National / International News

Brooks was 'foolish', not criminal

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:29
Charlie Brooks' defence team in the hacking trial urge the jury to use "common sense" over claims the racehorse trainer hid evidence from police.

US schoolgirls 'stabbed classmate'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:27
Two 12-year-old girls in the US state of Wisconsin are accused of stabbing a classmate to please an online fictional character known as Slenderman.

Phone a friend? Yes, Angela Merkel

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:25
Germany's Chancellor Merkel fails to pick up the phone when an ally seeks help with a TV quiz question.

Two jailed after dog 'ate man alive'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:19
Two women who admitted allowing their dog to maul a 79-year-old man to death in his garden are jailed.

'Heavy fighting' in east Ukraine

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:17
Heavy fighting is taking place in and around the rebel-held city of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian and Russian media report.

Man murdered ex-wife in salon fire

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:17
Ahmad Yazdanparast is found guilty of murdering his ex-wife by dousing her with petrol and setting her on fire in a hair salon.

Sharapova fights back to reach semis

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:15
Seventh seed Maria Sharapova beats Garbine Muguruza in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.

Diverse Summer Reading Picks For Kids

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:11

School is ending, so what can parents do to keep their kids reading this summer? Our parenting guests share book recommendations for young readers, with a focus on Latino writers and characters.

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SA shock at 'worst maths ranking'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:09
South Africa's ranking as worst in the world for its maths and science education is "a state of emergency", the main opposition says.

'Wait To Worry' About Challenges

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:08

When his cancer went into remission, columnist Steven Petrow was overwhelmed by the fear that it would return. But it taught him a philosophy that helped him cope: wait to worry.

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Layoff 101: Don't Blame Yourself

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:06

Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.

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New Orleans District Moves To All-Charter School System

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:05

New Orleans' Recovery School District will soon have the nation's first all-charter school system. Michel Martin explores whether that will boost achievement, or leave the most vulnerable kids behind.

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VIDEO: Instagram says nudity rules are fair

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:00
The co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom says the app's rules on nudity are "fair" after celebrities criticised its ban on topless women.

John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:56

The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.

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Pakistan party leader held in London

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:49
Police in the UK arrest Pakistan's powerful MQM leader Altaf Hussain on suspicion of money laundering as his party calls for calm.

Turbine opposite Dylan's Boathouse

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:45
Controversial plans to build a wind turbine on a hillside opposite poet Dylan Thomas' iconic Boathouse are approved, contrary to planning recommendations.

Leggo My Legos! Australian Toy Stores Hit By Series Of Thefts

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:35

According to a detective, the crimes sound like the work of an "organized syndicate" that might be specifically targeting the interlocking toys.

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VIDEO: New 'digestion plant' recycles food

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:33
A new multi-million pound food recycling plant is opening near Chertsey in Surrey. Tom Edwards reports.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:29
Chelsea want Cesc Fabregas, Gaston Ramirez next to exit Southampton, Man Utd target Netherlands defender, plus more.

Israel Criticizes U.S. Decision To Deal With Palestinian Government

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:19

The new Palestinian unity government includes the militant group Hamas, which Israel and the U.S. view as a terrorist organization.

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