National / International News

'Abuses' by Kurdish rulers in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:08
Human Rights Watch says Kurdish authorities ruling parts of northern Syria have committed rights abuses including arbitrary arrests and beatings.

Gunfire in W Bank over missing teens

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:04
Israeli soldiers exchange gunfire with Palestinians during raids in the West Bank in the hunt for three missing teenagers.

Day in pictures: 19 June 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:46
24 hours of news photos: 19 June 2014

Turkey 'coup plotters' to be freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:43
A Turkish court orders the release of 230 military officers convicted over a 2003 plot to overthrow PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

American Apparel Ousts Its Controversial Founder, Dov Charney

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:27

The company said it made the decision in the wake of allegations of misconduct against Charney. It did not elaborate. He has been subject to past lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.

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Toddler 'improving' after A44 crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:02
An 18-month-old girl who was the sole survivor of a crash which killed her mother and three relatives is improving in hospital, police say.

Syria-linked jihadist groups banned

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:58
Five Syria-linked jihadist groups in the UK are banned, as ministers say terrorists connected with conflicts in Syria and Iraq pose a threat to the UK.

Chikungunya virus spreads to Cuba

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:58
Cuba confirms its first cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya fever as the virus continues to spread through the Caribbean and Central America.

VIDEO: Could this robot improve empathy?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:46
A robot which reacts to the way people speak to it and each other could change their behaviour.

Rosetta: Icy quarry coming into view

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:44
The Rosetta spacecraft is now 165,000km from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and closing. Pictures of the 4km-wide ice ball will now get more and more detailed.

House Republicans To Vote On Cantor's Replacement Today

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:42

Today's 2 p.m. ET vote is to decide who will join House Speaker John Boehner in a top leadership role. While that slot seems decided, the No. 3 spot is up for grabs.

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Labour would cut youth benefits

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:39
Ed Miliband announces plans to cut benefits for the young unemployed who refuse training - and insists he can "defy the odds" by winning next year's election.

Pinewood wins £200m expansion appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:34
Pinewood Studios is set to double in size after winning an appeal against the rejection of its £200m expansion plan.

Book News: Cache Of Unpublished Pablo Neruda Poems Found In Chile

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:15

Also: Evie Wyld's gorgeous, grim novel All the Birds, Singing has won the Encore award; Clinton's Hard Choices sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week.

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VIDEO: Rebuilt village left exposed to sea

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:14
Residents living in a storm-hit village have met with the flood recovery minister to argue the case for their sea defences

AUDIO: McDonald's defends new zero-hour jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:14
The Senior Vice President for McDonalds UK says 8000 new zero-hour contracts will give staff "great flexibility".

Cook hits out at 'personal' attacks

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:06
England captain Alastair Cook calls for a crackdown on "personal" attacks on his style of leadership.

Investors go mad (again)

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:04
Spain and Italy can borrow more cheaply than the UK

Junior doctors' night shifts cut

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:50
Junior doctors in Scotland will no longer have to work seven night shifts in a row under new government guidelines.

Fifa probes Mexico fans' conduct

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 04:48
Football's governing body Fifa starts proceedings against Mexico after alleged homophobic chants by their fans during the World Cup match against Cameroon.
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