National / International News

At Walter Scott's Funeral, An Unexpected Conversation

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:39

When Clemson University professor Chenjerai Kumanyika attended the funeral this weekend, he found himself discussing gentrification — and his own role in the changes in North Charleston, S.C.

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VIDEO: Polish prince challenges Farage to duel

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:35
Nigel Farage is challenged to a duel in Hyde Park by a Polish prince brandishing a sabre over discrimination claims.

Bardarbunga eruption gases estimated

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:34
Scientists quantify the emissions from Iceland's spectacular Bardarbunga-Holuhraun eruption.

Rebels 'kill 10 Colombian soldiers'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:34
Ten Colombian soldiers have been killed in an attack by leftist Farc rebels in west of the country, officials say.

Honey trap murder pair found guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:28
Two men are found guilty of murdering a professional poker player who was lured into a honey trap for his winnings.

Man escapes injury in gun attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:20
A 61-year-old man has escaped injury in a gun attack on a house in Lurgan in the early hours of Wednesday.

Malawians to be evacuated from SA

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:16
Malawi becomes the first African state to announce the repatriation of its nationals from South Africa, following an upsurge in xenophobic violence.

SDLP calls for NI 'prosperity plan'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:07
Party leader Alasdair McDonnell lays out 'prosperity process' for Northern Ireland to expand its private sector.

Pensioner admits killing neighbour

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:00
A 73-year-old man admits killing his neighbour at a sheltered housing complex.

Coalition: Who do you dislike least?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:52
Nick Clegg launched his party's manifesto with talk of post-election deals with other parties but it is still perfectly possible that none will be needed.

Election 2015 in pictures: 15 April

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:51
Images from the campaign trail: 15 April

On 'One Boston Day,' City Marks Marathon Bombings' Anniversary

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:31

A moment of silence will be observed at 2:49 ET, the time when the first of two devastating bombs went off in the crowds gathered to watch the marathon in 2013.

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Indonesia protest at Saudi beheading

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:29
Indonesia's government summons Saudi Arabia's ambassador in Jakarta to protest against the execution of an Indonesian domestic worker.

Bank of New York Mellon fined £126m

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:25
The Bank of New York Mellon's London branch has been fined £126m by the City regulator for failing to protect client funds.

Police attack footballer avoids jail

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:18
A Scottish Premiership footballer avoids a prison sentence after admitting assaulting a police officer for the third time.

Venus withdraws from US Fed Cup team

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:05
Venus Williams withdraws from the United States Fed Cup team to face Italy on Saturday and Sunday for personal reasons.

Google accused of abusing its search engine dominance

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:00

Authorities in the European Union have filed a complaint against Google claiming the company violated anti-trust laws. 

More specifically, there's accusations that Google has abused its search-engine dominance to steer people to other Google products and services. Authorities have also announced an investigation into Google's Android operating system.

Click the media player above to hear Marketplace Tech guest host Adriene Hill in conversation with Marketplace's Molly Wood. 

PODCAST: IRS warns about a scam

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:00

Airing Wednesday, April 15, 2015: One week into the spring season for companies to reveal profits, losses and reveal plans for the future, we check in with our regular Brian Reynolds for the morning open. Plus, there is news today that the Chinese economy grew at its slowest rate in six year. The numbers are for January to March, and annualized it's down to a 7 percent growth rate. Magnificent by US standards but lackluster by China's standards which has to keep creating jobs for people pulled into the economy from the hinterlands. Finally, we can't go without talking about tax day. And while people across the country rush to meet the midnight deadline to file or to file for an extension, the Treasury department is warning about a phone scam - where the caller impersonates an IRS agent and demands money.

A deadline extension

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:00

It's the income tax deadline day, unless you filed for an extension. Turns out that is a popular course of action. If you're getting an extension, I'm on your side, in a world of just-in-time worker scheduling, juggling little league games, the babysitter and bosses sending you urgent action email at 10:47 at night. But Marketplace's explainer in chief, Paddy Hirsch is more hard core than I, and apparently sees a nation of procrastinator here. 

Click on the above multimedia player to hear more on just why people put it off until the big day. 

 

Six hurt as car crashes into house

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 02:54
Six people, including three children, are taken to hospital after a serious crash involving three vehicles in Whitefield.

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