National / International News

Half of prostate cancer misdiagnosed

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:11
Prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate the severity of the disease in half of cases, scientists say.

Haas leads Masters after first round

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:04
American Bill Haas holds a one-shot lead over defending champion Adam Scott, 2012 winner Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen.

Irish culture celebrated in London

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:00
A host of Irish musicians and stars of the stage and screen take part in a London concert to mark the first UK state visit of an Irish head of state.

UN approves peacekeepers for CAR

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:43
The UN Security Council votes to send a 12,000-strong force to the Central African Republic (CAR) to help end continuing religious violence.

Viewpoint: CAR needs help - Ban Ki-Moon

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:43
CAR 'must not become another Rwanda', writes UN chief

Obama And Al Sharpton: An Odd Couple Who Make Political Sense

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:38

For the cautious president and the free-wheeling reverend, there's a political symbiosis that comes from sharing the same stage.

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Great Train Robbery in miniature

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:24
Model railway enthusiasts from Luton re-create one of the most infamous heists in history.

Class bears 'prompt parent rivalry'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:13
Classroom teddy bears that go home to stay with pupils for the weekend are prompting new levels of competitive parenting, the TES says.

Immigration talk 'deters students'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:11
"Overblown rhetoric" on efforts to bring down immigration has contributed to a drop in students doing technology, engineering and maths courses at UK universities, peers say.

VIDEO: First look at the Samsung S5

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:09
Rory Cellan-Jones tries out Samsung's latest S5 phone, as it makes its global launch on Friday.

Sebelius, Leader Of Rocky Health Care Rollout, Resigns From HHS

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:09

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from her position as secretary of health and human services. President Obama accepted her resignation, and he plans to nominate Sylvia Matthews Burwell to replace her.

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UN set to warn over 'dash for gas'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:06
The United Nations is likely to warn governments that a "dash for gas" will not solve climate change, the BBC's Roger Harrabin reports.

Mixed emotions as Liverpool target title

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:58
Alan Hansen outlines the feelings in Liverpool ahead of a potential title decider and the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough

Judges Appear Divided In Case On Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:53

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case prompted by last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Is Resigning

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:48

Sebelius is resigning after a five-year term that will no doubt be remembered for the calamitous implementation of Obamacare.

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Warning over 'disturbances' in town

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:29
Police warn motorists to avoid part of Carrickfergus, County Antrim, due to disturbances.

VIDEO: Close-up: Sub ready to locate MH370

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:22
Specialists are preparing the submarine which will be used when the general location of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane in the Indian Ocean is identified.

Don't break my heart: This week's Silicon Tally

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:07
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 06:09 Paul Gilham/Getty Images

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week's guest is Nitasha Tiku, , co-editor of Valleywag, Silicon Valley's tech gossip rag.

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What's your type?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-10 13:55

The break-up of a graphic design duo has resulted in a lawsuit of $20 million – over fonts. Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler worked together for 15 years to create some of the most famous and ubiquitous fonts around– used by GQ, Martha Stewart, the New York Jets and Saturday Night Live. They won awards for their typefaces - before the relationship turned sour. So now we want to know: How much do you care about fonts? Take our survey! (function(){var qs,js,q,s,d=document,gi=d.getElementById,ce=d.createElement,gt=d.getElementsByTagName,id='typef_orm',b='https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/share.typeform.com/';if(!gi.call(d,id)){js=ce.call(d,'script');js.id=id;js.src=b+'widget.js';q=gt.call(d,'script')[0];q.parentNode.insertBefore(js,q)}})()

VIDEO: Below deck of Syria chemical destroyer

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 13:51
Time is fast running out for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons stocks, the international body in charge of their destruction says.
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