National / International News

Private Prisons House More Latinos Than Do Public Ones, Study Finds

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 10:27

An analysis of federal data by a University of Oregon sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.

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Heavy rain and wind cause disruption

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 10:25
Storms and heavy rain cause disruption across Britain as the remnants of what was Hurricane Bertha sweep across the country.

UK to 'step up' aid drops to Iraq

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 09:29
The UK is to "step up" aid supplies and send more "humanitarian advisers" to parts of Iraq under threat from Islamist militants, Downing Street says.

Wiggins in 125-mile London bike race

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 09:17
Sir Bradley Wiggins was among the star names taking part in a 125-mile cycle race from London's Olympic Park, amid warnings of storms and heavy rain.

St. Louis Police: Black Teen Shot In Altercation With Officers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 09:05

An 18-year-old man identified as Michael Brown, who was reportedly unarmed, was shot several times and killed on Saturday in what police say was a struggle that ensued after he assaulted an officer.

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Four released over GBH attack on man

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:54
Four teenagers arrested over an attack which left an 18-year-old man with a broken jaw and a fractured eye socket are released on bail pending further inquiries.

West African Border Crossings On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:54

Guinea denied earlier reports that it had closed its border with neighboring Liberia, but sources on the scene say trucks are blocking the crossings.

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'Lucky escape' after tree hits taxi

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:51
Two people have a lucky escape after strong winds bring down trees in East Yorkshire hitting roofs and a taxi.

Traders angry as parade closes shops

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:41
The closure of shops in Belfast city centre during a republican anti-interment rally had a "severe impact on trade", the chamber of commerce has said.

Egypt calls for fresh Gaza ceasefire

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:37
Egypt calls on Israel and Palestinian factions to accept a proposal for a fresh 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, beginning on Sunday evening.

VIDEO: Highlights: Arsenal 3-0 Man City

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:27
Arsenal beat Premier League champions Manchester City 3-0 to lift the Community Shield at Wembley.

Winds gusting up to 50mph expected

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:25
Winds gusting up to 50mph expected to hit as the remains of ex-hurricane Bertha continue to sweep across Wales.

Broad may wear mask in Oval Test

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:24
England's Stuart Broad may wear a protective mask to play in the final Test against India after suffering a broken nose.

Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:23
Arsenal send out a statement of intent for the season as they impressively dismiss Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Liberia buckles under Ebola strain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:19
Liberia's information minister admits that the country's health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Widnes Vikings 6-28 Castleford Tigers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:13
Castleford Tigers outplay Widnes Vikings in the Challenge Cup semis to reach Wembley for the first time in 22 years.

VIDEO: Polls close in Turkey election

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:06
Voting ends in Turkey first direct presidential election, as Mark Lowen reports.

Salmond: No camp 'playing with fire'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 08:02
Campaigners for the Union are "playing with fire" by attempting to block a post-independence currency deal, Alex Salmond says.

Festival closed in Bertha 'carnage'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 07:50
Strong winds sweeping the country force the Boardmasters music festival to be called off.

VIDEO: Giroud nets stunning third for Arsenal

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 07:35
Olivier Giroud beats Man City keeper Willy Caballero with a dipping strike to make it 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley.
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