National / International News

Strictly's James and Artem quit show

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 05:55
Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers James Jordan and Artem Chigvintsev will not be returning to the BBC show this autumn, the corporation confirms.

Co-Owner Of 'Philadelphia Inquirer' Among 7 Killed In Plane Crash

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 05:54

The Atlantic City-bound private jet crashed shortly after it took off from a Massachusetts airfield on Saturday.

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Double gold for Britain at Euros

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 05:52
Great Britain's men's four and women's pair both won gold on the final day of the European Championships in Belgrade.

I needed more time at Man Utd - Moyes

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 05:38
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes says he needed more time at Old Trafford and is considering job offers.

VIDEO: England team leave UK for World Cup

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 05:36
England's footballers have left the UK for Miami to continue their preparations for the World Cup in Brazil in less than two weeks' time.

Hagel praises soldier release team

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 05:09
The US defence secretary, on a visit to Afghanistan, praises special forces involved in the release of a Taliban-held US soldier.

Priests and nun 'freed in Cameroon'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 04:59
Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun seized in April by gunmen in Cameroon have been freed, Cameroon officials say.

Murray wins Kohlschreiber marathon

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 04:41
Andy Murray defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber 12-10 in the fifth set to reach the fourth round of the French Open.

Spain plans new stimulus package

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 04:40
Spain will unveil a new stimulus package worth 6.3bn euros next week, to boost the economy's competitiveness and create jobs, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announces.

Farage: UKIP rethinking tax policies

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 04:23
UKIP no longer backs a single rate of income tax and is focusing on helping the lowest paid, leader Nigel Farage says.

Common Weal urges different economy

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:59
Scotland should embrace shorter working week, higher wages, an expanded welfare state and higher taxes, according to a new blueprint.

VIDEO: Is 'made in Britain' bouncing back?

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:49
The BBC's Emma Simpson says there are signs that textile businesses are shifting back to the UK.

Hagel Defends Trade of Guantanamo Prisoners For U.S. Soldier

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:45

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said officials believed Bowe Bergdahl's life was in danger, so the administration had to act quickly. Bergdahl was released after almost five years in captivity.

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Le Pen Victory In France Presents A Paradox For Hollande

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

In France, the far right's victory in last week's election was one more crisis for President Francois Hollande. Even before the vote, he was rated the most unpopular French president in 50 years.

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For Many Of China's Youth, June 4 May As Well Be Just Another Day

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Students were the driving force behind the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing. China's youth now have other worries, the events of 25 years ago forgotten and buried by time and the government.

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Creativity, Dirty Eggs And Vocal Fry: The Week In Science

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Science is always churning out weird, funny and fascinating findings. What did we miss this week? NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with science writer Rose Eveleth.

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Did Suicide Bomber Catch The 'Virus Of Jihadism' In Florida?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

A U.S. citizen who blew himself up in a suicide attack in Syria last week grew up in Florida, according to U.S. officials. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former FBI Intelligence adviser Philip Mudd.

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Obama To Wield Executive Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

President Obama plans to announce Monday his most ambitious plan yet to combat climate change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer about the significance of the plan.

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Obama's Europe Trip To Mark Poland, D-Day Anniversaries

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

President Obama observes two big anniversaries in Europe this week. But White House reporter Scott Horsley tells NPR's Rachel Martin that this trip is more about the future than the past.

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New Orleans Closes Its Last Traditional Schools

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Last week, the New Orleans school district became the first all-charter district in the country. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Sarah Carr, a reporter who's been following the city's changing schools.

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