National / International News

Silent protest condemns Egypt ruling

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:04
BBC journalists in London join colleagues from other news organisations for a silent protest against the jailing of three al-Jazeera staff in Egypt.

VIDEO: UK ban on drug khat worries growers

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:56
As a ban comes into force in the UK on Tuesday on the drug khat, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on concern about the economic impact of the move amongst Kenya's khat farmers.

'Five killed' in Kenya coast attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:49
At least five people are killed in an attack on the Kenyan coast, close to the scene of raids last week in which more than 60 people died.

Juncker as good and bad for the UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:35
Why battle over EU Commission head is momentous for UK

Monet's Water Lilies sells for £32m

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:30
A 1906 Claude Monet painting of water lilies, Nympheas, sells for almost £32m pounds in London, the second-highest price ever paid for the artist at auction.

Man arrested over Cambuslang attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:26
A man is arrested after a taxi driver and elderly woman were attacked with a knife in South Lanarkshire.

S Korea ferry trial hears evidence

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:15
A South Korean court begins hearing evidence in the trial of the captain and 14 crew members of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people.

Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:39

Cuba's communist government has allowed the creation of small private businesses in recent years. An estimated 1 million Cubans have taken the plunge, making progress in fits and starts along the way.

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Superheroes with a difference

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:33
When Batgirl got shot and other comic book stories

A Bear On The Loose In Washington

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:32

There's a bear roaming the streets of the nation's capital. Not an actual bear, just a president who describes his recent efforts to escape the White House bubble in ursine terms.

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Measles Outbreak In Ohio Leads Amish To Reconsider Vaccines

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:31

Amish country in Ohio is being hit hard by a measles outbreak. Most Amish aren't vaccinated, so the disease has spread quickly. But a push for vaccination has found many takers.

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:28

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:27

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.

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With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:26

With more people traveling between Cuba and the U.S., money and goods are moving, too. The influx has allowed Cuban-Americans to become investors in the island's emerging private sector.

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War poets' battle restaged in wood

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:20
The trenches of World War One are recreated in a Monmouthshire wood in an open-air play marking the centenary of the conflict.

Peer in £2m 'repossession farce'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:17
Police are investigating the attempted "repossession" of items worth £2m from the family seat of celebrity peer Lord Brocket.

Bannockburn 700th anniversary marked

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:10
Events are being held to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, fought on 23 and 24 June, 1314.

Lung cancer awareness campaign call

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:07
Lung cancer campaigners call on health officials to warn people to look out for symptoms of the biggest cancer killer in Wales.

Jail fails to improve violence risk

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:02
HMP Winchester has not improved sufficiently since a previous damning report, the prisons watchdog finds.

UK teenager was 'radicalised by imam'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 22:57
The father of a Briton who travelled to Syria tells the BBC he believes his son was radicalised by an imam at a UK mosque.
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