National / International News

US snowfall on first day of spring

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 06:31
A storm is expected to bring up to six inches of snow in parts of the US north-east and mid-Atlantic on the first day of spring.

Solar Eclipse Wows Parts Of Europe, Middle East And Russia

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-20 06:28

The eclipse, total in some areas far north and partial for many others, lasted about 2 1/2 hours and was visible from South America To Asia.

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VIDEO: 'Tank' delivers Clarkson petition

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 06:24
A "tank" being ridden by a man dressed as the Stig delivers a petition calling for the reinstatement of Jeremy Clarkson to the BBC.

VIDEO: Spectacular scenes of solar eclipse

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 06:18
Millions of people across Europe, Africa and Asia have been enjoying spectacular scenes as the Moon passed between the Earth and the Sun.

VIDEO: Conned IVF husband wins damages

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 06:14
A lecturer whose wife conned him into believing he was the father of her IVF baby wins over £39,000 in damages.

Inquiry into Afghan woman's killing

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 06:02
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani orders an inquiry after a mob beat a woman to death and burned her body for allegedly setting fire to the Koran.

Mother admits window-fall killing

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:45
A mother who killed her 22-month-old daughter as she leapt from a first-floor window admits manslaughter.

Glee star to appear in McQueen play

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:34
Glee star Dianna Agron is to make her British stage debut in a new play about fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Possible fatty acid detected on Mars

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:19
A fatty acid might be among organic molecules discovered on Mars by Nasa's Curiosity rover.

On Happiness Day, 6 Nepalis Tell How To Not Worry And Be Happy

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:19

Nepal is a poor country. Unemployment is high. Politics is a mess. But as one resident puts it, "[We] have the ability to be happy about how unhappy we are."

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Suicide verdict in 'troll' inquest

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:12
A coroner records a verdict of suicide in the inquest into the death of Brenda Leyland.

Mosque Attacks In Yemen Kill Dozens

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:12

Suicide bombers struck at two Shiite mosques said to be frequented by supporters of the country's Houthi rebel movement.

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McKinstry named new Rwanda coach

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:12
Northern Irishman and former Sierra Leone boss Johnny McKinstry is named the new coach of the Rwanda national football team.

Despite A Wave Of Data Breaches, Fed Says Patient Privacy Isn't Dead

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:07

Hackers may have gained access to records for 11 million people covered by Premera Blue Cross. It's the latest lapse keeping an obscure government agency that investigates the breaches busy.

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Scores charged in paedophile inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:02
More than 260 people are charged with offences following a National Crime Agency operation targeting suspected paedophiles

Kenya jail frees 100-year-old woman

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:51
A 100-year-old Kenyan woman - jailed after failing to pay a $1,000 fine - is freed from prison following a national campaign.

'Funding crisis will harm education'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:50
A funding crisis in schools in England risks damaging pupils' education, according to a survey of head teachers.

Google thwarts legal threat in US

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:29
Google narrowly escaped being prosecuted by the US government in 2012 over its dominance of the search market, reports the Wall Street Journal.

600 at crash death teenager funeral

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:14
The funeral for one of four people who died in a car crash in Powys is being held.

Sun writers cleared in bribery trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:11
Four Sun journalists, including the newspaper's chief reporter and royal editor, are cleared of paying public officials for stories.