National / International News

House Panel Grills GM CEO And Investigator Over Switch Recall

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:23

Questions about a potential cover-up dominate a congressional hearing about General Motors' handling of a deadly safety flaw. "How could they not know?" one congressman asked.

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The Twisty Tale Of The World's Most Expensive Stamp

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:17

The British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta begins its journey in a young Scottish boy's collection and passes through the hands of a delusional killer. It was auctioned Tuesday for $9.5 million.

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Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:09
Louis van Gal may tempt Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder to Man Utd, Mario Balotelli open to Arsenal move, plus more.

US health company to create 100 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:06
American health company, CVS Caremark, is expanding its Belfast IT centre with the creation of 100 new jobs.

Net child porn at 'epidemic' scale

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:59
The internet trade in images that show child sex abuse is now "an epidemic", according to the head of the global initiative to combat the problem.

Brazil builder 'used slave labour'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:54
Prosecutors in Brazil begin action against a leading construction firm, Odebrecht, accusing it of keeping 500 workers in "slave-like conditions".

What's Next For Iraq?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:54

Until the past few days, no one was talking about renewed U.S. military action in Iraq. Here's a look at the ways the latest crisis could play out.

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Goats In The City? Making A Case For Detroit's Munching Mowers

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:54

Goats aren't allowed in Detroit, but billionaire Mark Spitznagel thinks they could help revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Goat raisers in other cities say the animals can be eco-friendly landscapers.

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Hundreds in baby care demonstration

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:52
Hundreds gather at a protest outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay against plans to change specialist baby care at a west Wales hospital.

Case for 20mph limits under review

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:51
The government has commissioned research into the effects of cutting 30mph speed limits to 20mph in urban areas.

MP sorry for 'inappropriate' conduct

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:38
MP Mike Hancock makes a public apology over an "inappropriate and unprofessional friendship" with a female constituent.

Prestwick Airport to get £10m funds

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:34
Prestwick Airport is to receive nearly £10m of investment from the Scottish government, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces.

West Africa Ebola deaths pass 300

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:33
The number of people killed by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has risen to 337, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

Duchess visits grandmother's 'hut'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:28
The Duchess of Cambridge visits the home of the World War Two codebreakers at Bletchley Park, to officially open the restored centre.

Girl's fire death year after brother

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:27
A toddler dies following a house fire a year to the day after her six-month-old brother died from suspected cot death.

eBay pulls sales of 'spyware phones'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:21
Online marketplace eBay is blocking the sale of a Chinese-made Android handset after reports the model is pre-installed with spyware.

Smith admits 2016 Olympic ambition

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:17
Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith confirms for the first time that he will attempt to qualify for Rio 2016.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:58
Prime Minister David Cameron takes questions from Labour leader Ed Miliband and MPs.

Xenophobic attacks rise in Germany

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:57
Attacks on foreigners in Germany rose by a fifth in 2013 while the threat from Islamist groups continued to grow, the country's top security official says.

The Fugue beats Treve at Royal Ascot

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:55
The Fugue, owned by Lord Lloyd-Webber, wins the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot as favourite Treve finishes third.
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