National / International News

'Coasting' schools improvement plan

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 15:01
A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England is expected to be announced in the Queen's Speech.

Wilshaw backs academy takeovers

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 15:01
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw says head teachers of coasting schools should be replaced.

How will the new Right to Buy work?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 15:00
The extension to Mrs Thatcher's Right to Buy scheme - controversial at the time - promises to be one of the first big controversies of the new Conservative government.

Strike changes: what do they mean?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 15:00
How tough will the new voting rules be?

Bolt wins 200m on European return

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 14:57
Usain Bolt wins his first race of the year in Europe, but fails to break 20 seconds in the 200m at the Golden Spike meet.

Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 14:51

Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.

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Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 14:43
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.

Petrobras ex-manager sentenced

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 14:38
A former Petrobras executive was sentenced in Brazil to five years in prison for money laundering.

VIDEO: Where war still rages in eastern Ukraine

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 14:24
The conflict in Ukraine is entering its second year and a ceasefire, nominally in place since February, has failed to stop the violence in areas around Donetsk airport.

How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 14:08

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.

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VIDEO: The 'radical' Barenboim piano unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 14:04
Will Gompertz is at the unveiling of the Barenboim piano in London.

Trevor Bayliss: All you need to know

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:57
He has a link to James Bond but prefers his pint neither shaken nor stirred - meet new England cricket coach Trevor Bayliss.

Staying in 'will be Yes in EU vote'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:56
Voters in the UK's EU referendum will be asked to choose Yes if they want to remain in the union or No to leave, the BBC understands.

Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:53

In this Vermont kindergarten, every Monday is "Forest Monday" a day that gets students out of the classroom and into nature.

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VIDEO: 'Relentless rain' sparks US flash floods

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:49
Extreme weather has been wreaking havoc in the US, where 16 people have been killed by storms in Oklahoma and Texas.

Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:48

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

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Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:40

Over 800 years before tea was known in the West, a Chinese master penned the The Classic of Tea. In it, he blends the practical with the spiritual and emphasizes rituals from cultivation to drinking.

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How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:27

The tropical virus has killed a man who returned to New Jersey from Liberia this month. But chances that he could have spread the disease are remote.

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The assisted dying debate

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:22
The death of Jeffrey Spector reignites the debate about assisted dying in the UK.

Kabul guesthouse targeted in attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:19
Heavy gunfire and a series of explosions are reported in a guesthouse popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

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