National / International News

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.

VIDEO: PM and Miliband trade health statistics

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:07
Ed Miliband calls for David Cameron to "correct the record" over hospital waiting times claims.

Minister denies benefit 'deception'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:02
Iain Duncan Smith hits back at Labour claims of "deception" over Universal Credit in fiery Commons exchanges.

Loughgall inquest move criticised

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:01
Nationalist politicians criticise a decision by the NI Secretary to block moves for a fresh inquest into the SAS killings of eight IRA men at Loughgall, County Armagh, in 1987.

Bear attack teen 'found paw print'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:00
A teenager who was mauled to death by a polar bear on an Arctic exhibition found a paw print two days earlier, an inquest is told.

What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:54

The number of Central American children seeking entry into the U.S. has grown dramatically. The U.N. calls it a refugee crisis, but the GOP blames administration policies for encouraging migrants.

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5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:53

While it's not exceptionally tall, the tree has a wide canopy. And it dates back to the era of Egypt's great pyramids.

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