National / International News

VIDEO: Solar plane makes safe landing in Japan

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 09:22
Solar Impulse 2, the plane powered by the sun, has made a safe landing in Japan, after being forced to abandon its Pacific crossing due to bad weather.

'Call Me Caitlyn': Bruce Jenner Reveals New Name

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 09:00

Today's revelation came in Vanity Fair. The former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete had revealed recently that "for all intents and purposes" he is a woman.

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Warning of heavy rain and gales

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 08:54
A yellow warning of severe weather is in place across Wales

Caitlyn Jenner, the new name for Bruce

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 08:53
Vanity Fair magazine reveals its cover shoot which features the first photograph of Caitlyn - previously known as Bruce

UK police data requests revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 08:47
British police forces made 733,237 requests to view personal text, email, phone and web search data over a three-year period, according to a new report.

Prison officer sold reporter stories

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 08:42
A former prison officer at top-security Belmarsh Prison is found guilty of selling stories to a reporter working at the Daily Mirror and News of the World.

'Unbelievable' driver sped at 122mph

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 08:22
A man is banned from driving for reaching 122mph on a 60mph road after getting "spooked" by an unmarked police car.

VIDEO: Are women jockeys getting a fair deal?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 08:10
2015 Irish Grand National winner Katie Walsh discovers some stark opinions whilst exploring the issue of equality for women in horse racing.

Supreme Court Rules For Woman Denied Abercrombie & Fitch Job Over Headscarf

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:55

Samantha Elauf had applied for the sales job in Tulsa, Okla., and was recommended for hire by an interviewer. But Abercrombie has a "Look Policy" that bars the wearing of caps by its salespeople.

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US Muslim in Abercrombie hijab win

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:45
The US Supreme Court rules in favour of a Muslim woman denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because of her headscarf.

Tourist killed in SA lion attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:42
A tourist believed to be from the US is killed in a South African game park after a lion jumped through a car window, an official tells the BBC.

Minister: We will seek Fifa reform

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:34
The government says it will do all it can to bring about change in Fifa following the "disappointing" re-election of Sepp Blatter as its president.

KFC sues over 'eight-legged chicken'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:33
KFC is to sue three Chinese companies after they made claims about its food - including one saying its chickens have eight legs.

S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham Joins Battle For Republican Nomination

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:21

Graham, known as a defense hawk, enters the race as a distinct underdog, but an entertaining one.

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China kids given 'wealth education'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:19
China kids given 'wealth education'

Man picks up £240,000 election win

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:14
A Glasgow pensioner who bet £30,000 on a Conservative majority at the UK general election has collected his £240,000 winnings.

Solar Impulse lands safely in Japan

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:04
Solar Impulse, the zero-fuel aeroplane, lands in Japan after being forced to abort a Pacific crossing due to deteriorating weather ahead of it.

Supreme Court Tosses Out Man's Conviction For Making Threats On Facebook

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:04

The messages Anthony Elonis posted to Facebook prompted his now ex-wife to get a state protection order against him, and led his bosses to fire him.

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Poet And Radio Host Al Letson's Manifesto On Diversity In Public Media

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 07:03

The host of the award-winning programs State of the Re:Union and Reveal shares his ideas about making public radio sound more like America.

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Training Doctors To Talk About Vaccines Fails To Sway Parents

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 06:58

An effort to get doctors to improve their communication skills didn't reduce the number of new mothers hesitant about vaccines. But researchers say this is just a first try at a worthy concept.

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