National / International News

Assessing Syria's chemical weapons

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 16:10
For the past year, there have been reports that chemicals such as chlorine and ammonia continue to be used for attacks in Syria. So why is it so difficult to monitor what weapons Syria has?

Spain's political masters face bloody nose

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 16:03
Spaniards are poised to give their political masters a bloody nose in a bumper election year, reports James Badcock.

The 'Kabuliwala' Afghans of Kolkata

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 16:01
The Afghans who have made Kolkata their home

Does a death sentence always mean death?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:57
Does a death sentence always mean death?

The element that made the 20th Century shine

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:53
The element that made the modern era gleam

Stage set for biggest ever Eurovision

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:50
Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.

Who was suicide bomber Luul Dahir?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:46
The "friendly" mother of six who killed herself in a hotel

TLC Pulls '19 Kids And Counting' Amid Reports Of Star's Sexual Misconduct As Minor

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:33

Reports say Josh Duggar, 27, molested five underage girls in 2002 and 2003. Duggar has apologized, and his family says they have been open about "one of the most difficult times of our lives."

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VIDEO: Electro Velvet's Eurovision diary

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:06
BBC News followed UK Eurovision entry Electro Velvet to find out what it is like to be thrust, from nowhere, into the gaze of Europe's showbiz media.

VIDEO: New braking system could save lives

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:06
Cambridge University is leading work on a new braking system that chops a fifth off the stopping distance of an HGV.

Councils urge blanket legal high ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 15:02
Councils across England and Wales call on the government to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs.

CCTV 'switch-off' and Amazon tax move

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 14:31
Stories making Saturday's front pages include reports that councils are switching off CCTV cameras to save cash and that retailer Amazon has changed its tax arrangements.

Will Hull's season end on high note?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 14:20
Hull face Manchester United looking to overhaul Newcastle and avoid relegation on the last day of the top-flight season.

VIDEO: Ramadi residents pay price as IS advances

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 14:14
Several days after Islamic State militants captured the city of Ramadi, Iraqis are now asking why their army was unable to protect them.

In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:42

What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one, but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.

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Pre-Race Day, Indy 500 Struggles With Flying Cars

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:39

Leading up to the premier race is a series of unpredictable airborne crashes — and no one can explain why. Officials have mandated a lower driving speed, while engineers work to find some solution.

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Dozens dead in Mexico gang shoot-out

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:37
At least 39 people are killed in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang in one of Mexico's most violent states.

California farmers agree water deal

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:31
California regulators accept an offer from farmers to reduce water usage by 25% in an effort to avoid deeper cuts in the state's battle with drought.

Man Convicted Of Killing D.C. Intern Chandra Levy To Get New Trial

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:30

Prosecutors have agreed not to oppose a new trial for Ingmar Guandique, who was found guilty in 2010 of killing Levy in 2001.

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Electro Velvet: In the swing for Vienna

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:15
Electro Velvet get in the swing at Eurovision

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