National / International News

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 08:42
Cuba has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization says.

Solar plane attempts to cross front

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 08:37
A solar powered plane is encountering its first weather front during its attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Court says Apple fixed e-book prices

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 08:36
A US federal appeals court upholds a ruling that Apple conspired with publishers fix the prices of electronic books.

Branding Teen Drivers As Newbies Doesn't Prevent Crashes

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 08:31

Graduated driver's licenses that impose restrictions like no driving at night have reduced crashes and deaths. But it looks like putting a learner sticker on teens' license plates doesn't help.

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Container accused 'unaware of cargo'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 08:12
A man accused of smuggling 35 people into the UK in a shipping container tells a court he had "no idea" what was inside.

IS 'attacks Syria's Tal Abyad'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:55
Islamic State (IS) militants have attacked the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad, which they lost to Kurdish fighters two weeks ago, activists say.

Peers told to take care with ferrets

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:49
The thorny question of ferrets disappearing up trouser legs has been considering in Parliament as peers discussed taking animals on trains.

Chris Christie Declares His Candidacy For President

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:45

New Jersey's Republican governor says he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America."

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Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:45

NPR's Frank Langfitt is offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities. In his latest installment, he meets a woman whose work surprises him.

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Cannabis plant factory trio jailed

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:35
Three men who ran a cannabis factory worth around £800,000 next door to South Wales Police's headquarters are jailed.

'I always beat Lewis racing online'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:35
From beating his brother Lewis at computer games to making racing history, we chart Nic Hamilton's inspirational journey.

California passes tough vaccine bill

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:30
Lawmakers in California pass a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the US.

I am 100% clean, says Briton Farah

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:28
British distance runner Mo Farah says he is "100% clean", following doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar.

Asked To Divide Zero By Zero, Siri Waxes Philosophical (And Personal)

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:22

Siri's elaborate reply easily surpasses the simple "Does not compute" with which robots in old sci-fi movies used to announce a bout of cognitive dissonance.

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VIDEO: Tyres set alight on Eurotunnel track

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:12
Thousands of cross-Channel passengers are stranded after striking Calais ferry workers closed the French port and blocked Eurotunnel rail services.

Easy wins for Federer and Nadal

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:11
Second seed Roger Federer and 10th seed Rafael Nadal easily progress to the second round at Wimbledon.

'Jiggery-Pokery': The Justices Have A Punny Way With Words

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 06:54

This term it was "ask the nearest hippie" and "what chumps!" Here are some other times phrases like that have added color to Supreme Court opinions.

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Schools' new rules on extremism

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 06:52
The legal requirement for schools to challenge extremism is about to come into force.

Baby found in river 'died at birth'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 06:31
The newborn baby boy who was found in a river in Cardiff is believed to have died at birth, police say.

John Noakes missing from home

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 06:30
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes, who has Alzheimer's disease, is reported missing from his home in Majorca.