National / International News

Odin's Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She's A Woman

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 10:02

The comic book publisher said the new character will be the Thor of the Marvel Universe.

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Why A Village Leader Ordered The Rape Of A 14-Year-Old In India

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 10:00

Rape is illegal in India. But history and tradition make it hard to enforce the law. And in remote parts, rape of a female relative is still considered fair punishment for a man's crimes.

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Crash on Moscow metro kills 21

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 09:57
A rush-hour train derails on the Moscow metro, killing 21 people, the Russian authorities say, with scores more injured.

Bomb is found behind wheel of car

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 09:43
A bomb is found behind the back wheel of a car in the Enagh area of Londonderry.

Rosetta's target is 'double' comet

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 09:35
Europe's Rosetta probe acquires some sensational new images of its comet quarry, showing what appears to be two distinct parts in contact with each other.

Nigeria acrimony over abducted girls

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 09:33
Nigeria's president accuses activists of "playing politics" after his meeting with parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls is called off.

VIDEO: Electric plane at Farnborough Airshow

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 09:19
Nigel Cassidy looks at the E-fan, an experimental electric plane from Airbus, on display at the Farnborough International Airshow

Lee Rigby killer allowed appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 09:05
Michael Adebowale, who was given a 45-year prison sentence for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, is given permission to appeal against his sentence, the High Court rules.

In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big Changes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 09:01

The Peace Corps has announced that it's streamlining its application process so volunteers won't have to spend hours doing paperwork or wait a year to find out if they're being sent abroad.

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The good, the bad and the quirky: World Cup in stats

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 09:00
A look at the best statistics from the 2014 Fifa World Cup, featuring the impressive and the downright dismal.

BBC staff to strike over pay

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:48
BBC staff are to take industrial action on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games next Wednesday, it is announced.

Concrete tomb killer jailed for life

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:48
A man convicted of murdering his friend by bludgeoning him to death with a hammer and burying him in a concrete tomb is jailed for life.

In pictures: Germany football heroes

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:40
Germany's World Cup heroes dance for euphoric crowds

The real Jean-Claude Juncker

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:37
Enter the fixer - a glimpse of the real Juncker

AUDIO: Shaun the Sheep tops character poll

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:34
Richard Starzak, creator of TV show Shaun the Sheep, reacts to the character being voted the nation's favourite.

Profile: Nicky Morgan

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:33
Michael Gove, now government chief whip, has been succeeded in the cabinet reshuffle as education secretary by former corporate lawyer Nicky Morgan.

Pupils 'unprotected from extremism'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:31
A school is not protecting its pupils from the possible risks of extremism and should go into special measures, Ofsted says.

Iran floats nuclear talks extension

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:30
Iran's foreign minister says talks with world powers on Iran's nuclear programme could be continued beyond Sunday's deadline.

Costa completes move to Chelsea

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:29
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa completes his transfer to Chelsea after signing a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

In 'Underwater Dreams,' Robotics Team Puts Lens On Immigration Debate

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:13

The new documentary, produced by Jeb Bush Jr., explores the topic of immigration reform through the lives of undocumented students who win an underwater robotics competition.

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