National / International News

Employers of carers 'to pay pension'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:15
Up to 100,000 people who employ personal carers are being warned they may now be legally liable to pay them pension contributions.

Purvis sets out constitution plan

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:13
Scottish Liberal Democrat peer Jeremy Purvis to set out plans for a new constitutional convention for the UK.

Benefits recipients 'living in fear'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:12
UK government welfare reforms are making people live in "constant fear" of cuts to their benefits, according to a new study.

Fostered teenagers 'moved too often'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:12
Campaign group survey finds almost half of fostered young people are already living with their third foster family.

Free childcare trial brought forward

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:10
Trials of a scheme to double free childcare for working parents in England will be brought forward a year, the prime minister is to say.

Ukraine conflict hurting its economy

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:09
The International Monetary Fund says Ukraine's economy is likely to shrink by a worse-than-expected 9% in 2015, as the continuing conflict takes its toll.

VIDEO: Is this the tree where Ebola started?

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:06
Filmmaker Dan Edge investigates why the Ebola crisis of 2014 was not contained sooner and visits the tree thought to be the source of the outbreak.

VIDEO: Spy star on move from Bollywood

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:02
One of the stars of new Hollywood blockbuster Spy, Nargis Fakhri, has been talking about making the transition from Bollywood.

VIDEO: Beijing smokers on city's smoking ban

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:01
Martin Patience tests the mood among Beijing diners ahead of the city introducing a ban on smoking in public.

VIDEO: Outcry over Egypt's death penalties

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:01
Egypt faces widespread criticism over the increasing numbers of Islamists being sentenced to death, reports the BBC's Sally Nabil.

Drug duo 'shrinks 60% of melanomas'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:01
A pair of cancer drugs can shrink tumours in nearly 60% of people with advanced melanoma, a trial suggests.

VIDEO: Mohsni punch leads to Fir Park brawl

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:00
Rangers' Bilel Mohsni aims a punch and kick at Motherwell's Lee Erwin after the Scottish Premiership play-off.

'Sport teaches you not to give up'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:00
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson on the power that sport has to improve women's lives.

'Oliver Twist' children used in crime

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 14:59
Schoolchildren in the UK are being used to pickpocket, shoplift and beg as part of criminal operations, the anti-slavery commissioner warns.

'New era' for cancer drugs and child pickpockets

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 14:55
Optimistic cancer drug trial results dominate several of the front pages.

92-year-old sets marathon age record

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 14:32
American Harriette Thompson, at the age of 92 years and 65 days, becomes the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

Trainee dies on Royal Marines march

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 14:25
A Royal Marine trainee collapses and dies on a exercise on Dartmoor.

Live Blog: Facing Midnight Deadline, The Senate Debates Parts Of The Patriot Act

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 13:40

If the Senate fails to act before midnight, one of the most controversial parts of the Patriot Act — which allows for the bulk collection of phone records — will end.

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Ennis-Hill sounds warning to rivals

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 13:38
The performance of Jessica Ennis-Hill in her first heptathlon since London 2012 suggests she can be a force to reckon with in Rio.

WIth A Midnight Deadline, The Senate Meets To Resolve Patriot Act Issues

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 13:14

The Obama administration is pressing the Senate to act to prevent key parts of the USA Patriot Act from expiring at the end of Sunday. Administration officials argue an expiration could hurt counterterrorism efforts. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates gets an update from correspondent Scott Horsley.

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