National / International News

VIDEO: Moment BBC Women's Footballer named

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:43
Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala has been named as the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

Cleveland police agree to US reforms

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:41
The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict federal reforms.

Arrest after child hit by quad bike

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:32
A male has been arrested after a child was involved in a collision with a quad bike in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Exiled Mr Potato Head statue returns

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:24
A "hideous" statue of Mr Potato Head which was banished from a Derbyshire town in the early 2000s is set to return.

British Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Asked To Change Its Name

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 10:20

PETA says the pub's name should reflect "society's growing compassion for animals and in celebration of intelligent, sensitive chickens."

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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:56

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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Runaway mafia boss held in Brazil

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:54
An Italian organised crime boss convicted for more than 20 murders has been caught in Brazil after 31 years on the run.

Ukraine's civilians living on frontline

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:23
Ukraine's frontline civilians defy bombardment

Larkin poem discovery discredited

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:18
A leading literary magazine that claimed to have found an unpublished poem by Philip Larkin admits that it was the work of a different writer.

VIDEO: Life inside a Ukrainian ghost village

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 09:08
Eastern Ukraine is enduring a second summer of conflict, as a ceasefire, nominally in place since February, has failed to stop the violence in areas around Donetsk airport.

Watford set for fifth boss in a year

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:55
Watford are close to parting company with boss Slavisa Jokanovic despite him leading the club to promotion to the Premier League.

VIDEO: On trail of identity theft fraudsters

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:53
The number of people falling victim to identity theft in the UK has risen by almost a third, new figures suggest.

Heavy rains put Houston underwater

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:52
At least three people have died confirmed dead in the Houston area after major flooding and tornadoes swept the area over the weekend.

Malaysia Airlines Plans To Cut A Third Of Its Workforce

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:50

The airline has been losing money for several years, and its brand was irreparably damaged by the loss of two planes last year.

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Man convicted of trying to join IS

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:46
A Coventry man is convicted of trying to join Islamic State in Syria.

Deutsche hit over unclear accounting

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:44
Deutsche Bank is paying $55m (£36m) to settle civil charges by US regulators for allegedly mis-stating financial reports.

Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:39

The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.

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VIDEO: Oshoala wins BBC Women's award

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:34
Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala wins the inaugural BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

Uni to divest from three fuel firms

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:26
Edinburgh University is to fully divest from three of the world's biggest fossil fuel producers within the next six months.

Yemen rebels 'driven out of city'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 08:24
Pro-government militiamen reportedly drive Houthi rebels out of a city in south Yemen, the first major advance since Saudi-led air strikes began.