National / International News

Donald Trump On A Circus Peanut, And More Food Art With A Political Bite

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 07:33

Artist Lauren Garfinkel creates indelible images on edible canvases. Some are silly (Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg as a nacho supreme), others haunting. All offer food for thought on current events.

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Kerry, Moniz Face Off With Skeptical Lawmakers Over Iran Deal

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 07:25

Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz defended the deal before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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I'm sorry for Farah, says Bolt

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 07:25
Usain Bolt expresses his sympathy for British athlete Mo Farah following doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar.

Kenya demands CNN apology over slur

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 07:15
Kenya's interior minister calls on US news channel CNN to apologise for calling the region a "hotbed of terror" ahead of President Barack Obama's visit.

Funding for Green Deal scheme ended

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 07:09
The government announces it is to cease funding for the Green Deal, spelling the end for its flagship energy household efficiency programme.

Japan's Nikkei Will Purchase Financial Times Group For $1.3 Billion

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 07:01

Earlier Thursday, the Financial Times itself had reported that the newspaper's publisher was on the verge of being sold to German media group Alex Springer.

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Tour calls for yellow jersey respect

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:54
Tour de France organisers ask fans to respect riders in the Alps after incidents affecting leader Chris Froome.

The topple danger from Ikea furniture

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:53
Why is there a danger of some Ikea items falling over?

Foil-lined wallet 'cuts fraud risk'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:52
Putting a contactless payment card in a foil-lined wallet should prevent it being "read" by accident or fraud, researchers at Which? suggest.

Five stabbed to death in Oklahoma

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:49
Two teenagers are in police custody after five relatives were found stabbed to death at their home in suburban Oklahoma.

Executions In Iran Undergo 'Unprecedented Spike,' Amnesty Says

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:42

The rights advocacy group says it has credible reports that Iran executed at least 743 in 2014 and nearly as many so far this year, executing on average three people a day.

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Texas Fights Suit After Denying Birth Certificates To Children Of Illegal Immigrants

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:38

The state asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by parents who argue the state is discriminating against mothers because of their "immigration status and national origin."

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VIDEO: Chilean judge reopens burning case

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:32
A judge in Chile has begun questioning seven former military officers accused of involvement in one of the most prominent cases of human rights abuse under General Augusto Pinochet's government.

Renowned conductor jailed for abuse

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:31
A Grammy Award-winning conductor is jailed for 12 months for sexually abusing two young boys in Glasgow.

Turkish policeman dies in new attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:25
A Turkish traffic policeman is shot dead in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in the latest violence to hit the region, the state news agency says.

VIDEO: Roald Dahl's 'Danny' and 'BFG' sale

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:23
Rare illustrations depicting some of Roald Dahl's most loved characters have gone on sale for £85,000.

Twist in French life support case

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:21
Doctors in France unexpectedly decide to keep paralysed patient Vincent Lambert on life support, while his case is referred to the authorities.

Latitude golden heads art stolen

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:20
Artists are "heartbroken" after 14 golden heads, part of an art installation at Suffolk's Latitude Festival, are stolen.

Why IS has different names

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 06:04
From ISIL to DAESH, there is an ongoing debate about what the extremist group of jihadist fighters should be called.

Ban lift on controversial pesticide

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 05:46
The government has temporarily lifted a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in certain parts of the country.