National / International News

Banks' 'massive scale criminality'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:01
The huge fine for fixing trading markets, the national rail strike, and a crackdown on illegal immigration are three subjects for Thursday's front pages.

UK terror suspect 'living in Denmark'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:51
A terror suspect from Manchester, banned from returning to Britain, is living freely in Denmark, a report by Newsbeat reveals.

Bill to ban parking on pavements

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:42
A bill banning parking on pavements will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament for the third time.

Kirk to debate same-sex marriage

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:40
General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to discuss the position of ministers who wish to enter same-sex marriages.

Fire service 'faces £43m funding gap'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:39
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is facing a "significant potential funding gap", according to Audit Scotland.

Radio 4 Extra overtakes 6 Music

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:36
Classics like Morecambe and Wise help BBC Radio 4 Extra reach its biggest audience, overtaking 6 Music to become the UK's biggest digital-only station.

VIDEO: Child migrants: 'No father, no country, no home'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:35
Hundreds of migrants found by the BBC last week in a boat drifting off the coast of Thailand have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen

Qatar 'still failing' migrant workers

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:34
Qatar has made little progress improving migrant workers' rights, despite promises to do so, Amnesty International says.

Lecturers 'struggling to pay bills'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:34
Too many lecturers are struggling to make ends meet on casual contracts, says the academics' union UCU.

Students may face tougher loan terms

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:33
A report says students could face tougher conditions on their loans because of uncertainty surrounding long-term repayments.

Islamic State Takes Control Of Ancient City Of Palmyra

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:33

The city is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites, and it gives the militant group access to gas fields and roads across the Syrian desert.

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El Nino could 'disrupt food markets'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:31
The El Nino event predicted for later this year has the potential to increase food prices, say climate scientists.

VIDEO: Rhodes: 'Toxic shame follows abuse'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:22
A concert pianist has won a legal battle to publish an autobiographical book giving details of sexual abuse he experienced as a child.

The US police chief fighting racism

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:20
A plan to unite US police and the black community

Chipping Away At The Mystery Of The Oldest Tools Ever Found

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:13

How do you prove a rock was actively shaped and used as a tool more than 3 million years ago? Scientists found a kit of more than 140 artifacts in one spot, and say the tools' crafters were pre-human.

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Doctors rubbish seven-day GPs plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:11
David Cameron needs to "get real" and ditch his "surreal obsession" with opening GP surgeries in England seven days a week, the British Medical Association says.

For Israel, Soccer Becomes A Geopolitical Football

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:10

The head of FIFA visited Israel and the West Bank this week, where Palestinians are petitioning to expel Israel from soccer's governing body — and its biggest international tournaments.

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The growth of pet crematoriums

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:04
The growing popularity of pet crematoriums and cemeteries

Cashless overtakes notes and coins

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:04
Payments through electronic transactions, such as debit card, contactless and mobile payments, have overtaken cash for the first time, the Payments Council says.

Deutsche faces investor criticism

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:04
Deutsche Bank faces a potential stormy annual shareholder meeting on Thursday with calls for an overhaul of management.

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