National / International News

More Ukraine talks amid clashes

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 00:26
Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are to hold more talks over the conflict in east Ukraine as the end of a ceasefire with separatists nears.

Job fears worry some black children

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 00:22
About one in five black children believe their skin colour could damage their job prospects, research for BBC's Newsround programme suggests.

First day in job for new PSNI chief

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 00:21
The new chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) will mark his first day in the job by meeting members of the Policing Board.

EU steps in to help Bulgarian banks

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:53
The European Commission approves a request from Bulgaria to provide funding for its banks following a suspected plot to undermine the banking system.

In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:43

Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.

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Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:28

The father of one of the 19 firefighters who died a year ago in the Yarnell Hill Fire wants to create shelters that better shield against direct flames.

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Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:26

When researchers asked young children to figure out an experiment using cause and effect, they did a much better job than young adults. That may be because their thinking is more flexible and fluid.

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Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:25

In Texas and elsewhere, guns are playing major roles this campaign season. Politicians have opened fire in ads, literally, and embraced the gun as a symbol of their conservative street cred.

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Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:25

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.

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Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:23

Farmers and ranchers, increasingly reliant on pumping groundwater, are desperate to have more and more wells installed. This frenzy could deplete California's aquifers, experts say.

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NI parades 'have doubled since 2005'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:21
The number of parades in Northern Ireland has doubled over the last eight years, according to research from Queen's University, Belfast.

North Korea to put US men on trial

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:18
North Korea says that it will put two detained American men on trial, accusing them of "committing hostile acts".

VIDEO: Jellyfish 'the size of dustbin lids'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:15
Barrel jellyfish "the size of dustbin lids" are spotted along the south coast of England.

The autism commute

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:12
When ‘you’re pulling my leg’ means just that

Sex tape adds to GSK China scandal

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:07
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirms the existence of a sex tape of its former head in China, the latest twist in its corruption scandal in the country.

Councils 'facing £5.8bn shortfall'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:55
Councils in England say they are facing a £5.8bn shortfall over the next two years, leaving their finances "on a knife edge".

'Debt problem from overpaid credits'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:40
The number of people in Wales with debt problems relating to overpaid tax credits rises sharply in three years, according to new figures.

Man drowns on holiday in Bulgaria

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:23
A man in his 20s from Northern Ireland has drowned on holiday in Bulgaria.

'Designing Women' Star Meshach Taylor Dies At 67

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:19

Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom Designing Women and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer, his agent said.

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HK 'referendum' draws nearly 800,000

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:15
A total of 792,808 voters took part in an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in Hong Kong, organisers said.

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