National / International News

Kenya arrests over coast attacks

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:50
Several people, including suspected ringleaders, have been arrested over this week's deadly attacks on Kenya's coast, the local police chief says.

Libya condemns secret US raid

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:47
Libya condemns a secret US military operation to capture the suspected leader of the deadly raid on a US diplomatic post in Benghazi in 2012.

'No wage rises' until 5% jobless rate

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:46
Average wages may not rise significantly until the unemployment rate has fallen to 5%, a Bank of England policymaker has suggested.

Washington Redskins' Federal Trademarks Cancelled

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:43

The agency ruled in a case brought by five Native Americans. The decision does not require the football team to change its name; the team confirms it will pursue an appeal.

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Japan Bans Possession Of Child Pornography

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:41

The country's new law makes the possession of child porn punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine of nearly $10,000. But it excludes manga, animation and computer graphics.

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Robinson cancels trip to Brazil

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:35
Peter Robinson cancels a planned investment trip to Brazil because he is concerned about the potential for a difficult marching season.

Battle grips Iraq's biggest refinery

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:33
The Iraqi army says it has driven off militants attacking the country's biggest oil refinery amid reports that most of it is in militant hands.

Human rights win on minor crimes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:05
Cautions and minor convictions should remain part of a protected private life and not have to be disclosed in criminal record checks, the Supreme Court rules.

Ukraine leader 'to order ceasefire'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:51
Ukraine's president sets out proposals for a peace plan for eastern Ukraine involving a unilateral ceasefire by government forces.

Pepper spray drones put on sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:47
A South African company says it has received its first order for a drone that can fire pepper-spray bullets and features "blinding lasers".

Met cancels 'anti-Semitic' broadcast

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:45
New York's Metropolitan Opera cancels plans for a global HD broadcast of a performance amid fears it could spark anti-Semitic sentiment.

What's the law on killing rabbits?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:31
Are you allowed to control the rabbit population in your garden?

Your pictures: Old technology

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:29
Readers' photos on the theme of "old technology"

Blow-up doll row death reward offer

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:23
A £20,000 reward is offered by festival organisers to help catch the man responsible for the death of Robert Hart at the Parklife Festival in Manchester.

Ex-Palestinian prisoners re-arrested

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:23
Israeli troops arrest a further 65 Palestinians, including 51 freed in 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner swap, as they search for three missing teenagers.

Chemical use in Syria 'systematic'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:19
A team from the world's chemical weapons watchdog believes toxic chemicals such as chlorine are being used in a "systematic manner" in Syria.

U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:18

The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.

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VIDEO: WW2 secrets on display at Bletchley

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:15
The work of World War Two codebreakers go on display at a new museum at Bletchley Park, opened by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Afghan president hopeful cries foul

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:15
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah demands an immediate halt to vote-counting amid fraud allegations.

VIDEO: Duchess visits Bletchley Park

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:10
The Duchess of Cambridge visits the home of the World War Two codebreakers at Bletchley Park, to officially open the restored centre.

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