National / International News

How are cockpit doors locked?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 04:13
How would the cockpit doors on the crashed Germanwings Airbus have been secured?

Seven arrested in anti-slavery raids

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 04:12
Seven people are arrested during anti-slavery raids in Oxford.

Zoo's panda artificially inseminated

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 04:07
The female giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo is artificially inseminated and keepers confirm natural mating will be attempted.

Prince Charles ruling: What it means for info law

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 04:04
The Supreme Court ruling, which implies that Prince Charles's advocacy correspondence should be released, has wider implications for freedom of information.

Why It's So Hard For Us To Agree About Dong From 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 04:03

With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.

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Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 04:03

Administrators say that the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame an increasing lack of interest in single-sex education.

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Secret trial: Six unanswered questions

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 04:01
The semi-secret trial of Erol Incedal and six unanswered questions

First Europe non-beating heart swap

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:59
Surgeons in Cambridgeshire perform the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart.

Drones bounce back from collisions

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:58
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.

Payday Loans — And Endless Cycles Of Debt — Targeted By Federal Watchdog

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:58

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.

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Kane is similar to me - Shearer

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:47
There is a "bit of everything" to Harry Kane's game and he can be "very, very good", says ex-England striker Alan Shearer.

Hotel murder suspect back in UK

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:47
A man wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of a Cardiff woman in a hotel in the city has been extradited from Africa.

Plane co-pilot 'started descent'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:46
Co-pilot of Germanwings flight that crashed in Alps took sole control of plane and intentionally started descent, officials say

Your pictures: Docks

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:44
Readers' photographs on the theme of docks.

Pits to close after funding refused

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:41
The government refuses to extend the lives of two deep coal mines, saying more state aid would not represent value for money.

Focus Of Crash Investigation Shifts To Pilots Of Germanwings Plane

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:33

The New York Times and other news organizations are reporting that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit before the crash. Germanwings said it could neither confirm nor deny the report.

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Asylum claims 'highest for 22 years'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:23
The UN's refugee agency says the number of refugees seeking asylum in developed countries rose by 45% in 2014, with Germany receiving the most claims.

Australia beat India to reach final

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:22
Australia power into the Cricket World Cup final with a 95-run victory over defending champions India in Sydney.

Nigeria rivals sign peace accord

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:12
Nigeria's two main presidential candidates sign a peace accord to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday.

Killed pig's owner lodges complaint

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:03
A man prosecuted for failing to look after his pet pig lodges a complaint against the RSPCA for putting it down.