National / International News

'Offensive' pig sculpture removed

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 00:05
A charity set up in honour of former prime minister Sir Robert Peel is calling for a councillor to return a sculpture of a pig he had removed from a town centre.

Burundi troops clash over coup bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:58
Heavy fighting breaks out between rival groups of soldiers in Burundi's capital amid confusion over the success of an attempted coup.

Carney: Productivity key for growth

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:55
Productivity must be improved for the UK economy to continue to recover, says Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

Player of the year double for Joseph

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:53
Bath and England centre Jonathan Joseph receives double recognition at the Rugby Players' Association annual awards.

David Letterman's Top 10 Late-Night Memories (Well, Not Really)

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:37

No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans on leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.

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A Database Of All Things Brainy

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:34

A mouse brain boasts more than 200 different kinds of cells, say scientists, who are busy cataloging everything known about each type. Next up: a data trove of details on human brain cells.

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N.Y. Police Shooting Case Divides City's Asian-Americans

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:34

NYPD officer Peter Liang has been indicted for the death of Akai Gurley. Some in the Asian-American community support holding Liang accountable; others say he is being scapegoated because of his race.

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Long-Term Depression May Boost Stroke Risk Long After Mood Improves

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:32

Even after the psychological pain is effectively treated, damage from long years of depression may linger. It seems to double the risk of stroke among adults over age 50, research suggests.

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Brightman postpones space trip

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:30
British soprano Sarah Brightman calls off her trip to the International Space Station citing "personal family reasons".

Police Rethink Tactics Amid New Technologies And Social Pressure

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:29

One officer says relations with the public are "about as bad as I've seen," as a take-charge method of policing collides with a more skeptical citizenry that can record and disseminate video anywhere.

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Children's clinical research 'urged'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:26
There must be a culture shift in medical research to make sure more children can take part, an expert panel at the Nuffield Council of Bioethics says.

VIDEO: Hunting submarines in the North Sea

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:14
Nato has been conducting its largest ever anti-submarine warfare exercise in the North Sea, off the coast of Norway.

Fatal crash plane 'was overweight'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:07
A plane that was involved in a fatal crash on Bute had been fitted with unrecorded modifications which put it over its maximum takeoff weight.

ITV advertising profits strong

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 23:03
Broadcaster ITV sees a 14% rise in net revenue, beating forecasts, says the company in its first-quarter results.

Manila factory fire toll rises to 72

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 22:48
The death toll in a fire that destroyed a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, Manila, rises to 72, officials say.

Robbie and wife deny sex harassment

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 22:47
The singer Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field, say they will "strenuously" defend themselves after a former employee takes legal action against them.

VIDEO: Calls to improve young driver safety

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 22:17
As new figures reveal the high death toll of teenagers in car crashes, there are renewed calls for the government to take action to improve young driver safety.

Australia announces Hughes inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 22:00
Cricket Australia announces it will conduct an independent review into the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

Farron confirms Lib Dem leadership bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 22:00
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron, the party's former president, tells the BBC he will stand in the party's leadership election.