National / International News

Libyan PM to step down after attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 07:02
Abdullah al-Thinni was only confirmed as prime minister last week but he is stepping down after he and his family were attacked.

Solomon Islands hit by second quake

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 06:51
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes off the Solomon Islands only hours after a similar strength quake.

Games drop Red Road flats demolition

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 06:41
Commonwealth Games organisers drop the demolition of the Red Road flats from the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony.

May is Saints hero in semi-final win

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 06:31
Stevie May scores twice as St Johnstone secure a come-back win over Aberdeen to reach their first Scottish Cup final.

EU 'must lead' climate change fight

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 06:24
The European Union must do more" to lead worldwide efforts to limit climate change, the UK government says.

Frustrated With Congress, IMF Heads Leave D.C. With Budding Idea

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 06:20

The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.

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Smith family 'saddened' by book

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 06:14
The family of the late Sir Cyril Smith say they are "saddened" by claims made against him in a new book written by a serving MP.

'Casualties' in Ukraine gun battles

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 06:11
A Ukrainian security services officer is killed and five others injured in gun battles in the eastern city of Sloviansk, officials say.

VIDEO: Green investment 'needs to treble'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 05:54
Scientists are calling for a big shift to renewable energy as a solution to the problems caused by global warming.

Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 05:40

Greenhouse gas emissions will have to drop 40 to 70 percent by 2050 — and then drop even more, to nearly zero by the end of this century — a new U.N. report says.

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'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 05:24

Taking apart Mad Men has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.

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New Claims Of Poison Gas Attack In Syria

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 05:24

Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons.

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Abdullah ahead in Afghan poll count

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 05:05
Partial results released after Afghanistan's presidential vote show Abdullah Abdullah slightly ahead in a tight race with Ashraf Ghani.

Farah eighth in London Marathon

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:56
Mo Farah finishes eighth on his marathon debut as world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya claims his second London title.

Pope Francis Poses For Selfies With Crowd At St. Peter's

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:43

After speaking to a large Palm Sunday crowd, Pope Francis moved through the audience in his popemobile — and then got out of the vehicle to greet the faithful and pose for photos.

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Arrest over Facebook death post

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:32
A 17-year-old girl is arrested on suspicion of making a "grossly offensive" comment on Facebook after the sudden death of a boy in Swansea.

Ukraine Says An Officer Died In Battle With Pro-Russian Forces

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:05

A Ukrainian Security Service officer has been killed and five others wounded in the eastern city of Slovyansk, officials from Ukraine's interim government said Sunday.

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Councils 'hustled' over housing

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:00
The director general of the National Trust accuses the government of pushing councils to produce local plans quickly so homes can be built.

Root not a Test opener - Rogers

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:44
Joe Root should not open the batting for England's Test side, according to Australia opener Chris Rogers.

VIDEO: Will and Kate 'baby rumours' quashed

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:39
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have enjoyed a white-water speed boat ride as they continue their tour of New Zealand.

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