National / International News

Suicide Attack Kills Dozens At Afghanistan Bank

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 22:51

A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people and wounded more than 80, officials said.

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Sterling a 'distraction' - Carragher

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 22:23
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Raheem Sterling's behaviour has become an unwanted distraction.

Many dead in Afghanistan blast

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 21:55
At least 22 people are killed and 50 injured in an explosion in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials say.

Three dead in Mexican gun battle

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 21:35
A gun battle leaves three dead on the streets of Reynosa, a Mexican city on the border with the US that has been plagued by drug cartel violence.

CPS 'errors' over Lord Janner claims

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 21:19
The former director of public prosecutions, Lord Macdonald QC, expresses "great regret" that he was not told of historical child abuse allegations against former Labour MP Lord Janner.

Ukraine rebel leader asserts claims

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 21:10
A senior rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says the Minsk peace deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held territory.

Is the Phantom Framer an artist?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 19:11
Can frames transform mundane signs into art?

Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 18:32
Australian police say they have broken up an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event, arresting five teenagers.

On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 18:05

Golf is a sport that's been enjoyed by both Democrats and Republicans through the decades, but bipartisan golf outings may be disappearing like a shanked tee shot into a water hazard.

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Email claim over Kiev killings

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 17:39
A group calling itself the Ukrainian Insurgent Army says it was behind the deaths of two anti-government figures in Kiev this week.

Can big data reveal electorate's mood?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 17:28
Can big data reveal the mood of the electorate?

Charity success of crash death racer

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 17:26
A Luton rugby player who died after crashing while racing his car raises £60,000 for a children's charity via a fundraising page he set up before he died.

Scots parties on campaign trail

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 16:58
The Scottish Liberal Democrats will unveil their strategy on mental health services for young people as the election campaign continues.

Weekly Wrap: Inflation, Greece and IPOs

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-04-17 16:58

Joining Kai to talk about the week's business and economic news are Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and John Carney from the Wall Street Journal. The big topics this week: inflation at the retail level and consumer sentiment, Greece's debt problems and the eurozone, and Etsy's and Party City's stock market debuts. 


Prison criticised over teenage death

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 16:50
A coroner criticises a young offenders' institution for failing to identify the risk to an 18-year-old remand prisoner who hanged himself.

A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama's Immigration Plan

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 16:48

A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the President can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.

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Obama appeal to Gulf states on Libya

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 16:08
President Obama says Gulf nations should use their "influence" to help resolve the instability in Libya, warning that military action is not enough.

High cost for Bangladesh war closure

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 15:37
The reverberations of the Bangladeshi war of independence in 1971 are still creating big Islamic turmoil in the world’s third-most populous Muslim nation.

Where on Earth is Umm al Qaiwain?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 15:29
The United Arab Emirates you've probably never heard of

'I am his eyes and he is my arms'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 15:27
How a blind man and a double amputee became each other’s arms and legs