National / International News

Baltimore police in new race probe

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:35
The mayor of Baltimore has asked US investigators to see if the city's police department engages in routine discrimination or excessive force.

Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:28
Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died, his manager says

Wiggins vows to break hour record

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:21
Sir Bradley Wiggins wants to put cycling's iconic hour track record "out of reach" when he rides in London this June.

Election 2015: Glossary of election terms

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:20
Politics is awash with words and phrases that are beloved of commentators and politicians alike. Here is a guide to some of the key terms.

US Fed chief warns of share 'danger'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:20
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen told IMF managing director Christine Lagarde there are "potential dangers" in high stock market valuations.

'One dead' in Pakistan school attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:19
One person is killed and several others injured in an attack on a school in a tribal area in western Pakistan, local media reports say.

Six cases of suspected airline pilot suicides

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:18
Six cases identified by French investigators where airline pilots appear to have deliberately crashed, often resulting in many fatalities.

4 Hot-Button Kids' Books From The '50s

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:18

Mostly forgotten or out of print, these picture books triggered conversations about integration.

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VIDEO: Freed Boko Haram captives receive aid

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:04
The BBC's Will Ross reports from inside a Nigerian camp where 300 freed Boko Haram captives are being cared for.

Zoo sorry for Charlotte monkey gaffe

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:59
A Japanese zoo apologises for naming a baby monkey Charlotte in honour of Britain's newborn princess.

Macedonia crisis spills into violence

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:56
Riot police clash with thousands of protesters in Skopje after the opposition alleges a cover-up over the death of man in 2011.

Ombudsman says Taser use 'lawful'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:56
A police ombudsman investigation into the use of Tasers fired by officers in Northern Ireland rules that their use was " lawful, proportionate and necessary".

Clinton Charms DREAMers On Immigration

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:54

Speaking in Las Vegas, she said it was time to provide a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally and that she could go "even further" than Obama's controversial executive actions.

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Oculus headset on sale in early 2016

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:47
Facebook's virtual reality division Oculus reveals when its much anticipated headset will go on sale to the public.

Baltimore Mayor Asks Feds To Investigate Police Department

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:41

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she has already started reforming the police department, but she said "more needs to be done."

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Head banned for changing SATs answers

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:27
A head teacher is banned from the profession for changing answers on Year 6 pupils' SATs test.

U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To Cuba

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:24

At least four companies said they received approval for ferry licenses. It's been five decades since ferry service between the U.S. and island has been offered.

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Couple 'kept man as slave for years'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:16
A London couple "owned" a Nigerian man and controlled every aspect of his life for 24 years, a court hears.

Police review UKIP candidate remarks

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:15
Police confirm they are reviewing footage apparently showing a UKIP candidate threatening to shoot a Conservative rival.

Pope meets Harlem Globetrotters

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:11
Pope Francis shows off some smart basketball moves in his latest audience - with the Harlem Globetrotters.