National / International News

Bird decline linked to pesticide use

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 09:02
A new report says the widespread use of a neonicotinoid chemical is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe.

Voice of Pinocchio dies aged 87

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 09:01
US actor Dickie Jones, who voiced wooden puppet Pinocchio in Walt Disney's 1940 animated film, dies in California aged 87.

Broadway star enters applause debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:45
Theatre audiences should feel free to express appreciation for a performer however they see fit, according to a leading star of the Broadway stage.

Scottish Open 'special' for Mickelson

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:40
Phil Mickelson draws on happy memories as he prepares to defend the Scottish Open title at Royal Aberdeen.

Germany Widens Spy Investigation Reportedly Involving U.S.

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:27

News reports say police raided the home and office of an official in the German Defense Ministry. It comes just days after the arrest of a man last week for allegedly passing secrets to the U.S.

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NFL Players Association Still Not Satisfied By Concussion Settlement

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:23

A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a concussion settlement involving thousands of former NFL players. Host Michel Martin learns more about what it could mean for players and the game.

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France eyes anti-terror travel ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:21
The French government proposes travels bans to stop citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamist militants.

Confusion over Suarez football ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:20
The scope of Luis Suarez's ban "from all football-related activity" remains unclear two weeks after the punishment was given.

VIDEO: Justin King on leaving Sainsbury's

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:15
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King is leaving the company after 10 years - he explains how he turned the company around - and the challenge of discount supermarkets.

Syria opposition elects new leader

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:09
Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, elects Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting in Turkey.

What Gets You Stressed? Tell Our Expert Panel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:05

What are the biggest sources of stress in Americans' lives? How does stress affect us? What do we do in response? Ask our panel of experts about our recent poll and get stress management tips.

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Flop Life: What If We All Acted Like We Were In The World Cup?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:04

A new parody video depicts people gently bumping into one another in normal settings such as cafes and groceries — but with calamitous results.

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Jail term for New Orleans ex-mayor

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:03
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who became the face of the city worldwide during Hurricane Katrina, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption.

Fifty bodies found south of Baghdad

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:58
The bullet-riddled bodies of 53 men are found south of Baghdad, as Iraq's prime minister claims Kurdistan is becoming a haven for jihadist-led rebels.

Government share sales face review

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:48
Business secretary Vince Cable has launched an informal review of the way it conducts stock market flotations of public assets.

Device check advice for any UK flight

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:46
All passengers flying into or out of the UK are advised to make sure electronic and electrical devices carried as hand luggage are charged before they travel.

As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In Russia

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:43

Edward Snowden's asylum in Russia, which was granted last August, is set to expire at the end of this month.

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Threat to over 60s' free transport

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:41
Funding towards free public transport for people over 60 is under threat, according to Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy.

VIDEO: First ever Austen waxwork unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:41
The first ever waxwork with what is claimed to be the most accurate likeness of author Jane Austen has been revealed at her museum in Bath

Google faces Motorola phone ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:33
A company wins the right to force Motorola to stop selling phones in Germany and recall handsets already sold to business customers.
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