National / International News

PM urges global push on dementia

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:49
David Cameron has announced more funding for dementia research and urged a global effort to find a cure.

Mountain blasted to build telescope

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:45
The top of a mountain in Chile has been blown up make way for the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.

Nigeria to recover 'Abacha loot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:42
Liechtenstein has agreed to return $227m to Nigeria that was looted by former military ruler Sani Abacha, the finance ministry confirms.

Watson gets walkover into semi-finals

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:39
Heather Watson is into the semi-finals at Eastbourne after Petra Kvitova pulls out with a hamstring injury.

Want Your Kids To Ace School? Good Motor Skills May Help

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:33

Children and teenagers who are aerobically fit and and have good motor skills do better academically, researchers say. But muscle strength doesn't help. And those motor skills may matter most.

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Knife gang robs Ian Wright's family

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:26
Former England striker Ian Wright returns from the World Cup in Brazil after his wife and children were held at knifepoint in their London home.

Obama: U.S. Forces Won't Return To Combat In Iraq Crisis

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:14

President Obama says the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help it cope with a Sunni extremist group, but Americans won't be taking up combat roles.

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Thousands flee Waziristan offensive

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:10
Tens of thousands flee North Waziristan in north-west Pakistan as military aircraft pound suspected Taliban targets ahead of an expected ground offensive.

As More Latinos Drop Religion, Should GOP Be Extra Worried?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:08

The percentage of Hispanics who aren't affiliated with a particular religion is ticking upward. This demographic tends to be more socially liberal, too, which may have political consequences.

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SA probe into 'wife given as gift'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:03
An investigation is launched in South Africa into allegations that the head of SABC, the country's public broadcaster, was given a wife as a gift.

Skin and liver cancer up in England

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:56
The number of cases of skin cancer increased by 78%, and liver cancer by 70%, in men between 2003 and 2012, official figures show.

Three nurses charged over records

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:53
Three nurses are charged as part of an inquiry into the alleged falsification of patient records at a south Wales hospital.

Ukraine to sign EU deal this month

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:49
The new president of Ukraine says he will sign a controversial association agreement with the EU on 27 June, as fighting rages in the east.

Man guilty of wealthy lover's murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:45
A 60-year-old man is found guilty of murdering his wealthy lover and concealing her body.

Teachers' strike set for 10 July

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:37
Schools in England and Wales face disruption next month, as the National Union of Teachers says it will take strike action.

Rik Mayall mourned at Devon funeral

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:30
Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and other friends of Rik Mayall join his family to mourn the comedian and actor at a private funeral in Devon.

It's Not Tennessee Whiskey If It's Aged In Kentucky, State Says

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:18

Tennessee recently began regulating whiskey carrying the state name, sparking a dispute between two liquor titans. A complaint over barrels stored in Kentucky added a new twist to the conflict.

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King Felipe calls for 'new Spain'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:16
King Felipe VI calls for "a new Spain that we will build together" after being proclaimed the country's head of state in a ceremony in parliament.

VIDEO: What happens to migrants found at sea?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:16
The BBC's Matthew Price is behind-the-scenes on board the Bergamini, part of the Italian navy's Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) operation, which patrols the seas in the search for migrant boats.

Fumbled Patent: Is It Just A Matter Of Business?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:13

The U.S. Patent Office said the name of Washington's pro football team is "disparaging to Native Americans," cancelling its trademark registration. Gabriel Feldman explains more about the decision.

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