National / International News

UK spy plane for Nigeria breaks down

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:27
A UK spy plane sent to help search for more than 200 girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria develops a technical fault, and is forced to land in Senegal for repairs.

Fatal train collision near Moscow

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:21
At least six people were killed when a goods train hit a passenger train south-west of the Russian capital Moscow, officials say.

Mashudur Choudhury: Serial liar and jihadist

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:19
Why does the Mashudur Choudhury case matter?

Allardyce staying as West Ham boss

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:14
Sam Allardyce is to carry on as manager at West Ham United, the Premier League club announces.

How long can someone survive in a life raft?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:07
There are extraordinary tales of survival in life rafts.

What To Watch In Tuesday's Elections

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:03

One of the biggest political questions of the year will be answered: Can Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell withstand a Tea Party challenge?

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Blogger's 'vendetta' against Tulisa

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:54
Celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan, who accuses former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos of assault, swore at her during an argument at last year's V Festival, a court hears.

Chipotle Tells Its Customers Not To Bring Guns To Its Restaurants

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:52

The request is similar to the one made by Starbucks back in September and comes after a the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America launched a national campaign.

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CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As Cover

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:45

Answering health experts' complaints that using vaccination programs for spying had hurt international efforts to fight disease, the CIA says it has stopped the practice.

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The 25 Most Promising Graduation Speeches Of The Year

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:40

Cristina Negrut has read more than 1,000 commencement speeches over the past eight years. She lists the speeches she's most looking forward to in this year's roster.

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Are London's CEOs earning too much?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:23

How much more should a CEO earn than his or her employee? The rates vary around the world, showing little consensus. 

In recent years, U.S. CEO's have seen their pay rise to 350 times that of the average worker. In the U.K., levels of pay aren't far behind, but the conversation concerning executive compensation is far ahead. 

Deborah Hargreaves, founding director of the High Pay Centre in London and a leading voice in that conversation, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss executive pay and what levels are best for business and the economy. Click on the audio player to hear more.

 

Workers 'fled' at peak of Fukushima

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:06
About 90% of workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant fled at the height of the meltdown crisis in 2011, a major Japanese newspaper reports.

US Coast Guard 'did all it could'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:59
The UK coastguard believes its US counterpart has done everything it could in the search for four missing British yachtsmen, the Foreign Office says.

Godzilla towers over UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:59
Monster remake Godzilla tops the UK box office in its opening weekend, taking £6.4m.

Academy chain 'is first to close'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:58
The Department for Education has confirmed that Prospects Academies Trust, which runs six schools, will be the first academy chain to close.

Beezin' May Be Bogus, But Other Dopey Teen Fads Can Bite Back

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:50

Teens have always been creative about repurposing household products in search of a high, and they're getting help from social media. Parents are wondering how to tell danger from harmless hype.

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AstraZeneca shareholder speaks out

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:44
Fund manager Schroders wants AstraZeneca to "recommence engagement" with Pfizer, after the UK drug maker rejected a takeover by its US rival.

HIA: Senior nun admits abuse at home

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:42
The Sisters of Nazareth congregation admits abuse did take place at its homes in Londonderry.

Van Gaal eyes instant Man Utd success

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:33
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to become the fourth man to win the Premier League at the first attempt.

Minister killed in bridge crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:33
A minister attending the General Assembly in Edinburgh is named as the man who was knocked down and killed on Waverley Bridge.
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