National / International News

Kurds deal IS 'biggest setback yet'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 08:17
Syrian Kurds say they are securing the border city of Tal Abyad after seizing it from IS, in what activists say is the militants' biggest setback.

Boothman exits as BBC news chief

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 08:02
John Boothman is to leave his position as BBC Scotland's head of news and current affairs to work on the corporation's Charter renewal bid.

The Best Moments From Donald Trump's Announcement Speech

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:58

Candidate number 16 entered the race with a passionate speech Tuesday touching on Obamacare, free trade and the U.S.-Mexico border and beating China.

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Salazar: The big questions answered

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:54
Matt Slater looks at the big questions around the claims over Alberto Salazar, the fall-out, Mo Farah and what next.

Gleneagles triumphs at Royal Ascot

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:50
Gleneagles wins the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot to follow up victories in the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas.

As NAFTA Memories Linger, Unions Hold Fast Against New Trade Deal

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:50

Labor unions argue it's yet another deal that will erode American jobs and benefit corporations. But labor specialists say there's a flip side: Companies more engaged in global trade pay higher wages.

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U.S. House Looks To Buy Time For Obama's Trade Agenda

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:42

The House is voting once again — but it's just a procedural vote. Trade supporters want to give themselves six more weeks to find a way to reach agreement on a trade package.

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Blood chemical predicts brain decline

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:39
Scientists discover a chemical in blood that indicates whether people will have declining brain function in the years to come.

VIDEO: Bradford missing family news briefing

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:34
A news conference is being held after three sisters and their children went missing following a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

Trump to run for president in 2016

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:26
Property billionaire Donald Trump announces he will run for the White House in the 2016 election.

VIDEO: Virtual reality 'to touch everybody'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:24
BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones learns how virtual reality is set to touch all areas of people's lives.

Donald Trump Is In: Promises To 'Make America Great Again'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:23

After taking the stage to a sustained ovation as the song "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World," Trump laid out a list of things he would fix if he were in charge.

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Watson knocked out of Aegon Classic

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:16
British number one Heather Watson loses in straight sets to Aleksandra Krunic in the first round of the Aegon Classic.

US orders ban on trans-fats by 2016

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:09
Trans-fats are unsafe to eat and must be banned from the food supply within three years, say US regulators.

When 'Womanless Weddings' Were Trendy

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:08

With bearded brides and deep-voiced flower girls, these surreal, public-spirited rituals delighted American communities for decades.

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Woman airlifted after four-car crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:05
A woman is airlifted to hospital and three others are injured in a four-car crash in Torfaen.

Balcony Collapse Kills 5 Irish Students In Berkeley, Calif.

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

"It is with great sadness that I confirm that a number of young Irish citizens have lost their lives," says Ireland's foreign minister.

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Police 'vindictive' over hacking case

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 06:52
The ex-deputy editor of the News of the World told police he felt he was being persecuted when they quizzed him about phone-hacking claims, a jury hears.

Lotto 'will make more millionaires'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 06:41
National Lottery operator Camelot says changes to the rules of its Lotto game will give players better odds of becoming a millionaire - but people will have less chance of winning other cash prizes, a mathematician says.

Merry Bloomsday! For Communion With Joyce, Raise A Sacramental Guinness

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 06:34

To honor the day that James Joyce's character Leopold Bloom wandered the streets in Ulysses, fans the world over have found fitting ways to celebrate — boisterously, and often reverent with obscenity.

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