National / International News

Downton Abbey to end after six series

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:44
The next season of ITV's period drama Downton Abbey will be its last, its makers announce.

Indiana emergency for HIV 'epidemic'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:41
The governor of Indiana has declared a public health emergency and authorised a needle sharing programme, after an HIV outbreak "reached epidemic proportions" in part of the state.

Pilots Downing Their Planes Is Unusual, But Not Unprecedented

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:39

Investigators looking into the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 this week now believe it was the result of a "deliberate act" of the co-pilot. If so, it wouldn't be the first time.

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Coach overturns on A83 in Argyll

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:38
A coach which is believed to have been carrying dozens of people has overturned on the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll.

PayPal fined for illegal payments

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:34
PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.

How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:22

Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe's elite revamped their cuisines.

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Harrison retires over brain injuries

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:08
Audley Harrison announces his retirement from boxing after revealing he is suffering from the effects of head injuries.

Joan Collins made a dame by prince

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:57
Actress Joan Collins says becoming a dame had "never even crossed her mind" as she receives the accolade from the Prince of Wales for services to charity.

VIDEO: Quad bike teen 'lucky to be a live'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:45
A teenage boy who rode a quad bike the wrong way into oncoming traffic in Liverpool is "lucky to be alive", police say.

Day in pictures: 26 March 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:35
Images from around the world: 26 March

High-Deductible Health Plans Cut Costs, At Least For Now

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:31

Health plans that require people to pay thousands of dollars up front cut costs in the first three years, a study finds. But no one knows if costs will rise later as people avoid preventive care.

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VIDEO: King Richard III laid to rest

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:28
King Richard III's body is laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral, marked by a service presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

US defends 'deserter' Bergdahl swap

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:27
The US has defended a prisoner swap with the Taliban for the release of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl after the US soldier was charged with desertion.

Lib Dem held over child sex claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:21
A parliamentary candidate is suspended by the Liberal Democrats after he was was arrested over child sex abuse allegations.

Footballer set for assault trial

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:19
Dundee United footballer Paul Paton is to stand trial in October accused of assaulting Celtic player Lukasz Zaluska in Glasgow.

Breaking Bad to get full UK TV run

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:09
Cult US drama Breaking Bad is to be broadcast in full on UK terrestrial television for the first time.

Homeless children at six-year high

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:00
The number of children living in temporary accommodation in England is at a six-year high, according to official figures.

What's Up With Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Children?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 05:52

It could be a lack of confidence in the medicine. Maybe they don't think the risk of infection is that high. Or the clinic may be far from home. A new report looks at reasons in five countries.

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Details Emerge About Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 05:49

His flying club says Lubitz "wanted to see his dream of flying fulfilled." Investigators say he appears to have deliberately crashed Flight 4U 9525 into the French Alps, killing 150 people.

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VIDEO: Tearful MP is clapped in the Commons

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 05:23
Conservative MP Charles Walker is clapped by Labour MPs after claiming he has been "played like a fool".