National / International News

Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:36

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:34

Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.

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Reynolds to receive lifetime honour

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:32
Veteran screen star Debbie Reynolds is to be given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the organisation announces.

Mourinho wants substitute Cech to stay

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:13
Jose Mourinho wants keeper Petr Cech to stay, despite the Chelsea boss picking Thibaut Courtois for the 3-1 win at Burnley.

Ex-enterprise chiefs clash on pound

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:07
Two former heads of Scottish Enterprise are due to outline opposing views on the currency of an independent Scotland.

What next for England's part-time World Cup winners?

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:56
Will England Women's Rugby World Cup win hasten the change to professionalism, or is sevens where the game's future lies?

Australia-Indonesia spy rift 'ends'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:51
Australia says it has reached an agreement with Indonesia to end a row over claims Canberra spied on the Indonesian president.

Biker dies after Ballynahinch crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:33
A motorcyclist dies after he was involved in a crash in County Down on Monday evening.

England: What's fixed and what's still broken?

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:24
What's fixed and what's still broken?

VIDEO: 'I am Malala' memoirs re-versioned

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:12
Malala Yousafzai's memoirs 'I am Malala' was originally released in 2013 has just been reversioned for young people. She speaks to BBC School Reporters in a Birmingham library

Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:53

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. He also was the announcer for the original versions of the game shows The Price is Right and Jeopardy.

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VIDEO: Grayling: "Not a crisis in prisons"

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:45
Chris Grayling has admitted to the BBC that violence, suicides and staff shortages are 'pressures' in prisons in England and Wales but maintained that there is 'not a crisis'.

Two teens held over Hackney stabbing

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:44
Two teenagers are arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19-year-old man was found stabbed to death in east London.

New helpline to combat gang culture

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:36
Parents worried about their children getting involved in gangs can now seek support from a new telephone helpline, children's charity NSPCC says.

Woman loses £14,000 in dating scam

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:04
A woman from Bournemouth conned out of £14,000 in a dating scam, has her case closed by police with "little chance" of getting her money back.

VIDEO: Grenade nearly thrown for dog

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 20:45
A woman has spoken of the moment she inadvertently picked up a wartime grenade while throwing stones for her dog to chase on a beach.

Borders 'fiasco' and Assange's 'stunt' - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 20:41
Some front pages focus on the ruling that the UK government must pay £224m to an American defence corporation over an axed contract to vet travellers.

White House steps up Ferguson effort

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 20:31
The US attorney general is to travel to the riot-hit town of Ferguson, as the authorities step up efforts to restore calm amid a tense stand-off.

Thatcher's chemistry with Hodgkin

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 20:08
How Thatcher stayed friends with her leftwing teacher

U.S. Says Syria's Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 19:59

President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.

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