National / International News

In Berlin, Grassroots Efforts Work To Integrate Inner-City Schools

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 23:57

In parts of the city, racial segregation in schools is often a reality. But small parent-led initiatives — one immigrant-led, one native-led — have been working to change perceptions and enrollment.

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June Whitfield to star in EastEnders

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 23:48
Veteran actresses June Whitfield and Jan Harvey will star in key one-off roles in the BBC soap later this year.

Jaw Fossil In Ethiopia Likely Oldest Ever Found In Human Line

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 23:45

The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth.

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Boris Nemtsov: 'He Directed His Words Against Putin Himself'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 23:44

Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, who followed Boris Nemtsov's career for 27 years, says he was one of the few Russian political figures willing to directly criticize President Vladimir Putin.

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Toronto Infertility Clinic Offers Controversial Treatment

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 23:43

The technique claims to "recharge the batteries" in a woman's eggs using mitochondria from other cells extracted from her ovaries. The clinic's first births are due soon, though other doctors worry.

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Brazil raises rates to six-year high

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 23:17
Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.

Clegg calls for 'Cornish Assembly'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 22:49
The Liberal Democrats say they would offer the people of Cornwall a new assembly which would get new powers to run local services.

Ferguson album follows 'year of loss'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 22:39
How a 'year of loss' fed Rebecca Ferguson's new album

Did bankers scam the bank rescue scheme?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 22:37
Will vital public confidence in the Bank of England be shaken by the SFO's probe of whether its schemes to provide cheap finance to banks were scammed?

Police search ex-Tory MP's home

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 22:36
The home of former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor is searched by police investigating historical allegations of child abuse.

NZ 'spying on Pacific neighbours'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 22:34
New Zealand is conducting mass surveillance over its Pacific neighbours, documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden say.

Reid signs new West Ham contract

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 22:26
Centre-half Winston Reid agrees a new six-and-a-half-year contract with the Hammers.

Derry's Peace Bridge is first class

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 22:24
Londonderry's Peace Bridge is included in the Royal Mail's latest collection of first class stamps.

Ukraine declares mourning for miners

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 22:23
The Ukrainian president declares a day of national mourning as the death toll from a gas blast in a coal mine reaches 32, with one still missing.

Cardiff Airport jobs and route boost

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 22:23
Airline Flybe is to operate new routes flying from Cardiff Airport, creating 50 new jobs.

Third in Wales source news online

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 21:39
Almost a third of people in Wales now get their main sources of news from social media and the internet, a poll for BBC Wales suggests.

40,000 hours of ambulances delays

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 21:32
Patients' could be at risk as ambulance crews lose 40,000 hours a year waiting outside hospital emergency units, assembly members told.

'Troubles link to mental health'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 21:24
A new study claims the Troubles are linked to half the cases of mental health issues in Northern Ireland, a new report says.

Teachers strike plan for 13 March

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 21:23
The Irish National Teachers Organisation says a vote by its members clears the way for industrial action, including a strike.

Singapore to cane German vandals

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 21:10
Two German nationals are sentenced to caning and nine months in jail in Singapore for vandalism and trespassing.