National / International News

VIDEO: Four to a room as homeless figures rise

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 01:45
The number of people made homeless when a private tenancy ends has tripled in the last five years - according to research for the BBC's Panorama programme.

Robinson leads tributes to Byrne

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 01:44
Sir Tony Robinson leads tributes to British actress Patsy Byrne, best known for playing Nursie in Blackadder, who has died aged 80.

VIDEO: How smart glass has got 'smarter'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 01:27
A new generation of smart glass which can fade between opaque and transparent could allow the development of see-through fridges and other applications.

VIDEO: The rise of the 'Shopgirl'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 01:19
A new documentary is charting the history of women working in shops in the UK.

UK chart to include streaming

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 01:15
The Official Charts Company announces streaming through services like Spotify, Deezer and Napster will count towards the UK's weekly singles chart from July.

VIDEO: 'We're here to support Andy'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 01:13
Thousands of tennis fans camp out at Wimbledon in a bid to get tickets for the tournament's opening day.

Egypt Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Reporters To 7 Years

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 01:03

An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges.

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VIDEO: Could the Harley-Davidson go green?

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 00:49
Graeme Hay from the British Motorcyclists' Federation welcomes Harley-Davidson's new electric motorbike.

To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 00:32

After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basic . They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.

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Priced out of their homes

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 00:30
Britain's new generation of homeless families

S Korean 'killer soldier' captured

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 23:56
A South Korean soldier who killed five members of his unit is captured after a failed suicide attempt, defence officials say.

Some Mexico Fans Feel Unfairly Targeted For World Cup Chants

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 23:50

Mexico and Croatia square off today in World Cup play. On the sidelines, both nations are among the targets of a FIFA probe into alleged homophobic and racist chants.

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'Biggest prize in science' announced

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 23:43
A British theorist is the first recipient of a new prize for mathematics.

The WNBA Televises Its Pride With LGBT Campaign

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 23:31

The WNBA launched its Pride initiative on Sunday, officially embracing the LGBT community. In addition to supporting its gay players and fans, the league stands to make some money off the move.

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As Carmakers Recall Vehicles, Dealers Might Make A Profit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 23:30

When a company announces that millions of cars have a defect, there's an upside — for dealerships, at least. Car recalls can lead to more profit, and, counterintuitively, to more brand loyalty.

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Hospitals To Pay Big Fines For Infections, Avoidable Injuries

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 23:29

Starting this fall, 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals — those with the worst records for infections and injuries — will lose 1 percent of every Medicare payment for a year.

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How A Woman's Plan To Kill Herself Helped Her Family Grieve

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 23:27

After a suicide, family members are often devastated. Depression rates are much higher than when a loved one dies naturally. But Sandy Bem's family says her approach to suicide helped them mourn.

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Kerry Confronts Threat Of New War In Iraq

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 22:57

Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country.

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Iraq, the NHS and Murray and the labradoodle - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 21:42
Monday's newspapers look into the future of Iraq and the British Jihadists fighting there, and examine a "£2bn black hole" in the NHS budget.

VIDEO: Tombstone thefts cause for alarm

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 20:51
The demand for granite and marble in South Africa has seen a big increase in the theft of headstones from cemeteries.

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