National / International News

PSNI apology over murder weapon

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:52
The families of victims of a loyalist gun attack have accepted a police apology after the weapon used in the murders was discovered in a museum.

VIDEO: Contact shows Philae 'in good shape'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:52
The contact with the Philae probe shows that it is "in good shape", according to the director general of the European Space Agency.

US seeks to confirm Islamist's death

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:50
The US seeks to clarify whether an air strike in Libya killed the Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant in 2013.

China's teenage spin doctors

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:48
Chinese university places unusual job ad

Half 'have natural flu protection'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:34
Nearly half of people have some defences against a wide range of flu strains, researchers suggest.

UK's 'tornado alley' identified

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:26
The area between London and Reading, in Berkshire, has the highest likelihood of a tornado in the UK, according to researchers mapping their location.

Sudanese President Flies Home After South African Court Orders His Arrest

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:23

President Omar al-Bashir was indicted by the International Criminal Court in 2009 on charges that he committed war crimes and genocide in Darfur, where 300,000 people died.

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Handstands banned at primary school

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:22
Handstands and cartwheels are banned during break times at a primary school after a series of injuries.

Airbus and Boeing bag orders in Paris

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:21
The two big beasts of planemaking, Airbus and Boeing, end the first day of the Paris Air Show with total orders for more than 200 civil aircraft.

Five officers cleared of misconduct

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:20
Misconduct claims brought against five officers in connection with the death of man during a drugs search are found "not proven".

Xbox One to run old Xbox 360 games

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:20
Old Xbox 360 games will be playable on the newer Xbox One console, Microsoft has announced.

Boris defends Sir Tim Hunt remarks

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:19
Boris Johnson defends Nobel laureate Sir Tim Hunt over his remarks about women in science, branding the backlash an "overreaction".

PC 'failed to act on abuse case'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:17
A police officer called to a child abuse case in Rotherham failed to investigate it, a victim says.

Family payout after surgery death

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:15
The family of a man who died after undergoing surgery at a Cardiff hospital receive a settlement from the health board.

Show us your commute's #WeakLink

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:11

This week, Marketplace’s sustainability desk explores the state of infrastructure across the U.S. We’re teaming up with Waze to look at the nation’s freeways and our transportation infrastructure.  

If you want to be part of our series and report bad infrastructure on your own commute:

1. Download and open Waze

2. Select the "Report" icon in the lower right corner

3. Press "Hazard" and choose the problem

4. Describe the problem and add the hashtag #WeakLink

5. Hit send! 

Safe-driving reminder: We want everyone to drive safely, so please only use this feature if a passenger can assist you or if you're at a complete stop. Or use it if you're walking or at home.

Mother of UK fighter speaks of grief

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:05
The mother of British man Thomas Evans, who was killed while fighting for Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya, tells the BBC her "whole world has fallen apart".

Sheeran surprise fan duet in Canada

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:51
British singer Ed Sheeran surprises a young girl in Canada by performing an impromptu duet with her at a shopping mall.

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.