National / International News

The Resurrection Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Revived

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 10:52

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.

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Election candidate's email 'stupid'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 10:43
An election candidate is criticised for telling a woman in a gay marriage that he did not want to hear from her again.

Hackers Teach Computers To Tell Healthy And Sick Brain Cells Apart

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 10:36

Scientists are still better than computers at assessing a neuron's health by looking at its shape. But an effort that includes an international series of hackathons could help speed the process.

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Libya Tripoli-based Islamist PM fired

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 10:28
MPs remove Omar al-Hassi as head of Libya's Islamist-backed alternative government in Tripoli amid allegations of financial irregularities.

VIDEO: £135k to move voles: Money well spent?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 10:21
£135,000 was spent relocating water voles so work could begin dredging two Somerset rivers in 2014.

Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's Replacement, Goes From Hero To Villain In 24 Hours

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 10:18

Soon after it was announced that Noah will host The Daily Show, it emerged that some of his tweets mocked women and Jews — tweets that critics have called sexist and anti-Semitic.

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Nigerian President Said To Concede Election To Opposition Candidate

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 10:17

A sitting president has never lost a presidential bid in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. Partial results showed Goodluck Jonathan trailing Muhammadu Buhari by close to 3 million votes.

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Councils in court battle over centre

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 10:16
A row over Castlereagh's Robinson leisure centre has led to a court battle between two councils on their last day of business.

Cash stolen in daylight bank robbery

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 10:05
A large amount of cash is stolen in a daylight bank robbery in Cardiff as police search for a suspect caught on CCTV cameras.

Sinfield an inspiration - McDermott

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 10:00
Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott says there is no player to rival union-bound Kevin Sinfield in the modern era.

Mining massacre report given to Zuma

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:48
The findings of an inquiry into the killings of 34 workers at the Marikana mine in South Africa are given to President Jacob Zuma.

Spurs agreement over stadium land

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:46
Tottenham Hotspur says it has struck a private deal to buy disputed land for a proposed £400m football stadium.

Graves eyes four-day Test matches

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:42
Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves confirms his preference for Tests to be shortened to four days.

Staff At Britain's Windsor Castle May Strike Over Low Wages

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:35

It's the first time Queen Elizabeth is facing a possible strike by employees of the royal family. At issue is whether employees should be expected to do extra work for no additional pay.

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Lufthansa told of co-pilot depression

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:28
The Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz informed Lufthansa's flight school in 2009 of a "serious depressive episode", the airline says.

Opposition wins Nigeria election

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:24
Nigeria's presidential poll is won by Muhammadu Buhari, in the country's first election victory by the opposition.

Why Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan lost

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:22
Nigerians are so used to the idea that an incumbent should win the presidential election that President Goodluck Jonathan's failure to beat Gen Muhammadu Buhari needs some explaining.

VIDEO: Day two election campaign highlights

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:16
In the run-up to the general election on 7 May, the BBC brings you a daily guide to the key stories from the campaign trail.

Alabama Judge Says Raising Money To Be Elected Is 'Tawdry'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:15

Mixing judges with campaign contributions can lead to conflicts of interest. Fresh Air talks to retired Judge Sue Bell Cobb and the Center for American Progress' Billy Corriher.

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Clarkson live tour set to go ahead

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:09
Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.