National / International News

'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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Aerospace firm cutting 220 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 05:00
The aerospace firm Bombardier is to cut at least 220 jobs from its Northern Ireland operation due to a fall in demand for its business jets.

IS advances on ancient Syrian site

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:59
Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East, is reported to be under threat from advancing Islamic State militants in Syria.

Gatlin won't win people over - Cram

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:31
Justin Gatlin will run his first race of the season in Friday's Diamond League opener but he still splits opinion, says Steve Cram.

4 Questions For Republicans On Foreign Policy

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:31

Republicans are critical of President Obama's foreign policy with the rise of the Islamic State militant group and the Iran negotiations. But the GOP faces its own challenges related to world affairs.

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VIDEO: Rebuilding lives after 'Great Quake'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:30
BBC journalists spent a day in Kathmandu hearing from those who have been affected in a city trying to get back on its feet after last month's earthquake.

Fidgeting May Help Concentration For Students With ADHD

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:27

A new study shows a correlation between physical movement and mental work.

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A Trade Deal Read In Secret By Only Few (Or Maybe None)

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:16

To study the draft Trans-Pacific Partnership text, senators have to go to the basement of the Capitol and enter a secured, sound-proof room and surrender their cell phones.

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Jurors In Boston Bombing Trial Deliberate On Sentence For Second Day

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:15

The jury already convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Now they'll decide whether he will live or die.

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Dasaolu ready for Gatlin showdown

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:13
European 100m champion James Dasaolu says he is racing Justin Gatlin on Friday because he feels in such good shape.

Curfew after Boko Haram attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:12
Nigeria's military imposes a curfew in the main north-eastern city of Maiduguri after a surprise attack by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

O'Flynn: I don't want Farage to quit

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:11
UKIP's election campaign chief backs Nigel Farage after earlier calling him "snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive" but other senior figures urge him to quit.

'Most tattooed' woman, 77, dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:03
The world's "most tattooed female senior citizen" dies after battling Alzheimer's disease.

Fatigued Murray out of Italian Open

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 04:02
Britain's Andy Murray withdraws from the Italian Open in Rome due to "fatigue" after a run of 10 successive wins on clay.

Manchester United posts £2.9m loss

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:58
Manchester United reports a £2.9m loss for the first three months of the year but raises its full-year forecast.