National / International News

Where next for the 'Trojan Horse'?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 10:24
Where next for the 'Trojan Horse' story?

WWII Vet, AWOL From Nursing Home, Found At Normandy Ceremonies

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 10:20

After Bernard Jordan's nursing home in Sussex couldn't sign him up for an organized trip, the 89-year-old put on his medals and headed out on his own. The nursing home reported him missing.

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VIDEO: Tear gas used at Haiti protest

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 10:18
Police use tear gas at a protest in Haiti demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly.

VIDEO: Learning the lessons of World War Two

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 10:14
Many of those taking part in the D-Day commemorations said how much they hoped that World War Two would never be forgotten by their children and grandchildren.

Nadal tougher than ever - Murray

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 10:13
Andy Murray said he had never had a tougher match against Rafael Nadal after losing their 20th encounter in straight sets at the French Open.

Baby died 'after 999 response error'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 10:05
A six-month old boy died from breathing difficulties after 999 call staff wrongly classified his mother's emergency call, a report says.

Ex-Fifa head Havelange in hospital

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:55
Former Fifa president Joao Havelange, 98, is admitted to hospital in Rio de Janeiro with a lung infection.

Uber Car Service Company Is Now Valued At $17 Billion

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:50

Uber, the company whose app pairs drivers with passengers, hit it big in a new financing round, bringing in investments of $1.2 billion and sending its valuation skyward.

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Thousands delayed after airport fire

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:49
Thousands of people planning to fly from Bristol Airport are left grounded after a small fire caused a serious power failure.

Nigeria buries revered Muslim ruler

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:42
Tens of thousands of people attend the burial of the emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most revered Muslim leaders and a vocal critic of Boko Haram.

Hodgson waits on Oxlade-Chamberlain

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:36
Roy Hodgson says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will get until 24 hours before England's World Cup opener to prove his fitness.

Halep out for revenge in French final

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:35
Simona Halep aims to cap an astonishing year by beating Maria Sharapova to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.

'Violent' raid on city jewellers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:34
A police investigation is under way after an armed raid on an exclusive jewellers in Edinburgh's George Street.

Weekendish: Miracle buster and a sick city

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:32
Miracle busting and other great reads from the site this week

Gang jailed after £3.5m drugs haul

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:30
Members of a drugs gang are jailed for between two and 10 years after police seized 7,500 cannabis plants worth an estimated £3.5m.

Striking Train Workers Add To Brazil's World Cup Woes

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:20

There were scenes of chaos in Brazil Friday as striking workers and police clashed and commuters jammed onto overcrowded buses. The list of headaches is growing ahead of next week's World Cup kickoff.

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Ukraine, Russia seek to end fighting

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:13
The Russian president and new Ukrainian leader have urged a quick end to bloodshed in east Ukraine, in their first meeting since the latter's election, the Kremlin says.

Early Exposure To Bacteria Protects Children From Asthma And Allergies

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:13

It was widely thought that the grunge in inner-city housing was causing high rates of asthma. But now it looks like being exposed to just the right kinds of bacteria and vermin actually helps.

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The numbers: They're boring, but they matter

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:06

This final note today, an observation or two about our through-line this week, riffing off the live show we're taking on tour this summer and fall, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers.

There is, in fact, a whole lot to worry about with economic numbers. One, they can be really boring. Two, they can be cherry picked to suit one side or the other. And three, there are just so many of 'em that it can really make your head spin. 

But they matter. They matter a lot. 

So you kind of have to learn to love 'em.

 

 

Smart loos at Heathrow Terminal 2

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:02
Loos that monitor the number of people who use them to improve the efficiency of cleaning have opened in Heathrow.
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