National / International News

Disabled Vermont Woman Who Led Class-Action Suit Sues Medicare Again

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:56

A legally blind woman who has led a fight to make Medicare pay for care even when patients' medical conditions don't improve is in court to get Medicare payment for her own home care.

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Murderer absconds from open prison

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:55
Two men, one of whom is a convicted murderer, are on the run from HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire, police say.

UK to fight EU demand 'in every way'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:53
David Cameron tells MPs the UK will not pay the extra £1.7bn demanded by the EU, promising to challenge it "in every way possible".

VIDEO: Drone rules 'not being enforced'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:43
Strict regulations will need to be introduced before large drones are allowed to appear in the UK's skies, pilots association Balpa has said.

Term-time holidays 'must be rare'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:35
Holidays for pupils in term-time should only be granted if the circumstances are "rare, unavoidable, significant and short", say head teachers

U.N. Ambassador In Sierra Leone For Closer Look At Ebola Crisis

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:35

Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the U.N., is on a multi-nation swing through West Africa to see how the global response to the deadly virus is faring.

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VIDEO: Cameron jostled on trip to Leeds

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:19
Prime Minister David Cameron has been shoved by a member of the public on a visit to Leeds. after he attended a news conference about the proposed high speed rail link.

Dylan Thomas play 'changed my life'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:15
Poet's praise as centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas is marked

F1 may lose more teams - Mosley

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:05
Marussia and Caterham "may not be the last" teams to suffer from the cost of Formula 1, says former FIA president Max Mosley.

VIDEO: Wootton Bassett on symbolic war role

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:55
Royal Wootton Bassett reflects on its enduring symbolic role in honouring the war dead.

Protests in Haiti over delayed polls

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:38
Haitians protest in the capital Port-au-Prince as a new postponement of long-delayed legislative and municipal elections is announced.

Chiquita Fruit Company Is Bought By Two Brazilian Firms

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:29

The Charlotte, N.C.-based company traces its roots to the 1870s, when American entrepreneurs brought bananas to U.S. consumers from the Caribbean.

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VIDEO: 'The greatest view in Europe'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:23
Newsnight's Stephen Smith reports from Westminster Abbey's triforium, which is to be converted to create gallery space in what will be the first major addition to the building since 1745.

Xiaomi to open data centre in India

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:22
After India warned its military not to use Xiaomi devices owing to privacy fears, the Chinese firm announces plans to open an Indian data centre.

VIDEO: Rescuer 'died helping surfers'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:07
One of the people who died in a beach tragedy in Cornwall could have been trying to save young surfers in difficulty, the RNLI has said.

Motorcyclist in hospital after crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:04
A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a crash in Bangor which closed one of the main routes through the Gwynedd city.

Day in pictures: 27 October

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:59
24 hours of news images: 27 October

Ronnie Milsap Joins Country Music's Hall Of Fame

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:51

Milsap's career ranged from playing on the 1960s Elvis hit "Kentucky Rain" to his own solo success in the '70s and '80s. One of his biggest hits was 1980's "Smoky Mountain Rain."

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Death Penalty Reportedly Sought For Captain In Korean Ferry Disaster

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:48

Lee Joon-seok, master of the Sewol, is accused of abandoning his passengers when the vessel went down in April. More than 300 people died.

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Hunt for S Africa footballer killers

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:43
South African police launch a major investigation and offer a large reward to find the killers of South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa.