National / International News

Alexander: Labour majority 'doable'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 04:07
A Labour majority in the general election would be "difficult but doable", the party's election co-ordinator Douglas Alexander says.

Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 04:05

Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, once fierce political rivals, traveled together to Washington last week to undo years of hostility between their predecessor and Obama.

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How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:38

The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.

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Meningitis vaccine agreed for babies

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:25
A vaccine for meningitis B will be made available for all babies in Wales after a deal with drug manufacturers, the Welsh government confirms.

Greek Voters Want Their Government To Show Some Fight

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

The leftist Syriza party swept into office on a promise to stand up to European austerity demands. But the new government has had to soften its tone. Some Greeks worry the party is giving in.

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As Iraqi Forces Press Into Tikrit, Hundreds Of ISIS FIghters Remain

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

Following bombing raids on ISIS targets in Tikrit, Iraqi forces are preparing to retake the strategic city. Correspondent Alice Fordham tells NPR's Rachel Martin about her recent visit to the front.

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Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

Some of Hillary Clinton's most vocal critics are from those in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Mara Liasson about Clinton's evolving relationship with the press.

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Ukrainian Protestants Say Religious Intolerance Rising In Donetsk

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

Protestants from the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine say they are being persecuted by the Russian Orthodox Church. Many evangelicals have left because of a crackdown on religious freedom.

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SNP backs new gender balance rules

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:14
The SNP introduces new rules which could result in all-women shortlists for constituencies where nationalist MSPs are stepping down.

Arab League to create military force

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:06
Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats.

Disgraced MP to stand in election

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:59
Disgraced MP Mike Hancock tells BBC News he will stand in the general election as an independent candidate.

World Cup not for 'window dressing'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:53
The development of associate members must go beyond the 'window dressing' of a World Cup, the International Cricket Council says.

VIDEO: Tunisians march against terrorism

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:51
French President Francois Hollande and other foreign dignitaries are expected to join thousands of Tunisians marching in protest against terrorism.

Benefit cuts 'not yet decided'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:48
The work and pensions secretary says the Conservatives are not keeping plans for £12bn of benefit cuts secret - saying no final decisions have been made.

Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:44

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.

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Record sales for Edinburgh Festival

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:35
Opening of the box office for this year's Edinburgh International Festival sees record sales.

Jonas slimed at Kids' Choice awards

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:18
Angelina Jolie, Liam Hemsworth and 5 Seconds of Summer attend the annual festival of green slime.

Greece's creditors mull new reforms

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:08
Greece's creditors are studying new reform plans put forward by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government in a bid to secure further bailout funds.

Australia crush NZ to win World Cup

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:08
Australia overwhelm New Zealand by seven wickets to win the World Cup for a fifth time at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Man critically injured in incident

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 01:56
A man is critically ill with head and leg injuries after an incident the Ballysillan area of north Belfast.