National / International News

Confusion over Suarez football ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:20
The scope of Luis Suarez's ban "from all football-related activity" remains unclear two weeks after the punishment was given.

VIDEO: Justin King on leaving Sainsbury's

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:15
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King is leaving the company after 10 years - he explains how he turned the company around - and the challenge of discount supermarkets.

Syria opposition elects new leader

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:09
Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, elects Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting in Turkey.

What Gets You Stressed? Tell Our Expert Panel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:05

What are the biggest sources of stress in Americans' lives? How does stress affect us? What do we do in response? Ask our panel of experts about our recent poll and get stress management tips.

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Flop Life: What If We All Acted Like We Were In The World Cup?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:04

A new parody video depicts people gently bumping into one another in normal settings such as cafes and groceries — but with calamitous results.

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Jail term for New Orleans ex-mayor

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:03
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who became the face of the city worldwide during Hurricane Katrina, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption.

Fifty bodies found south of Baghdad

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:58
The bullet-riddled bodies of 53 men are found south of Baghdad, as Iraq's prime minister claims Kurdistan is becoming a haven for jihadist-led rebels.

Government share sales face review

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:48
Business secretary Vince Cable has launched an informal review of the way it conducts stock market flotations of public assets.

Device check advice for any UK flight

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:46
All passengers flying into or out of the UK are advised to make sure electronic and electrical devices carried as hand luggage are charged before they travel.

As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In Russia

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:43

Edward Snowden's asylum in Russia, which was granted last August, is set to expire at the end of this month.

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Threat to over 60s' free transport

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:41
Funding towards free public transport for people over 60 is under threat, according to Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy.

VIDEO: First ever Austen waxwork unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:41
The first ever waxwork with what is claimed to be the most accurate likeness of author Jane Austen has been revealed at her museum in Bath

Google faces Motorola phone ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:33
A company wins the right to force Motorola to stop selling phones in Germany and recall handsets already sold to business customers.

Why You Should Care Where The GOP Meets

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:30

Republicans have not won the state where they nominated their ticket since 1992, when the party renominated the first President Bush in Houston.

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Why You Should Care Where The GOP Meets

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:30

Republicans have not won the state where they nominated their ticket since 1992, when the party renominated the first President Bush in Houston.

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Karzai poster row bodes ill for Afghanistan

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:26
Why ripping up Karzai portrait bodes ill for Afghanistan

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10 Years In Corruption Case

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:20

Nagin, who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

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Butler-Sloss: I won't quit inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:16
Downing Street adds its backing as the retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse review rejects calls to "step down" over her family connection with a previous probe.

VIDEO: UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:08
UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
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