National / International News

Loretta Lynch Sworn In As U.S. Attorney General

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 07:31

Lynch's nomination was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, five months after President Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder.

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Cavendish wins second stage in a row

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 07:21
Mark Cavendish makes it back-to-back stage wins at the start of the Tour of Turkey with victory in Antalya.

Japan and US to unveil defence deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 07:18
Japan and the US are expected to unveil new guidelines on their defence co-operation ahead as Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits the US for talks.

Freddie Gray's Funeral Spurs Calls For Calm

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 07:06

After a weekend that saw violence and arrests, Gray's family and many public and religious figures are calling for peace in Baltimore. A huge turnout is expected for Monday's service.

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Syrian dissident flees to Spain

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 06:40
Prominent Syrian dissident Louay Hussein evades a travel ban and flees to Spain before the end of his trial for "weakening national sentiment".

Pro-Putin bikers blocked at border

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 06:40
Polish border guards block entry to 10 bikers described as members of a pro-Putin group seen as provocative by the Polish government.

Election 2015 in pictures: 27 April

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 06:29
Images from the campaign trail: 27 April

Murphy and Trump reach quarters

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 06:27
Shaun Murphy eases past Joe Perry 13-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship in Sheffield.

Abused were 'sexual playthings'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 06:27
Six women and four men go on trial accused of abusing five young children and treating them as "sexual playthings".

Valve boss responds on 'mod' row

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 06:22
Valve boss Gabe Newell has defended the company's decision to let developers of some game modifications or 'mods' charge for their creations.

6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 06:00

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."

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Leave The Selfie Sticks At Home, Wimbledon Says

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 05:58

Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."

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How to respond to a future recession?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 05:51
How will politicians deal with a future recession, asks Duncan Weldon.

Newcastle are a mess - Shearer

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 05:45
Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer believes the club are "in a mess" as they fight for Premier League survival.

Dozens of Britons untraced in Nepal

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 05:44
Dozens of British and Irish people are among the missing, as the Disasters Emergency Committee announces an appeal to aid survivors of the Nepal earthquake.

What is next for racing's McCoy?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 05:43
What now for AP McCoy? Former champion jockey Richard Dunwoody gives an insight into life after the winning post.

China overtakes France in vineyards

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 05:25
China has become the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, figures show.

Jury sent out in nurse murder trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 05:21
The jury in the trial of Victorino Chua, the nurse accused of murdering three patients and poisoning 18 others, retires to consider its verdict.

Smartphones pack huge batteries

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 05:20
New smartphones from Lenovo and Acer feature much bigger batteries than is the norm for a handset.

VIDEO: Kidnapped women speak about ordeal

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 05:11
Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry have given their first British TV interview to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark.