National / International News

Church attack treated as hate crime

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:04
Police say they are treating an attack on a Catholic church in County Tyrone as a hate crime.

Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:04

One U.N. official said this was a "breaking point." The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.

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Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:03

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

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Cameroon army officers sacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:55
Cameroon's President Paul Biya sacks two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state radio reports.

VIDEO: Cameron: Prime minister for silly walks?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:55
David Cameron has joked about the moment a theatre audience laughed at the funny walk used by an actor playing him.

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:52
Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".

VIDEO: Cameron grateful for Queen meetings

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:45
Prime Minister David Cameron has describes his weekly meetings with the Queen as one of the most valuable hours in his week.

France evacuates expats from Libya

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:16
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.

PODCAST: Video game lobby

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:00

First up, more on the latest GDP report, which showed a strong 4% growth in the 2nd quarter. Plus, a key ruling against McDonald's gives hope to those looking to force the company's franchisees to raise their wages to $15 an hour. Also, the latest lobbying force to hit Washington comes from an unexpected source: gamers. 

UCLA Floods As Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:00

It took officials about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. By then, parts of the UCLA campus were deluged, with some staircases looking like waterfalls.

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VIDEO: Malaysian diver falls flat on face

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:55
Malaysian diver Ahmad Amsyar Azman is given zero marks by the judges after falling flat on his face in the preliminary round of the men's 1m springboard

AUDIO: Charting the birth of 'Krautrock'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:51
The BBC's Rebecca Jones talks to Krautrocker Irmin Schmidt and author David Stubbs.

Investment firm cuts 60 Cardiff jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:37
Sixty jobs are set to go at the Cardiff office of insurance and investment firm Legal & General.

England beat Scotland to reach semis

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:36
England survive a Scotland fightback to reach the Commonwealth Games semi-finals where they are likely to face New Zealand.

Government's gourmet subsidised meals

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:36
The cost of subsidised meals for Welsh government ministers and staff in their canteens "sticks in the throat", say Conservatives.

VIDEO: Near miss on Indiana train bridge

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:35
Two women had a narrow escape when they were nearly hit by a freight train on a bridge in Monroe County, Indiana.

UK to allow driverless cars on roads

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:29
The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.

Man charged with raping 90-year-old

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:21
A teenager appears in court charged with raping a 90-year-old woman at her home in North Lanarkshire.

Colombian city on alert after attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:20
After a key transmission tower was blown up in Buenaventura, leaving the Colombian port city without power, the authorities ban alcohol and weapons.

Suspension at baby ashes crematorium

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:08
Aberdeen crematorium superintendent Derek Snow is suspended amid an investigation into the handling of baby ashes.

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