National / International News

Corfu deaths firm 'breached duty'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:05
Thomas Cook "breached its duty of care" in the case of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu, an inquest rules.

Arsenal’s Smith furious over tackle

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:02
Arsenal Ladies forward Kelly Smith says she is "furious" after a bad tackle ruled her out for several months.

China imposes smartwatch army ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:01
The official newspaper of China's army says recruits have been forbidden from wearing smartwatches and other internet-connected kit.

Warning over adoption-rate fall

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:57
There has been a marked drop in the number of children being put up for adoption, leading charities have said.

Islamic State deputy leader 'killed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:54
The second-in-command of Islamic State, Abu Alaa al-Afri, has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike, the Iraqi government says.

Mother and twin daughters found dead

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:51
A mother and her twin daughters are found dead at a house in north-east London, as a man is found hanging nearby, police say.

Google in 'right to be forgotten' talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:24
The Information Commissioner's Office is looking into 48 cases in which Google refused 'right to be forgotten' requests and could take enforcement action.

VIDEO: Will bloggers run naked in Westminster?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:16
Telegraph commentator Dan Hodges and Lib Dem blogger Stephen Tall are asked about pledges to run naked in public.

Drivers to ask fans for F1 views

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:05
Drivers will take the unusual step of surveying fans as Bernie Ecclestone and others explore ways of spicing up the sport.

Should we value extremism?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:04
Government plans to silence extremism raise the question of where a democratic society draws the line or defines the term.

Bill Endorsing Illegal Immigrants To Serve In Military Splits GOP

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:03

Some members of Congress would like to allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally to serve in the armed forces. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up a key defense bill over it.

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A Rust Belt Story Retold, Through Portraits Of The Women Who Lived It

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:03

LaToya Ruby Frazier's photography tells the story of the black community living in the shadow of Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill through portraits of her grandmother, her mother and herself.

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Fraud probe in Farage-contested seat

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:01
Kent Police are making inquiries into a report of electoral fraud in the Thanet South seat, contested in the general election by Nigel Farage.

Salmond is SNP's foreign spokesman

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:01
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond is appointed his party's foreign affairs spokesman at Westminster.

UK warship rescues hundreds from Med

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:44
A British warship has rescued hundreds of migrants from the Mediterranean, the Ministry of Defence says.

Crolla to fight for world title

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:39
Anthony Crolla will return to the ring in July for the WBA world lightweight title against Colombian Darleys Perez.

Probe spies Pluto's faint moons

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:36
The New Horizons probe, heading for its historic flyby of Pluto in July, has now caught sight of all the known faint moons of the dwarf planet.

Nicaraguan volcano Telica spews ash

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:33
Telica, one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes, spews ash 400m (1,300ft) into the air causing fear among people living on its slopes.

Royal Mint evacuated due to fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:25
The Royal Mint is evacuated after a blaze breaks out at the building.

Jury Will Hear Final Arguments In Sentencing Of Boston Marathon Bomber

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 04:25

The jury will decide whether 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison. They are expected to begin deliberations today.

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