National / International News

U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:22

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

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How Goldfrapp put Medea to music

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:53
How Goldfrapp wrote the soundtrack to a Greek tragedy

'Knock-out' threat officer suspended

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:53
A Staffordshire police officer is suspended after a video posted online appeared to show him threatening to "knock out" a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

Real Madrid seal £71m Rodriguez deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:47
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to £71m.

States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:43

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.

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Matthew to carry flag for England

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:40
Squash player Nick Matthew will carry the England flag at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:34

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

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VIDEO: Albarn praises 'brave' Latitude

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:32
Blur front man Damon Albarn praises the Latitude Festival for giving him a headline slot off the back of his "slow" album.

Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:27

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.

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VIDEO: Software firm's recruitment trouble

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:08
Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries. Simon Powell of Eysys describes his recruitment problems

YouTube star sued in copyright case

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:58
The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

Man electrocuted on city train line

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:58
A man has died after being electrocuted on a railway line near Haymarket in Edinburgh.

Abuse inquiry hears from 275 people

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:57
Police investigating child sexual abuse at care homes in north Wales say 275 people have made allegations.

NI leaders congratulate McIlroy

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:54
Rory McIlroy, the new Open golf champion, is congratulated by First and Deputy First Ministers Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness.

VIDEO: Schizophrenia 'impact and stigma'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:54
New treatments for schizophrenia could be possible as vital clues behind the factors causing the mental illness are discovered. One person diagnosed with it explains the impact and the stigma.

'Disturbing' Trojan inquiry findings

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:49
Nicky Morgan, the new education secretary, warns of evidence of intolerance in schools as the government's Trojan horse report is published.

Student loan system 'tipping point'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:48
There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.

Unionists meet Villiers on parades

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:40
Unionist and Orange Order leaders are to meet Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers later to discuss parades.

VIDEO: Thousands camping for Glasgow Games

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:29
Thousands of people are staying in the tents at specially designated sites across Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

Woman critical after hit by own car

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:28
A woman, 69, suffers life threatening injuries and a 79-year-old man is also hurt after being struck by their own car at Swansea's Morriston Hospital.
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