National / International News

Marilynne Robinson wins fiction prize

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:29
Novelist Marilynne Robinson and cartoonist Roz Chast were among the winners at the National Book Critics Circle.

Mum roasts son's football tickets

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:20
A Norwich City fan is left steaming when his mother accidentally "roasts" 16 match tickets with his chicken dinner.

Police 'diverted abuse probe funds'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:06
Senior South Yorkshire Police officers diverted money away from a child sexual exploitation investigation, a former detective tells BBC News.

VIDEO: Dermot: 'Mum said I'm not a dancer'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:06
Dermot O'Leary reveals his mother was not completely confident in his dance ability ahead of his 24-hour challenge for Comic Relief.

Boss of Kiltwalk charity resigns

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:59
The founder and chief executive of the troubled Kiltwalk charity event is to quit as part of a restructure at the organisation.

VIDEO: 'McCanns should never give up hope'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:55
Madeleine McCann's parents have been told never to lose hope after a family in South Africa were reunited with their missing daughter 17 years after she was kidnapped.

Dermot 'never wants to dance again'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:55
Radio 2's Dermot O'Leary speaks to the BBC as he enters the final stretch of his 24-hour charity dance marathon.

Patient With Ebola Is Admitted To NIH Hospital In Maryland

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:55

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone is now receiving care at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

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Fatal crash convoy witness appeal

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:54
Motorists who saw a convoy of eight vehicles travelling from Vale of Glamorgan to Powys before a crash which killed four people are asked to contact police.

Boy, 13, guilty of woman's murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:44
A 13-year-old boy is found guilty of murder and a 20-year old man of manslaughter after a woman was found dead in a West Midlands street.

Scarlet fever cases reach new high

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:43
Cases of scarlet fever in England have more than doubled between September and March compared with last year, Public Health England says.

Fire crews attend reports of explosion

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:28
Eight fire engines called to incident near a school in Weybridge, Surrey, after reports of an explosion

Germany ends teacher headscarf ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:26
Germany's highest court decides that a ban on teachers wearing the Islamic headscarf in state schools is unconstitutional.

Assange And Sweden Agree: He'll Be Questioned In London

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:18

Responding to a softening of Sweden's insistence that he be extradited to answer sexual assault allegations, Julian Assange's lawyers say he's happy with a new plan to question him in London.

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Feds Knew About Medicare Advantage Overcharges Years Ago

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:15

An unpublished government study from 2009 sounded alarm bells about the rich formula used to pay privately run Medicare insurance plans. Since then billions of dollars in waste have been documented.

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Vaccine plan for meningitis rise

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:12
Teenagers will soon be vaccinated against deadly meningitis W after a steep rise in the number of infections, Public Health England has announced.

Global CO2 emissions 'stalled'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:12
The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.

Ex-weatherman Talbot jailed for abuse

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:10
Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot is jailed for five years for indecently assaulting two boys while working as a teacher.

A King Speech You've Never Heard — Plus, Your Chance To Do Archive Sleuthing

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:03

For 50 years this little-known archive of civil-rights activities has gone pretty much untouched and untapped.

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Death driver sentence 'a mockery'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:02
A Russian man describes a community sentence given to a lorry driver who caused the death of his son as "a mockery of justice".