National / International News

Polish man's house attacked

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:21
The front window of a house in north Belfast is smashed on the same street where two similar attacks were treated as hate crimes.

The Future of Free Online Courses: New Research From MIT And Harvard

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:03

A new study of free, online college courses found a pattern among the people who take them: They're mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.

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Former Ebola Fighters Feel As If They Get No Respect

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:03

Many Liberians who helped battle the virus weren't full-fledged health workers. Now that the outbreak has subsided, they feel forgotten, neglected and stigmatized.

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Briton dies in Alps skiing accident

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:02
A British national has died in a skiing accident in the French Alps, the Foreign Office confirms, with reports saying it was a seven-year-old boy.

VIDEO: Texas drivers scoop 'free money'

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 02:21
Texan Joel Aldridge describes seeing fellow drivers scooping up free money on Interstate 20.

VIDEO: Aerial footage of US police attack

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 02:09
An attack on a suspect by a number of Californian policemen is caught on film by a news helicopter crew.

Estranged dad and son election fight

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 02:05
An estranged father and son are going head to head at the district council elections in Nottinghamshire.

Death crash ambulance was stolen

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 02:00
A private ambulance was stolen 20 minutes before it was involved in a fatal crash with a bus in North Yorkshire, police say.

5 Things You Should Know About Hillary Clinton

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 01:03

She started out as a Republican and hasn't driven a car since 1996. Here's what you may not know or just may not remember about the former secretary of state and first lady.

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Forty gorse fires in single day

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 01:02
There were 40 gorse fires in Counties Tyrone and Londonderry in a single day.

Mary Rose lead archaeologist dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 01:02
The woman who led the project to recover Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, from the Solent dies aged 86.

Racing experts' Grand National tips

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 00:59
Racing reporters, correspondents and experts give their verdicts on who will win the big race at Aintree

O'Connell replaces injured McNamara

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 00:57
Brian O'Connell is to ride Lord Windermere in place of injured Robbie McNamara in Saturday's Grand National at Aintree.

Death sentence for Brotherhood chief

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 00:54
An Egyptian court confirms the death sentence on Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 12 others for subversion.

Heavy rain extinguishes wildfire

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 00:54
Heavy overnight rain has extinguished a large wildfire which had raged a few miles north west of Dornoch in Sutherland.

Plagued By Smog, Krakow Struggles To Break Its Coal-Burning Habit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 00:50

Russian gas is expensive, so many Poles still rely on coal. Krakow is one of the most polluted cities in the EU's most polluted country. All that coal is akin to "smoking 2,000 cigarettes per year."

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Jonathan Brownlee wins on Gold Coast

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 00:38
Britain's Jonathan Brownlee makes it back-to-back wins in the 2015 World Triathlon Series with victory on the Gold Coast.

Dominant Hamilton on pole in China

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 00:27
Lewis Hamilton beats team-mate Nico Rosberg to pole position as Mercedes dominated qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Fatal road crash in County Tyrone

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 00:24
One person is killed in a road crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle in County Tyrone.

Capital One cuts cashback deals

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 00:06
Cashback credit cards provider Capital One is cutting the rewards it offers on its products, blaming a European Parliament ruling to cap "interchange fees".