National / International News

Dreams Of Hope And Happiness In Turbulent Yemen

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 10:06

Yemen is in chaos. But behind the headlines of war and poverty are generous and gentle people. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair recalls her most recent visit and shares some of her photos.

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What's My Chance Of Having A Baby? A Better Predictor Of IVF Success

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 10:02

Achieving pregnancy with in vitro fertilization depends largely on your age. But other factors contribute, too. A study compares two online tools aimed at giving couples a realistic sense of the odds.

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Terror police probe preacher murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:56
Counter terrorism police investigate the murder of a Syrian man found with gunshot wounds in a parked car in north-west London.

Is history on McIlroy's side?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:53
Rory McIlroy is attempting to become only the sixth man to complete the career Grand Slam of golf's four majors - are the omens with him?

White protesters protect SA statues

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:49
White South Africans chain themselves to the statues of colonial-era leaders to protect them from being vandalised or removed.

'Definite Evidence' Of Alien Life Within 20-30 Years, NASA Chief Scientist Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:41

Ellen Stofan's colleagues on a panel agreed with that assessment. But Stofan was quick to point out: "We are not talking about little green men. We are talking about little microbes."

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Racist hate crime figures up by 43%

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:32
Police in Belfast record a 43% increase in racist hate crimes in the space of eight months.

VIDEO: Wardrobe conceals Mexico-US drug tunnel

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:32
Mexican police have discovered an incomplete tunnel near the Tijuana border crossing with the US, south of San Diego.

Jury Finds Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty In Bombing Of Boston Marathon

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:31

The twin bombings, carried out with his older brother, Tamerlan, killed three people and left 264 others wounded.

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No apology in Plaid Nazi slur row

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:29
A Plaid Cymru election candidate says he has no regrets over an old magazine article, following claims he compared some English-born residents of rural Wales to Nazis.

Child porn vicar jumped to his death

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:24
A Church of England vicar took his own life after being arrested over the possession of indecent images of children, an inquest decides.

Paul Downton leaves ECB post

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:17
Paul Downton leaves his post as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

'Don't build Schumacher Jr too high'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:14
Michael Schumacher's manager calls for expectations to be kept in check as his 16-year-old son graduates to single-seater cars.

Broad hurts ankle in Windies warm-up

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:12
Stuart Broad suffers an injury scare on the first day of England's final Test warm-up against a St Kitts & Nevis XI.

VIDEO: The rush to flee Yemen's capital

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:11
The BBC's Orla Guerin flies into Yemen on board an Air India flight to rescue people trapped in Yemen's war-torn capital Sanaa.

Scots braced to make a difference

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:08
The realisation that Scottish votes could be key to the outcome of the election has energised the campaign north of the border, Laura Kuenssberg writes.

Aintree set for Grand National meeting

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:08
The 2015 Grand National meeting starts on Thursday with champion jockey AP McCoy riding at the three-day fixture for the final time.

PL video technology 'in five years'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:06
Premier League matches are set for video technology within five years, according to the Dutch FA who are conducting trials.

NFL Makes It Official: Sarah Thomas Is First Woman To Be A Full-Time Ref

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:04

Confirming a long-anticipated move, the NFL has hired its first female official on a full-time basis. Sarah Thomas, 42, has spent nearly a decade working her way through the ranks in the NCAA.

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The secrets of Hatton Garden

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:01
Secrets behind the doors of London's Hatton Garden