National / International News

Poets' Corner memorial for Larkin

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:44
Philip Larkin is to be honoured with a memorial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

Foster to meet minister over budget

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:25
Finance Minister Arlene Foster is due to meet Treasury Minister Greg Hands later to discuss Stormont's budget problems.

'Heartbreak' over balcony deaths

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:18
An Irish university expresses its sorrow and sympathy at the deaths of six young people - five of them Irish students - who died after a balcony collapsed in the US.

Police abuse training overhaul call

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:18
Police forces rely too much on e-learning to train officers and staff to deal with domestic abuse, the police watchdog says.

Nigerian trafficking 'top priority'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:01
Clamping down on the problem of Nigerians being trafficked to the UK is a top priority, independent anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland says.

North Korea hit by 'worst drought'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:14
North Korean state media says the country is facing the worst drought in a century, sparking fears of worsening food shortages.

Turkish ex-President Demirel dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:14
Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel - who also served seven times as prime minister - dies in hospital, aged 90, hospital officials say.

India architect Charles Correa dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:08
Leading Indian architect Charles Correa dies after a brief illness in the western city of Mumbai, aged 84.

Golden State Warriors Bring Home Their First NBA Title In 40 Years

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 19:59

As in the previous two games, the thin-benched Cleveland Cavaliers are able to keep things close early before running out of gas, letting Stephen Curry and the Warriors cruise to the title.

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Cemetery murder boy 'savagely' killed

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 19:01
A body found in a Carlisle cemetery was that of a 14-year-old boy who was the victim of a "savage and brutal attack", police say.

VIDEO: Flamingo fitted with prosthetic leg

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 19:00
A flamingo in Brazil has been fitted with a prosthetic leg.

Why are GPs so angry?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 18:55
General practice in England is said to be in crisis. Many doctors say they are fed up with the hours and pressures. But is there more to it than that?

'My classroom gave me cancer'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 18:49
The teachers living with the effects of asbestos

Running legend Ron Clarke dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 18:27
Australian world champion runner and former Gold Coast mayor Ron Clarke has died, city officials say.

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 18:10
Sergio Aguero scores a brilliant near-post header as tournament favourites Argentina defeat Uruguay at the Copa America.

Rise in phone calls over child abuse

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 18:07
The NSPCC in Scotland says there has been a 19% rise in the number of calls to its helplines from adults worried about children being abused.

Oil exploration 'needs urgent help'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 17:57
Nicola Sturgeon is to call on the UK government to look into incentives to boost oil and gas exploration in the North Sea.

Woolworths boss quits amid job cuts

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 17:56
The chief executive of Australia's Woolworths is stepping down after nearly four years at the supermarket chain.

'Mini Messi' ready for Colombia test

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 17:50
Fran Kirby - the England forward described as "Mini Messi" - insists she will not change her style against Colombia on Wednesday.

Updated Training Of Birth Control Counselors Boosts Use Of IUDs

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 17:35

And when the use of intrauterine devices and hormonal implants by young women goes up, the number of unplanned pregnancies sharply drops, researchers find.

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