National / International News

Chilean volcano spews huge ash cloud

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:53
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupts for the first time in more than four decades, sending a plume of smoke and ash several kilometres high.

Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:51

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."

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Designer in Bolivia football kit row

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:41
A graphic designer receives "torrents of abuse" from South America over a design for a new football kit he sketched as a hobby.

Ebola drug cures infected monkeys

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:40
An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the strain of the Ebola virus present in West Africa, US-based scientists say.

Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:36

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.

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Clean-up begins after NSW storm

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:32
A clean-up operation is beginning in NSW after violent storms left four people dead and tens of thousands of homes without power in the Australian state.

MGM Grand 'confirmed' for fight

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:30
The super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is confirmed for the MGM Grand, claims promoter Bob Arum.

VIDEO: How will we pay for care in old age?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:26
With more of us living longer, the BBC's Social Affairs correspondent Alison Holt looks at how will we pay for the social care the elderly need in old age.

Russia 'ramping up Ukraine presence'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:24
The US accuses Russia of deploying more air defence systems in eastern Ukraine in breach of February's ceasefire agreement.

The political appeal of the 'normal bloke'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:17
Does being a 'normal bloke' win votes?

Broad & Cook give England upper hand

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:15
England close on 74-0 after Stuart Broad's 4-61 helps them to bowl out West Indies for 299 in the second Test in Grenada.

Who will replace McCoy as champion?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:59
With 20-time champion jockey AP McCoy set to retire, 11 contenders who have the pedigree to claim his crown.

New Orleans Bans Smoking In Bars, Restaurants

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:50

The smoking ban stems from a law passed earlier this year.

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Court Throws Out Slugger Barry Bonds' Conviction

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:44

In 2011, Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice but a federal appeals court has just thrown out that conviction.

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9 Months Pregnant, An African Woman Risks It All And Heads To Europe

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:30

Tatiana Kanga was nine months pregnant when she paid a Moroccan smuggler $1,290 so she and her toddler daughter could ride on a rubber boat, 14 harrowing hours from Africa to Europe.

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9Bach win best album at folk awards

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:28
Welsh band 9Bach pick up the album of the year award at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid (Agg: 1-0)

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:17
Real Madrid reach the semi-finals of the Champions League thanks to Javier Hernandez's late strike against Atletico.

Woman released over preacher murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:13
A woman arrested under the Terrorism Act by detectives investigating the murder of a Syrian-born preacher in north-west London is released, police say.

Fugitive ends 40 years on the run

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:11
A fugitive in Kentucky turns himself into authorities after decades on the run, in order to get medical care.

NFL Settlement Over Concussions Is Given Final Approval By Judge

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 13:04

The lawsuit, brought by former players, could cost the league up to $1 billion. The settlement had originally been reached in 2013.

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