National / International News

Jobs threat under pit closure plans

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:38
Jobs could go under plans to mothball a coal mine in Neath Port Talbot, according to a union.

More Prince Charles letters released

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:34
A second batch of private letters sent by the Prince of Wales to government ministers is published after a legal battle.

Scotland faces £177m spending cut

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:30
Scotland faces a £176.8m cut in public spending this year as a result of a savings plan announced by the UK Chancellor George Osborne.

Welfare budget 'to hit 25-year low'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:15
Government spending cuts will see unprotected parts of the social security budget fall to their lowest level for 25 years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns.

Alton Towers admits 999 call delay

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:12
Emergency services were not called until 11 minutes after the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash, it has emerged.

Your Moment Of Baby Goat Bliss

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:06

The world has a lot of sad stories. But as a blog called "Goats and Soda," we feel it is our duty to bring you a minute (and three seconds) of relief with the latest viral goat video.

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NHS facing 'very, very big challenge'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:04
The NHS must stop wasting money if it is to meet the "very, very big challenge" it faces, the health secretary says.

IMF asks Fed to delay rate rise

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:02
The International Monetary Fund urges the US Federal Reserve to delay any interest rate rise until 2016.

No Suarez v Chiellini in CL final

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:51
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona.

Apartments Lure Students With Free Access To Tanning Beds

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:48

Indoor tanning boosts the risk of skin cancer, yet half of apartments close to the University of Texas, Austin, offer free use of tanning beds. Many let minors use the machines, which is illegal.

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry To Announce 2nd White House Bid Today

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:48

In a new video, the Republican, whose 2012 run for president imploded after an "oops" moment during a televised debate, touts his 14 years as Texas governor.

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Why is it hard to make 1% cuts?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:43
Do the chancellor's 3% cuts mean that's it for three years of cutting?

Miliband's first speech after defeat

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:29
Ed Miliband urges action against inequality in his first Commons speech since his resignation as Labour leader.

Merkel open to treaty changes for UK

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:11
Germany's Chancellor Merkel tells the BBC that EU treaty changes may be needed to keep the UK in, but she is "not losing sleep" over it.

Royal Mail stake to be sold off

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:03
The government's remaining 30% stake in the Royal Mail is to be sold off to help pay down the deficit, George Osborne announces.

Memes make light of India Maggi ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:56
Humour and health concerns dominate Indian Twitter users' reaction to the temporary ban on Maggi noodles in some states.

Italy arrests over migrant contracts

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:51
Police in Italy arrest 44 people over the rigging of public contracts to run migrant reception centres in a new chapter of a mafia investigation.

VIDEO: Merkel on 'Europe of different speeds'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:49
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and British PM David Cameron can both pursue "a Europe at different speeds".

Man Fatally Shot In Boston Was Planning Attack On Police, Officials Say

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:48

Usaama Rahim, 26, who was shot and killed on Tuesday after he lunged at authorities with a large, military-style knife, had been plotting to attack "boys in blue," according to an affidavit.

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Climate Change-Ready Rice Keeps Farmers' Fields Green

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:47

Climate change has made some soil in Bangladesh more salty. Many farmers have to leave fields fallow. But what if there were rice varieties that could naturally tolerate the salty conditions?

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