National / International News

McIlroy wins in Wells Fargo record

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 14:12
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy wins the Wells Fargo Championship by seven strokes to set a new tournament record.

Sinn Fein to attend Royal events

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:58
Sinn Fein is to be represented at events during Prince Charles's visit to Ireland this week, president Gerry Adams says.

Ten reasons why Barca won La Liga

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:49
Barcelona's treble trophy bid is not only down to Messi or Suarez - here are 10 key factors which helped them win La Liga.

Ukraine captures 'Russian soldiers'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:41
Ukraine's military says it has captured two Russian soldiers - reportedly members of elite special forces - fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Broad apologises for missed function

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:32
Stuart Broad apologises to the ECB for missing a sponsor's event after a reported drinking session with ex-team-mate Matt Prior.

Amtrak To Restore Service Between Philadelphia, New York

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:23

That portion of the Northeast Corridor — the nation's busiest railroad — was shut down while the train service investigated Tuesday's fatal derailment. It will reopen early Monday.

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Texas bikers in deadly shootout

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:19
'Multiple fatalities' at shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, police say

Does Airbnb Help Folks Get By — Or Help Businesses Get Sly?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:17

Santa Monica, Calif., approved a law that would outlaw most short-term rentals in the city. Some say many listings are by big companies. Others say such laws hurt homeowners trying to make ends meet.

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Chicago's Credit Rating Is Downgraded

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:17

Earlier this week, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Chicago's credit rating to junk status. How did the city's finances reach this point?

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Iraqi City of Ramadi Falls to ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 13:17

The self-declared Islamic State claims to have seized Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with international correspondent Alice Fordham, who has reported extensively from Iraq and is following the situation from Beirut.

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How match fixers can cripple a sport

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 12:59
The financial penalties of sport match-fixing

Pitch Perfect 2 tops US box office

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 12:37
The a capella comedy, starring Rebel Wilson, beats Mad Max reboot Fury Road to the US box office top spot.

Indonesian Military Chief Defends 'Virginity Tests' For Female Recruits

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 12:32

Following a letter from Human Rights Watch decrying the invasive and scientifically invalid procedure, Gen. Moeldoko said it is necessary to ensure that women are morally suited to join the military.

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VIDEO: Collision cam! Hear the rugby league hits

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 11:31
Watch Leeds Rhinos prop forward Jamie Peacock test the new in-game microphone during the Challenge Cup sixth-round win over Huddersfield Giants.

Atlético Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 11:22
Barcelona clinch the Spanish title for the 23rd time with a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

Islamic State Claims To Have Captured Iraqi City Of Ramadi

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 11:06

The Islamist extremist group says it has seized all of the city in Anbar province, but some Iraqi officials say parts of it are still under the control of government-backed militias.

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De Gea has tough choice - Van Gaal

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 11:02
Keeper David De Gea will be tempted to leave Manchester United if Real Madrid try to sign him, says manager Louis van Gaal.

20 Years After China Seized Boy Monk, Tibetans Call For His Release

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 10:56

In 1995, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was designated as the 11th Panchen Lama, Tibetan Buddhism's second-highest spiritual leader. He was promptly detained by Chinese authorities and never heard from again.

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VIDEO: Australian wins lumberjack competition

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 10:47
Australia's Brad Delosa sets a new world record at the Lumberjack race in Italy by sawing wood in less than 58 seconds.

Blanchett film tipped for Palme d'Or

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 10:06
A film starring Cate Blanchett and Mara Rooney about an illicit lesbian romance in 1950s New York has been hailed by critics at the Cannes Film Festival.