National / International News

Rosetta: Icy quarry coming into view

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:44
The Rosetta spacecraft is now 165,000km from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and closing. Pictures of the 4km-wide ice ball will now get more and more detailed.

House Republicans To Vote On Cantor's Replacement Today

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:42

Today's 2 p.m. ET vote is to decide who will join House Speaker John Boehner in a top leadership role. While that slot seems decided, the No. 3 spot is up for grabs.

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Labour would cut youth benefits

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:39
Ed Miliband announces plans to cut benefits for the young unemployed who refuse training - and insists he can "defy the odds" by winning next year's election.

Pinewood wins £200m expansion appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:34
Pinewood Studios is set to double in size after winning an appeal against the rejection of its £200m expansion plan.

Book News: Cache Of Unpublished Pablo Neruda Poems Found In Chile

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:15

Also: Evie Wyld's gorgeous, grim novel All the Birds, Singing has won the Encore award; Clinton's Hard Choices sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week.

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VIDEO: Rebuilt village left exposed to sea

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:14
Residents living in a storm-hit village have met with the flood recovery minister to argue the case for their sea defences

AUDIO: McDonald's defends new zero-hour jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:14
The Senior Vice President for McDonalds UK says 8000 new zero-hour contracts will give staff "great flexibility".

Cook hits out at 'personal' attacks

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:06
England captain Alastair Cook calls for a crackdown on "personal" attacks on his style of leadership.

Investors go mad (again)

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:04
Spain and Italy can borrow more cheaply than the UK

Junior doctors' night shifts cut

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:50
Junior doctors in Scotland will no longer have to work seven night shifts in a row under new government guidelines.

Fifa probes Mexico fans' conduct

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:48
Football's governing body Fifa starts proceedings against Mexico after alleged homophobic chants by their fans during the World Cup match against Cameroon.

Charles Taylor asks to leave UK jail

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:48
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor wants to serve the rest of his sentence for war crimes in a Rwandan prison, saying he has been denied the right to family life.

Phishing gangs target dating sites

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:44
Fraudsters are stepping up phishing campaigns that target people who use dating websites, suggests research.

'Wipe criminal records at 18' - MPs

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:43
Young people who have committed minor crimes but have stopped breaking the law should have their record cleared when they turn 18, a parliamentary inquiry says.

Dappy fined over nightclub slap

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:43
The former N-Dubz singer Dappy is fined £800 for slapping a man outside a nightclub.

Only 7 Percent Of Americans Are Big Fans Of Congress

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:39

The amount of confidence Americans have in Congress has hit a new low, plummeting from highs in the 1970s and '80s. In the same period, the military has boosted its image.

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Harley-Davidson tests electric bike

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:38
Harley-Davidson has revealed a quiet electric version of its iconic motorbike.

In pictures: Spain's king sworn in

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:19
Felipe VI proclaimed king of Spain in low-key ceremony

Lee replaces Jones for Wales Test

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:05
Wales replace Adam Jones with Samson Lee and Josh Turnbull is in the back-row for the second Test against South Africa.

Free College For All: Dream, Promise Or Fantasy?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:03

The movement for free tuition is growing. Time to look a gift horse in the mouth.

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