National / International News

Battle for key Iraqi oil refinery

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:29
Iraqi government forces are battling Sunni militants for control of the country's biggest oil refinery, as the US considers a request for air strikes.

Polish PM warns of snap election

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:28
The prime minister of Poland says a snap election could be called in weeks if secret recording scandal is not contained, amid uproar in the media.

Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation Case

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:27

The Supreme Court calls sworn testimony at a trial "a quintessential example of citizen speech" that is protected by the First Amendment. The decision was unanimous.

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Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:23
Neymar has not lived up to his billing, Hazard is not going to PSG, Cole to choose between Barca and Milan, plus more.

Doncaster confirm Tomlinson takeover

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:20
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson will complete a joint takeover of hometown club Doncaster with ex-chairman John Ryan on 18 July.

No further action over AM's conduct

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:20
No further action will be taken after claims Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay was drunk in the Senedd chamber, an assembly spokesman says.

VIDEO: The day Felipe became King of Spain

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:14
Spain's King Felipe VI has been sworn in as head of state after his father Juan Carlos abdicated after nearly forty years on the throne.

Harrison Ford broke leg in accident

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:12
Harrison Ford is to begin rehab shortly after breaking his left leg while shooting the new Star Wars film, his publicist confirms.

1,000 Words: Afghans Engage In A Dangerous Game

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:11

A snapshot of goat-grabbing, a popular sport in Afghanistan.

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'Abuses' by Kurdish rulers in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:08
Human Rights Watch says Kurdish authorities ruling parts of northern Syria have committed rights abuses including arbitrary arrests and beatings.

Gunfire in W Bank over missing teens

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:04
Israeli soldiers exchange gunfire with Palestinians during raids in the West Bank in the hunt for three missing teenagers.

Day in pictures: 19 June 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:46
24 hours of news photos: 19 June 2014

Turkey 'coup plotters' to be freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:43
A Turkish court orders the release of 230 military officers convicted over a 2003 plot to overthrow PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

American Apparel Ousts Its Controversial Founder, Dov Charney

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:27

The company said it made the decision in the wake of allegations of misconduct against Charney. It did not elaborate. He has been subject to past lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.

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Toddler 'improving' after A44 crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:02
An 18-month-old girl who was the sole survivor of a crash which killed her mother and three relatives is improving in hospital, police say.

Syria-linked jihadist groups banned

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:58
Five Syria-linked jihadist groups in the UK are banned, as ministers say terrorists connected with conflicts in Syria and Iraq pose a threat to the UK.

Chikungunya virus spreads to Cuba

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:58
Cuba confirms its first cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya fever as the virus continues to spread through the Caribbean and Central America.

VIDEO: Could this robot improve empathy?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:46
A robot which reacts to the way people speak to it and each other could change their behaviour.

Rosetta: Icy quarry coming into view

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:44
The Rosetta spacecraft is now 165,000km from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and closing. Pictures of the 4km-wide ice ball will now get more and more detailed.

House Republicans To Vote On Cantor's Replacement Today

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:42

Today's 2 p.m. ET vote is to decide who will join House Speaker John Boehner in a top leadership role. While that slot seems decided, the No. 3 spot is up for grabs.

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