National / International News

Murder charge mother 'was insane'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:23
An Alva woman charged with murdering her son will not face prosecution, as doctors conclude she was insane at the time of his death.

Ten World Cup stars in county cricket

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:13
Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill and Kumar Sangakkara are among the World Cup stars set to light up county cricket this summer.

In Movie Piracy Case, Australian ISPs Are Ordered To Share Customers' Info

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:10

It's being called a landmark ruling in Australia, where delayed film release dates are blamed for helping create one of the highest rates of web piracy in the world.

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NBA to hold basketball camp in Cuba

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:06
The NBA becomes the first US professional sports league to visit Cuba since the two countries announced a thaw in their relations.

Brontosaurus dino name is revived

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:59
The iconic name Brontosaurus, which was once used to describe a titanic family of dinosaurs, is being revived after it was killed off more than a century ago.

Serious injury in airfield incident

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:54
One person has been seriously injured in an accident at Newtownards Airfield

VIDEO: Fear and terror in Damascus camp

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:52
The United Nations Security Council has demanded urgent humanitarian access to the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.

Sen. Rand Paul Poised To Announce 2016 Presidential Run

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:32

The Republican senator from Kentucky looks to get a jump on what is likely to be a crowded GOP field in 2016. Polls show him in a three-way tie for third place for his party's nomination.

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Daily Mirror journalist trial delayed

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:31
The trial of former Daily Mirror journalist Greig Box Turnbull is delayed pending a review by the Crown Prosecution Service.

What to watch at the Grand National

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:25
Cornelius Lysaght looks at where the big talking points will come from in this year's Grand National at Aintree.

Two detained in attack on team coach

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:18
Turkish police have detained two people suspected of being involved in a gun attack on Fenerbahce's team coach.

PM makes pre-election visit to NI

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:05
Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Northern Ireland for a pre-election visit as part of his 24-hour visit to each part of the UK.

Rand Paul, Can A Libertarian Win The Republican Primary?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:03

As Rand Paul embarks on a presidential campaign, he doesn't fit into the mold of either party neatly. Especially on foreign policy, the Kentucky senator faces a challenge.

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In Reclaimed Tikrit, Mass Graves From ISIS's Brutal Occupation

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:03

As many as 1,700 people are believed to be in mass graves that have been unearthed near the site of a massacre of Iraqi soldiers manning a former U.S. military base.

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'Racism' put US man on death row

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:01
A man released from prison after nearly 30 years on death row in Alabama says he blames his conviction on being black and poor.

PODCAST: A Matzo empire leaves New York

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:00

Airing on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015: Today we get an updated picture on consumer credit - that is, how much Americans borrow, not counting mortgages. A preview on that. Plus, Vice President Joe Biden is speaking at a conference hosted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development today. Traditionally, HUD has partnered with private business and nonprofits to build housing for people without much money, and the need for these kinds of public-private partnerships is on the rise while funding for them is harder to come by. Plus, an estimated 40 percent of domestic matzo--unleavened crackery bread central to the Jewish celebration of passover--is produced by a single, family-run business that has been operating out of New York's Lower East Side since practically the dawn of time. But it's moving out of New York this summer. 

Police end Clarkson 'fracas' inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 02:58
Police say there is "no need for further action" against Jeremy Clarkson in their Top Gear "fracas" inquiry.

Kenyans rally against al-Shabab

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 02:53
About 2,500 people march in Kenya's Garissa town in a show of defiance against al-Shabab following its deadly assault on a university.

Turkey threatens Google with ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 02:32
Turkey threatened to ban Google unless it removed links to controversial images of a prosecutor being held at gunpoint.

Duke of Kent 'to leave hospital'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 02:32
The Duke of Kent - the Queen's cousin - is expected to leave hospital later following successful treatment for a dislocated hip, Buckingham Palace says.