National / International News

Russia, China Block U.N. Move To Investigate War Crimes In Syria

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:24

A U.N. security Council resolution introduced by France and with the backing of the U.S. sought accountability for wartime atrocities. Russia's ambassador called it a publicity stunt.

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Man shot as woman held at knifepoint

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:16
A man is shot in the chest by armed police at a house in Liverpool after a woman was held with a knife to her throat.

Two injured in Met college stabbing

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:54
Two people are in hospital after a stabbing at Belfast Metropolitan College's Millfield campus.

Fraud charge couple extradited to US

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:51
A British couple who lost their fight against extradition to the USA board a flight from the UK to face fraud charges, Met Police say.

Norman Rockwell Painting 'The Rookie' Sells For $22.5 Million

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:51

The 1957 Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players in a locker room was sold Thursday by Christie's auction house. The work first appeared on a magazine that sold for 15 cents.

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Why Royal Mail’s share price is going down

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:48
Why Royal Mail’s share price is going down

Royal Mail warns on competition

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:40
Royal Mail warns that competition from rivals poses a threat to the fundamental economics of its six day a week letters delivery service.

Take down the Union Jack?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:35
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:24 Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Colin MacDonald Provan walks his dog Colleen down Glasgow High Street past a Yes referendum campaign billboard On May 20, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on September 18, 2014.

London could face new obstacles as a financial capital if Scotland votes is to become its own country and separate from the United Kingdom this fall. But economic warnings from London could change the vote of those in favor for independence. Will Scotland decide to break free from the United Kingdom and become an independent country? Rob Broomby, UK affairs correspondent for the BBC, tells Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio about the possible consequences for the United Kingdom and Scotland.

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Flash floods as thunderstorms hit

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:34
Intense downpours are causing flash flooding across south Wales, say the fire service.

Thai military seizes power in coup

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:29
Thailand's army says it has taken control of the government, suspended the constitution and will enact reforms after months of political turmoil.

Nigerian teachers protest over girls

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:27
Nigeria's teachers hold a day of protest in support of more than 200 schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram militants last month.

Moyes probed over wine bar 'scuffle'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:25
Ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes is being investigated by police after a scuffle in a wine bar, the BBC understands.

Tributes paid to road death trucker

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 06:04
Tributes are paid to a Ross-shire lorry driver who died after being hit by a passing vehicle on the A92 in Fife on Monday.

Surrey captain Smith fractures knee

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 05:58
Surrey captain Graeme Smith will miss the rest of the season with a fractured knee and will be replaced by Hashim Amla.

Cyclist carried bomb on handlebars

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 05:55
A cyclist carried a bomb into Belfast's Cathedral Quarter in a holdall on his handlebars, police say.

How dangerous is bullfighting?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 05:53
The prestigious San Isidro bullfight has been suspended after all three matadors were gored. Just how dangerous is bullfighting?

GPs say no to charging patients

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 05:52
Calls to charge patients for GP visits in the UK have been rejected by family doctors at the British Medical Association's annual conference.

Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-22 05:50

The Pennsylvania Dutch draw tourists — and their money — to Lancaster County. But commercialism and development threaten the Amish lifestyle, so some families are moving to more isolated communities.

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Alonso beats Hamilton in practice

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 05:43
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso heads Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes to set the pace in a rain-disrupted second practice at Monaco.

Bath 16-30 Northampton

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 05:40
Stephen Myler kicks 20 points as Northampton Saints come from behind to beat Bath and win the Amlin Challenge Cup.
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