National / International News

Train Engineer: You Have To Be 'Ready To Act'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:19

Investigators are still investigating what caused the Amtrak train to derail in Philadelphia. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with engineer John Wright about the challenges of working on the railroad.

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GOP Presidential Race Revs Its Motors At Iowa Dinner

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:19

The 2016 presidential race is off to a slow start compared to the last two cycles. But the activity is starting to heat up in Iowa, where official and potential candidates spoke at a GOP dinner.

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Assault On Salt: Uruguay Bans Shakers In Restaurants And Schools

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:19

The tiny nation has some of Latin America's highest rates of obesity, hypertension and heart disease. The capital Montevideo has tried to intervene by making salt on the table illegal.

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The Outsized Optimism Of The Entrepreneur

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:03

You might think a great idea plus hard work equals business success, but the math is seldom simple. Two entrepreneurs, one whose venture failed and one who's still going, tell why they took the risk.

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China urged to release Panchen Lama

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:58
Tibetan exiles are calling for China to release a high-ranking monk who disappeared 20 years ago when he was just six years old.

'England should forget Pietersen'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:41
Former ECB chairman Lord Ian MacLaurin says Kevin Pietersen is a "maverick, just not a team player".

VIDEO: 'Nightmare journey' of Asian migrants

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:28
The BBC has been told by migrants rescued from a sinking boat last week that around 100 people on board died after a fight broke out over the last remaining food.

Family fury at Thomas Cook 'apology'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:22
The parents of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu criticise Thomas Cook for not apologising to them directly

Navy probes Trident safety claims

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:21
The Royal Navy is investigating claims by a submariner that security and safety procedures around the Trident nuclear submarines are inadequate.

Sex Ed Works Better When It Addresses Power In Relationships

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:18

Most school sex education programs stick to the nuts and bolts of biology. Teenagers who also talk about what makes for a good relationship are more likely to avoid pregnancy and STDs, a study finds.

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Welsh Labour facing 'huge challenge'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:13
Ogmore MP Huw Irranca-Davies says Welsh Labour needs to "shrug off" the idea it is still the natural party of Wales.

Egypt hangs six convicted militants

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:11
Egypt executes six men convicted of carrying out an attack on soldiers last year, state media report, despite calls from rights groups for a re-trial.

PFA boss wants better drug education

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 02:59
Footballers taking recreational drugs do not appreciate the consequences, says players' union chief Gordon Taylor.

Unite union boss hits back at Murphy

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 02:53
The head of the Unite union hits back at claims by outgoing Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy that he was the "kiss of death" for the party.

Burundi leader reappears in public

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 02:40
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza makes his first public appearance in his own country since a failed coup last week.

'Modern slavery' probe called for

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 02:38
The UK anti-slavery commissioner calls for more investigation of cases of "modern slavery" in the south Lincolnshire agriculture sector.

Who Did This To Peru's Jungle?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 02:06

When the price of gold skyrocketed, illegal miners flooded into the country's Amazon basin, eager to find even the tiniest bits of the precious metal. Trees and villagers have paid a price.

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Soap awards pay tribute to Kirkbride

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 01:38
The late Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride wins the outstanding achievement award at this year's British Soap Awards.

Two critically ill after NW200 crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 01:20
A woman and a rider remain in a critical condition in hospital following a crash involving three motorcycles at the North West 200.

The Scots who shaped photography

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 01:06
Pioneer photography in 1840s Edinburgh