National / International News

80 Municipal Courts In St. Louis County Change Fees After Criticism

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:30

The courts have agreed to set uniform fees and fines, changing a process that fueled anger and frustration with the legal system in Ferguson, Mo.

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PLO rejects Syrian action in Yarmouk

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:14
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) rules out asking the Syrian government to launch military action in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.

'Game Of Thrones' And 'Veep' Anchor HBO's Killer Sunday Lineup

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:04

HBO's Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley all start new seasons Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these three shows just might form the best Sunday night lineup on TV this spring.

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Obama set for key Castro meeting

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:00
Former foes Barack Obama and Raul Castro prepare to meet at the Summit of the Americas in Panama - their first encounter since a recent thaw in relations.

Mali's Swedish troops get extra food

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:55
Rations for Swedish peacekeepers based in Timbuktu in Mali have been increased after complaints they were going hungry, their spokesman says.

Intel hit by supercomputer chip ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:55
The US government has refused to let Intel help China update the world's biggest supercomputer over concerns about nuclear research it is being used for.

Samsung S6 Edge supply shortage

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:54
Samsung's new flagship mobile phones go on sale today but the company says it may struggle to meet demand for its S6 Edge model.

New GCSE tests 'could be compulsory'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:44
New National Reference Tests to help set GCSE grade boundaries could be made compulsory for thousands of pupils in England.

Dunblane set for Murray wedding

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:40
Dunblane gears up for Murray-mania ahead of tennis star Andy Murray's wedding to Kim Sears in the town on Saturday.

VIDEO: Mother of charged officer speaks

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:37
The mother of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder after shooting an unarmed black man has spoken to US TV.

SNP the wrong choice, says Miliband

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:34
The SNP's economic plans would have a "devastating" effect on Scotland, Ed Miliband says, as polls suggest the nationalists still have a huge lead over Labour.

Newry to host famine commemoration

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:31
An annual commemoration of the Irish famine when 1 million people died is to be held in Northern Ireland for the first time.

VIDEO: Dolphins stranded on Japan beach

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:29
Nearly 150 melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, have become stranded on a beach in Japan.

Is this cat moving up or down the stairs?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:27
Is this picture the next "golden dress"?

VIDEO: How cameras can measure plant health

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:15
How hacking a digital camera could help farmers and gardeners monitor the health of their plants.

Huge Tornadoes Tear Through Illinois And The Midwest

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:05

The tornado was so massive and the damage so extensive that in some areas, plows had to push debris off the streets so emergency crews could reach survivors.

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PODCAST: GE's new direction

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:00

Airing on Friday, April 10, 2015: General Electric likes to be known for its power plants, it's cat scanners, it's fridges, but less so for its massive real estate holdings. There's news just now that GE is going to refocus on its roots in manufacturing. Plus, LinkedIn, the social networking tool, is purchasing, an online business skills training company. The price tag? $1.5 billion. We look at why LinkedIn would want to spend that kind of money. And in a lot of cities in Mexico, it's not that easy to get safe drinking water - and a lot of folks reach for a soda pop instead. The Mexican government is trying to change that. 


VIDEO: What matters to a walks guide?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 02:57
Cath Lee from the Peak District in Derbyshire runs a guided walk company, and feels an active lifestyle can have major benefits for the country.

Armed standoff man could be jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 02:55
A 22-year-old man who was involved in an 11-hour armed standoff in a Denbighshire village is warned he could be jailed.

VIDEO: What matters to an electrician?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 02:55
Tony Levy, an electrician from the West Midlands, will vote for any party which would increase defence spending.