National / International News

Global private wealth rises to $152tn

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 20:35
The amount of private wealth held by households globally rose more than 14% last year to $152 trillion (£90tn), boosted mainly by rising stock markets, a report says.

Indonesia candidate in rights row

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 20:07
Indonesian presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto is forced to rebuff accusations of rights abuse during a televised debate between the candidates.

Nigerian women 'taken by militants'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 19:23
Suspected Boko Haram militants abduct at least 20 women in northern Nigeria, near where they kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April, eyewitnesses say.

VIDEO: Beaches closed after shark sightings

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 19:02
Several beaches in the US state of Alabama were closed on Monday because of a group of sharks swimming close to the off shore.

VIDEO: One dead in Brazil monorail collapse

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 18:53
A worker building a monorail in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, has died after a section of the prestigious project collapsed.

Sterling 'won't sell LA Clippers'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 18:49
LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling has reversed course and decided not to sell the team to ex-Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer, his lawyer says.

Students 'worth £264,000 more in tax'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 18:25
A rapid increase in student numbers will be financed by higher tax returns from graduates, says David Willetts.

Las Vegas killers were 'anti-police'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 17:41
Two people who shot dead police officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo and a bystander in a Las Vegas shopping centre were 'anti-police', authorities say.

Clinton's test campaign under way

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 17:28
Kim Ghattas on Hillary Clinton and the 2016 presidential race

Smelly job of saving a unique bomber

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 17:27
The surprisingly smelly job of saving a unique aircraft

Chicago's Latest Case Of Political Graft Has A Twist

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:41

A jury must decide whether Democratic State Rep. Derrick Smith abused his office and took a $7,000 bribe or was entrapped by an overzealous FBI.

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The menace under the sea

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:35
How submarines transformed naval warfare

Think Pink: A clickable guide to Kasabian's album

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:32
'Britain's maddest band' annotate their album artwork

The joyful dearth of World Cup hype

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:29
A bearable World Cup for non-England fans?

Janet Street-Porter's Scotland

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:09
Broadcaster Janet Street-Porter gets to heart of referendum debate

Police to offer veterans support

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:04
Vulnerable armed forces veterans are to receive specialist support from Citizens Advice Scotland if they come into contact with the police.

White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 16:01

The talk was part of the Obama administration's push for more workplace flexibility and paid parental leave.

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MPs demand new data on pet primates

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 15:59
MPs call for urgent government action to determine how many primates are being kept as pets across the UK.

EDL bomb plotters challenge sentences

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 15:49
Six men jailed for planning to bomb an English Defence League rally challenge their jail terms, saying they were treated more harshly than non-Muslim extremists.

VIDEO: Rape 'on a massive scale' in S Sudan

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 15:35
There has been a sharp rise in the number of sexual assaults in South Sudan, since fighting between two ethnic tribes, the Dinka and the Nuer, erupted in December.
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