National / International News

How did Rwanda save 590,000 children?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 19:10
How has Rwanda managed to reduce child mortality so successfully, and could other nations follow its example?

Baltimore police enforce curfew

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 19:00
Police are trying to enforce a curfew on the streets of Baltimore, a night after violence rocked the city.

The death that changed Nascar

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:55
The fatal crash that changed motor racing

Five challenges to UK foreign policy

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:38
Robin Niblett, director of independent think tank Chatham House, outlines five external challenges that could shape British foreign policy.

Rapid escalation of the cyber-arms race

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:33
The capacity for causing widespread confusion and damage through cyber-attacks is increasing all the time, warns Gordon Corera.

Global '100-year gap' in education standards

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:30
The stark divide in education between rich and poor countries

How much do you know about party election broadcasts?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:20
How much do you know about party election broadcasts?

The love/hate relationship with sun

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:18
How people have both loved and feared sunshine

'Doctors failed diet pill student'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:11
The best friend of student Eloise Parry, thought to have died after taking 'highly toxic' diet pills bought online, says she was failed by doctors.

Harbour light 'confuses creatures'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:02
Artificial lighting in harbours is luring in sea creatures that cause damage to ships, a study suggests.

EU vote on alcohol calorie labels

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:59
The European Parliament is set to vote on whether calorie labels should be added to alcoholic beverages.

Anger over Indonesia executions

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:58
Australian recalls its ambassador and Brazil expresses "deep dismay" after their citizens are executed in Indonesia for drug crimes.

Worried parents 'put pressure on A&E'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:56
Worried parents are putting "extra pressure" on A&E departments, leading doctors and nurses warn.

'Ofsted harms children's services'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:43
Ofsted inspections of children's services are outdated and do not always protect vulnerable children, according to a new report.

Venezuela cuts hours to save energy

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:33
Venezuela announces a nationwide electricity rationing plan that includes cutting the working day for public sector employees.

Top quality care urged for youngest

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:26
The next government should focus on the quality of care and education received by young children, say campaigners.

Tories pledge law to curb tax rises

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:02
A Conservative government will introduce a law guaranteeing no rise in income tax rates, VAT or National Insurance before 2020, David Cameron will announce.

Nigerian Military Rescues 200 Girls From Boko Haram

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:02

Ninety-three women were also rescued in the operation. The military says it cannot confirm if the girls are the same as the schoolgirls kidnapped last year, but the AP reports they are not.

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Louie Louie singer dies aged 71

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:48
Jack Ely, the lead singer of the Kingsmen best known for 1960s hit Louie Louie, dies aged 71

Tax pledge and Brand interview

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:37
An election pledge not to raise taxes in the next parliament, and the Labour leader's interview with comedian Russell Brand make the front pages.

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