National / International News

At FIFA Meeting, Israel And Palestine Shake Hands And Avoid Suspension Vote

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-29 07:09

It was perhaps the only issue that could compete with wide-ranging accusations of corruption and bribery that have dominated the international gathering of soccer's governing body.

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Second Saudi Attack

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:55

The attack on a Shiite mosque in the kingdom's Eastern Province is the second suicide bombing in as many weeks in which the Saudi branch of ISIS has claimed responsibility.

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No senior black staff in the Lords

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:47
There are no black or ethnic minority members of staff in senior positions in the Lords, an FOI request reveals.

VIDEO: Voting takes place at Fifa congress

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:45
The 209 members of Fifa are voting for their new president at a congress in Zurich.

Jewish female driving ban condemned

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:36
A ban on women driving their children to school issued by a Jewish education institution is "unacceptable", the Department for Education says.

Croatian veterans shelter in church

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:35
More than 100 Croatian war veterans take refuge inside a church after police disrupt their anti-government sit-in in central Zagreb.

Two people injured by bus in Glasgow

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:32
Two people believed to have been seriously injured by a bus in Glasgow city centre.

86 care home failings found proved

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:16
A total of 86 failings by six nurses, in relation to vulnerable people at a nursing home, are found proven by a disciplinary panel.

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:15
The week's best reads

Look Who's Hanging Out With A Goat! It's Supermodel Chrissy Teigen

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:14

She's not the only example of a cross-species friend. Goats pal around with hippos and giraffes, too. We probe the science of goat behavior to see what makes them such good friends.

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Death crash man's jail term reviewed

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 06:11
The sentence of a teenager who boasted of driving at 142mph the night before he killed a man in a high-speed crash is to be reviewed.

Breath Holding In The Pool Can Spark Sudden Blackouts And Death

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:48

When you hold your breath underwater, you might pass out before you realize you need oxygen right now. Experienced swimmers have drowned as a result, and most people aren't aware of the risk.

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IS militants 'seize Libyan airport'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:46
Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.

Heysel disaster anniversary marked

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:35
Ceremonies are held to mark the 30th anniversary of the Heysel disaster which claimed the lives of 39 football fans.

Transplant man meets donor's sister

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:32
A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation.

US economy shrank in first quarter

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:31
US economy contracts 0.7% after higher imports and lower investment taken into account.

Health body admits failing patients

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:27
A health inspection body admits failing patients at a mental health unit heavily criticised in an independent report.

Bin lorry crash sheriff withdraws

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:26
The sheriff overseeing the inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash which killed six people withdraws after realising he knew one of the victims.

M4 junction trial closure to end

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:12
A slip road on the M4 at Port Talbot is to fully reopen after a trial closure but its future remains in doubt.

Brazil's economy shrinks by 0.2%

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 05:09
Brazil's economy shrinks 0.2% in the first quarter of the year as droughts hold back growth.