National / International News

Britons reach final qualifying round

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:49
Britons Kyle Edmund and Jo Konta reach the final round of French Open qualifying with straight-sets wins.

Black Sabbath celebrate Ivors win

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:38
Black Sabbath have won a lifetime achievement prize at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards.

'Fast Track' Trade Authority Wins Key Test Vote In Senate

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:31

Lawmakers voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill that would grant the authority, a step toward a new trade pact with 11 Asia-Pacific nations.

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mSpy admits hacking and data theft

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:27
A company offering software that allows people to spy on others admits it has been hacked and had thousands of customer records leaked online.

Brazil 'race row' gymnasts suspended

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:18
Three Brazilian athletes are suspended after appearing to make racist comments on video about a black team-mate, prompting an investigation.

Proceeds of crime: Does crime pay?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:05
How are the proceeds of crime recovered?

Myanmar to attend migrant talks

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:04
Officials in Myanmar say they will attend an emergency meeting in Thailand as the region tries to address the growing migrant crisis.

On 'Menace II Society' And 'Easy Rider': Why All The Talk On Bikers and Thugs Matter

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:04

Many have contrasted the press' treatment of bikers in the Waco shootout with its treatment of black protesters. The Times' Blow says this speaks to an underlying fear "of the otherness of blackness."

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California probes oil spill cause

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:53
Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara.

Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed Against The NFL's Ray Rice

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:50

A felony charge was filed after Rice struck his fiancee while they were visiting Atlantic City, N.J., in February of 2014. Last May, he entered a one-year pretrial program.

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Woman cleared of murder in retrial

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:48
A woman who was convicted of murdering her friend's boyfriend walks free from court after a retrial.

Cab driver guilty of Iraq bomb murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:48
A black cab driver is found guilty of the murder of a US soldier in Iraq eight years ago, after his fingerprints were found on roadside bombs.

Muddled Messages In America's Past

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:43

Communication breakdown is not a new phenomenon. American history features a mass — and a mess — of misunderstood messages.

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TB checks offered at neonatal unit

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:40
Checks are being offered to babies who were in the neonatal unit at a Swansea hospital earlier this year after a person there later tested positive for tuberculosis.

Heart Risk Factors May Affect Black Women More Than White Women

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:34

Race affects the risk of heart disease, and black women face elevated risk with just a few metabolic risk factors, a study finds. That's not the case for white women.

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Malaysia Orders Navy, Coast Guard To Rescue Rohingyas At Sea

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:34

Prime Minister Najib Razak made the announcement via Twitter, a day after Indonesia joined Kuala Lumpur in agreeing to take in the refugees, most of whom have fled Myanmar.

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Grand Theft Auto sues Daniel Radcliffe film

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:15
The gaming firm's filed a lawsuit against the BBC for trademark infringement over the broadcaster’s upcoming drama Game Changer.

VIDEO: Anniversary of Dunkirk rescue marked

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:06
Around 50 little ships are crossing the Channel as part of events to mark the 75th anniversary of Dunkirk.

Where is Nepal aid money going?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:02
Aid is pouring in to Nepal in the wake of two deadly earthquakes. But in a country where corruption is seen as "endemic", will the money go where it is meant to? Simon Cox investigates.

Rowling 'vindicated' in libel case

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:01
Author JK Rowling feels "fully vindicated and her reputation restored" after the Daily Mail's apology to the author is read out in London's High Court.