National / International News

VIDEO: Roadblock after Kenya attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:38
Anne Soy reports from the Kenyan town of Mpeketoni, where more than 60 people have been killed in two days.

Poland launches wiretapping probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:38
Poland launches a probe into the wiretapping of high-level officials, including the head of the central bank and interior minister, prosecutors say.

Two arrests over NHS patient death

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:19
Two people are arrested after the death of an 88 year old patient who was found with "serious and unexplained" injuries at a south Wales hospital.

Deadly clashes at cleric's Lahore HQ

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:17
At least eight people are killed in clashes between Pakistani police and supporters of a prominent Islamic scholar in the city of Lahore.

The Maker Movement makes it to the White House

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:53

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Wednesday, June 18:

In Washington, a Senate Committee discusses "Aggressive E-Cigarette Marketing and Potential Consequences for Youth."

The Federal Reserve wraps up a two-day meeting on interest rates.

FedEx releases quarterly earnings.

A House subcommittee on Aviation holds a hearing on "Airport Financing and Development."

And it's a celebration of tinkerers and their cutting edge tools. Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages are at the White House for its first-ever Maker Faire.

VIDEO: Highlights: Belgium 2-1 Algeria

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:53
Dries Mertens strikes late as Belgium come from a goal down to beat Algeria 2-1 in their 2014 World Cup Group H clash in Belo Horizonte.

VIDEO: Is Britain's Brazilian-themed food very Brazilian?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:49
Supermarkets have been stocking up on Brazilian-themed produce. We asked a real Brazilian to check whether they are the real thing.

VIDEO: 'Diseased meat may go undetected'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:47
Hygiene inspectors have told the BBC that more diseased meat could end up in sausages and pies because of changes to EU rules governing safety checks in slaughterhouses.

Iran's Qasem Soleimani wields power behind the scenes in Iraq

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:41
Iran's Qasem Soleimani wields power behind the scenes

Red Fish, Blue Fish: Where The Fish Flesh Rainbow Comes From

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:37

From ruby red tuna to turquoise lingcod, the fish we eat can span the color spectrum. Flesh color can also tell us something about where a fish came from, its swimming routine and what it ate.

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Cameron: UK-China relations strong

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:34
David Cameron says the UK's relationship with China is "gaining in strength, depth and understanding" after talks with Premier Li Keqiang.

Passport boss sorry for 'distress'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:33
Passport Office chief executive Paul Pugh apologises for any "distress" caused by a backlog but refuses to quit, during a grilling by the home affairs committee.

China signs £14bn of deals with UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:30
China says it wants to back major UK infrastructure projects and signs £14bn in trade deals on the first full day of a visit by its leader.

YouTube to block indie music labels

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:18
YouTube is removing music videos by artists such as Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead, because the independent labels to which they belong have refused to agree terms with the site.

High hopes for Dagenham musical

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:16
The creators of the new Made in Dagenham musical, which stars Gemma Arterton, say they are confident it won't join the list of recent West End casualties.

Clashes on approaches to Baghdad

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:15
Iraqi troops are engaged in heavy clashes with Sunni Islamist militants in and around Baquba, about 60km from the capital Baghdad.

John Major warns over 'Yes' vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:13
The former prime minister Sir John Major says Scotland would trade international "influence" for "possible irrelevance" under independence.

Morrisons to cut 2,600 manager jobs

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:10
UK supermarket chain Morrisons plans to cut 2,600 management jobs as a result of changes to its management structure.

VIDEO: Tennis player's on-court proposal

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:47
Watch as Dutch tennis player Michaella Krajicek accepts an on-court marriage proposal after her WTA Tour event first-round victory.

Iraq: Not falling apart. Yet.

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:45
Iraq faces the risk of religious war, John Simpson writes
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