National / International News

Clegg's public sector pay 'red line'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:22
The Lib Dems say they would refuse to work with a party that did not agree to raise public sector pay as the leaders seek to rally support on the final campaigning weekend.

High hopes for record knob throw

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:19
Organisers of a "knob throwing" competition in Dorset hope the current champion tossing record will be broken later.

Why Greek graves are rental only

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:17
Why resting in peace is no easy matter in Greece

American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:10
The favourite American Pharoah lands victory in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs for jockey Victor Espinoza.

American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:01

The Bob Baffert-trained horse, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was the favorite heading into the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

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'Twenty years of scars' to reach final

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 14:58
Stuart Bingham says reaching the World Championship final has taken "20 years of scars, getting beat up, everything".

How the press greeted the royal baby

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 14:21
Sunday's newspaper front pages are a riot of pink, with many using the same picture of the new princess. Only the Observer and the Independent on Sunday stick to a political lead.

England slump as 18 wickets tumble

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 14:04
England lead West Indies by 107 runs at 39-5 in their second innings after 18 wickets fall on day two of the final Test.

After Police Are Charged In Gray's Death, Baltimore Awaits Next Steps

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

A day after Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, residents of the neighborhood where he grew up hope change will come to the area.

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The Voices Of Baltimore

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

Some residents of Baltimore say the relationship with the police is badly damaged. But it wasn't always that way.

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Psychological Association Accused Of 'Complicity' In Bush-Era Torture

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with James Risen of the New York Times about a new report alleging that the American Psychological Association worked closely with the George W. Bush administration to help justify prisoner torture.

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VIDEO: Royal princess: How the day unfolded

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:42
The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a daughter in a hospital in central London.

VIDEO: Nepal focus on aid and reconstruction

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:41
The Nepalese government has ruled out finding any more survivors of the earthquake which struck the country.

VIDEO: Party leaders offer congratulations

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:35
Party leaders on the election campaign trail offer their congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter.

Russia ballet great Plisetskaya dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:16
Russian ballet legend Maya Plisetskaya - who captivated audiences around the world - has died in Germany, aged 89, the director of the Bolshoi Theatre says.

Boko Haram 'captives' come to safety

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:05
Nearly 300 girls and womenm which the army says it rescued from Boko Haram earlier this week are taken to a refugee camp.

Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 12:17

On the committee level in the Senate, Republicans and Democrats have been able to get deals done. The problem will be what happens after bills leave the committees and head to the Senate floor.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Ready For The Ring — And A Big Payday

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 11:55

The two fighters, battling each other for the welterweight title, have been in negotiations for tonight's fight in Las Vegas for some six years. Win or lose, they each stand to earn millions.

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Listen to Mayweather-Pacquiao on BBC

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 11:49
BBC Radio 5 live will broadcast live commentary of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight from Las Vegas, starting at 03.30 BST.

Silicon Valley's Dave Goldberg dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 11:03
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, dies aged 47, his family says.