National / International News

Thompson loses arm after NW200 crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:19
Northern Ireland motorcyclist Stephen Thompson has an arm amputated as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at the North West 200.

Australia level series with ODI win

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:19
Australia beat England by 63 runs in the second one-day international at Bristol to level the Women's Ashes.

Man admits fatal dog attack charge

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:15
A man admits owning a dog which fatally attacked his grandmother at their Cardiff home.

Psychologists challenge military interrogations

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:14
A report examines the role of psychologists in interrogations, and health professionals are grappling with the fallout.

Doctors Press For Action To Lower 'Unsustainable' Prices For Cancer Drugs

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:08

More than a hundred influential doctors banded together to propose seven ways to bring down the high prices of cancer drugs. They say changes are needed to preserve access to care.

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Northern Rock loan decision reversed

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 07:45
A court has reversed a decision that would have led to compensation being paid to 43,000 borrowers with the former bank Northern Rock.

Bardet earns second French stage win

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 07:34
Romain Bardet earns a second home win in this year's Tour de France as leader Chris Froome remains unscathed.

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.