National / International News

Comet Lander Wakes Up, Calls Home, After Long Sleep

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 07:18

A little sunlight applied to solar panels proved the cure for what ailed the European Space Agency's Philae lander, which had been dormant from lack of power since November.

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Nadal's first grass title since 2010

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 07:13
Rafael Nadal wins his first title on grass since 2010 by beating Viktor Troicki in the Mercedes Cup final in Stuttgart.

Hulkenberg wins Le Mans from Webber

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 07:08
Nico Hulkenberg is the first active F1 driver to win Le Mans for 24 years as he partners England's Nick Tandy to victory for Porsche.

Brazilians Take A Swing At Mosquitoes With The Zap Racket

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 07:01

The electrified tennis racket that kills mosquitoes is ubiquitous in Brazil. It's deeply deeply satisfying to use. But it does take technique.

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Ex-Salazar runner backs drug claims

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 06:52
Josh Rohatinsky believes the "full extent" of a BBC inquiry's claim that his ex-coach Alberto Salazar was involved in doping.

River rescue after man's cliff fall

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 06:48
The emergency services are responding to reports that a man has fallen into a river to the south of Glasgow.

School 'shocked' by covert filming

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 06:39
A Cardiff school says it is "shocked and upset" after a production company secretly filmed pupils for a programme about bullying

Labour candidate 'too inexperienced'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 06:16
Ken Macintosh claims his opponent Kezia Dugdale lacks the experience needed to be Scottish Labour leader.

Europe 'losing patience with Greece'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 06:13
Germany's vice-chancellor says that "everywhere in Europe" patience with Greece is running out.

Teen 'UK's youngest suicide bomber'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:55
A West Yorkshire teenager is believed to have become Britain's youngest ever suicide bomber after reportedly blowing himself up in Iraq.

VIDEO: Why Texas women carry firearms

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:50
Images of Texan women, and their firearms

Tram 'abuse' video leads to arrests

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:46
Four teenagers are arrested over an online video of a group of girls allegedly abusing Muslim passengers on a tram in Greater Manchester.

Hong Kong Protesters Renew Push For Electoral Reform

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:43

Although turnout was far short of what activists had hoped for, demonstration leaders have promised nightly vigils to push for direct elections for the territory's next chief executive.

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Runaway mum will 'never give up'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:26
A mother who went on the run with her three-year-old son for more than two weeks says she will never give up on trying to keep her "beautiful baby".

VIDEO: A redhead emoji, Diego Maradona's grandson and more trends of the week

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:16
A redhead emoji and more trends of the week

Science Fair Winner Designs Device To Cut Virus Spread On Planes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:03

When 17-year-old Raymond Wang read about how easily some diseases spread on planes, he thought airlines could do better. So he went to work — and won $75,000 at the international science fair.

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South African Court Orders Sudan's President Detained For War Crimes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:51

The court's decision to prevent visiting President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from leaving the country is at odds with the South African leader's promise of immunity.

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For Yemen's Ex-President, A Five-Star Exile With No End In Sight

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:25

Talks to resolve the conflict in Yemen begin Monday in Geneva. Yemen's ousted president and his former ministers are hoping it will lead to a return to their homeland.

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Philae comet lander wakes up

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:11
The European Space Agency says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth.

Haskins ready for world stage

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:11
IBF interim bantamweight champion Lee Haskins says he will fight anyone in the division after his stunning victory over Ryosuke Iwasa.