National / International News

India and China sign $22bn in deals

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 20:40
India signs trade and economic co-operation deals worth $22bn ($14bn) in Shanghai as PM Narendra Modi's visit to China draws to a close.

US anti-nuclear activists 'released'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 20:13
A US federal appeals court orders the immediate release of three anti-nuclear activists, including an elderly Catholic nun, the group's lawyer says.

Co-op Group to vote on party funding

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 20:10
The Co-operative Group is to vote on whether to continue financially supporting the Co-operative Party, which has strong ties to Labour.

Traffic fears 'curb walks to school'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 18:00
Almost two-fifths of parents in Great Britain are put off letting their primary-age children walk to school by other parents' driving, suggests a survey.

Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 17:34

The Clinton campaign revealed just how much the former president and secretary of state made in 2014 and 2015.

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Heart screens 'needed for athletes'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 17:33
Olympic athletes should have tailored heart screening to check for life-threatening conditions before they can compete, a leading Italian doctor says.

175 years of The Tablet celebrated

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 17:28
The 175th birthday of Catholic journal The Tablet is celebrated with a thanksgiving Mass at Westminster Cathedral.

Step inside the secret robot house

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 16:51
Robot house sleepover at the home that hums

Arctic pollution rules 'not enough'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 16:41
New guidelines are passed to prevent pollution from ships passing through polar waters, but environmentalists are calling for tougher measures.

How the ozone hole changed our lives

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 16:40
How the hole in the ozone layer changed our lives

Saturday edition for pro-indy paper

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 16:26
Scotland's pro-independence daily newspaper The National is to publish six days a week from now on.

Rail crash mercy killings 'probable'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 16:25
A senior retired army officer says some Scottish soldiers were "probably" shot in mercy killings after a rail disaster near Gretna a century ago.

Church to vote on gay ministers

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 16:23
The ordination of Church of Scotland ministers in same-sex relationships could be adopted this week as Kirk law.

Why do people join losing parties?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 16:22
Why do people join losing parties?

Colombian bishop offends both sides

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 16:17
A Roman Catholic bishop in Colombia manages to offend both conservative believers and the gay community at a conference on gay marriage and adoption.

Murphy may face 'no confidence' vote

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 16:16
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy could face a vote of no confidence at a meeting of the party's executive later.

Concern over pension cold calls

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 16:02
The number of people being cold calls about their pensions appears to be increasing, says the Information Commissioner's Office.

Boston Bomber's Attorney Is A Strident Opponent Of Death Penalty

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 15:58

Judy Clarke has defended everyone from the Unabomber to Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner. Until Friday's sentence for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, she had saved her high-profile clients from the death penalty.

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Inside The Obama And Biden Financial Disclosures

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 15:39

The president continues to earn royalties on each of his books. And the Bidens got a better mortgage than the Obamas did: 30 years at 3.375 percent.

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PM concern over poppy seller death

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 15:30
David Cameron urges fundraising regulators to look at how they could have helped poppy seller Olive Cooke, who was found dead last week.