National / International News

Tennessee Denies Public Assistance To Drug Users

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 11:19

The state last month began requiring welfare applicants to detail their drug history. It's the latest attempt to find a constitutional way to deny assistance to people who use illegal drugs.

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Israel 'presses on' after Gaza truce

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 11:15
Israel vows its military campaign in Gaza will continue "until security is restored", as its seven-hour "humanitarian window" ends.

World War One centenary events held

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 11:06
A series of events are held in Northern Ireland to mark the centenary of Britain's declaration of war against Germany.

VIDEO: Councils crackdown on 'laughing gas'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 11:00
Councils in east London take action on vendors selling the legal high nitrous oxide.

Man arrested over music venue deaths

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 10:27
A man is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after two men were killed when a door fell on them at a music venue.

James Brady, Gun Control Campaigner And Presidential Spokesman, Dies

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 10:09

Brady became a prominent gun control advocate after being struck by a bullet during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. He was 73.

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Hacker Says He Can Break Into Airplane Systems Using In-Flight Wi-Fi

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 10:03

Two years ago, a group at Las Vegas' annual hacker convention said it could break into air traffic control systems. This year a session will show how a passenger can hack a plane while in the air.

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African leaders gather for US summit

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 09:36
Delegates are gathering in Washington DC for the largest-ever summit of African leaders in the US, although the Ebola virus forces some to cancel.

Iraqi Leader Orders Air Support For Kurds Battling Extremists

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 09:35

Meanwhile, Kurdish forces are urging the U.S. to provide weapons in the fight against militants with the Islamic State.

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April murder house to be demolished

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 09:33
The house where Mark Bridger is believed to have killed five-year-old April Jones is to be demolished.

Harris has 'no remorse', victim says

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 09:32
Rolf Harris's youngest victim claims the performer has "no remorse in any shape or form" after he launched a bid to appeal against his conviction.

Nigeria records second Ebola case

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 09:32
Nigeria records its second confirmed Ebola case as new UN figures show that 887 people have died of the virus in West Africa since February.

Simmonds, Slater & Rodgers win European gold

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 09:16
Great Britain para-swimmers Ellie Simmonds, Steph Slater and Susie Rodgers win gold on day one of the IPC Swimming European Championships.

Frack firm worker attack 'cowardly'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 09:14
Politicians condemn a petrol bomb attack on the family home of a site worker for a company exploring for shale gas in County Fermanagh.

Ukraine troops enter Russia in clash

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 08:54
More than 300 Ukrainian troops cross into Russia during heavy fighting with pro-Russian rebels - but Kiev denies they are "defectors".

Body found in missing tourist search

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 08:54
The son of a Denbigh man missing on Crete say news a body has found is "deeply upsetting and a big shock".

WATCH: Playful Lion Cub Scares The Daylights Out Of Dog

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 08:53

The viral video was filmed at a farm in South Africa that specializes in training animals to work in movies.

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Gaza deaths appalling, says Cameron

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 08:52
The UN was right to speak out against an Israeli attack near a UN-run school in Gaza, David Cameron says.

Race to rescue China quake survivors

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 08:50
China sends 2,500 soldiers to boost rescue efforts in Yunnan province, after an earthquake killed hundreds of people on Sunday.

Ex-royal aide denies sexual assault

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 08:45
A former personal assistant to the Duke of Edinburgh denies sexually abusing a girl in the early 1970s.

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