National / International News

Egypt policeman jailed over death

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 08:12
A court in Egypt has sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison over the killing of activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh at a protest in Cairo in January.

Emotional roadside haka for Collins

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 08:10
A group of former New Zealand players perform a roadside haka in memory of Jerry Collins, who died last week.

Female scientists post 'distractingly sexy' photos

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 08:06
Pictures posted by female scientists

Boy arrested over teacher stabbing

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:56
A 14-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teacher was stabbed at a Bradford school.

Speeding Mourinho handed driving ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:53
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is disqualified from driving for six months after admitting a speeding offence in Esher, Surrey.

Less waste in NHS: A case of deja vu?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:50
Lord Carter says the NHS in England could simply save £5bn a year - haven’t we heard it all before, asks Hugh Pym.

The joke that got Fifa man fired

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:48
Fifa communications chief Walter De Gregorio is sacked - days after he made a joke about the governing body on Swiss TV.

Virginia Teen Pleads Guilty To Supporting ISIS Over Social Media

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:45

Ali Shukri Amin, 17, admitted to showing the terrorist group how to use virtual currencies to mask funding. Amin could face up to 15 years in prison.

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Murdoch 'to step down' as Fox boss

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:40
Rupert Murdoch is to step down as chief executive of 21st Century Fox, according to reports, and hand over the title to his son James.

Jazz star Ornette Coleman dies at 85

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:34
Influential saxophonist Ornette Coleman, who pioneered the "free jazz" movement, dies at the age of 85 in New York.

Mourinho eager to 'help' Falcao

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:25
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to help Radamel Falcao revive his career and says he is "hurt" by criticism of the striker.

Joyce Carol Oates On Dinosaur-Killer Tweet: 'My Tweets Are Meant To Be Funny'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:18

"So barbaric that this should still be allowed," Joyce Carol Oates wrote, in a tweet that was taken quite literally by many online readers.

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Brown claimed £732 for pen cartridges

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:10
Gordon Brown bought £732 of pen cartridges on expenses before stepping down as an MP at the general election.

If Obamacare Subsidies Disappear, States And Congress Will Bear Burden For Fix

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:07

More than 6 million people could lose income-related subsidies if the Supreme Court strikes them down for coverage bought through the federal exchange,

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Climate change progress 'too slow'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:03
International talks in Bonn have made progress towards a new global deal on climate change, says the UN, amid calls from NGOs for a faster pace.

From Solitary To The Streets: Released Inmates Get Little Help

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:00

An investigation by NPR and The Marshall Project found that many states don't keep track of how many inmates are released directly from solitary confinement without any transition or supervision.

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VIDEO: What's living in space like?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:38
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has spent 200 days in space - here's what she got up to.

Ornette Coleman, Jazz Iconoclast, Dies At 85

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:33

The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.

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Trio Of Astronauts Return To Earth After Record-Breaking ISS Mission

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:28

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti surpassed a space endurance record for a female spacefarer.

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'Miracle autism cure' seller exposed

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:23
A self-styled "reverend" who claims autism can be "purged" by swallowing bleach is exposed by an undercover BBC investigation.