National / International News

As Panama's Economy Booms So Do Concerns Over Debt And The Environment

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:18

Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.

» E-Mail This

VIDEO: Runways report devastating, say locals

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:13
Runways report: Harmondsworth residents give their reaction to the Airports Commission report recommending a third Heathrow runway.

'England have air of invincibility'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:11
As England prepare to face Japan in the Women's World Cup semi-final, Eni Aluko says they have never felt more confident.

Toyota exec quits after drug scandal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:08
Toyota's managing officer Julie Hamp resigns from the company after she was arrested last month for allegedly bringing illegal drugs into Japan.

A Father In California, Kids In El Salvador, And New Hope To Reunite

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:07

Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year, fleeing violence in Central America. This year the Obama administration hopes to forestall a new wave with a quiet new program.

» E-Mail This

Historic Vote May Determine Whether Greece Remains In The Eurozone

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:02

Greek voters on Sunday face a referendum on further austerity measures in exchange for bailouts. But the unstated question is whether Greece should give up the euro — the European currency.

» E-Mail This

Peer urges powdered alcohol ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 01:00
Ministers are urged by a Labour MP to ban imports of powdered alcohol as part of a crackdown on so-called legal highs.

Barbados school trip cancelled

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:56
A school cancels a £1,650 trip to Barbados because too few pupils signed up to go.

Fresh talks due on new Greek bailout

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:49
Eurozone ministers are to discuss a Greek request for a new two-year bailout, hours after it became the only EU economy to miss a crucial IMF debt payment.

Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:42

The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.

» E-Mail This

Benefits Of Sports To A Child's Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:40

In NPR's most recent poll a majority of American adults say they played sports in their youth. Many say they encourage their kids to play, too, and see health benefits as well as life-long lessons.

» E-Mail This

A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:39

Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz. to get elementary school kids up and running.

» E-Mail This

Gleneagles Hotel sold by Diageo

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:39
Gleneagles Hotel and resort has been sold by drinks company Diageo, which has owned it for 31 years.

'Screaming' swimmers rescued from sea

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:38
Two people are rescued from the Bristol Channel after they were found clinging to a derelict pier, screaming for help.

In pictures: Heathrow airport

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:23
From small aerodrome to an international hub

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:14
A deadline to reach agreement over Iran's nuclear programme is extended until 7 July, with Russia saying a deal is "within reach".

Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 00:09
At least 11 soldiers have been killed in a wave of attacks by suspected jihadist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, security officials say.

Diwali becoming like 'stale bread'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:36
Leicester's Diwali celebrations are becoming as boring as "stale bread", according to a former organiser of the event.

VIDEO: Third runway 'not going to happen'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:29
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says a proposal supported by the independent Airport Commission for a third runway at Heathrow "not going to happen".

Japan v England: The key battles

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:28
Who holds the key to England reaching the Women's World Cup final? And who stands in their way?