National / International News

Cross-party push for voting reform

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:12
UKIP joins a cross-party push for electoral reform, as a delegation of MPs and other political representatives present a petition to Downing Street.

Britain's Sansum wins world silver

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:05
Great Britain's Damon Sansum beats Aaron Cook on the way to a silver medal at the World Taekwondo Championships.

Did Chua fake nurse qualifications?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:00
Was killer Victorino Chua qualified to be a nurse in the UK?

Ref's five red cards in five minutes

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:55
Red card, red card, red card, red card, red card. Five-minute flurry leaves a referee needing police protection.

Fears of Shia muscle in Iraq's Sunni heartland

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:42
The BBC's Jim Muir assesses the sectarian repercussions of the deployment of Shia militias to Iraq's Sunni heartland of Anbar.

Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:35

The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.

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EU backs migrant crisis naval force

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:22
EU ministers approve plans to establish a naval force to combat people-smugglers operating from Libya.

US President Obama joins Twitter

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:10
US President Barack Obama has just launched his own Twitter feed, the White House has confirmed.

Man in court over bus 'joyride'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:06
A 26-year-old man appears in court charged with stealing and driving away a bus from an Aberdeen depot.

Deadliest global bike gang clashes

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:59
After nine people are killed in a one of the most violent biker gang clashes, a look at warring bikers around the world.

Smith reprimanded for Holmes comment

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:47
Arsenal Ladies striker Kelly Smith is reminded of her responsibilities by the FA after her comments about Abby Holmes.

Does A Foreign Accent Mess Up Our Memory Of What's Said?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:47

It can be hard to decipher what a non-native speaker is saying. But that might not always be a bad thing when it comes to understanding or remembering, scientists say.

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Parents lose nursery legal battle

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:39
Parents campaigning against controversial plans to cut nursery provision in Rhondda Cynon Taff lose their case at the High Court.

Lindsey Graham: I'm running in 2016

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:39
Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican foreign policy hawk, confirms he will run for US president, joining a crowded field of 2016 contenders.

How We Store Food At Home Could Be Linked To How Much We Eat

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:33

Could keeping food out of sight be a way to keep it out of your mouth? A new study points to a possible tie between how food is stored, how visible it is in the home and obesity.

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VIDEO: Inside a 'huge' Man Utd fan's home

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:31
The BBC meets Jayendran Subramoney, whose home in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a shrine to Manchester United.

Swiss railway uses 'lawnmower sheep'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:55
Swiss railways employs 'lawnmower sheep'

2 BASE Jumpers Die On Wingsuit Flight In Yosemite

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:43

The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday when Dean Potter died during a wingsuit flight. He was killed along with Graham Hunt as they tried to soar above California's Yosemite Valley.

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VIDEO: Bercow re-elected as Commons Speaker

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:35
John Bercow is re-elected as Speaker of the House of Commons as MPs returned to Parliament after the general election.

Uefa to 'ease' FFP rules - Platini

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 06:33
Uefa president Michel Platini says the European governing body will revise its financial rules for club football this summer.