National / International News

Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:58

The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.

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Boy, 13, detained over stab murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:55
A 13-year-old boy is detained for a minimum of 11 years after murdering a man in a row over a house party.

Week in pictures: 4-10 April 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:52
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Drugs gang boss jailed for 12 years

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:51
A 26-strong gang is sentenced for running a drugs network following a five-year convert investigation by North Wales Police.

France TV5Monde passwords seen on TV

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:44
Staff at TV5Monde are filmed with passwords visible in the newsroom a day after the French TV network suffered a huge cyber-attack.

Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:40

Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.

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McCoy rides Don Cossack to victory

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:40
AP McCoy's Don Cossack romps to an emphatic victory in the Betfred Melling Chase at Aintree.

Hillary Clinton Expected To Go Small With Big Announcement

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:39

A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's campaign plans says she will announce on Sunday that she's running for president. But don't expect a big campaign rally with thousands of supporters.

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SA arrests over xenophobic attacks

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:34
South African police arrest 17 people and open murder cases after attacks in Durban on foreign nationals, mainly from DR Congo.

Defeating The Disease That Paralyzed America

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:33

On April 12, 2015, the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's vaccine that led to the eradication of polio.

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Dog Didn't Bite Man, Blind Pot Customer Tells French Court

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:32

A blind man who was sold actual grass instead of the grass he was looking for has told a French court that it was he, and not his guide dog, who bit a deceitful dealer.

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Air strike 'costs NI family £2,000'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:24
A family with an autistic child spends almost £2,000 trying to get home from France after their flight was cancelled during the air traffic control strike.

France replicates cave art marvel

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:06
France opens a giant replica cave adorned with copies of prehistoric animal drawings some 32,000 years old, found at a nearby site.

'Lost' turtles don't go with flow

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:02
A new tracking study shows that young sea turtles make a concerted effort to swim in particular directions, instead of drifting with ocean currents.

Jewel heist police failed to respond

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:00
Police reveal they were alerted to an intruder alarm going off at a Hatton Garden vault where thieves broke into but did not respond.

Ebola survivors 'face health issues'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:53
A substantial proportion of Ebola survivors are likely to face further health issues - including eye and joint problems, the WHO warns.

eBay conman jailed for two years

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:44
A prolific eBay conman who used his five-year-old son's details to sell a bogus phone has been jailed for two years.

Clinton 'to announce 2016 campaign'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:43
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to announce she is running for president on Sunday, US media report

Lawyer 'dodged £23k in rail fares'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:42
A barrister who avoided paying train tickets could have cost Chiltern Railways £23,000 in unpaid fares, a court hears.

RNLI receives newer, faster lifeboat

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:42
A new RNLI lifeboat designed by a man who was saved by the service as a teenager arrives in County Donegal.