National / International News

Arrests over Pakistan 'fake degrees'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:47
Pakistani investigators detain the head of a global internet technology firm suspected of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud selling fake degrees online.

Davies out of the Rugby World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:43
Wales centre Jonathan Davies is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a serious knee injury.

Death of collapsed man investigated

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:42
The death of a man who was found collapsed in the street is being investigated by police in Swansea.

VIDEO: Turning Van Gogh into virtual reality

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:40
An American artist has turned Van Gogh's The Night Cafe into an immersive virtual reality experience.

Man City trip to Houston in doubt

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:31
Manchester City's friendly against Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo on Friday is in doubt after flooding.

HIV-positive vicar humbled by response

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:29
A vicar who made a YouTube video to tell her congregation she was HIV positive says she has been "humbled" by their reaction.

Broadway enjoys record season

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:26
New York's theatreland enjoys its best ever season for 2014-2015, breaking box office and attendance records.

Madagascar MPs vote to sack leader

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:23
Parliamentarians in Madagascar vote to impeach President Hery Rajaonarimampianina in a surprise move.

De La Rue shares fall 10% on results

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:11
Banknote printer De La Rue sees its shares lose 10% after reporting a fall in profits and a cut in the payout to shareholders.

6 Top World Soccer Officials Arrested In Switzerland On U.S. Corruption Charges

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:06

The six are officials with FIFA, soccer's international governing body. They are accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks over two decades.

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VIDEO: Taking a dip in the King's Cross Pond

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 23:54
Tim Muffett reports as a revival of lidos has revived interest in outdoor swimming.

NI Assembly in 'unchartered waters'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 23:51
The DUP says the Northern Ireland Assembly is entering "unchartered waters" after the Welfare Reform Bill failed to pass on Tuesday.

'No radio or phone' on missing boat

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 23:42
An air and sea search is resuming off Lewis for a small boat which has gone missing with one person on board.

As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 23:32

The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are pondering a "post-antibiotic world." The World Health Organization says countries need to boost surveillance for resistance and develop new drugs.

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Casa Ruby Is A 'Chosen Family' For Trans People Who Need A Home

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 23:31

After becoming homeless and jobless following her transition to being a woman, Ruby Corado got her act together, and now helps others facing similar challenges. "We have a family here," she says.

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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 23:30

Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note taking offers benefits a screen can't.

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CQC rates three care homes 'unsafe'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 23:17
A care home in Bradford is rated inadequate after inspectors found it to be understaffed and poorly managed.

Pick your top FA Cup final goal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 23:17
BBC Sport has shortlisted the best 10 FA Cup final goals of the last 50 years ahead of a vote. Watch them all here.

VIDEO: 'Football's never seen anything like this'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 22:54
Six football officials are arrested at a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, over corruption charges at governing body Fifa, officials say.

Hamas accused of Gaza rights abuses

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 22:48
Hamas committed serious human rights abuses including killings and torture of Palestinian civilians in 2014, Amnesty International says.

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