National / International News

South Africa platinum strike 'over'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:12
A five-month platinum strike in South Africa is "officially over", says the leader of the union behind the strike, as it accepts a wage deal.

Deadly blast hits Nigerian college

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 09:08
An explosion hits a college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, killing at least eight people, police say.

Central Park Five Settlement: Was Justice Served?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:59

New York City reached a $40 million settlement with the "Central Park Five," men who were wrongfully convicted of a brutal rape in 1990. Sarah Burns, who wrote a book about the case, offers an update.

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Child Detention Centers: A 'Headache' For The Obama Administration

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:54

U.S. officials are detaining thousands of immigrant children who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. Two journalists discuss conditions at detention centers, and what's driving the migrants.

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Israeli air strikes target Syria

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:53
Israel says it has carried out air strikes against military targets in Syria, after a teenager was killed by firing from Syria in the occupied Golan Heights.

Mexico fans cleared of 'gay chants'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:47
Football's world governing body Fifa clears Mexico of improper conduct charges after claims their fans used homophobic chants at a World Cup match.

Bergdahl moved to outpatient care

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:45
The US soldier held captive for five years by Taliban-linked militants has moved to outpatient care on a Texas military base.

Haass in peace process progress call

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:43
Former US diplomat Richard Haass urges politicians in Northern Ireland to "show leadership" in dealing with outstanding peace process issues.

Plan to promote British values

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:43
Action will be taken against schools in England which discriminate against girls under new government plans to promote British values.

Sudan death sentence woman 'freed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:18
A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her Islamic faith has been freed from jail, her lawyer tells the BBC.

Man 'buried Jayden in uncle's grave'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01
Teenager Jayden Parkinson was killed by her violent ex-boyfriend and buried in his uncle's grave, a jury hears.

Google Glass eyewear on sale in UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01
Google is putting its Android-powered Glass eyewear on sale in the UK, making it only the second country to get the kit after the US.

Top Malaysian Court Upholds Ruling On Who Can Use 'Allah'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01

A lower court decided last year that only Muslims can use the word to describe God. But the government now says the ruling applied only to the Catholic newspaper that brought the case.

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Christian Woman Escapes Death In Sudan Over Conversion

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, says she was raised an Orthodox Christian after being born to a Muslim father. A court ordered her release Monday, throwing out a death sentence.

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Google Glass apps for non-geeks

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:00
What apps could make Google Glass useful to average user?

VIDEO: Google Glass comes to UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 07:59
Rory Cellan-Jones talks to Ivy Ross, the new project leader for Google Glass, as it launches in the UK.

Cave given world heritage status

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 07:59
A prehistoric cave in southern France featuring 1,000 drawings dating back to 36,000 years ago, is inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage list.

#FreeAJStaff: The hashtag in numbers

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 07:57
The hashtag in numbers

Toddler's fire death inquest opened

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 07:56
An inquest is opened and adjourned into the death of a toddler who died following a house fire on the anniversary of her brother's cot death.

Peer urges tougher terror curbs

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 07:51
The UK should reintroduce tougher measures to further restrict terror activities, says Lord Carlile, a former independent reviewer of terrorism laws.
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