National / International News

Solar plane makes inaugural flight

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 22:05
Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane that will attempt a global flight in 2015, takes to the skies above Switzerland for the first time.

All-women row MP backs local party

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 22:01
The Labour MP at the centre of a row over an enforced all-women shortlist to replace her says local party members should make their own decisions.

Volcanic ash affects Bali flights

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:51
Air passengers travelling to Bali face more disruption as two flights are cancelled and several delayed because of a volcanic ash cloud.

A football fiasco? - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:48
Monday's papers pore over details surrounding the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup, with EU politicking also much discussed.

VIDEO: BBC commentators' World Cup picks

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:30
BBC Sport commentators pick the players and teams to watch at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and assess the hosts' chances of winning the tournament.

EPA Seeks 30 Percent Cut In Power Plant Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:21

The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The proposal was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

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VIDEO: World Cup moments: Zidane's headbutt

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:19
BBC Sport counts down 100 of the greatest World Cup moments, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

Memorial to mark RAF Chinook crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:04
Memorial services are held in Northern Ireland and Scotland to mark the 20th anniversary of an RAF air crash in which 29 people died.

Taking the ghost train to Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:02
A surreal trip from Russia to eastern Ukraine

Thailand junta announces crisis plan

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:01
Thailand's ruling military junta announces a series of measures designed to avert an economic crisis, after a quiet weekend in protest-hit Bangkok.

Japanese-American Activist And Malcolm X Ally Dies At 93

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:51

Yuri Kochiyama spent two years in an internment camp and helped win reparations for Japanese-Americans. A lifelong champion of civil rights, she had a brief but formative friendship with Malcolm X.

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Telangana born as India's 29th state

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:49
India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh formally splits in two, with the northern area carved out to create a new state called Telangana.

Curveball: What can't you learn online these days?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:13
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Mental health beds 'crisis' warning

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:12
Pressure on mental health beds is so severe that some patients are being sectioned to secure necessary care, according to a survey of junior doctors.

Being bilingual 'slows brain ageing'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:08
Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.

Medical crisis unfolds for displaced Rohingya

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 19:10
Medical crisis unfolds for displaced Rohingya

WW1 dangers for women left behind

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 18:48
How World War One put women in the firing line

England arrive for Miami friendlies

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 18:00
The England football team arrive in Miami, Florida as they continue their preparation for the World Cup in Brazil.

VIDEO: Cousteau grandson in record attempt

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 17:48
Jacques Cousteau's grandson is attempting to break the oceanographer's record for living underwater

Stonehenge builders' homes created

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 17:38
Five Neolithic houses are recreated at Stonehenge to reveal how the ancient monument's builders may have lived 4,500 years ago.
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