National / International News

Beleaguered town back in spotlight

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:36
The Yorkshire town under the spotlight for the wrong reasons

VIDEO: CCTV released of jewellery raid

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:27
CCTV has been released of three men carrying out a £230,000 daylight jewellery raid at the Argyll Arcade in Glasgow last year.

Rachel Dolezal quits civil rights role

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:17
Rachel Dolezal, the activist in America who was at the centre of a row after allegations she had been "pretending to be black", has stepped down from her role.

Family of 12 missing from Saudi trip

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:13
Twelve members of the same family, including nine children, fail to return to their Bradford home after going on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, their solicitor says.

Rachel Dolezal Resigns As President Of Spokane NAACP

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:07

Dolezal made news after it emerged that she had been presenting herself as being of mixed race, when she was born to white parents.

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Who's behind the 'Mossad Stole My Shoe' slogan?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:05
Who's behind the mocking 'Mossad Stole My Shoe' slogan?

Thousands flee Indonesia volcano

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:04
Thousands of people living close to the Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia are forced to flee their homes after it begins erupting violently.

Snowden 'smeared by UK officials'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:04
Claims that Russia and China have accessed documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden are a "smear" by UK "cowards", a journalist says.

'Up to 20' missing in Georgia flood

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:42
Up to 20 people are missing after a deadly flood swept through Georgia's capital Tbilisi, with escaped zoo animals still on the loose, officials say.

Europe anger at 'amateurish' Greeks

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:28
German and EU officials vent their frustration, with time running out for reaching a Greek debt deal, as Greece's leader tells creditors to get real.

Injury rules GB pair out of Worlds

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:15
Britain's Steph Slater and Jack Thomas will both miss next month's IPC Swimming World Championships through injury

University funding cuts warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:13
A university group is warning that a fund to help universities recruit and retain poorer students is the most likely target of higher education cuts.

Magna Carta Is 800 — 'This Awful Thing' That Shaped Legal Rights

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:07

The landmark birthday prompted a Google Doodle in Britain depicting a man in chains — a reference to the rights that were eventually extended beyond the nobility.

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Colorado Supreme Court Says Employees Can Be Fired For Marijuana Use

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:00

The court said while pot use is legal in the state, it is still a federal crime, so employees are not protected by a statute that bars employees from being fired for partaking in lawful activities.

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VIDEO: Amateur video of Nantes basilica fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:49
The roof a 19th Century basilica in the French city of Nantes has been destroyed by a fire which engulfed the building.

In pictures: Magna Carta anniversary

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:49
Events to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta

Two-time World Cup winner Zito dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:44
Former Brazil midfielder Zito, a two-time World Cup winner who scored in the 1962 final, dies at the age of 82.

Does the NHS need a leadership shake-up?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:40
An interesting report today suggests that there are too many senior positions to fill, not enough good managers and that NHS leadership is "in crisis".

Head 'took boy's virginity in tent'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:16
A head teacher accused of having sex with two underage boys took a 15-year-old's virginity in a tent, a court hears.

Appeal for air ambulance babies

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:59
Scotland's National Museum of Flight in East Lothian is appealing for mothers who gave birth aboard air ambulances to share their stories.