National / International News

'US dentist' killed Zimbabwe lion

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 07:53
Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the man who paid $50,000 (£32,000) to kill the country's most famous lion was an American dentist.

Giant Panda Jia Jia Celebrates 37th Birthday And 2 Guinness World Records

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-28 07:37

Jia Jia, who lives at a Hong Kong amusement park, became the oldest panda ever living in captivity and the oldest panda currently living in captivity. In human terms, Jia Jia would be more than 100.

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First English US founders identified

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 07:33
Scientists identify the remains of four English men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony.

We don't listen to others - Wenger

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 07:20
Arsene Wenger reacts to Jose Mourinho's comments on his spending in the transfer window ahead of Sunday's Community Shield.

Former N.Y. Prison Employee Enters Guilty Plea Related To Inmates' Escape

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-28 07:14

Joyce Mitchell, the Clinton Correctional Facility worker who was charged last month with aiding two convicted killers' escape, has reached a deal with prosecutors.

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VIDEO: Community Shield: Arsenal v Chelsea

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 07:10
Highlights of the season's traditional curtain-raiser at Wembley Stadium, which sees Premier League champions Chelsea take on FA Cup winners Arsenal.

Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare. Your Patients Are Getting Healthier

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-28 07:01

The past 15 years have seen a drop in deaths and hospitalizations among Medicare patients — people 65 and older. Teasing out why is tricky, but it seems a good trend for the 50-year-old program.

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AUDIO: Motorola wants battery breakthrough

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 06:50
Motorola's chief executive says he would love a battery tech breakthrough, but believes it will be a long time before phones last a full week between charges.

Man jailed for £2m heiress blackmail

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 06:40
A man is jailed for trying to blackmail US heiress Haley Meijer out of £2m by posting pornographic pictures of her online.

Police left message for M9 victim

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 06:40
Police apologise to the family of a woman left dying in a car for several days after an officer left her a voicemail 10 days after her death.

VIDEO: 'Chaotic end to a long trial'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 06:36
A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.

Twitter Takes Down Unoriginal Jokes, But All Of Yours Are Probably Safe

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-28 06:32

A freelance writer got the company to take down several unauthorized uses of her humor by what she says are robot accounts, but legal scholars say proving copyright on jokes is difficult.

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Tehran despatch: Iran rolls out red carpet after nuclear deal

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 06:27
The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is Iran's latest high-profile guest after the nuclear deal. Has a new page been turned in Tehran's relations with the outside world?

Ex-Nigeria minister 'stole $6bn'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 06:21
A former government minister in Nigeria stole $6bn (£3.8bn) of public money, a state governor alleges.

Bus lane error wipes out 700 fines

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 06:21
More than 700 fines handed to motorists using Belfast bus lanes are cancelled because of a "timing issue" with detection cameras.

I feared career was over - Rogers

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 06:04
Australia opener Chris Rogers feared for his career after a dizzy spell in the second Ashes Test against England.

Obama Asks African Countries To Create Jobs, Foster Democracy

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-28 06:02

President Obama was the first sitting American president to address the African Union. The speech capped a five-day trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.

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VIDEO: Kerry defends Iran deal to House

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 05:58
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee over the Iranian nuclear agreement.

How to become a Great British Baker

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 05:56
How do you make it onto the Great British Bake Off?

Germany seeks Balkan migrant curbs

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 05:54
German officials urge action to halt an influx of asylum seekers from the Balkans, including new visa rules.