National / International News

Student, Suspect Dead In Oregon High School Shooting

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:17

Police said the shooter entered Reynolds High School with a rifle, killing a student and injuring a teacher. Police later found the shooter dead; the circumstances are unclear.

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Police study Vegas shooter videos

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:04
Investigators are studying online videos left behind by a man who shot and killed three people in Las Vegas, including two officers.

The Salad Frontier: Why Astronauts Need To Grow Lettuce In Space

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:04

With the help of grow lights and air exchange fans, NASA is growing lettuce on the International Space Station. The scheme could help keep food costs down — and keep astronauts happy tending plants.

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Royal pardons given for information

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:00
The government admits that royal pardons were given secretly to paramilitaries in Northern Ireland in return for information in cases dating back as far as the 1980s.

Trojan probe schools to lose funding

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:55
Two schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse inquiry lose their government funding after being rated inadequate by Ofsted.

Giving School Nurses Access To Medical Records Improves Care

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:41

Students come to the school nurse for help with asthma, epilepsy and other chronic problems. Some health systems are letting school nurses read student medical records to help coordinate care.

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Leading Kenyan cleric shot dead

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:38
A leading moderate Muslim cleric is shot dead in Mombasa - the latest killing of a preacher in the Kenyan coastal city.

PM: Our allies agree on EU future

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:28
David Cameron says there is "strong agreement" among some of the UK's main partners about how the EU should change.

British values... according to Twitter

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:25
...as determined by the Twittersphere

The art of the awkward photo opportunity

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:23
Why can't world leaders resist staged "fun" for the cameras?

Jolie opens London war rape summit

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:20
Actress and UN envoy Angelina Jolie opens a summit on ending sexual violence during war by saying there is no disgrace in being a victim.

Dead mice found in Poundstretcher

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:20
Two dead mice and fresh mice droppings were found at a Poundstretcher shop in east Belfast, according to food hygiene inspectors.

Hodgson urges World Cup caution

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:19
England manager Roy Hodgson seeks to cool expectations of his young side before their World Cup opener against Italy.

From Genes To Fangs: Snake Venom Recipes Remain Mysterious

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:17

The search for a universal treatment for snakebites is complicated by the fact that each species has a very different cocktail of toxins. Even knowing a snake's DNA might not help much.

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Western Countries Issue Warnings; Kenyan Tourism Gets Pummeled

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:11

Kenya is heavily reliant on tourism, but advisories by the U.S., Britain and others have contributed to fewer visitors and job losses. Kenyans say the West is punishing them as much as the terrorists.

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Wilshaw: Snap inspections justified

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:08
Concerns about an Islamist takeover of some schools in Birmingham schools have proved the case for snap no-notice inspections, Sir Michael Wilshaw says.

VIDEO: Police hunt angle grinder thieves

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:04
Officers seek a gang of thieves who caused more than £100,000 of damage to ticket machines at railway stations across north London and Hertfordshire.

Should teachers 'promote' British values?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:01
Should teachers 'promote' British values?

Three jailed over cyclist's death

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 06:54
Three people are jailed after a 63-year-old man died from head injuries when he was pushed from his bicycle after being chased down the road for a second time.

Hillary Clinton's 'dead broke' claim

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 06:53
How can Hillary Clinton really claim she was 'dead broke'?
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