National / International News

Inquiry into restaurant tipping abuse

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 07:26
The abuse of tipping by restaurants is to be the subject of an investigation launched by Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

Cut GB relay funding - Campbell

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 07:07
Former Olympic champion Darren Campbell says the GB men's relay team should have their funding cut after their latest failure.

Hynde under fire for rape remarks

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 06:52
Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde comes under fire for comments in an interview suggesting it can be a woman's fault if she is raped.

Oliver Sacks Was A Boundless Explorer Of The Human Brain

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 06:45

Oliver Sacks, the acclaimed British-American neurologist and author, has died of cancer at the age of 82.

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'Massive gas discovery' off Egypt coast

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 06:33
Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world's largest natural gas fields off Egypt's coast.

In pictures: Notting Hill Carnival

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 05:48
Notting Hill transformed into riot of colour and sound for carnival

DJ Evian Christ not playing Reading set

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 05:44
Reading Festival organisers confirm that DJ Evian Christ won't be playing his Reading set on Sunday.

Motive Still Sought In Fatal Shooting Of Texas Sheriff's Deputy

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 05:38

Authorities have charged 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles in the "execution-style" murder of Deputy Darren Goforth, but investigators have yet to make public any motive for the killing.

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VIDEO: Hiker found after nine days outdoors

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 05:36
An American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada region has been found alive.

Sanders Gaining On Clinton. '2008 All Over Again'?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 05:30

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has the energy, the enthusiasm and now showing strength in the poll numbers as the Democratic nomination contest looks more and more like a race every day.

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Rio's Favela's Feel The Peace — And The Pressure — Of Pacification

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 05:15

Before hosting the World Cup, Brazil launched a program to pacify high-crime slums. The project has cut violence in some areas, but in others residents have been caught in the police crossfire.

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Russia's leaders in workout session

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 05:11
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are pictured working out and sharing breakfast at Mr Putin's summer residence.

VIDEO: Migrants 'pick up litter or face jail'

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 05:02
Residents on the Greek island of Agathonisi say they need help to deal with the large number of refugees arriving there on a daily basis.

VIDEO: GB men win relay bronze on the line

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 05:00
Watch Great Britain's quartet of Rabah Yousif, Delanno Williams, Jarryd Dunn and Martyn Rooney win bronze in the men's 4x400m relay.

Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 04:53

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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X Factor launch in ratings slump

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 04:20
The number of viewers watching the opening episode of this year's X Factor series has fallen by well over one million, in comparison to last year.

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 04:09
British neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.

Valdes move to Besiktas collapses

BBC - Sun, 2015-08-30 04:09
Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes's proposed transfer to Turkish side Besiktas falls through.

Uber Hires Hackers To Secure Driverless Cars

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

NPR's Rachel Martin reports that the ride-sharing service Uber is hiring experts to protect driverless cars from being hacked.

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Not All Irish Are Enjoying The Nation's Economic Recovery

NPR News - Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

Now that Ireland has turned its economy around, some politicians point to its success as a model of the policy of economic austerity. But that's not how it feels to many people living there.

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