National / International News

Exiled Mr Potato Head statue returns

BBC - 9 hours 20 min ago
A "hideous" statue of Mr Potato Head which was banished from a Derbyshire town in the early 2000s is set to return.

British Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Asked To Change Its Name

NPR News - 9 hours 25 min ago

PETA says the pub's name should reflect "society's growing compassion for animals and in celebration of intelligent, sensitive chickens."

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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

NPR News - 9 hours 48 min ago

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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Runaway mafia boss held in Brazil

BBC - 9 hours 50 min ago
An Italian organised crime boss convicted for more than 20 murders has been caught in Brazil after 31 years on the run.

Ukraine's civilians living on frontline

BBC - 10 hours 21 min ago
Ukraine's frontline civilians defy bombardment

Larkin poem discovery discredited

BBC - 10 hours 27 min ago
A leading literary magazine that claimed to have found an unpublished poem by Philip Larkin admits that it was the work of a different writer.

VIDEO: Life inside a Ukrainian ghost village

BBC - 10 hours 36 min ago
Eastern Ukraine is enduring a second summer of conflict, as a ceasefire, nominally in place since February, has failed to stop the violence in areas around Donetsk airport.

Watford set for fifth boss in a year

BBC - 10 hours 49 min ago
Watford are close to parting company with boss Slavisa Jokanovic despite him leading the club to promotion to the Premier League.

VIDEO: On trail of identity theft fraudsters

BBC - 10 hours 51 min ago
The number of people falling victim to identity theft in the UK has risen by almost a third, new figures suggest.

Heavy rains put Houston underwater

BBC - 10 hours 52 min ago
At least three people have died confirmed dead in the Houston area after major flooding and tornadoes swept the area over the weekend.

Malaysia Airlines Plans To Cut A Third Of Its Workforce

NPR News - 10 hours 55 min ago

The airline has been losing money for several years, and its brand was irreparably damaged by the loss of two planes last year.

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Man convicted of trying to join IS

BBC - 10 hours 58 min ago
A Coventry man is convicted of trying to join Islamic State in Syria.

Deutsche hit over unclear accounting

BBC - 11 hours 49 sec ago
Deutsche Bank is paying $55m (£36m) to settle civil charges by US regulators for allegedly mis-stating financial reports.

Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

NPR News - 11 hours 5 min ago

The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.

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VIDEO: Oshoala wins BBC Women's award

BBC - 11 hours 10 min ago
Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala wins the inaugural BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

Uni to divest from three fuel firms

BBC - 11 hours 18 min ago
Edinburgh University is to fully divest from three of the world's biggest fossil fuel producers within the next six months.

Yemen rebels 'driven out of city'

BBC - 11 hours 20 min ago
Pro-government militiamen reportedly drive Houthi rebels out of a city in south Yemen, the first major advance since Saudi-led air strikes began.

Man gets life for double murder

BBC - 11 hours 31 min ago
Man is given life sentence after admitting double murder in Belfast flat.

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later

NPR News - 11 hours 38 min ago

Giving the newborn one last boost of blood from the placenta may help boost social and motor skills at age 4, a study finds. Earlier studies have found health benefits in infancy.

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Victims of ID theft 'up by a third'

BBC - 11 hours 40 min ago
The number of people falling victim to identity theft in the UK rises by almost a third in the first three months of 2015, figures from fraud prevention agency Cifas show.