National / International News

Men skip bail 'to fight in Syria'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 09:00
Two men who were under criminal investigation have absconded from the UK intending to join jihadists in Syria, the BBC has learned.

Troubled nursing home closed by Bupa

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 09:00
The troubled Pentland Hill Nursing Home in Edinburgh is to be closed voluntarily by its operator Bupa.

Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:49

Young delinquents are much more likely than their peers to die violently as adults. And girls are at particular risk. Lack of access to preventive care is partly to blame, researchers say.

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ISIS militants threaten UK - Cameron

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:44
David Cameron warns of the threat to the UK from jihadist terrorism if an "extreme Islamist regime" is created in the centre of Iraq.

AUDIO: Winterson in stew over rabbit kill

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:42
Author Jeanette Winterson says 'squeamish' reactions reveal issues about food habits after posting Twitter picture of rabbit she trapped, killed and cooked

Stadium safety fears 'dropped'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:42
Council officials took a "political decision" not to pursue safety concerns at Hillsborough stadium after receiving a £2m legal threat, an inquest jury hears.

Royal couple to visit Belfast gaol

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:36
The Queen and Prince Philip will take a tour of Crumlin Road Gaol and visit the set of Game of Thrones during a visit to Northern Ireland next week.

Why do white working class pupils fail in school?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:34
Why do white working class pupils fail in school?

UKIP forms alliance in EU Parliament

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:34
Nigel Farage joins forces with Beppe Grillo's Italian 5 Star Movement to form a new group in the European Parliament.

House Panel Grills GM CEO And Investigator Over Switch Recall

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:23

Questions about a potential cover-up dominate a congressional hearing about General Motors' handling of a deadly safety flaw. "How could they not know?" one congressman asked.

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The Twisty Tale Of The World's Most Expensive Stamp

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:17

The British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta begins its journey in a young Scottish boy's collection and passes through the hands of a delusional killer. It was auctioned Tuesday for $9.5 million.

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Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:09
Louis van Gal may tempt Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder to Man Utd, Mario Balotelli open to Arsenal move, plus more.

US health company to create 100 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:06
American health company, CVS Caremark, is expanding its Belfast IT centre with the creation of 100 new jobs.

Net child porn at 'epidemic' scale

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:59
The internet trade in images that show child sex abuse is now "an epidemic", according to the head of the global initiative to combat the problem.

Brazil builder 'used slave labour'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:54
Prosecutors in Brazil begin action against a leading construction firm, Odebrecht, accusing it of keeping 500 workers in "slave-like conditions".

What's Next For Iraq?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:54

Until the past few days, no one was talking about renewed U.S. military action in Iraq. Here's a look at the ways the latest crisis could play out.

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Goats In The City? Making A Case For Detroit's Munching Mowers

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:54

Goats aren't allowed in Detroit, but billionaire Mark Spitznagel thinks they could help revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Goat raisers in other cities say the animals can be eco-friendly landscapers.

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Hundreds in baby care demonstration

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:52
Hundreds gather at a protest outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay against plans to change specialist baby care at a west Wales hospital.

Case for 20mph limits under review

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:51
The government has commissioned research into the effects of cutting 30mph speed limits to 20mph in urban areas.

MP sorry for 'inappropriate' conduct

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:38
MP Mike Hancock makes a public apology over an "inappropriate and unprofessional friendship" with a female constituent.
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