National / International News

Scots struggling with funeral costs

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:25
A rising number of people in Scotland are struggling to pay for the funerals of their loved ones, according to Citizens Advice Scotland.

The lost racetracks of England

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:21
How a housing boom killed off city race courses

VIDEO: White Horse hero's fall from grace

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:15
The task of managing China's turbulent change creates enormous pressures on the individuals involved.

The fake revenge stunt that fooled nearly everyone

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:11
The fake divorce revenge stunt that went viral

Why solo dining can be tough for women in Delhi

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:10
A single woman solo dines in Delhi

The man who keeps finding new species of shark

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:10
How one man keeps finding new species

Decision due on UK's fracking return

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:09
An application to start the first fracking operation in the UK for four years is to be decided later.

The medical conundrum of plane stowaways

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:07
How can a man survive 5,600 miles in a plane undercarriage?

VA's Response To NPR Story On Broken Promises To Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:02

NPR reported today that the Department of Veterans Affairs didn't locate and compensate some 4,000 men exposed to mustard gas during World War II.

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'Channel tumult' in Calais

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:54
The situation in the French port of Calais, where thousands of migrants have gathered in a bid to travel to the UK, features heavily on front pages.

Attacking England 'can beat best'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:52
England can beat the best in the world with their new-found aggression and adventure, says limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan.

US universities on symbolic visit to Iran

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:47
US universities make symbolic return to Iran

Judge Declares Mistrial In Vanderbilt Rape Case

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:43

Defense attorneys for the two convicted football players successfully argued that a juror had intentionally withheld information that he was raped.

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Cleric's 'counter-terrorism' curriculum

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:37
Will British Muslims listen to a new "counter-terrorism" curriculum from the cleric Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, asks Caroline Wyatt.

What's Trending On Instagram? A Battle With Twitter

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:33

Instagram wants to be a source for your news. The photo-sharing app is rolling out an update that features trending tags and a beefed-up search tool that should help it compete with Twitter.

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VIDEO: 'A family destroyed' by Yemen airstrikes

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:06
A BBC team has travelled to the heart of Yemen's civil war, where the ongoing fighting has brought untold suffering to its people.

Man charged over Rotherham sex abuse

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:05
A 39-year-old man is charged with eleven offences relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, according to South Yorkshire Police.

A Recipe For Success With Two Student Groups That Often Struggle

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 13:57

When it comes to test scores, students at Michigan's Brimley Elementary School are well above the state average. About half its students are Native Americans, many are from low-income families.

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As Consumer Tastes Shift, An Old Food Giant Gets A New Makeover

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 13:56

General Mills is one of the world's most successful food companies, with iconic brands like Green Giant. But fast-changing tastes are forcing it and other food firms to innovate to stay relevant.

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Afghanistan's leaders face battle for peace

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 13:49
A Taliban attack on the Afghan parliament has shredded hopes for peace talks and left MPs wondering who is friend and who is foe.