National / International News

VIDEO: DPP 'accepts decision to prosecute'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 01:20
The director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, speaks to the BBC's Clive Coleman after a review into her decision not to prosecute Lord Janner over child sex allegations.

Suspicious package with 'wires' found

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 01:16
A suspicious package with "wires hanging out" is found in Exeter, prompting a primary school and streets to be evacuated, police say.

6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States Burn, Investigators Probe

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 01:05

Authorities are investigating fires that have damaged or destroyed black churches in South Carolina and nearby states following the murder of nine people at Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

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Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 01:00

As a result of the Supreme Court's two landmark decisions last week, Cruz is calling for justices to be subject to elections and lose their lifetime appointments.

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Joni Mitchell 'able to speak well'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:27
Joni Mitchell did have an aneurysm in March but is able to speak, a friend who acts as her conservator reveals.

Rates 'burden' for tourism industry

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:17
The burden of business rates is falling heavily on the tourism industry, with some paying more than a fifth of their surplus earnings on rates bills.

VIDEO: Passengers leap from derailed train

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:15
Footage shows a passenger train at Mumbai's Churchgate station overshooting the platform and injuring several people.

Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:15

Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.

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Britons won't accept 'rigid' EU - PM

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:13
British voters will not accept a "rigid" EU that cannot handle the Greek crisis and the UK's demands for reform, David Cameron says.

Scots return home after Sousse attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:11
Scots holidaymakers have returned home from Tunisia in the wake of the Sousse terror attack that left 38 people dead, the vast majority of them British.

Radio drama to focus on Archers fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:00
One of the most dramatic plotlines in The Archers - the death of Grace Archer in a fire - is to be the subject of a special BBC radio drama.

Couple engaged after Tunisia attack

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:53
A south Wales couple get engaged in Tunisia hours after a gunman murdered 38 people, saying they did not want the killer to stop them.

Stock markets slide on Greek crisis

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:29
Stock markets in Europe and Asia see big falls as Greece closes its banks and imposes capital controls.

Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:28

A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.

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Burundi holds election amid tensions

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:21
Elections are being held in Burundi despite an opposition boycott and weeks of protest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's plan to seek a third term.

Taliban ambush 'kills 11 soldiers'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:14
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 11 soldiers in an ambush in western Herat province, police tell the BBC.

Murder charge after pedestrian dies

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 22:48
A man is charged with murder after a pedestrian dies after being struck by a van in a Hertfordshire village.

Newry man killed in Qatar accident

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 22:45
The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs confirms it is providing consular assistance to the family of a Newry man who has died in Qatar.

Coach crash pupils return home

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 22:30
Schoolchildren involved in a coach crash in Belgium in which a driver died return to Essex.

Woman raped in park during night out

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 22:04
A woman is raped in Berkshire after becoming separated from her boyfriend.