National / International News

Former Baltimore Mayor: City Must Confront The 'Rot Beneath The Glitter'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 23:44

With Baltimore struggling with a surge in violence and the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, former mayor Kurt Schmoke says that the roots of the city's problems run deep.

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The Pentagon Wants These Robots To Save The Day

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 23:37

A competition in California is trying to ready robots for disaster response. But the bots have a ways to go.

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South Korea's MERS Crisis Exposes Public Distrust Of Leaders

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 23:35

In a fast-changing health crisis, South Korea's government is holding back key data amid calls for more openness. That's only adding to growing doubt that leaders can handle the situation.

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Broke And Barred From Bankruptcy, Puerto Rico Seeks Outside Cash

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 23:32

It's been called the "Greece of the Caribbean." Puerto Rico is more than $72 billion in debt. But because it's not a state, it can't use bankruptcy protection to help it restructure its debt.

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Quake strands Malaysia climbers

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 23:29
Rescue operations are under way to retrieve tourists trapped on one of South East Asia's highest mountains by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake.

Ex-All Black Collins killed in crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 23:07
Ex-New Zealand flanker Jerry Collins and his wife die in a car crash in France, says New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

VIDEO: Lennon's 'lost' guitar to be auctioned

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 22:38
A guitar owned and used by John Lennon, which was lost after a gig, is going to be auctioned in the United States.

Fake orca used to scare sea lions

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 22:22
The Oregon port city of Astoria goes to great lengths to rid itself of hundreds of sea lions - by bringing in a fake orca whale.

Asher-Smith: Britain's fastest woman

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 22:12
Dina Asher-Smith on studying history, making history and why she isn't guaranteed a place in the British team.

Lloyds to pay £117m over PPI handling

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 22:11
State-backed Lloyds Banking Group reaches £117m settlement with UK regulator over handling of PPI complaints

Bieber pleads guilty to assault

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 21:37
Singer Justin Bieber pleads guilty to crashing into a photographer's van while out with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Income tax power 'logical next step'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 21:20
The first minister is expected to say he is not opposed to Welsh control of income tax, as long as agreement can be reached on the size of the national budget.

VIDEO: World's first skull-scalp transplant

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 21:17
The first skull and scalp transplant has been performed on 55 year old Texas man James Boysen in a 15-hour operation, say doctors in the US.

Crunch talks on coal mine's future

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 21:13
A 30-day consultation starts on plans to mothball a coal mine in Neath Port Talbot, leading to redundancies.

S Korea doctor deepens Mers scare

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 21:02
A South Korean doctor disobeyed an order to stay away from the public after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome from a patient, it has emerged.

Australia businessman Alan Bond dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 20:12
One of Australia's biggest corporate criminals, and winner of the America's Cup, Alan Bond dies aged 77 after heart surgery.

PM's EU talks 'of no significance'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 20:00
David Cameron is unlikely to achieve anything of significance as he seeks to renegotiate the UK's EU membership, former Chancellor Lord Lawson has said.

China shares in fresh seven-year high

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 19:30
Shares on mainland China reached a new seven-year high on Friday, with the Shanghai Composite reaching above 5,000 points for the first time since 2008.

US House backs Cuba travel curbs

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 19:06
The US House of Representatives votes to keep restrictions on US citizens travelling to Cuba, despite a recent thaw in relations.

102-hour football game breaks record

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 18:16
Footballers in Southampton are celebrating breaking the world record for the world's longest match after 102 hours of play.