National / International News

Williams estate settlement delayed

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 01:08
Robin Williams's wife and adult children are given two more months to resolve a dispute over the division of the comedian's estate.

VIDEO: Could a wi-fi kettle put you at risk?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:55
Rory Cellan-Jones examines whether connected household objects like a wi-fi kettle could put your personal security at risk.

England yet to comment on Cipriani

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:54
England are waiting for more details to emerge before commenting on the arrest of fly-half Danny Cipriani.

Eight held in child sex dawn raids

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:50
Eight men are arrested in a dawn operation in Oxford on suspicion of offences related to child sexual exploitation.

Whales in mass stranding on Skye

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:48
Rescuers go to the aid of 21 pilot whales that stranded on the shore at Staffin on Skye.

Hundreds Missing After Cruise Ship Capsizes in China's Yangtze River

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:39

Rescuers pulled several survivors to safety after hearing cries for help from inside a capsized cruise ship that went down overnight in a storm with 458 people aboard, state broadcaster CCTV said.

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Downton Abbey voted best TV drama

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:38
Downton Abbey is voted best TV drama while Strictly Come Dancing wins best entertainment show at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer awards.

TSA Head Reassigned; Agency To Revise Airport Security Procedures

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:33

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed the agency to retrain officers and retest screening equipment in airports.

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Paris police clear migrants' camp

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:29
French police evict about 360 migrants from a makeshift camp in Paris, after a clash between migrants in Calais.

Why is God not female?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:28
Why is God mostly referred to as a male?

Reactor offline due to seaweed

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:23
A reactor at the Hunterston B nuclear power station in Ayrshire has been taken offline due to seaweed in the waters around the plant.

Man guilty of Bangor woman's murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:09
A Sydney man is found guilty of murdering his estranged wife, who was originally from Bangor in County Down.

AO World reports loss for the year

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:53
Online domestic appliance retailer AO World reports a £2.9m full-year loss and says trading in the UK remains "challenging".

A Tome Of Peruvian Food, By Its Most Acclaimed Ambassador

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:41

Gaston Acurio is the world's premiere cheerleader for Peruvian cuisine, and he's just written a cookbook. It's called Peru: The Cookbook, and has 500 recipes — including more than 20 kinds of ceviche.

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Texas Put Brakes On Telemedicine — And Teladoc Cries Foul

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:38

As consulting a doctor exclusively by phone, text or video becomes more popular, the Texas Medical Board moves to restrict these e-visits. Is the real battle over patient safety, money or turf?

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Glory Of Moscow's 80-Year-Old Subway Tainted By Stalin Connections

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:35

The system was considered a triumph by the Soviets, but was built by ruthless means that helped cause a famine in the 1930s, in which millions died.

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Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:35

Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of senior living centers across the U.S. now tout healthy meals made from scratch. Centers say this approach to food is tastier — and cheaper, too.

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Kennedy's different style of politics

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:25
Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy brought a different style to Westminster politics, says BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith.

Aid workers shot dead in north Afghanistan

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:12
Nine people including several aid workers are killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in Balkh province, northern Afghanistan, say officials.

VIDEO: 'Charles was the best of all of us'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 22:57
Former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown says Charles Kennedy's death is "a loss to the whole of British politics".

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