National / International News

Child poverty proposal 'flawed'

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 16:56
Some 120,000 children will be "cast adrift" if the UK government changes its definition of child poverty, Scotland's social justice secretary claims.

Chelsea beat PSG on penalties in USA

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 16:36
Radamel Falcao makes his Chelsea debut as his side defeat Paris St-Germain on a penalty shootout in the USA.

Petition as Saudis shut French beach

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 15:46
More than 100,000 people sign a petition against the closure of a beach on the French Riviera to allow Saudi King Salman to holiday in private.

Van Gaal confirms Di Maria absence

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 15:27
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal questions why midfielder Angel Di Maria has not joined up with his squad on tour.

EU referendum date and Labour contest

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 15:18
EU referendum date speculation, the Labour leadership contest and the climax of the Tour de France all make the front pages.

Brass bands, doughnut licking - and other trends of the week

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 15:10
Brass bands and doughnut licking

VIDEO: The dangerous health legacy of war

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 15:06
Childhood vaccinations missed due to the conflict in Bosnia has now led to a huge rise in measles numbers

VIDEO: US defends Ukraine military exercises

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 15:05
More than 1,800 troops from 18 different countries are taking part in a second week of US and Ukrainian-led military exercises in western Ukraine.

Searching for Mrs Livingstone

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 15:01
Searching for Mrs Livingstone

Bhutan happiness guru's life story

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 14:57
The turbulent life of Bhutan's happiness guru

'Bolt-Gatlin could see crazy time'

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 14:33
Former British sprinter Darren Campbell says Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin's rivalry can produce a "crazy" time.

VIDEO: Hundreds attend Sandra Bland funeral

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 14:33
Hundreds attend the funeral in Illinois of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas prison cell nearly two weeks ago after being arrested.

US college ends Cosby professorship

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 14:15
A prestigious African-American college discontinues a professorship funded by US comedian Bill Cosby, following claims he assaulted several women.

Humanitarian ceasefire for Yemen

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 13:55
The Saudi-led coalition confirms it will suspend its bombardment of rebels in Yemen for five days, to allow aid to reach civilians.

New attack hits north Cameroon

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-25 13:31
At least 19 people are killed and many others injured in a suicide bombing in Cameroon's northern town of Maroua - the second such attack this week.

At Sandra Bland's Funeral, Mourners Say 'It's All About Social Justice'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-25 13:12

Bland, who was recently found dead in a Texas jail, received a funeral in her hometown of Lisle, Ill. Authorities released a preliminary autopsy ruling Bland's death a suicide; her family disagrees

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Despite Spotlight On Police Shootings, Incidents With Latinos Often Forgotten

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-25 13:12

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Nicole Santa Cruz on why police shooting deaths of Latinos haven't drawn as much attention as African-Americans.

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Amid Lingering Skepticism, A Primer On What Bland's Autopsy Can Tell Us

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-25 13:12

Medical examiner Dr. Judy Melinek explains what forensic examiners saw in the autopsy of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail.

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On A Visit To Kenya, Obama Addresses Fight Against Extremists

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-25 13:12

President Obama made an official visit to the capital of Nairobi on Saturday, where he's speaking at the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He also met with leaders in the region.

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