National / International News

As ISIS Expands Its Control, U.S. Policy Is Questioned

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

The so-called Islamic State captured two strategic cities recently: Ramadi, Iraq, and Palmyra, Syria. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins about the U.S. strategy toward ISIS.

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Cleveland Police Arrest Protesters After Officer's Aquittal

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

In Cleveland, residents, protesters and pastors are expressing disappointment following a judge's verdict Saturday acquitting a police officer in the 2012 fatal shooting of two black men.

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The shadowy centre helping former al-Shabab members quit

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:22
The centre helping former al-Shabab members quit

No UK troops to fight IS, say Tories

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:05
Business Secretary Sajid Javid rejects a call from a former head of the army to send UK ground troops to fight Islamic State.

McLeish enters Labour 'bullying' row

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:00
Scottish Labour MSP Ken Macintosh needs to "spell out" his accusations against the "party machine", a former first minister tells the BBC.

Rushanara Ali goes for deputy leader

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 02:32
Labour MP Rushanara Ali tells the BBC she is entering the deputy leadership race, and will "start by going after UKIP voters who left Labour".

Greece 'cannot afford IMF repayment'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 02:26
Greece will not be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF due in early June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says.

Police hurt in rave missiles attack

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 02:21
Three police officers are injured, one seriously, after coming under attack at an illegal rave in Lincolnshire.

Large fire tackled at old factory

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 01:55
Firefighters are called out to tackle a large blaze at a disused factory near Aberdeen city centre.

Controversy Follows Women's Group As It Crosses Inter-Korean Border

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 01:29

The symbolic gesture was aimed at reunifying two nations still technically at war. But an event staged in the name of peace ended up exposing some distrust that's lasted for decades.

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Malaysia finds 'migrant' mass graves

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 01:20
Authorities in Malaysia find several mass graves near the border with Thailand suspected of containing the bodies of trafficked migrants.

Foster not wanting assembly to fall

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 01:16
Finance Minister Arlene Foster says she hopes the current impasse over social welfare does not lead to the collapse of the Assembly.

No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 01:10

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.

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Labour to back EU referendum bill

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 01:00
Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.

Ashley regime 'from another planet'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 00:54
Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan claims owner Mike Ashley "runs the club from another planet" and "disrespects fans".

Labour party in its 'deepest crisis'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 00:49
Former Labour minister Kim Howells says the party is in the "deepest crisis" he can remember.

Unrest follows US police acquittal

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 00:41
US police say they have made multiple arrests in protests in Cleveland after an officer was cleared over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black couple.

Ancelotti to take year off if sacked

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 00:23
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says he will take a year off from management if he is sacked by the Spanish club.

Injured man rescued from Snowdon

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 23:51
A man is airlifted to hospital in Bangor after becoming injured while walking on Snowdon.

Ethiopians in first post-Meles vote

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 23:49
Ethiopians vote in the first elections since the death of long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with predictions his successor will retain power.