National / International News

VIDEO: Whales left to die on Donegal beach

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:44
Efforts to save a pod of 13 whales stranded on a beach in the Republic of Ireland fail.

Sniffer dog finds child abuse images

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:36
A suspect is arrested after a dog trained to detect electronic circuitry found a memory stick containing images of child sexual abuse hidden in a tin box inside a metal cabinet.

Truckers Strike At 2 Calif. Ports, Larger Labor Dispute Looms

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:13

Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.

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Girl killed by falling fireplace

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:07
A toddler dies as a fireplace at her family home falls on top of her.

Festival moving 'in right direction'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:57
Organisers of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod say they hope the festival's fortunes are heading in the right financial direction, as the event opens.

'Extensive' search for missing man

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:41
A North Wales Police officer says an extensive search has been carried out by local forces for a Denbigh pensioner missing in Crete.

Obama To Ask Congress For $2B To Ease Immigration Crisis

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:37

The administration wants to speed deportation hearings for the flood of young Central American refugees so they aren't left waiting years for a court hearing.

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Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:37

People under stress are more likely to have health problems, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. That's true for caregivers, too.

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As Wire Transfer Options Dwindle, Somali-Americans Fear A Lost Lifeline

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:35

Every year, money transfer brokers help Somali-Americans send more than $200 million to family members in Somalia. But one of the few banks to support that process will soon back out.

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Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:33

Sometimes team-building exercises get a bad name for good reasons. Dangerous piñatas and co-workers tripping on mushrooms might deter some. But weathering bad team-building can also forge new bonds.

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UK doctor death not suicide - inmates

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:31
A UK doctor who was found dead in prison in Syria did not not kill himself as Syrian officials claim, two of his former inmates say.

Police attacked at bomb alert scene

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:21
A bomb alert in County Tyrone which forced a number of families to leave their homes overnight ends.

'Corruption sank' South Korea ferry

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 22:26
An interim report says the 16 April sinking of South Korea ferry Sewol was partly due to government negligence and corruption.

Welfare reform 'takes toll on poor'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 22:06
Vulnerable people are being forced into hardship due to welfare reform, Citizens Advice Cymru claims, with a big impact on their mental and physical health.

VIDEO: Japan braced for 'huge' Typhoon

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 22:06
Typhoon Neoguri is approaching Japan's Okinawa island chain, packing strong winds and torrential rain.

'Biggest ever' child sex inquiry - papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 20:48
Most of Tuesday's papers focus on the home secretary's launch of inquiries into the way historical child sex abuse claims were handled by public bodies.

VIDEO: Germany's World Cup semi-final record

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 20:37
BBC Sport takes a look at Germany's impressive record at World Cup semi-finals, featuring goals from all their last-four games since 1966.

Israeli Army Launches Offensive On Gaza Strip

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 20:13

Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip

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In Pictures: Ryan Gander in Manchester

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 19:57
Artist Ryan Gander on why painting is "an illogical act"

What is 'raw' chocolate?

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 19:46
Chocolate claimed to be a "superfood" is hitting shops and cafes.
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