National / International News

US medals for overlooked WWI heroes

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 11:05
President Barack Obama awards two World War I army heroes, one black and one Jewish, posthumous medals for their heroics 100 years ago.

Was Recent IRS Data Breach Preventable?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 11:05

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was called before a Senate panel to answer questions about a data breach revealed last month involving the accounts of 104,000 taxpayers.

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Coke welcomes Blatter resignation

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 11:04
Fifa sponsor Coke welcomes Sepp Blatter's decision to resign, describing it as "a positive step" for football.

Ireland's Ed Joyce hits record 229

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 11:00
Ed Joyce sets a record for the highest score by an Ireland player with 229 not out against the United Arab Emirates.

Families Appeal To Congress, Call For Release Of Americans Held In Iran

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 10:59

The four families testify before a House committee and urge the U.S. to step up efforts. The renewed focus comes as Iran and world powers try to work out a nuclear deal ahead of a June 30 deadline.

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England can still win Ashes - Cook

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 10:52
England captain Alastair Cook believes his side can beat Australia, despite a crushing defeat by New Zealand at Headingley.

How would Fifa officials be extradited?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 10:49
Seven Fifa officials are facing extradition to the US on corruption charges. How does extradition between the US and Switzerland work?

A Moment Of Silence After School Reopens In A Nepali Town

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 10:49

The homeless students now meet in tents. On day 2 of classes, they paid tribute to their country's 8,500 earthquake-related deaths.

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Rodgers to stay as Liverpool boss

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 10:46
Brendan Rodgers is set to stay as Liverpool manager following a meeting with the club's co-owner Tom Werner.

Edward Snowden Set To Take Questions From London Audience

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 10:33

Nearly two years after his information about U.S. spying caused an international uproar, former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden speaks to an audience in London Tuesday, via live video feed.

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Blatter quitting brilliant - Dyke

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 10:24
Sepp Blatter's resignation is great news and long overdue, says Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.

The White House Has A New Visitor, And It's Got Feathers

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 10:15

Politicians in Washington currently have an actual hawk in their neighborhood.

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VIDEO: Cloud of corruption now over - Dyke

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 10:03
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke says Sepp Blatter's resignation as Fifa president is "great news for football".

Education 'antidote' to extremism

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 09:57
Education is the most effective challenge to violent extremism, said the incoming head of Oxford University.

VIDEO: Ebola: Key questions answered

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 09:45
The BBC explains where Ebola comes from and what can be done to prevent it returning.

J-Lo gig angers Moroccan MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 09:20
A concert by the pop star Jennifer Lopez in Morocco leads to calls for the country's communication minister to resign.

Asher-Smith heads European challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 09:18
British 100m record holder Dina Asher-Smith will run the 200m for GB & NI at the European Team Championships.

Boko Haram leader not in new video

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 09:02
Nigeria's militant Islamists release a new video without Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appearing in it, raising questions about his fate.

Blatter to quit as Fifa president

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 09:00
Sepp Blatter is to resign as president of football's governing body Fifa amid a corruption scandal after 17 years in charge.

Amid Bribery Scandal, FIFA President Sepp Blatter Will Resign

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 08:58

Just days after he won an election to a fifth term, Blatter said the interests of FIFA are "very dear to me and this is why I have taken this decision."

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