National / International News

Rearrested Mafia boss in custody

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:55
A convicted Mafia boss is remanded in custody after being rearrested over his connections to the criminal network.

Man remanded over hot water incident

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:53
A County Down man, recently discharged from a psychiatric unit, is remanded in custody in connection with an incident in which hot water was thrown over two men and a three-year-old girl.

Two hurt escaping 'deliberate' blaze

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:53
A man and a woman are hurt escaping from a fire which police said was started deliberately at a flat in Ayrshire.

'Guinea pig' concern over waste plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:14
Concerns are raised about plans to build a new waste processing and energy generation facility in Carmarthenshire.

Hamilton beats Rosberg in practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:12
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in final practice at the Bahrain GP as Sebastian Vettel spins off.

Injury fear for England's Rodriguez

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:12
Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez suffers what looks like a serious knee injury against Manchester City.

AUDIO: Dealing with diversity in schools

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:02
How should schools in areas where there is a large Muslim population deal with the pressure that brings?

VIDEO: Nasa releases solar flare footage

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:51
Nasa has released dramatic footage of a solar flare, captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

21,000 get free pre-school places

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:50
Thousands of parents are told the outcome of their application for a free pre-school place.

VIDEO: David Cameron hails tax changes

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:45
David Cameron has written to more than a million businesses and charities to urge them to check if they are entitled to a £2,000 National Insurance break.

Biker dies in police van crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:36
A motorcyclist dies in a collision with a police van in Cumbria.

Chinese Ship Reportedly Detects 'Pulse Signal' In Search For Airliner

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:35

A search ship has detected an ultrasonic pulse on a frequency used by black box recorders, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.

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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:18

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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Ecuador volcano spews huge ash plume

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:11
A volcano just south of Ecuador's capital Quito has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash, several kilometres high.

To sign or to speak

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:04
Why one man was inundated with messages over signing

'In Paradise,' Matthiessen Considers Our Capacity For Cruelty

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 03:36

At 86, Matthiessen has written what he says "may be his last word." In Paradise, a novel about a visit to a Nazi extermination camp, caps a career spanning six decades and 33 books.

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For Syrian Refugees, 'Life Has Stopped'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 03:36

Syrian refugees have flooded into Lebanon since the war began. The UN said this week that 1 million refugees are now in the country. NPR's Scott Simon and Alice Fordham discuss the impact.

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With Modern Election, Voters Make A Break From Old Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 03:36

Afghans voted for a new president Saturday, with only scattered violence. NPR'S Renee Montagne tells NPR's Scott Simon that the vote reflects the country's tug between tradition and modernity.

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'Muse Of Painting' Came To Churchill's Rescue — And Bush's

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 03:36

Portraits of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush go on exhibit in Dallas on Saturday. He took up the hobby after he read Winston Churchill's essay, "Painting as Pastime."

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Argument May Have Led To Fort Hood Shooting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 03:36

Officials at Fort Hood, Texas, are investigating an argument that may have led to a shooting spree there this week. They are moving away from a focus on the suspect's mental health issues.

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