National / International News

Islamic State Reportedly Seizes Last Syria-Iraq Border Crossing

NPR News - 19 hours 12 min ago

The checkpoint at al-Tanf, known as al-Waleed in Iraq, has been seized, according to a British-based monitoring group that says ISIS fighters now control half of Syria.

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An Irreplaceable Replacement, This Sub Gets The Job Done

NPR News - 19 hours 13 min ago

Josephine Brewington, from Indiana, is the 2015 Substitute Teacher of the Year.

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'F1 needs to bring back fear factor'

BBC - 19 hours 16 min ago
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 cars need to have the fear factor brought back for drivers.

BBC to broadcast Labour leader debate

BBC - 19 hours 24 min ago
The BBC's Newsnight is to host the first debate between the candidates to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

Dog found alone on Scafell Pike

BBC - 19 hours 27 min ago
An animal welfare charity appeals for the owner of a dog found wandering on the top of England's highest mountain to come forward.

How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

NPR News - 19 hours 40 min ago

A study in an Indian slum tried promising a reward: Improve your attendance, and you'll get a small treat. But for third-graders, sometimes these incentive schemes can do more harm than good.

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UK sells off unused net addresses

BBC - 19 hours 42 min ago
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.

VIDEO: A tour of London's 3D Print Show

BBC - 19 hours 48 min ago
As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.

VIDEO: The Hezbollah site taken from Islamist rebels

BBC - 19 hours 53 min ago
Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports from a strategic site on Lebanon's border with Syria which was recently captured by Hezbollah forces from the al-Nusra Front.

VIDEO: Bomb 'will be detonated elsewhere'

BBC - 19 hours 58 min ago
Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher on the plans for a controlled explosion of a World War Two bomb that was found close to Wembley Stadium.

Kahlo's home recreated in New York

BBC - 20 hours ago
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio are recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.

'I thought I was going to die'

BBC - 20 hours 24 sec ago
A woman with multiple sclerosis beaten by a 19-year-old drug user when he robbed her home says she bears no grudges.

Why Iraq bomber was convicted in UK

BBC - 20 hours 45 sec ago
How can a man who helped make bombs in a foreign war end up on trial in a London court?

Irish Voters Decide Whether To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - 20 hours 1 min ago

Polls show the "yes" vote is stronger in the conservative, predominately Catholic country. But public opinion surveys could be masking a "shy no vote," observers say.

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PODCAST: Disappearing grocery stores

Marketplace - American Public Media - 20 hours 15 min ago

The guessing game over when interest rates will go up ... continues. More on that. Plus, we all know what a 'leap year' is, but what about a 'leap second'? On June 30th, an extra second will be added to the world's clocks to make up for the discord between the earth's rotation and the clocks we humans use. And while it may not seem like much, it's a big deal to the world's markets. Plus, residents in the struggling city of Flint, Michigan, have seen their share of hardship over the years. In addition to a catastrophic loss of manufacturing jobs and subsequent blight, the city is losing its grocery stores, making life even more difficult for its poorest residents.

Knighthood for ex-minister Pickles

BBC - 20 hours 24 min ago
Conservative former cabinet minister Eric Pickles, who left the government at the recent reshuffle, is to be given a knighthood.

Murray to face French Open qualifier

BBC - 20 hours 27 min ago
Britain's Andy Murray will play a qualifier at the French Open while Heather Watson will face France's Mathilde Johansson.

Abuser jailed after Savile coverage

BBC - 20 hours 30 min ago
A pensioner is jailed for six years for sex crimes against children after a victim came forward following the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Kim Jong-un brother 'seen in London'

BBC - 20 hours 33 min ago
Footage has emerged purporting to show North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's brother in London - attending an Eric Clapton concert.

Bomber attacks Saudi Shia mosque

BBC - 20 hours 36 min ago
A suicide bomber has struck a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, causing casualties, state media say.