National / International News

'Aloha' to whitewashing films

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:55
Why does Hollywood look to white actors for Asian roles?

The Himalayan tea train running out of steam

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:50
The Himalayan tea train that's running out of steam

Yemen peace talks due next weekend

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:48
The United Nations says that peace talks it is brokering between Yemen's Houthi rebels and the government will take place in Geneva next weekend.

Is it ever OK for politicians to lie?

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:40
As Alistair Carmichael is being investigated for breaking the MPs' code of conduct, Rob Watson asks if lying by political leaders is ever justified.

How Swiss politeness contributed to the Fifa crisis

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:40
The Fifa crisis has largely focused on Zurich where the organisation is based, but this isn't the first financial scandal to hit Switzerland - so what is it with this country and money?

Warships rescue thousands off Libya

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:33
More than 2,000 migrants have been saved from wooden fishing boats off the coast of Libya, according to rescuers.

American Pharoah wins Triple Crown

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:29
American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the US Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 after winning the Belmont Stakes.

Battle over Europe and royal baby pictures

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:23
Britain's future with the EU and images of Prince George and Princess Charlotte feature on the front pages of the Sunday papers.

Whicker awards to fund documentaries

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:08
Money left by broadcaster Alan Whicker will be used to boost documentary-making in the UK, his estate announces.

'Lab on a card' can spot poor quality drugs

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:04
Detecting the fake drugs that can kill

After 37 Years, A Triple Crown Winner At Last: American Pharoah Sweeps The Races

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:02

The colt ran to victory in the Belmont Stakes Saturday, after winning the Derby and the Preakness. He's the first horse since 1978 to achieve what some call the most difficult feat in sports.

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Czech novelist Ludvik Vaculik dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:00
Czech novelist and dissident Ludvik Vaculik, who wrote the Two Thousand Words manifesto during the 1968 Prague Spring, dies, aged 88.

Amazon stops selling IS magazine

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 14:42
Dabiq magazine, published by Islamic State's English-language propaganda wing, is removed from the website of online retailer Amazon.

Kidnapped Colombian girl released

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:54
The kidnapped daughter of a high-profile Colombian official is freed after a reward was offered.

Sunday's gossip column

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:48
Petr Cech to Man Utd, Louis van Gaal's £50m Harry Kane offer, Liverpool to secure Mateo Kovacic, plus more.

VIDEO: HMS Bulwark on Med rescue mission

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:45
HMS Bulwark is on patrol in the Mediterranean, responding to reports that more than a dozen boats carrying up to 3,000 migrants have left Libyan shores.

VIDEO: Princess Charlotte pictures unveiled

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:43
Kensington Palace release the first pictures of Princess Charlotte, with her brother Prince George, taken at their Norfolk home.

VIDEO: Mo Farah: 'I need some answers'

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:43
Mo Farah "needs answers" following allegations linking his coach Alberto Salazar with doping.

Drivers bailed over Harwich stowaways

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:28
Four Polish lorry drivers, who were arrested after 68 suspected illegal immigrants were found locked in their vehicles, are released on bail.

Wimberley Residents Reluctant To Return Weeks After Devastating Floods

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:26

Search crews continue to look for three missing people after the Memorial Day weekend flood on the Blanco River. Meanwhile, those in Wimberley, Texas, are struggling to put their lives back together.

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