National / International News

'Valdes perfect De Gea replacement'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:52
Manchester United number two Victor Valdes would be the "perfect" replacement for David De Gea, says Raimond van der Gouw.

Deepcut family 'close to justice'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:44
The father of a soldier found dead at Deepcut Barracks says his family are "close to gaining justice" ahead of a pre-inquest review into her death.

Apple shares 'undervalued' says Icahn

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:43
Billionaire investor and activist Carl Icahn has sent another open letter to Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really.'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:39

Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."

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Cross-party push for voting reform

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:12
UKIP joins a cross-party push for electoral reform, as a delegation of MPs and other political representatives present a petition to Downing Street.

Britain's Sansum wins world silver

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:05
Great Britain's Damon Sansum beats Aaron Cook on the way to a silver medal at the World Taekwondo Championships.

Did Chua fake nurse qualifications?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:00
Was killer Victorino Chua qualified to be a nurse in the UK?

Ref's five red cards in five minutes

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:55
Red card, red card, red card, red card, red card. Five-minute flurry leaves a referee needing police protection.

Fears of Shia muscle in Iraq's Sunni heartland

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:42
The BBC's Jim Muir assesses the sectarian repercussions of the deployment of Shia militias to Iraq's Sunni heartland of Anbar.

Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:35

The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.

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EU backs migrant crisis naval force

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:22
EU ministers approve plans to establish a naval force to combat people-smugglers operating from Libya.

US President Obama joins Twitter

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:10
US President Barack Obama has just launched his own Twitter feed, the White House has confirmed.

Man in court over bus 'joyride'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:06
A 26-year-old man appears in court charged with stealing and driving away a bus from an Aberdeen depot.

Deadliest global bike gang clashes

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:59
After nine people are killed in a one of the most violent biker gang clashes, a look at warring bikers around the world.

Smith reprimanded for Holmes comment

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:47
Arsenal Ladies striker Kelly Smith is reminded of her responsibilities by the FA after her comments about Abby Holmes.

Does A Foreign Accent Mess Up Our Memory Of What's Said?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:47

It can be hard to decipher what a non-native speaker is saying. But that might not always be a bad thing when it comes to understanding or remembering, scientists say.

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Parents lose nursery legal battle

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:39
Parents campaigning against controversial plans to cut nursery provision in Rhondda Cynon Taff lose their case at the High Court.

Lindsey Graham: I'm running in 2016

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:39
Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican foreign policy hawk, confirms he will run for US president, joining a crowded field of 2016 contenders.

How We Store Food At Home Could Be Linked To How Much We Eat

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:33

Could keeping food out of sight be a way to keep it out of your mouth? A new study points to a possible tie between how food is stored, how visible it is in the home and obesity.

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VIDEO: Inside a 'huge' Man Utd fan's home

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:31
The BBC meets Jayendran Subramoney, whose home in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a shrine to Manchester United.