National / International News

Grant urges action over gender gap

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:52
Sports Minister Helen Grant tells the inaugural Transforming Sport conference there is work to do to improve female participation.

Hamilton critical of double points

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:08
Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.

VIDEO: Tim Cook 'an important role model'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:49
Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".

Murray seals World Tour Finals place

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:47
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.

The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:45

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:45

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.

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Man charged with Gibson murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:39
A man is charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:29
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.

Maine bid to force nurse quarantine

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:28
The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa

Predictions: Lawro v Rachel Riley

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:10
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.

Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:56

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.

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Four people hurt in fireworks blaze

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:54
Four people are hurt and one person is thought to be missing as dozens of firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.

The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:51

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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Four dead in Kansas airport crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:45
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.

Colombian Farc in civilian admission

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:43
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".

Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:38

Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use — and abuse — of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.

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Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:38

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Tan invests in new LA MLS franchise

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:27
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.

Hart: US 'wants to help' in NI talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:15
US envoy says America remains "disproportionately interested" in Northern Ireland and compares the complexity of the Belfast talks to previous nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.

Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:06

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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