National / International News

Can the divestment movement tame climate change?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 10:00
An increasingly popular tool in the fight against climate change is emerging - "divestment". The term refers to the shedding of stocks, bonds or other investments in fossil fuels.

VIDEO: 'Airstrikes' hit Yemen heritage site

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:49
World heritage body Unesco has condemned the destruction of what it calls one of the world's oldest jewels of Islamic culture in an apparent air strike in Yemen.

What's on BBC Sport this week

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:42
This week's sport on the BBC, including the Women's World Cup, Euro 2016 qualifiers and ODI cricket.

Froome struggles as Nibali leads

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:40
Britain's Chris Froome drops to seventh after stage six as Italian Vincenzo Nibali takes the Criterium du Dauphine lead.

VIDEO: Migrants on a bitterly divided island

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:27
Concerns are growing in Greece about how to cope with thousands of migrants arriving by boat from countries across the Middle East and beyond.

Robson delays comeback from injury

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:17
Laura Robson's 17-month absence through injury continues after she decides not to play at Birmingham's Aegon Classic.

'Rodfather' fined for illegal catch

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:13
A professional angler once dubbed "The Rodfather" is fined after illegally reeling in a 30-year-old giant carp from a protected lake.

No charges against Virginia student

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:11
Police in the US state of Virginia drop charges of under-aged drinking against a young black man whose violent arrest sparked protests.

U.S. Women To Face Sweden — And Their Former Coach

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:03

If the U.S. wins, it would all but guarantee that the Americans would advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup.

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S&P cuts UK outlook on EU exit vote

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:59
The ratings agency Standard and Poor's cuts its outlook for the UK economy to negative from stable because of a planned referendum on EU membership.

Boy, 3, shoots himself dead in US

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:59
A three-year-old boy dies after playing with his mother's handgun and shooting himself in the chest, say police in Ohio.

Teacher stabbing suspect, 14, charged

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:55
A 14-year-old boy is charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a teacher in a Bradford school.

VIDEO: Near-vertical take-off for Dreamliner

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:37
Boeing unveils its new 787 Dreamliner with footage of the plane in rehearsal for an appearance at the 2015 Paris Air Show on Monday.

Napoleon's last gift to son on sale

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:30
A pair of gold-encrusted pistols belonging to Napoleon's son could sell for up to £1.2m (1.6m euros; $1.9m) at auction in July, Sotheby says.

Crossing The Line: Political Operative Gets 2 Years In Prison

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:28

For the first time ever, a political operative got prison time for illegally coordinating between a superPAC and a campaign. It could have implications for the 2016 presidential race.

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Spain princess stripped of title

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:16
Spain's King Felipe strips the title "Duchess of Palma" from his sister Princess Cristina, who is charged with tax evasion.

Libya militants storm Tunisian mission

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:56
Armed men storm the Tunisian consulate in Libya's capital Tripoli and take 10 employees hostage, Tunisia's foreign ministry says.

Miliband urged to back a deputy

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:49
Four Labour MPs hoping to win the party's deputy leadership urge Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman to nominate a candidate.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:47
Which very famous rock star was paid in chocolate biscuits?

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:47
The week's big numbers visualised