National / International News

Vatican bank chief to step down

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:11
The president of the Vatican bank is to be replaced by a French financier as part of a restructuring of the Church's central government.

David Beckham eyed in new tax probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:11
Some of the biggest names in business, sport and entertainment are due to be sent new tax demands, when HMRC gets new powers later this month.

Brazil in shock at World Cup rout

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:08
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff urges the country to "bounce back" after its devastating 7-1 World Cup defeat against Germany.

VIDEO: PM: Time to legislate on strike ballots

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:06
The Conservatives will have a manifesto commitment over strike ballots by unions, David Cameron tells MPs.

Immigrants Sending Money Back Home Face Fewer Options

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:03

The giant remittances economy has been expanding for years. Facing tighter regulations, big banks are nixing services that let people send money across borders.

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Israel and Hamas attacks intensify

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:57
Palestinian militants fire more rockets at Israeli cities after Israel carries out dozens of air strikes on Gaza, amid intensifying hostilities.

Somalia's security chiefs sacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:49
Somalia's police and intelligence chiefs are sacked following militant Islamist group al-Shabab's assault on the presidential palace.

Government seeks Brooks row answers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:48
Bodies involved in the row over US country singer Garth Brooks' five cancelled Dublin shows are called to appear before an Irish government committee, as details of how to get a refund are revealed.

Geese caused fatal helicopter crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:47
Investigators find "clear and convincing evidence" that "multiple bird strikes" caused a helicopter crash which killed four people.

Father jailed for baby shake killing

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:45
A father is jailed for eight years for killing his five-week-old daughter after being frustrated by her screaming as he played a video game.

VIDEO: Where are Gaza militants firing rockets?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:45
The BBC's James Reynolds reports from near Sderot - which has been targeted by rocket attacks from Gaza.

VIDEO: Clinton the musical bursts onto stage

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:39
The creators of Clinton the musical talk about writing the show and why they hope audiences will find it funny.

Brazil police hold Pele's son Edinho

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:36
Brazilian police take Edinho, the son of Brazilian football legend Pele, into custody following his sentencing in May for money laundering.

Ministers can protect farm wages

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:35
Welsh ministers can protect the wages of 13,000 farm workers, in light of a ruling by the Supreme Court.

Court bid to block named person plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:29
A legal challenge to the Scottish government's plan to appoint named guardians for every child in the country goes to court.

VIDEO: Video shows airstrikes on Gaza Strip

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:27
Footage shows buildings being blown up and Israeli Defence Force cockpit video of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip as tension in the region mounts.

Israel Strikes Gaza, As Hamas Rockets Show Increased Range

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:18

In a notable step, rockets fired from Gaza were being aimed at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, Israel launched air attacks on more than 150 targets in Gaza.

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UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:13
UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.

Both candidates claim Indonesia win

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:09
Polls close in Indonesia's tight presidential race between Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo, with both claiming victory based on unofficial results.

A Tough Little Droplet Fights To Stick Around

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:03

It's just a drop of water. It's about to fall. And when it does, a story begins. What happens next may feel oddly familiar. Maybe it's telling you — about you.

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