National / International News

M&S cancels bonuses as profit falls

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 07:05
Bosses and staff at Marks and Spencer will receive no bonus after profits fell for a third consecutive year.

Mine flood water 'out of control'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 07:00
Water which flooded a mine killing four workers was "way out of control" and engulfed everyone in its path, a court is told.

Russian crew deaths' 'misadventure'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:47
A jury returns a verdict of misadventure on six Russian sailors who died when the cargo ship they worked on sank off the Gwynedd coast.

Toure backs agent in 'birthday row'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:46
Yaya Toure throws his Manchester City future into doubt by backing up his agent's claims about a lack of respect from the owners.

Hero Or Villian? Historical Ukrainian Figure Symbolizes Today's Feud

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:45

More than a half-century after his death, Stepan Bandera is a deeply divisive figure in the current battle. Ukrainian nationalists put up posters of him while pro-Russian separatists burn his effigy.

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Ukrainian tycoon confronts rebellion

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:45
Rallies are held in the eastern city of Donetsk in protest at pro-Russian separatism, at the instigation of Ukraine's richest man Rinat Akhmetov.

Hero Or Villain? Historical Ukrainian Figure Symbolizes Today's Feud

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:45

More than a half-century after his death, Stepan Bandera is a deeply divisive figure in the current battle. Ukrainian nationalists put up posters of him while pro-Russian separatists burn his effigy.

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Following Abuses, Medicare Tightens Reins On Its Drug Program

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:39

Medicare gives itself the power to ban doctors if they prescribe medications in abusive ways. The action follows a ProPublica series that found inappropriate prescribing, waste and fraud.

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Thailand army declares martial law

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:34
The army in Thailand imposes martial law amid a political crisis "to preserve law and order" but says the surprise move is not a coup.

Man guilty of Syria terror plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:33
A 31-year-old man becomes the first person in the UK to be convicted of terrorist offences related to the conflict in Syria.

UK spy plane for Nigeria breaks down

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:27
A UK spy plane sent to help search for more than 200 girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria develops a technical fault, and is forced to land in Senegal for repairs.

Fatal train collision near Moscow

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:21
At least six people were killed when a goods train hit a passenger train south-west of the Russian capital Moscow, officials say.

Mashudur Choudhury: Serial liar and jihadist

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:19
Why does the Mashudur Choudhury case matter?

Allardyce staying as West Ham boss

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:14
Sam Allardyce is to carry on as manager at West Ham United, the Premier League club announces.

How long can someone survive in a life raft?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:07
There are extraordinary tales of survival in life rafts.

What To Watch In Tuesday's Elections

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:03

One of the biggest political questions of the year will be answered: Can Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell withstand a Tea Party challenge?

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Blogger's 'vendetta' against Tulisa

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:54
Celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan, who accuses former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos of assault, swore at her during an argument at last year's V Festival, a court hears.

Chipotle Tells Its Customers Not To Bring Guns To Its Restaurants

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:52

The request is similar to the one made by Starbucks back in September and comes after a the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America launched a national campaign.

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CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As Cover

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:45

Answering health experts' complaints that using vaccination programs for spying had hurt international efforts to fight disease, the CIA says it has stopped the practice.

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The 25 Most Promising Graduation Speeches Of The Year

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:40

Cristina Negrut has read more than 1,000 commencement speeches over the past eight years. She lists the speeches she's most looking forward to in this year's roster.

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