National / International News

Kershaw Throws No-Hitter, Dodgers Rout Rockies 8-0

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 22:29

Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the victory over Colorado.

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Power station closed for five months

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 22:28
Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey has been closed for more than five months, it emerges.

VIDEO: Window cleaner foils armed bank robber

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 22:28
Window cleaner James Rowley has received a bravery award from the police after chasing down a man who tried to rob a bank in south London.

Labour welfare and 'do or die' England - the papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 21:58
Thursday's front pages focus on Labour proposals to reform benefits for young people and look ahead to England's World Cup clash with Uruguay.

'A terrific, positive start to the tournament'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 21:57
BBC pundits Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Thierry Henry, Tony Pulis and Mark Lawrenson on a thrilling first week of the World Cup.

Girls aged 11 'trying e-cigarettes'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 21:51
Girls as young as 11 can get e-cigarettes easily from shops, friends, and parents, public health officials in Wales warn.

Paedophiles 'flocking to dark net'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 21:45
Tens of thousands of paedophiles are using the so-called dark net to trade images of sexual abuse, an investigation by BBC News indicates.

China jails corruption activists

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 20:04
China hands down lengthy jail terms to three anti-corruption activists who had called for officials to disclose their personal wealth.

How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 20:04

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C. according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.

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Failed police project criticised

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 18:11
A highly-critical report is to be published on Thursday into the failure of a £15m police computer project.

Charity blames calls rise on selfies

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 17:56
Sending selfies can reveal low self-esteem among young people and be a symptom of bullying says ChildLine.

School spending is below inflation

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 17:54
Most councils in Scotland have cut spending on education in real terms, according to a report by the Accounts Commission.

VIDEO: Maersk 'disappointed' with China

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 17:14
Maersk tells the BBC it is "disappointed" at China rejecting plans for an international shipping alliance - that would have saved the industry hundreds of millions of dollars in the long term.

Diabetes gene 'raises risk tenfold'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 17:01
A genetic susceptibility that gives a tenfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes is discovered.

Suicide alert 'may have backfired'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:59
US warnings about the risk of suicide in young people prescribed antidepressant medication may have backfired, research suggests.

'Poor white pupils' free school plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:56
A free school to open in Barnsley aims to raise the aspirations of white working class children - identified as the lowest-achieving group.

Top jazz musician Horace Silver dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:53
One of the most highly regarded pianists and composers in jazz, Horace Silver, dies aged 85 in the US.

Uruguay: Anything for England to fear?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:47
Lack of pace, defensive frailty and doubts over Luis Suarez - BBC Sport's Ben Smith gives his verdict on Uruguay.

Longer flights to curb vapour trails

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:47
Condensation trails in the sky caused by aircraft could be eliminated by re-routing flight paths, say scientists.

New attack on drug-resistant bugs

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:42
Scientists find a new route to attack antibiotic-resistant bacteria by blocking the mechanism they use to build their exterior coating.
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