National / International News

OAP murder 'could not be predicted'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:55
A review into the murder of a 74-year-old woman by a known sex offender concludes the attack could not have been reasonably predicted.

Children Flood U.S.-Mexico Border, Overwhelm Patrol Agency

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:53

There's been a dramatic influx of unaccompanied minors showing up at the border. Dianne Solis of The Dallas Morning News talks about what's behind the numbers.

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Toddler's killer 'thought nothing'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:52
A man accused of murdering his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter tells a court he was "thinking nothing" as he kicked the toddler six feet across a room.

Teachers lobby Parliament about pay

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:46
Teachers have lobbied Parliament to highlight their concerns about changes to their pay, pensions and working conditions.

US troops killed in coalition strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:42
Five American soldiers have been killed accidentally by their own side in southern Afghanistan, US military sources confirm.

Home babies treated as 'sub-species'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:41
Babies of unmarried parents were treated as "an inferior sub-species" for decades in the Republic of Ireland, Enda Kenny says.

Sisi vows to end Egypt sex assaults

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:41
Egypt's President Sisi orders a crackdown on sexual assaults amid public anger after women were attacked in Cairo during his inauguration.

GM mosquitoes may aid malaria fight

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:38
Scientists create new strains of malaria mosquitoes that produce 95% male offspring, and can drive a rapid population crash in the laboratory.

Spot the Dog creator Eric Hill dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:37
Author and illustrator Eric Hill, the creator of the Spot the Dog children's books which have sold more than 60 million copies, dies aged 86.

'Pervert' Harris had 'demon within'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:34
Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris was a "pervert" who hid a demon under his "charming exterior", a court hears.

BBC journalists balloted over strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:31
Journalists at the BBC are to be balloted for strike action over pay.

OTR letters 'virtually worthless'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:26
Northern Ireland's chief prosecutor says secret letters sent to so-called On the Runs saying they were not wanted for paramilitary crimes are "virtually worthless" if new evidence emerges.

Student, Suspect Dead In Oregon High School Shooting

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:17

Police said the shooter entered Reynolds High School with a rifle, killing a student and injuring a teacher. Police later found the shooter dead; the circumstances are unclear.

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Police study Vegas shooter videos

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:04
Investigators are studying online videos left behind by a man who shot and killed three people in Las Vegas, including two officers.

The Salad Frontier: Why Astronauts Need To Grow Lettuce In Space

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:04

With the help of grow lights and air exchange fans, NASA is growing lettuce on the International Space Station. The scheme could help keep food costs down — and keep astronauts happy tending plants.

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Royal pardons given for information

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 08:00
The government admits that royal pardons were given secretly to paramilitaries in Northern Ireland in return for information in cases dating back as far as the 1980s.

Trojan probe schools to lose funding

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:55
Two schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse inquiry lose their government funding after being rated inadequate by Ofsted.

Giving School Nurses Access To Medical Records Improves Care

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:41

Students come to the school nurse for help with asthma, epilepsy and other chronic problems. Some health systems are letting school nurses read student medical records to help coordinate care.

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Leading Kenyan cleric shot dead

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:38
A leading moderate Muslim cleric is shot dead in Mombasa - the latest killing of a preacher in the Kenyan coastal city.

PM: Our allies agree on EU future

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 07:28
David Cameron says there is "strong agreement" among some of the UK's main partners about how the EU should change.
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