National / International News

VIDEO: Commons tributes to Charles Kennedy

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:28
A special session is being held at Westminster to honour the former Liberal Democrat leader, Charles Kennedy, whose sudden death was announced yesterday.

More Than 400 Missing In Chinese Boat Disaster; Government Orders Censorship

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:17

Of the more than 450 people who were aboard the Eastern Star when it capsized in rough weather Monday night, only 14 have reportedly been rescued.

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Colombia passes women hate crime law

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:05
Colombian lawmakers pass a law which will impose long sentences for crimes committed against women because of their gender.

Senegal singer 'had fake millions'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:04
Senegalese singer Thione Seck is charged with money laundering after fake banknotes worth millions of dollars were found in his house.

Funeral for savings robbery victim

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:02
A woman who was robbed of £7,000 she raised for her funeral after learning she was terminally ill is to be laid to rest later.

Macintosh launches leader campaign

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:01
MSP Ken Macintosh launches his bid for leadership of Scottish Labour as his rival Kezia Dugdale wins backing from former party leader Johann Lamont.

PODCAST: Revisiting history

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:00

The payroll company ADP released numbers today, showing that 201,000 more people were on private sector payrolls in May. We'll talk about the implications of that number. Plus, was Richard Fuld, former CEO of Lehman Brothers, re-writing history with his first public history since the collapse of his firm? Washington Post columnist and Marketplace contributor Allan Sloan stops by to weigh in. Plus, Jurassic World is coming out June 12th—and it’s expected to dominate the box office. It’s also an opportunity for Natural History Museums to educate…and maybe raise some money.



Writer Taslima Nasreen flees to US

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:54
Award-winning Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has fled from India to the US after she was named as an al-Qaeda target, a rights group says.

Queen has 'routine' health check

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:51
The Queen has attended hospital for her "routine" annual check-up, Buckingham Palace reveals after social media speculation about her health.

Body cameras plan for Met officers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:44
Plans to equip all Met Police officers with cameras on their uniforms are announced by the Mayor of London.

Tributes to teenager after body find

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:41
Tributes are made to missing teenager Amber Peat after a body is found near her home in Nottinghamshire.

'Mistaken ID' in caravan park murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:40
A murdered teenager was beaten with a pole in an alcohol and drug-fuelled rage after being mistaken for someone else by his attacker, a court hears.

OECD gives global economy 'B minus'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:31
The global economy has been given "B-minus " grade equating to "muddling through" by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

French tests on 359-year-old body

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:28
French scientists carry out tests and a post-mortem examination on the remarkably well-preserved body of a 17th Century woman found in the south-western city of Rennes.

VIDEO: Alton Towers boss 'devastated'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:24
The chief executive of the company that runs Alton Towers says he is devastated by an accident that left four people with serious injuries.

US: 10,000 IS militants killed

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:20
More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since a US-led coalition launched a campaign against it nine months ago, the US says.

New plea over man's 1993 gun death

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:18
Detectives investigating the killing of a man shot in his car more than 20 years ago issue a new appeal to trace a man.

The place where it's hard to avoid drink

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:18
The place where it's hard to avoid alcohol

VIDEO: 'Make CD-sized holes for hedgehogs'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:12
As hedgehog numbers decrease, campaigners are calling for people to make their gardens more hedgehog-friendly.

Americans Think Money In Politics Is A Problem, But Just How Big?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:03

A new poll shows Americans think the rich have too much influence and that the political money system needs an overhaul, but they rate it low on the priority list.

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