National / International News

Death Toll From Washington Mudslide Rises To 35

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:37

The last person identified was two-year-old Brooke Spillers of Arlington, Washington. President Obama is also scheduled to visit the area later this month.

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Afghan notebook: Spotting fraud

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:33
Five things to watch out for in Afghanistan's election

Legend cleans boots after online row

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:29
The former England striker Rodney Marsh is to clean the boots of every Stoke City player as a forfeit for losing an online argument with supporters.

VIDEO: The man who went from pub to pulpit

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:06
'I loved running a pub but I gave it up for this'

A watch for blind people

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:04
The timepiece designed for blind people - with no hands or numbers

Massive Security Flaw Picks The Padlock On Much Of The Internet

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:02

A bug has been discovered in one of the Internet's principal encryption programs. The bug enables attackers to evade security and eavesdrop on information supplied to companies online by users.

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UK warned over EU renegotiation

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:55
The UK cannot challenge the EU's basic principles if it wants to stay a member, says the man who may be the next head of the European Commission.

A rusting revolutionary hero

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:43
How a steel shortage stopped this being the world's tallest structure

Catalonia independence vote rejected

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:34
Spanish MPs reject a request by the Catalan authorities to hold a referendum on independence by an overwhelming majority.

US regulator fines GM over inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:30
US road safety authorities have fined GM for failing to respond to requests for information about faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

Texas Education Agency Considers Adding Class On Mexican-Americans

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:27

Mexican-American studies have been controversial in some parts of the country. In Arizona, for example, those studies were banned in 2011.

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Crunch talks announced on Ukraine

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:24
The EU, Russia, the US and Ukraine will hold talks next week to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the first such meeting since the crisis began.

Universal Credit inquiry 'hampered'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:09
A Commons committee accuses the government of "hampering" its scrutiny of the Universal Credit welfare policy.

Exams for arts subjects get harder

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:08
A-levels and GCSEs in arts subjects in England are to be made more "rigorous and demanding", Education Secretary Michael Gove is to announce.

Male eating disorders 'overlooked'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:06
Young men with an eating disorder are not getting the help and support they need because of perceptions about a "women's illness", say researchers.

Dyer and PM unite on charity album

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:01
EastEnders star Danny Dyer and PM David Cameron lend their voices to the official World War One centenary album.

The irresistible urge for students to talk

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:00
The irresistible urge for online students to talk

GM At Odds With Feds Over Recall-Related Documents

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining the automaker for not answers all of its questions about ignition switch problems, but General Motors says it's doing its best to comply.

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This Pie Chart Is Delicious And Statistically Sound

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51

Back 2012, The Salt surveyed readers on their favorite pies during our Pie Week series. Recently, an Australian reader wrote in to let us know she pie-charted our results with mouth-watering real pie.

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VIDEO: Miller should resign to 'save honour'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:39
Culture Secretary Maria Miller should step down "as a question of honour", former Commons Speaker Baroness Betty Boothroyd has said.
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