National / International News

Murderer had 'known risk factors'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 06:01
A man who brutally murdered two people while on the run from police had "significant known risk factors", a report finds.

Top Gear car plate complaints rejected

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:54
The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.

Chip maker Avago buys rival Broadcom

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:51
Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.

FIFA Update: Europe's UEFA Backs Blatter's Opponent; Raids In Brazil

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:38

Accusations of rampant corruption at FIFA came just days before Sepp Blatter is set to stand for re-election Friday. Europe's UEFA says it will back Blatter's opponent.

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How Much Does A Colonoscopy Cost In California? Help Find Out

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:22

Prices for common medical procedures vary widely, and it can be really hard find out the true cost up front. This crowdsourcing project aims to help draw back the curtain on colonoscopy costs.

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Quiz: Test your FA Cup knowledge

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:10
Fifteen years since 2000, 15 questions on the FA Cup final. How much do you know?

5 Things You Should Know About George Pataki

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:09

For most voters, the name George Pataki might not ring a bell. But he was the last Republican elected to major statewide office in New York in more than 20 years. And he's running for president.

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Wiccan funeral for 'Eron the wizard'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:02
More than 100 people dressed as elves, druids and witches attend a Wiccan funeral in Cornwall to mark the passing of 'Eron the wizard'.

The Worst Kind Of Groundhog Day: Let's Talk (Again) About Diversity In Publishing

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:00

As a writer and critic, I am not just bored with this conversation. I am sick of it. I have written these sentences before. I will write them again.

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Iraq exhumes IS victims in Tikrit

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:50
The Iraqi authorities say they have exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been summarily killed by Islamic State near Tikrit last June.

VIDEO: Why children love the # symbol

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:48
Hashtag has been declared "children's word of the year" by the Oxford University Press.

What was Militant?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:44
What was the Militant tendency of the 1980s?

Women to feature in Fifa 16 game

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:34
England are one of 12 teams included in the latest version of the Fifa computer game as women feature for the first time.

Why are MPs banned from clapping?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:31
Why are MPs not allowed to applaud?

Toddler thrown out of Kiddu car seat

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:25
A toddlers' car seat is removed from sale by its manufacturer after a boy was thrown out of one into the front of his mother's car.

Tajik special ops chief 'joins IS'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:22
Tajikistan's special forces chief appears in a video claiming to have joined Islamic State forces in Syria.

VIDEO: 1330: Uefa president news conference

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:18
European football's governing body, Uefa, holds a news conference, as the Fifa Congress takes place in Zurich amid arrests on corruption charges.

Amputation for quad bike crash boy

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:16
A man appears in court after a quad bike crash left a seven-year-old boy needing an amputation.

George Pataki Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:13

Former New York Gov. George Pataki unveiled a video announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination Thursday. He'll speak at an 11 a.m. ET event in New Hampshire.

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McIlroy posts nightmare opening 80

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:07
Rory McIlroy faces a battle to make the cut at the Irish Open after slumping to a first-round nine-over-par 80 at Royal County Down.