National / International News

Guinea concert stampede 'kills 34'

BBC - 11 hours 43 min ago
At least 34 people have reportedly died in a stampede in Guinea, during a concert marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Savile charity to challenge payouts

BBC - 11 hours 48 min ago
A charity set up by Jimmy Savile is challenging any payouts of compensation to victims of the sex attacker, victims' lawyers say.

House votes to sue President Obama

BBC - 11 hours 48 min ago
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for alleged overreach of his authority.

Tablet screens to correct sight loss

BBC - 11 hours 48 min ago
US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.

PM pledges £3m in extra aid for Gaza

BBC - 12 hours 9 min ago
An additional £3m in UK aid is to be made available to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Kallis retires from internationals

BBC - 12 hours 10 min ago
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis announces his retirement from all international cricket at the age of 38.

U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate

NPR News - 12 hours 18 min ago

The news from the Commerce Department comes after the economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the first quarter of the year. The numbers raise hope for continued growth in the second half of 2014.

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Calls for all-party talks to resume

BBC - 12 hours 19 min ago
The new Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says he wants to see a resumption of all-party talks in Northern Ireland in September.

Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

BBC - 12 hours 23 min ago
Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads

BBC - 12 hours 25 min ago
The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.

HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts

BBC - 12 hours 30 min ago
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.

VIDEO: Ukraine forces tighten grip on Donetsk

BBC - 12 hours 31 min ago
Heavy fighting around Donetsk has seen government forces make strategic advances in their attempt to wrest control of the area from pro-Russian separatists.

Police investigated after fraud case

BBC - 12 hours 34 min ago
The chief constable of Gwent Police and other senior officers are under investigation following the acquittal of two men in a fraud case.

VIDEO: Cable 'felt safe' in driverless car

BBC - 12 hours 52 min ago
Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.

Life for road rage killer trucker

BBC - 12 hours 59 min ago
A lorry driver is jailed for life for using his 17-tonne truck to murder another motorist by deliberately driving over him.

England records rise in dementia

BBC - 13 hours 13 sec ago
The number of people in England diagnosed with dementia rises by 62% over seven years.

Church attack treated as hate crime

BBC - 13 hours 16 min ago
Police say they are treating an attack on a Catholic church in County Tyrone as a hate crime.

Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter

NPR News - 13 hours 17 min ago

One U.N. official said this was a "breaking point." The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.

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Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

NPR News - 13 hours 18 min ago

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

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Cameroon army officers sacked

BBC - 13 hours 25 min ago
Cameroon's President Paul Biya sacks two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state radio reports.

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