National / International News

Xbox One ad switches on consoles

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:13
A television advertising campaign featuring Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul is accidentally switching on people's Xbox One consoles.

EU wants 'fair' US action over BNP

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:05
One of the European Union's top officials, Michel Barnier, intervenes in the controversy over a potential huge US fine on BNP Paribas bank.

Supreme Court: Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Bankruptcy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:54

The court agreed with a bankruptcy court's ruling that an inherited IRA represented "an opportunity for current consumption, not a fund of retirement savings."

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Manaus - welcome to the jungle

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:47
Heat and humidity create the effect of a furnace says chief football writer Phil McNulty, from the city of England's opening World Cup match.

Today at the World Cup: All you need to know

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:46
Who is playing? How can you watch the games? Who does our expert think will win? All the information you need on 2014 Fifa World Cup day two.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:44
What did Lego ask the government to stop doing?

Clashes at Brazil World Cup protest

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:36
Brazilian police fire tear gas at anti-World Cup protesters in Sao Paulo, hours before the opening match, and clashes break out in several other cities.

Poor children 'held back at school'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:29
Young Scots believe poverty prevents children from having a fair chance at school and affects their future opportunities, a new survey reveals.

Money and the financial crisis in art

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:20
The art that explores our attitudes to the financial world

VIDEO: The man who turns hubcaps into owls

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:16
Ptolemy Elrington sees animals in everyday objects - usually unwanted objects that have been discarded and left as rubbish.

VIDEO: US political divide by the numbers

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:10
A politically polarised America by the numbers

The pioneering woman the world forgot

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:07
The black South African leader buried in an unmarked grave

World Cup: Brazil 3-1 Croatia

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:03
Neymar scores two goals, including a controversial penalty, as hosts Brazil make a winning start at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: Full interview

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 14:46
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine and whether she will run for the US presidency again in 2016.

POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 14:41

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that POM Wonderful's lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Co. may go on. The repercussions of the case for the food and beverage industry are unclear.

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More Brutal Killings Of Women In Northern India

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 14:40

Two bodies have been found in as many days hanging from trees in Uttar Pradesh. The deaths follow the murder of two teenage sisters last month.

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Brazil Wins World Cup Opener Against Croatia, 3-1

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 14:30

After a bad start, Brazil recovered to defeat Croatia in the first game of the iconic soccer competition.

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The Big Numbers Behind Eric Cantor's Failed Primary Bid

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 14:18

Political action committees poured cash into the House majority leader's campaign, posting big contributions in the final days of the race. Tea Party-backed challenger David Brat was all but ignored.

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VIDEO: E3: Fifa 15 overhauls football game

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 14:17
EA Sports reveals the changes its has made to its football video game franchise to take advantage of the new consoles' power.

Root anchors England's new dawn

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 14:14
Memories of the dark days down under will not be erased by Joe Root's steady recovery at Test level, but it's a start.

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