National / International News

Was G7 summit worth the effort and expense?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 05:24
Striking images, powerful rhetoric, eye-catching proposals - the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in Germany had all those, but was it worth the effort and the expense?

BT announces 4K channel for August

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 05:15
BT announces Europe's first 4K channel and pricing for next season's Champions League football matches

Syria rebels seize major army base

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 05:02
Rebels in Syria say they have captured a major army base in the south of the country, the latest in a string of defeats suffered by the government.

PPS 'correct' not to prosecute Adams

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 04:40
The decision not to prosecute Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams for allegedly withholding evidence about his rapist brother was correct, a review finds.

Fresh bid to allow 'right to die'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 04:40
Labour MP Rob Marris launches a fresh effort to give some terminally-ill patients the right to die, with the first Commons vote on the issue in nearly 20 years.

Coulthard: Canada fuels F1 backlash

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 04:38
BBC F1 commentator David Coulthard says short-changed drivers are not being tested physically or mentally by F1.

New uniforms for transgender Thais

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 04:30
Bangkok University issues new guidelines for uniforms to be worn by transgender students, a move that has been widely welcomed.

Massive search for missing SA lion

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 04:30
Game rangers in South Africa launch a massive search operation for a lion after it escaped from a wildlife park, an official tells the BBC.

Federal Judge Orders Release Of Last 'Angola 3' Prisoner

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 04:26

Albert Woodfox has spent four decades in solitary confinement after he was convicted in the stabbing death of a prison guard. Woodfox's conviction was overturned.

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Argentina hit by transport strike

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 04:18
A major transport strike in Argentina brings parts of the country to a standstill as unions protest against high taxes and inflation.

Naked rambler appears nude in court

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 04:14
Stephen Gough, who is known as the naked rambler, appears via video link with no clothes on at the Court of Appeal.

VIDEO: What's solitary confinement like?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 04:11
A released member of the 'Angola 3' tells the BBC solitary confinement makes inmates old before their time.

Anger over cycle race road closures

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:54
Businesses fear they will lose thousands of pounds and residents claim they will be trapped in their homes when roads close for a major cycling event.

Hutchinson's TT tale of triumph over adversity

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:52
Ian Hutchinson's recovery from almost losing a leg to becoming an Isle of Man TT winner again is one of sport's most courageous tales.

High School Graduation Rates: The Good, The Bad And The Ambiguous

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:49

From Texas to New Jersey, we found a mix of approaches: questionable quick fixes and powerful long-term strategies.

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Panama ex-leader faces wiretap probe

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:44
Panama's ex-President Ricardo Martinelli will be investigated over allegations he ordered illegal wiretaps during his time in office.

Red card for calling player 'gay'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:43
A midfielder in Norway is sent off for calling an opponent "gay" as officials clamp down on homophobic language.

VIDEO: 'You think I'm going to be funny? I'm a politician'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:42
US TV host Jon Stewart asks Nicola Sturgeon about independence, oil and haggis, as she appears on The Daily Show.

Apple Pay payments 'capped at £20'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:40
Payments using the new Apple Pay system will be limited to £20 when it launches in the UK in July, the BBC understands.

Bilic confirmed as West Ham manager

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:38
West Ham name former defender Slaven Bilic as their new manager following Sam Allardyce's departure last month.