National / International News

Are You Smarter Than A 15-Year-Old?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:04

The results are out: 15-year-olds who took a skills assessment test had a hard time with it, no matter where they live. See how you might fare with some sample questions.

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Finucane 'sham hid inquiry decision'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:58
The government had already decided to rule out a public inquiry into the 1989 killing of solicitor Pat Finucane but staged a "sham process" to conceal this, the High Court is told.

VIDEO: Gerrard 'dreading' final Anfield game

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:56
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he is "dreading" his final match at Anfield and expects the fixture to be emotional.

RAF jets escort Russian aircraft

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:54
RAF jets are scrambled after two Russian military aircraft are seen flying north of Scotland towards UK airspace.

China reveals ambitious broadband plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:46
The country's premier has announced investment that he says will increase speed and lower prices - and called upon telecoms firms to help.

Taking Aim At Money In Politics, Feingold Announces Comeback Bid

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:36

Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., announced Thursday he would seek a rematch with Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in one of the top-targeted races of 2016.

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Villa fined £200k for pitch invasions

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:21
Aston Villa are fined £200,000 for pitch invasions at the FA Cup quarter-final against West Bromwich Albion.

Cooper: Labour must offer optimism

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:02
Yvette Cooper says Labour needs a bolder and more optimistic vision for the future, as she set out her pitch for the party leadership.

Lyth to make Test debut against NZ

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:59
Adam Lyth will make his England debut in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's, with Mark Wood also in the squad.

PM's adviser gets Scotland Office job

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:48
The prime minister appoints former adviser Andrew Dunlop to be the new junior minister at the Scotland Office.

Do cities want devolved powers?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:45
What do people in England's major cities think of George Osborne's devolution plan?

Galaxies die by slow 'strangulation'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:36
A study suggests that when most galaxies stop forming stars, this death is a slow process that gradually chokes them of the necessary cool gases.

HoloLens could be stress-controlled

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:30
Microsoft is exploring ways to make its forthcoming augmented reality headset respond to the wearer's stress levels.

Hand-sewn Wikipedia page unveiled

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:17
A giant embroidery of a Wikipedia page - measuring 13 metres long - is unveiled at the British Library as part of the celebrations surrounding the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

'Jose texted to say I'd won title'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:09
Andre Schurrle says he learned he was a Premier League title winner after receiving a surprise text message from Jose Mourinho.

Footballer Carlisle gets driving ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:08
Ex-Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle banned from driving for three years after admitting drink driving

Harry Shearer, Voice Of Ned Flanders And Mr. Burns, Will Leave 'The Simpsons'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 06:06

In a tweet sent in the wee hours of Thursday, Shearer said he was leaving "because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work."

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Charles memo release 'wrong' - Straw

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 05:45
Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw criticises publication of Prince Charles's so-called "black spider memos", saying they should have remained private.

Need A Laugh? Watch This Kiss Cam Gone Wrong

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 05:34

There was a smile, an embrace, a big kiss and then... something terrible, but funny, happened.

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Burundi's Army Chief Says Coup Attempt Failed

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 05:18

The announcement, on state-run radio, comes amid continued fighting a day after a lower-ranking general had declared a coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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