National / International News

Nepal quake epicentre 'devastated'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:37
Towns and villages near the epicentre of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal have suffered "almost total devastation", the Red Cross says.

Church to cut fossil fuel investment

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:34
The Church of England will sell investments worth £12m in companies where more than 10% of revenue comes from the "worst-polluting" of fossil fuels.

China says no to amateur weathermen

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:30
China has banned individuals and organisations from issuing unofficial weather forecasts from 1 May.

FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Picked First In NFL Draft

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:17

Winston was a embroiled in controversy during his college days. He was accused — and ultimately never charged — of raping an FSU student. Now, he's been picked by Tampa Bay.

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Health Insurer Aetna Raises Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers To $16 An Hour

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:17

Aetna, the giant health insurance company, raised its minimum wage this month. CEO Mark Bertolini says he expects the raise will pay for itself through increased productivity.

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Papers' verdict on Question Time special

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:16
The press examines Thursday's televised grilling of the three main party leaders, with some saying Ed Miliband "stumbled" over Labour's economic record and others focusing on his rejection of a pact with the SNP.

VIDEO: Meet 'the Middle East's Jon Stewart'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:40
Egyptian Bassem Youssef - hailed as the Middle East's answer to popular US TV satirist Jon Stewart - presents his own take on the state of his country and the turmoil engulfing the wider region.

Russia beefs up anti-piracy laws

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:38
Russian websites that help people download pirated movies, music and software are being warned by the authorities to mend their ways.

Campaign heads for final weekend

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:30
Labour leader Ed Miliband will urge Scots to reconnect with their Labour-supporting history as campaigning prepares to enter the final weekend.

Football 'must level jobs playing field'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:30
Opening up football careers to more than just men

Borrowers warned on mortgage deals

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:21
Home-owners wanting to take advantage of tumbling mortgage rates are being warned to look out for high fees attached to them.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:13
What's Batman about to reveal?

VIDEO: Three leaders in 90 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:10
Highlights of the 90 minute Question Time special in 90 seconds.

Tour de Yorkshire riders saddle up

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:07
Riders prepare for the start of the first Tour de Yorkshire, inspired by the success of last year's Grand Depart.

The migration of the eagle hunters

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:05
The migration of the eagle hunters

The rape of Berlin

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:02
How Soviet troops took revenge on German women

Western Hemisphere Wipes Out Its Third Virus

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:00

It took 15 years and 250 million vaccines, but this week, health authorities officially declared North America and South America free of rubella — a virus that can cause severe birth defects.

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Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:52
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupts for the third time in eight days, sending a large plume of dark grey smoke and ash into the air.

Councilman's Star Rises Fast Amid Baltimore Unrest

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:45

Nick Mosby, who represents much of West Baltimore, has become a prominent voice, turning the spotlight on chronic problems that sparked upheaval.

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Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:29

The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.

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