cut Hair And Check Blood Pressure

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

A Los Angeles doctor is training barbers to check their customers for high blood pressure. He's targeting the social hubs for black men because of the health risks associated with hypertension.

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Verdict Due Monday For 3 Al Jazeera Journalists In Cairo

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

An Egyptian court will issue a verdict Monday in the case of three journalists who have been in jail for months. Correspondent Leila Fadel talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about the controversial case.

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Tensions Rise As Afghan Candidate Rejects Election Results

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

Before the results are even in, Abdullah Abdullah says he won't recognize the outcome of Afghan's presidential election. The one-time front-runner risks pushing the country into political crisis.

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Sexual Harrassment, Abuse Systemic In Modeling World

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

Charges of harassment and abuse against major players in the fashion world have put the industry under scrutiny. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to model Sara Ziff, who founded a nonprofit to protect models.

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As Iraq-Syria Borders Blur, Fears Of A Wider Mideast War Grow

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

As Sunni fighters gain more territory, the entire region faces the prospect of a wider conflict. Correspondent Peter Kenyon gives NPR's Lynn Neary an update on the situation in neighboring countries.

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Poor signal cut short PM holidays

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:58
David Cameron says he had to cut short previous holidays in Cornwall because of poor mobile phone signals in the county.

Israeli teen 'killed by Syria fire'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:55
A teenager becomes the first Israeli to be killed by firing from Syria in the occupied Golan Heights since the start of the Syria conflict, Israel says.

Labour 'to pause universal credit'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:51
Labour will "pause" universal credit if it wins the next general election in 2015, shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves says.

Man in his 20s killed in car crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:44
Police appeal for witnesses after a man in his 20s is killed in a car crash in west Belfast.

Outrage at lewd church altar scene

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:29
A scene showing a partially-clothed couple kissing on the altar of a Catholic church is removed from a music video after priests complained.

U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:27

The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup Sunday against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose or tie, and the road gets a lot tougher with next Thursday's game against Germany.

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Pacific row boat 'weakened by storm'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:24
One of four rowers rescued in the Pacific, says extreme weather conditions exposed weaknesses in their boat.

VIDEO: Benedetti: 'Scottish fiddle was difficult'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:09
Violinist Nicola Benedetti has a Scottish theme to her new album and found playing the fiddle a challenge.

Blackadder actress Patsy Byrne dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 02:49
British actress Patsy Byrne, best known for playing Nursie in Blackadder, dies aged 80.

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