National / International News

Man in his 20s killed in stabbing

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 00:29
Police are treating the death of a man in his 20s stabbed to death in west Belfast as murder.

Headline-grabbing bull is not gay

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 00:22
A supposedly-gay bull saved from slaughter and re-homed in Norfolk is "not gay", his new owners reveal.

'Trade down due to junction closure'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 00:11
The trial closure of a slip road on the M4 at Port Talbot has led to a 20% fall in trade to businesses, it is claimed.

VIDEO: 'No £100 fine for late tax returns'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 00:01
People who have filed late tax returns have been let off paying a £100 fine if they provide a "reasonable" excuse for being late.

Farah wins but criticises pacemakers

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 23:44
Mo Farah sets the world's quickest 10,000m time of 2015, then blames pacemakers for not allowing him to go faster.

VIDEO: Lung cancer therapy hope for patients

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 23:35
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.

Cameron's EU tour: Mission accomplished?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 23:23
The BBC's Katya Adler looks whether British PM David Cameron's "whistle-stop tour" of the EU to push for changes in the 28-member bloc was a success.

Vitamin D to be added to M&S bread

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 23:20
Marks and Spencer is to become the first UK retailer to add vitamin D to all its packaged bread and bread rolls.

Mental health care unit 'horrific'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 23:11
The Alzheimer's Society describes care at a north Wales mental health unit as "horrific" following the publication of a damning report.

Khan claims points win over Algieri

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 22:56
Amir Khan says he wants to take on Floyd Mayweather next after beating Chris Algieri in Friday's welterweight bout.

US demands China halt reclamations

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 21:01
The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.

VIDEO: Cuba removed from US terrorism list

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 20:43
The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Europe concern at Blatter re-election

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 20:36
Many European football associations express concern following Sepp Blatter's re-election as Fifa president, although his win is welcomed by Russia.

Venezuela blocks ex-presidents' visit

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 19:01
Venezuela has blocked two ex-presidents from visiting opposition leaders jailed on charges of inciting violence against the government.

Sarkozy renames French opposition

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 17:47
France's main opposition party, led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, has changed its name from UMP to The Republicans, despite fierce opposition from critics.

VIDEO: Napoleon's life in Lego for anniversary

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 17:28
The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is to be marked with an exhibition in the Belgian town of Waterloo.

No £100 fine for late tax returns

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 17:17
People who have filed late tax returns are to be let off paying a £100 fine for missing the deadline, HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed.

US discovers more anthrax shipments

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 17:03
The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.

Remembering WW1's 'khaki cup final'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 16:11
The controversial FA Cup Final of WW1

The Peace Corps wants ... baby boomers?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-05-29 16:06

According to the U.S. Peace Corps, 7 percent of its 6,818 volunteers are over the age of 50, and the international service organization would like to see that double. Retired volunteers, the agency says, bring unique life skills and professional experiences with them that allow them to instantly impact the communities they serve around the world.

Enter John and Rosemary Bottcher from Monticello, Florida, married 47 years. Rosemary, 72, is a retired environmental chemist, and John, 71, was an environmental attorney. They served together from 2011-2013 in Paraguay, where Rosemary taught secondary school and John worked in agricultural economics building sustainable gardens. 

"It was just a grand adventure," Rosemary says. "I just wanted to do something different, because lying about when you're retired can get pretty boring pretty fast." John and Rosemary's decided to join the Peace Corps after visiting their daughter, a volunteer herself, in Guatemala. 

 

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