National / International News

Apple devices 'hijacked for ransom'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:51
Several users of Apple devices in Australia have reported that their phones have been "hijacked" - with a message demanding money.

States Consider Using Medicaid To Pay College Health Plan Premiums

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:50

Students who are covered by Medicaid could get access to a wider network of doctors and hospitals, as well as mental health services, if they get care through their school's health plan.

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Secret Service In Free Speech Case

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:50

Anti-Bush protesters claimed the Secret Service violated their First Amendment rights because they moved them away from the president. The Court said there was a security reason for doing so.

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Pakistan woman stoned outside court

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:46
A Pakistani woman is stoned to death by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes.

VIDEO: Oil workers film tornado escape

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:45
A group of oil workers have escaped a tornado, moments before it struck their camp in North Dakota, in the US.

IMF warns banking reform is too slow

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:40
Banking reforms aimed at preventing another financial crisis have failed to make sufficient progress, the head of the IMF has warned.

With A Heavy Hand, Chinese Authorities Crack Down On Mourners

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:20

After a terror attack in northwestern China, mourners left flowers at the scene and citizens took to social media and called for an evening protest. The government saw this as a threat.

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Thai anti-coup minister arrested

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:18
Soldiers detain a prominent minister in the ousted Thai government who emerged from hiding to criticise last week's coup.

Bombing hits Baghdad Shia mosque

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:14
At least 17 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque in the centre of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.

MH370 spur to 'better ocean mapping'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:10
Scientists welcome news of MH370 data release

Royal phone books 'storm in teacup'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:08
The sale of royal telephone directories to the former royal editor of the News of the World was a "storm in a teacup", the jury at the phone-hacking trial hears.

Egypt pushes for high voter turnout

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 06:05
Polling is extended on the final day of Egypt's presidential election amid reports of a light turnout, with ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi poised to win.

Babysitter gave toddler to rapist

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 05:53
A babysitter is jailed for 16 years after admitting giving a boy aged three to a known paedophile who drugged and raped him.

Patients miss waiting time target

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 05:39
Fewer than 90 per cent of patients are being treated by the NHS within the Scottish government's target of 18 weeks after they've been referred by their GP.

Sudan woman on death row gives birth

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 05:35
A Sudanese woman awaiting the death penalty for abandoning her religious faith after marrying a Christian has given birth in prison, her lawyer says.

Malaysia Releases Satellite Data From Missing Jetliner

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 05:35

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 communicated with satellites as it flew across the Indian Ocean. Malaysia, however, is facing criticism for leaving out some information.

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Soldiers Arrest Thai Politician As He Speaks Out Against Coup

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 05:27

A former minister of Thailand's ousted cabinet was detained Tuesday at a news conference. The arrest comes as ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is released.

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Man jailed for pregnant wife killing

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 05:24
A man is sentenced to life in prison for strangling his pregnant wife at her home in Forest Gate, east London, last year.

A Meaty Offer: Pilgrim's Pride Offers $5.58 Billion For Hillshire Brands

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 05:17

Pilgrim's Pride said the deal would create a "protein-focused company." The offer also puts Hillshire Brands' own intent to buy Pinnacle Foods in limbo.

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Lloyds Bank announces TSB flotation

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 04:42
Lloyds announces plans to float a 25% stake in its TSB business on the stock market, with small investors being offered free shares in the bank.
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