National / International News

Family 'hit hard' as ex-England captain Terry Butcher's son dies

BBC - 16 hours 48 min ago
Terry Butcher has previously voiced his pride in son Christopher for his military service.

Adoptive parents sought for four sisters in South Yorkshire

BBC - 16 hours 53 min ago
Their foster carers say now they are aged 66 they are too old to take them on permanently.

Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia's son denounces "mafia state"

BBC - 17 hours 1 min ago
Malta's Daphne Caruana Galizia was "assassinated" for standing up to corruption, her son says.

Police defend officers' dodgems ride

BBC - 17 hours 13 min ago
Officers were talking to stallholders during a quiet period as "light-hearted public engagement".

Rise in hate crime in England and Wales

BBC - 17 hours 44 min ago
There has been a 29% rise, with the biggest increase in disability and transgender hate crime.

UK inflation at highest since April 2012

BBC - 18 hours 30 min ago
UK inflation hit 3% last month for the first time since April 2012 - up from 2.9% in August, the ONS reports

How The NRA Uses Its Political Clout: An Early Lesson In Oklahoma

NPR News - 18 hours 36 min ago

Rep. Mike Synar, a Democrat, had the National Rifle Association's backing in 1980. But by 1994, his positions had changed, and so had the NRA's. Here's how the group worked to defeat him.

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If You Want An IUD, Take Note Of Trump's New Birth Control Policy

NPR News - 18 hours 37 min ago

Some employers may now opt to claim a religious or moral exemption when it comes to paying for birth control, and women could end up sharing the cost with employers that scale back coverage.

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Why World Hunger Isn't Going Away As Fast As We'd Hoped

NPR News - 18 hours 38 min ago

There have been decades of progress in the fight against hunger. But the rosy numbers don't tell the whole story.

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Denver Failed To Land Boeing. Now It's Using Lifestyle To Woo Amazon

NPR News - 18 hours 41 min ago

Boeing picked Chicago instead when it was looking for a new headquarters in 2001. This time around, Denver is pitching its quality of life to draw Amazon to build a new headquarters there.

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British fighter: 'I can't go back to my own country'

BBC - 19 hours 6 min ago
After battling IS troops to take back Raqqa, Kimmie Taylor worries about police action in the UK.

In Speech, Sen. McCain Decries 'Half-Baked Spurious Nationalism'

NPR News - 19 hours 17 min ago

Following his acceptance of the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, McCain said U.S. abandonment of global leadership is "unpatriotic."

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Lighter Winds Aid Firefighters Working To Contain California Blazes

NPR News - Mon, 2017-10-16 23:38

Officials say they are increasingly optimistic that the fires are gradually being extinguished, with two of the largest about 70 percent contained.

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Crimewatch axed by BBC after 33 years

BBC - Mon, 2017-10-16 22:43
But daytime sister programme Crimewatch Roadshow will continue, the corporation says.

Tiger Woods 'can do as much as he needs to do'

BBC - Mon, 2017-10-16 22:12
Tiger Woods is cleared by his doctor to resume full golf activities as the 14-time major winner continues his comeback from injury.

Your briefing on Brexit talks and tension in Kirkuk

BBC - Mon, 2017-10-16 21:16
Your morning briefing for 17 October 2017.

Hurricane Ophelia: Scotland faces more storm disruptions

BBC - Mon, 2017-10-16 20:10
Winds of more than 70mph and heavy rain have hit south-west Scotland and north-west England.

Callista Gingrich Confirmed As Ambassador To The Vatican

NPR News - Mon, 2017-10-16 19:58

The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was nominated in May to represent the United States at the Holy See.

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US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

BBC - Mon, 2017-10-16 19:50
The call comes as Iraqi forces take over the city after a controversial Kurdish independence vote.

Should children be heard in English family court cases?

BBC - Mon, 2017-10-16 16:49
There are calls for youngsters to be given the right to speak in private to judges