National / International News

Japan, U.S. 'Close' To Major Deal

NPR News - 10 hours 17 min ago

A 12-country trade agreement hinges on negotiations between Japan and the United States.

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VIDEO: SNP manifesto on campaign day 22

BBC - 10 hours 18 min ago
The SNP launched its manifesto, other parties launched posters and manifestos too and the deadline to register to vote is tonight.

Stab victim closes police station

BBC - 10 hours 22 min ago
Swansea central police station is closed after the victim of a stabbing sought shelter from his attackers inside.

Solving the productivity puzzle

BBC - 10 hours 35 min ago
Is productivity growth, little discussed at the election, the most important underlying factor for the UK economy?

Forsyth supports assisted dying law

BBC - 10 hours 43 min ago
Sir Bruce Forsyth calls for a change in assisted dying laws so people can "die with dignity", after watching his first wife live with dementia.

Afghan canal crash led to deaths

BBC - 10 hours 45 min ago
An inquest into the deaths of four British servicemen hears the armoured vehicle they were in rolled into a canal after colliding with an Afghan National Police car.

FM radio switch-off looms in Norway

BBC - 10 hours 46 min ago
Norway will become the first country in the world to switch off its FM radio platform in 2017.

Kenyan activist wins environment prize

BBC - 10 hours 48 min ago
Kenyan environmental activist Phyllis Omido wins the high-profile Goldman prize for her campaign against a smelting plant in a slum community in Mombasa.

Humans' Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

NPR News - 11 hours 15 min ago

Three cats died after their owners used an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration warns to keep drugs away from pets; a tiny bit can be toxic.

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BuzzFeed Deleted Stories After Complaints From Advertisers

NPR News - 11 hours 18 min ago

In a memo to staff, editor in chief Ben Smith acknowledged that the site had deleted more than 1,000 posts — three of them after complaints from advertisers. Gawker first reported on the deletions.

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Hillsborough drunk-fan blame denied

BBC - 11 hours 36 min ago
A former senior police officer denies telling officers to put the blame for Hillsborough on "drunken, ticketless Liverpool supporters".

Star Wars exec 'staggered' by teaser reaction

BBC - 11 hours 37 min ago
Lucasfilm boss 'staggered' by the reaction to Star Wars teaser

Six US men 'supported Islamic State'

BBC - 11 hours 46 min ago
US authorities arrest and charge six men in the state of Minnesota with conspiring to support the Islamic State militant group.

Athlete's foot drug may be MS therapy

BBC - 11 hours 51 min ago
Two common drugs - one for treating athlete's foot and another for alleviating eczema - might be useful therapies for multiple sclerosis, scientists believe.

Fake email prison escapee jailed

BBC - 11 hours 54 min ago
A convicted fraudster who used an "ingenious" escape plot to trick prison officers into releasing him is jailed for seven years.

Dozens feared dead in huge Yemen strike

BBC - 11 hours 58 min ago
An air strike on an arms depot in Yemen's capital Sanaa causes a huge explosion, flattening nearby buildings and shattering windows in far away neighbourhoods.

VIDEO: Live: Migrant crisis EU news update

BBC - 11 hours 59 min ago
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini holds news conference after a meeting on the growing migrant crisis.

Is Rodgers still right for Liverpool?

BBC - 12 hours 6 min ago
Former Liverpool players, an ex-manager, pundits and fans discuss boss Brendan Rodgers' future after another trophy-less season.

Boston Marathon Underway; Race Is Second Since Deadly 2013 Bombing

NPR News - 12 hours 51 min ago

The elite athlete will likely finish the 26.2-mile course a little after noon ET. Although last year's marathon went off safely, security is tight.

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Draw made for 2017 women's Euros

BBC - 12 hours 55 min ago
The draw for the qualifiers for the 2017 Women's European Championship sees England in a group with Belgium and Serbia.