National / International News

Deadly attack at Chinese station

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:36
A bomb and knife attack at a railway station in China's Xinjiang region leaves three dead and 79 others wounded, state media say.

Tube strike disruption continues

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:34
Services are running on 10 lines of the Tube network during the evening rush hour on day two of the latest strike.

Mars Rover Takes A Break To Drill A Hole

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:20

Over the next few days, Curiosity will drill deeper and collect samples, telling scientists about the fluids that once flowed across the area, a point of convergence for different types of terrain.

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Smiting The Mite To Save The Bees (And The Crops They Pollinate)

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:07

A government scientist says that to help keep more bees from dying we need to focus on helping beekeepers fight the varroa mite. But some groups say pesticides are just as problematic.

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Oklahoma Governor Calls For Independent Review Of Botched Execution

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 11:06

Gov. Mary Fallin said she will also delay other executions until the review is complete. Oklahoma tried to execute a man using a new combination of drugs. He died after the procedure was called off.

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A new twist in Man Utd's manager hunt?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:59
Bayern Munich's embarrassing Champions League exit has given the search for the next Manchester United manager a fresh twist

Pharma buyout 'threat to research'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:44
Scientific bodies warn that the possible takeover of AstraZenica by US rival Pfizer may weaken Britain's science base.

Facebook to place ads in other apps

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:26
Facebook announces its own mobile ad network to place adverts inside third-party apps, putting it into competition with Google and Apple.

Boy charged with teacher's murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:17
A 15-year-old boy is charged with the murder of a teacher who was stabbed at a school in Leeds.

A Whale Of A Problem: Town Faces Threat Of Exploding Carcass

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:17

The town of Trout River in Newfoundland has a bloated, methane-filled, 80-foot blue whale carcass on its beach, and people are concerned that it might spontaneously combust.

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I didn't bottle by-election - Farage

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:05
UKIP leader Nigel Farage insists he did not "bottle it" by deciding against running in the by-election to replace MP Patrick Mercer.

Cancer Plus Chemo Might Put Your Job At Risk

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:04

Four years after women with jobs were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, nearly one-third were unemployed. But it's not clear how much of that was due to illness or to a sour economy.

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Time football followed NBA's lead on hate - Amaechi

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 10:00
The NBA's decisive action over racist comments by a team owner offers lessons that football urgently needs to follow, writes John Amaechi

VIDEO: Pine marten 'photo-bombs' survey

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 09:26
Scientists behind a red squirrel monitoring project in County Fermanagh are surprised to find pine martens 'photo-bombing' their research.

On The Run notes 'may be withdrawn'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 09:25
On the Run letters could be withdrawn if it is found they were sent in error, according to a key advisor to the attorney general.

O'Sullivan eases into World semis

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 09:20
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches the World Championship semi-finals with a 13-3 win over Shaun Murphy.

Montana Supreme Court Overturns Ex-Teacher's 30-Day Rape Sentence

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 09:14

The court ruled that a new judge must re-sentence Stacey Dean Rambold, who was convicted of the 2007 rape of a 14-year-old student who later killed herself.

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Bikes + Salad = I've got the month of May

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-04-30 09:06

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Thursday, May 1. (Really? It's May already?)

In Washington, the Commerce Department reports on how much we earned and how much left our wallets in March. It releases its personal income and spending report.

Automakers are scheduled to release sales figures for April.

The Council of Chief State School Officers says Sean McComb, National Teacher of the Year, will be honored by President Obama tomorrow at the White House.

The Senate Energy & Natural Resourced Committee discusses the events that led to last winter's propane crisis.

And it's National Bike Month. It's also National Salad Month. (Why don't we just call it Get Ready for Swimsuit Season Month?)

Care home CCTV 'could be considered'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 09:05
There "could be a role" for CCTV in care homes, Care Minister Norman Lamb says after an undercover BBC Panorama investigation finds residents of one being mistreated.

VIDEO: Moss 'still wanted all over the world'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:59
As the much anticipated Kate Moss collection for Topshop goes on sale in shops and online in 40 countries, the BBC's Victoria Fritz speaks to Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green.

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