National / International News

Longboarding women - it's not about boys or being sexy

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 15:22
It can be hard to get into longboarding when you're the only girl at the skate park.

Egypt's president ratifies islands deal with Saudi Arabia

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 15:09
The deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has triggered protests and a legal battle.

Boy arrested after attempted rape of girl, 8, in Manchester

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:48
A teenager, believed to be 14 or 15, is being questioned by Greater Manchester Police.

Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:36

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

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Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:33
The president says his predecessor "did nothing" despite knowing of meddling claims before the poll.

Newspaper headlines: 'I wanted out' says Prince Harry

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:18
The Mail on Sunday leads on an interview with Prince Harry - who it calls the 'reluctant prince'.

Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03

The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.

Barbershop: Reflections On A Particularly Difficult Ramadan

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

Federal Medicaid Funding Cuts Under Senate Health Care Bill Puts Pressure On States

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Vanessa Grubb)

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul's Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 13:56
They vow to hold a march in Istanbul which officials have banned for the third year in a row.

Yemen cholera cases 'pass 200,000'

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 13:42
So far more than 1,300 people have died, 25% children, with numbers expected to rise, the UN says.

England U21s: Aidy Boothroyd's side to face Germany in semi-finals

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 13:11
England Under-21s will face Germany in Tuesday's European Championship semi-final in Poland.

Foo Fighters finally headline Glastonbury

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 12:58
The rock band are playing the Pyramid Stage, two years after injury forced them to pull out

Italy acid attack model Gessica Notaro returns to work

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 12:32
The former Miss Italy finalist said she was doing so to encourage other women to defy bullies.

Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 11:42

World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number's "increasing at an average of 5,000 a day." A quarter of those who have died are children.

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Queen's 2017: Marin Cilic and Feliciano Lopez reach Aegon Championships final

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 10:35
Spain's Feliciano Lopez sees off former champion Grigor Dimitrov to set up an Aegon Championships final against Croatian fourth seed Marin Cilic.

Women's World Cup 2017: England fall short in valiant run chase against India

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 10:06
Watch highlights as England fall short of their highest ODI chase, losing by 35 runs to India in their opening Women's World Cup match in Derby.

Cash for sick child's treatment stolen

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 09:58
Dawson Willcock's family is hoping to raise £500,000 to take him to the US for treatment.