National / International News

Road death pair 'made 999 request'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 09:44
A man and a woman killed on a Norfolk dual carriageway asked for police to be called shortly before their deaths, detectives reveal.

National parks review 'within weeks'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 09:27
Wales' three national parks could be merged into one organisation as part of a review which is to start within weeks, Environment Minister John Griffiths announces.

UN chief: 'Start talking' over Gaza

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 09:22
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking".

Ministers to review benefit letters

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 09:13
Ministers are to reconsider how they communicate with people on back-to-work schemes who have their benefits taken away.

Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 09:13

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges.

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VIDEO: Council 'made mistakes' says chief

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 09:10
Mistakes were made by Birmingham City Council when dealing with allegations of an alleged plot by hardline Muslims to gain control of schools, its chief executive has said.

How would the UK fare without Scotland?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 09:07
How might things change for the rest of the UK?

EU to widen Russia sanctions

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 09:00
The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.

FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:44

The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports of a rocket strike close to the airport. Some international carriers also canceled flights.

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VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:41
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

Royal Mail hit by parcel revenue fall

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:36
Royal Mail's share price falls as it warns of lower revenues from its parcels business, but says it should still be able to meet its targets for the year.

MH17 bodies out of rebel area

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:36
A train carrying the remains of most of the victims of the MH17 plane crash arrives in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, out of rebel-held territory.

Coroner in dealers manslaughter call

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:35
Northern Ireland's senior coroner, John Leckey, calls for manslaughter charges to be brought against those supplying drugs linked to a number of deaths.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Subsidies In Federal Health Exchange

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:31

If the decision stands, at least 5 million Americans would face an insurance premium increases of at least 76 percent, according to one estimate. The case could wind up in the Supreme Court.

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Children dead in French bus crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:30
Five children and an adult are killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say.

VIDEO: 'Scenes of devastation' in Gaza City

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:30
The BBC's Paul Adams reports from Gaza City where rescue workers try to retrieve bodies from buildings brought down by missile strikes.

NHS 'wasting millions on supplies'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:24
Are poor procurement practices costing NHS millions?

Poisoned spy death inquiry announced

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:20
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.

Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:07

As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.

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For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:07

More than 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidelines. Host Michel Martin learns more.

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