National / International News

'No reason to halt fatal SAS hike'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 04:23
A fatal SAS selection exercise should not have stopped early even though some reservists suffered heat illness, an inquest hears.

Russia 'to boost nuclear arsenal'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 04:23
President Vladimir Putin says Russia will add more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal in 2015.

Teen jailed for German student death

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 04:13
An eighteen year-old man is given three years in youth custody over the death of a German student teacher who was hailed as national hero.

US aid for anti-Boko Haram force

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:56
The US says it will give $5m (£3.2m) towards a multi-national task force being set up to fight Boko Haram, as it steps up cross-border attacks.

Fewer children offered first choice

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:54
Fewer children were offered places at their first preference of secondary school in England compared with last year.

Mother who gave away baby jailed

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:43
A mother who tricked her former partner into thinking she had an abortion so she could give his baby to her gay friend is jailed.

VIDEO: Migrants amass on Italy France border

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:40
A large number of migrants who have arrived in Italy have set up camp on the border with France, as Lucy Williamson reports.

Sham marriage trio found guilty

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:31
Three men are found guilty of planning a sham marriage to allow one of them to stay in the UK.

Football fixtures out on Wednesday

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:29
The Premier League and Football League will release their full fixture lists for 2015/16 on Wednesday at 09:00 BST.

Facebook taken to court over privacy

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:28
The social network is due in court over claims that it tracks users across the web and even monitors people who don't have accounts.

US and Venezuela praise talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:25
The United States and Venezuela both welcome talks held on Saturday between the two sides aimed at reducing diplomatic tensions.

Irish people die in balcony collapse

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:24
A number of young Irish citizens are killed after a balcony collapses in an apartment in the US.

US activist sued 'college for racism'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:23
Rachel Dolezal, the US race activist accused of "pretending to be black", previously sued her university for racism, US media reports say.

Egyptian Court Sentences Morsi To Life, And Then To Death

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:19

The rulings in Cairo confirm sentences against Mohammed Morsi that were handed down this spring. NPR's Leila Fadel says "the cases have been criticized as show trials with fantastical accusations."

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UKIP's ex-party secretary returns

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:10
One of the senior UKIP figures who was forced to resign after in-fighting in the party following the general election has returned to his job as party secretary.

Hillsborough dad tried to save girls

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:10
A father who lost two daughters at the Hillsborough disaster describes how he gave them mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

Game of Thrones finale seen by 1.7m

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:00
The Game of Thrones season five finale was watched by two million people on Monday.

PODCAST: Tux rentals tucker out

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-06-16 03:00

The Pope weighs in on climate change, and why it's an economic change, as well. Plus, the Army is looking to replace its Humvee with a new vehicle. And that means an opportunity for a defense contractor. Next: it used to be a rite of passage to rent a tuxedo when it came time to go to prom or get married. But the tuxedo rental business may be fading away. We take a look at why.

Lake remembers Romania's revolution

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 02:55
Sediment gathered from a lake in Romania reveals the environmental change linked to changes in the political landscape, a study shows.

Making the invisibles in the economy visible

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 02:54
Could making the invisible parts of the economy more visible show us that the economy is in better shape than we thought?