National / International News

Whole Foods Launching Lower-Cost Stores Geared Toward Millennials

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 09:09

The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection." Whole Foods hopes to begin opening the stores next year.

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Cavaliers Playoff Video Is Called 'Tone-Deaf,' 'Awful'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 09:04

The video, which was shown at the Quicken Loans Arena, is a spoof of a United HealthCare ad, but critics said it poked fun at domestic violence.

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England seek fresh start - Taylor

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 09:00
James Taylor says the England one-day team must make a "fresh start" when they meet Ireland on Friday.

Alonso fine with Barcelona return

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 08:56
Fernando Alonso is not concerned about returning to the circuit where he crashed in pre-season and suffered concussion.

On Saturday, The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Should Be Officially Over

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 08:44

On May 9 — 42 days after the last reported case — the World Health Organization will announce that the epidemic has ended in the West African nation. Its citizens are proud, sad and a bit leery.

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The genetic make-up of sport's elite

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 08:41
Does sporting ability depend on our genetic make-up? Gabby Logan and her family had DNA tests to find out for a BBC programme.

Ivory Coast bans skin-whitening cream

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 08:27
Skin-whitening creams - popular across Africa - are banned in Ivory Coast because of major health concerns, the government says.

VIDEO: Migrant mother gives birth on navy ship

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 08:19
A baby girl is born after her mother went into labour while being rescued from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean.

Saudi Arabia Proposes A 5-Day Truce In Yemen

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 08:06

Saudi Arabia says the ceasefire will help get much needed humanitarian aid into Yemen, but the offer is good only if Houthi rebels comply with the deal.

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Starting life on a migrant rescue ship

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 08:05
Baby Gift's arrival is greeted with cheers and hymns

Viewpoint: How far is Saudi-Iranian rivalry fuelling Yemen war?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 07:53
Viewing the fighting in Yemen in terms of a proxy war between Sunni power Saudi Arabia and its Shia rival Iran is an oversimplification, writes David Roberts of King's College, London.

Sofia Vergara speaks out on embryos

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 07:37
Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara and former fiance Nick Loeb speak out about their frozen embryo battle on duelling morning TV show appearances

European bond prices drop sharply

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 07:32
European bond prices drop in widespread sell off, sending investor returns higher, as markets brace for the return of inflation.

Axe-wielding vandal hacks down trees

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 07:25
Four trees are chopped down in a "devastating" act of "mindless" vandalism in a city centre park.

Agent For Patriots' Tom Brady Fires Back At 'Deflategate' Report

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 07:23

He says that the report stating that his client probably knew of the scheme to let air out of game balls suggests that investigators reached a conclusion prior to their probe.

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CEO refuses apology over gas deaths

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 06:55
Thomas Cook's chief executive says the tour operator has nothing to apologise for over the deaths of two children from gas poisoning on holiday in Corfu.

Sam Smith cancels R1 Big Weekend

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 06:55
The singer will miss out on Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich because he's having an operation on his vocal cords.

Bride stops on way to church to vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 06:36
A Newport bride-to-be stops off at a polling station to vote before heading to a church to tie the knot.

US phone data collection 'illegal'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 06:36
A US appeals court rules that bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency is illegal.

VIDEO: Zoo sorry after Charlotte monkey name

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 06:35
A Japan zoo apologises after naming a baby monkey in honour of baby Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.