National / International News

U.S. Moves Toward Easing A Ban On Exporting Its Oil

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 09:25

The new rulings are being reported amid a backdrop of rising gas prices in the U.S., a situation blamed on new violence and uncertainty in Iraq.

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Solar cells made using bath salts

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 09:17
Researchers have developed a new manufacturing method which could bring down the cost of making a type of solar cell.

Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Departure Sets Off Big Changes At ABC News

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 09:16

As the veteran anchor steps away from ABC's flagship evening newscast, the network gives key duties to George Stephanopoulos — making the man who co-anchors its morning broadcast the face of ABC News.

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VIDEO: Man wins £2,000 on Suarez 'bite'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 09:10
A Norwegian man wins a sizeable payout after betting that Uruguay striker Luis Suarez would bite someone during the World Cup.

Jab 'protects mice against tumours'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 09:00
Scientists have developed a vaccine that they say provides some protection against brain tumours in mice by boosting the immune system.

Nadal 'unfazed' by Rosol says coach

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:52
Rafael Nadal is unfazed by Wimbledon second-round opponent Lukas Rosol, who beat him in 2012, says coach Toni Nadal.

Bahrain opposition leader acquitted

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:48
A leading Shia opposition figure in Bahrain, Khalil Marzook of Wefaq, is cleared of charges including "inciting terrorism" at a trial in Manama.

Supreme Court Rules On Aereo, Cellphone Searches

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:47

The court ruled against the technology company Aereo's practice of streaming broadcast TV. It also decided a case involving police searches of individuals' cellphones.

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Primark investigating 'SOS note'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:46
Primark investigates a shopper's claim that she found a "cry for help" note inside a pair of Primark trousers alleging slave labour conditions in a Chinese prison.

Sam Smith enjoys US chart success

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:42
British singer Sam Smith mirrors his UK chart success on the other side of the Atlantic by entering Billboard's Top 200 at number two.

Resurgent Watson facing toughest test

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:36
With the help of a new coach, Heather Watson has fought back from illness and injury and is targeting a top-10 scalp at Wimbledon.

High Court Says Police Need A Warrant For Most Cellphone Searches

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:22

The Supreme Court's 9-0 decision is seen as a strong defense of privacy in the digital age. But the justices did rule that warrantless searches could be allowed in some exigent circumstances.

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Sudan death row woman 'faked papers'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:21
The Sudanese woman freed from death row, Meriam Ibrahim, is accused of trying to leave the country with fake documents, her lawyer tells the BBC.

Pupil death gym to be demolished

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:10
The gym hall where an Edinburgh school girl was killed is to be demolished this summer.

VIDEO: Shearer calls for Suarez global ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:06
Former England captain Alan Shearer calls for Liverpool and Uruguay star Luis Suarez to face a lengthy "worldwide ban" for allegedly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

US 'to rename' China embassy street

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:02
The US is set to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington DC after a noted Chinese dissident.

Hillsborough pen at 'twice capacity'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:53
A pen at Hillsborough stadium where fans were fatally crushed was packed to almost twice its safe capacity when tragedy struck, inquests hear.

Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:48

Would a salad arranged like an abstract painting be more enjoyable and valuable to diners than a typical salad presentation? Psychologists tried to find that out.

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England football squad arrive home

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:43
The England squad return to the UK after going out of the World Cup at the group stage for the first time since 1958.

US GDP shrinks 2.9% in first quarter

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:41
The US economy suffered its worst performance for five years in the first quarter 2014, a third official estimate has shown.
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