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In Nepal, A Flood Of People Leave Capital To Return Home

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:38

Reporting from the quake's epicenter, NPR's Julie McCarthy says, "When we arrived last night, you could feel the ground shaking constantly. It felt like Jello and it lasted through the evening."

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Minister examines gay blood ruling

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:37
Northern Ireland's temporary health minister Simon Hamilton says he will examine a ruling by Europe's highest court on gay men giving blood.

O'Sullivan good for snooker - Hendry

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:34
Stephen Hendry says the World Championship would be a "poorer event" without Ronnie O'Sullivan despite his controversies.

Rodgers' season is a failure, simple

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:32
With Champions League qualification now gone and the trophy cabinet bare, this season has been a failure for Brendan Rodgers writes Phil McNulty.

VIDEO: Migrants cross desert in hay-bale truck

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:19
Many migrants trying to get to Europe cross the desert to Libya. For some the journey ends there.

Parker 'never liked' Bugsy on stage

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:18
Director Alan Parker sings the praises of a new stage version of his film Bugsy Malone while confessing he had "never liked" previous adaptations.

Brake-fail car smashes conservatory

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:17
A car smashes into the conservatory of a house after it rolled off a car park when its handbrake failed.

How a tweet wiped $8bn off Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:16
How Twitter lost more than 25% of its value after a tweet prompted traders to sell the stock.

UK families 'dizzy with relief'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:14
Families of Britons found safe after quake speak of their joy

Several Florida School Districts Cut (Way) Back On Tests

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:03

Miami-Dade County abandons a plan to administer 300 different end-of-course exams. The new number: 10. Broward County will throw out 1,300.

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Brand/Miliband: Is this the real start of the 'social media election'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:59
Are young people really getting their news through online video and social media?

Abuse inquiry to review Janner case

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:48
Goddard Inquiry into historical child sex abuse says it will conduct a "full investigation" into claims made against former Labour MP Lord Janner.

Crew of ship seized by Iran ‘safe’

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:44
The crew of a container ship seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday are safe and "in good spirits", Danish shipping company Maersk says.

Togo leader extends family rule

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:41
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe is re-elected, officials say, extending his family's 48-year hold on power.

Baltimore Update: A Forceful Mom And A Fan-Free Baseball Game

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:32

In a first, the Orioles plan to play an MLB game without an audience, and a woman who yanked her son away from potential trouble is making headlines.

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Sentinel images quake aftermath

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:21
Europe's Sentinel-1a satellite gets its first good look at the aftermath of Saturday's big quake in Nepal.

Planes grounded by iPad app error

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:13
American Airlines delay dozens of flights after an iPad app used by its pilots stopped working.

Man's body found at recycling site

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:05
A man's body is found at a Birmingham recycling plant.

Briton among Nepal quake dead

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:04
A Briton living overseas is among more than 5,000 who died in the Nepal earthquake, the Foreign Office confirms.

PODCAST: Pay-for-performance disclosures

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:00

There's news that the U.S. economy only grew by .2 percent last quarter. We'll take a closer look at that disappointing figure. Plus, more on the SEC's expected new rules that would require companies to release reports comparing the pay of top earners vs. financial performance. More on that. And The Brookings today releases a comprehensive evaluation of colleges’ contributions to student economic success. We consider how these "value-added" rankings help students and parents make decisions about college? What's missing when you only look at economic outcomes? Plus, more on the news that the NFL will start paying Federal taxes.