National / International News

Pakistani Army Starts Offensive Against Militants

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 08:27

The Pakistani army said Sunday that it had launched a "comprehensive operation" against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.

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VIDEO: How does World Cup spray work?

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 08:17
Referees at the Football World Cup in Brazil are using a white spray to help enforce the correct distance between the ball and defenders during a free kick.

Illegal rave attracts up to 1,300

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 08:10
Four people are taken to hospital and nine others arrested at an illegal rave attended by more than 1,000 people in south London.

US radio star Casey Kasem dies at 82

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 08:02
US DJ Casey Kasem, best known for hosting radio show American Top 40 and being the voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, dies at the age of 82.

Absconded prisoner arrested in pub

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 08:00
A prisoner who had been on the run from an open prison in West Sussex for more than two months is arrested in a pub in Bristol.

VIDEO: US radio legend Casey Kasem dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 07:59
US radio host Casey Kasem, who presented the American Top 40 for decades and was the voice of Shaggy in Scooby Doo, dies aged 82.

Taliban 'removed voters' fingers'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 07:27
Taliban insurgents cut the index fingers off 11 Afghans who participated in this weekend's presidential run-off poll, officials say.

Casey Kasem, An Iconic Voice Of American Radio

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 07:12

There was a time when you didn't know what the No. 1 song in America was until Casey Kasem said so. The listener had an emotional relationship with the American Top 40 host for four decades.

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Casey Kasem, Legendary Radio DJ, Dies

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 07:00

Kasem was the host of the American Top 40 countdown and was known for voicing cartoon characters like Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.

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Chelsea return for Courtois - Mourinho

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 06:49
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirms that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will return to Stamford Bridge next season.

Rider dies after horse trials fall

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 06:47
A rider dies in hospital after being knocked unconscious during a fall at a horse-riding event in Somerset.

Iraq Says It's Halted Militant Group's Advance On Baghdad

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 06:36

Meanwhile the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, released dozens of photos that appear to show the mass killing of Shiite Iraqi soldiers.

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VIDEO: Kathleen Turner on her stage return

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 06:12
Actress Kathleen Turner talks to Andrew Marr about her return to the London stage as a hard-drinking, hard up woman in 'Bakersfield Mist'.

Iraqi forces hit back at militants

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 06:12
Iraqi forces, backed by Shia and Kurdish militias, are said to have retaken several towns and are holding back an advance by Sunni militants north of Baghdad.

Campaigners condemn online abuse

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:54
Labour MSP Jackie Baillie and Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins condemn online abuse in Scotland's referendum campaign.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:52
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Militants' Advance In Iraq Agitates Oil Markets

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:38

Oil prices have spiked since Sunni militants seized Baiji, home of Iraq's biggest refinery. The nation's production capability is under threat, but there's a broader geopolitical story unfolding.

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Carmichael backs English devolution

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:37
The Scottish Secretary says he backs devolved powers for England, describing it as the "unfinished business" of setting up the Holyrood Parliament in the 1990s.

Blair: 'We didn't cause Iraq crisis'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:25
Western inaction over Syria is behind the current insurgency in Iraq, says Tony Blair, but critics accuse the ex-PM of "washing his hands" over the crisis.

Chelsea Manning Says She Leaked Classified Info Out Love For Country

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:23

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, had not spoken at length since she was convicted over the unclassified disclosures. Manning says the issues she exposed have yet to be addressed.

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