National / International News

AUDIO: Why is shoplifting on the rise?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55
Hywel Griffith reports on the growth of shoplifting offences in North Wales.

Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Firefighters are making good progress on a number of destructive wildfires burning in the West. In Washington, fire crews are hoping to contain the largest fire in that state's history within the next week.

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Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.

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U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.

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For Two Years, He Smuggled Photos Of Torture Victims Out Of Syria

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

The ex-military photographer known only as Caesar took some of the images, which show thousands of dead regime opponents. Syria says they're fake; U.S. officials say they may be proof of war crimes.

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A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.

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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

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Zillow To Buy Rival Real Estate Site Trulia

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The two websites represent more than 60 percent of the total Internet traffic for real estate listings.

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Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.

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Cross-border heart ops to continue

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:51
Some heart patients in Wales will continue to be sent to England for surgery to cut waiting lists.

Baby mauled by 'bull terrier' dog

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:49
A 14-month-old boy is left with serious facial injuries after being mauled by a bull terrier-type dog in Huddersfield.

Ukraine conflict: EU squeezes Russia

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:42
EU braces for economic pain with further sanctions

Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:34
A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar.

VIDEO: Control a digger with smart goggles

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:03
Why operating heavy machinery remotely could become a safer and more immersive experience

'Huge' drop in tribunal claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:02
Wales sees a significant drop in the number of people taking claims to employment tribunals after fees to bring action have been introduced.

Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 23:30
Australia approves a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project despite concern over its potential environmental impact, including on the Great Barrier Reef.

Hype and hi-tech

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 23:05
Rory Cellan-Jones on predicting future shape of technology

Robot cleaners to cut ward infection

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 23:02
Deep-cleaning machines resembling Daleks are being used to cut hospital infections like C. diff in north Wales but a report says the problem is "still too high".

MPs bicker over climate report

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 22:53
Despite dissent, MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.

US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 22:46
The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".
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