National / International News

Buttler replaces Prior for England

BBC - 33 min 33 sec ago
Jos Buttler replaces Matt Prior as wicketkeeper in the England squad for the third Test against India at the Rose Bowl.

Children dead in French bus crash

BBC - 35 min 51 sec ago
Five children and an adult have been killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris

Poisoned spy death inquiry announced

BBC - 39 min 8 sec ago
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.

UN chief: 'Start talking' over Gaza

BBC - 39 min 38 sec ago
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking".

Woman guilty of 1997 fire deaths

BBC - 41 min 58 sec ago
A woman has been found guilty of killing two children in a revenge arson attack 17 years ago.

Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll

BBC - 47 min 16 sec ago
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.

MH17 bodies out of rebel area

BBC - 48 min 44 sec ago
A train carrying the remains of most of the victims of the MH17 plane crash arrives in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, out of rebel-held territory.

U.S. Appeals Court Deals Blow To Obama's Health Law

NPR News - 51 min 34 sec ago

The court's decision essentially throws out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. The decision is likely to be appealed.

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Mother left girl, four, home alone

BBC - 1 hour 2 min ago
A Mold woman pleads guilty to child neglect after leaving her four-year-old daughter at home alone while she went to work.

U.K. Orders Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

NPR News - 1 hour 6 min ago

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

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'Heavy' gunfire near Congo barracks

BBC - 1 hour 9 min ago
Heavy gunfire is heard around the military barracks of presidential guards in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

How Goldfrapp put Medea to music

BBC - 1 hour 34 min ago
How Goldfrapp wrote the soundtrack to a Greek tragedy

'Knock-out' threat officer suspended

BBC - 1 hour 35 min ago
A Staffordshire police officer is suspended after a video posted online appeared to show him threatening to "knock out" a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

Real Madrid seal Rodriguez signing

BBC - 1 hour 41 min ago
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a reported £63m.

States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

NPR News - 1 hour 45 min ago

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.

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Matthew to carry flag for England

BBC - 1 hour 48 min ago
Squash player Nick Matthew will carry the England flag at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

BBC - 1 hour 51 min ago
David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".

The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

NPR News - 1 hour 54 min ago

Politicians charge that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

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VIDEO: Albarn praises 'brave' Latitude

BBC - 1 hour 56 min ago
Blur front man Damon Albarn praises the Latitude Festival for giving him a headline slot off the back of his "slow" album.

Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

NPR News - 2 hours 1 min ago

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.

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