National / International News

Should Doctors Participate In Executions?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 03:36

The botched execution in Oklahoma last week led to questions about medical oversight during lethal injections. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ty Alper, a lawyer who has represented death row inmates.

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Under Fire, Maryland Dealer Drops Plans To Sell Smart Gun

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 03:36

A Maryland gun shop owner has backed off on a plan to sell the nation's first smart gun after receiving death threats and protests from gun rights advocates.

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Khan targets Mayweather after win

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 03:27
Amir Khan is hoping to take on undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather after winning his debut welterweight fight.

Newspaper backs 'Yes' campaign

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 03:12
The Sunday Herald becomes the first newspaper to publicly back a "Yes" vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Arrest over shopping centre death

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 02:50
A 29-year-old man is arrested following the death of another man injured at a Glasgow shopping centre.

Canoeists saved off Jurassic Coast

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 02:40
Twelve canoeists were "fortunate" to have been rescued by a passing boat, a coastguard says.

VIDEO: Thousands race up Taiwan skyscraper

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 02:12
Thousands of runners have taken on 2,046 steps to get to the top of Taiwan's tallest skyscraper.

China bridge collapse kills 11

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 02:03
An illegal bridge being built in southern China's Guangdong province collapses, killing 11 people and injuring several others, officials say.

Woman reported to fiscal over deaths

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:55
A woman is reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with the deaths of a mother and daughter in Greenock.

VIDEO: Plaid leader on Welsh independence

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:54
The leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood, has said she is "very confident" Wales will achieve independence in her lifetime.

UKIP 'to highlight black candidates'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:48
Nigel Farage vows to launch a fight back against claims he is leading a racist party.

Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts At Birth

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:11

There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.

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Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:11

There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.

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Listen To These Lovely Cats. No, Actually, Don't

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:05

They are so sleek, so graceful, with such gorgeous eyes, tufted ears — but then they speak. And you think, "Oh no! Why? Why?"

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A Window To Executions: How To Cover Death For A Living

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:05

Michael Graczyk has been witnessing and writing about executions in Texas for 30 years as a criminal justice reporter for The Associated Press. One challenge, he says, is not falling into a formula.

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VIDEO: Repairing flood-damaged river banks

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:43
The BBC's Nick Beake reports on work to repair a flood damaged stretch of the River Mole in Surrey.

Ukraine PM blames Odessa police

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:40
Ukraine's PM blames the nation's security services for failing to stop violence in the southern city of Odessa that left more than 40 dead.

O'Sullivan targets sixth world title

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:40
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says he is "buzzing" to be in his sixth World Championship final in Sheffield.

California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:26
Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory as 77-year-old Art Sherman becomes the oldest trainer to win the race.

Day of mourning for Afghan mudslide

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 00:21
The Afghan government declares a day of national mourning for hundreds killed when a mudslide engulfed a north-eastern village on Friday.
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