National / International News

Parties clash over tax allowance

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:45
Conservative Chancellor George Osborne and Lib Dem minister David Laws both claim credit for increasing the personal tax allowance.

Tim Farron: Leadership bid 'foolish'

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:36
Tim Farron says it would be 'foolish and disloyal' to consider a bid for the Liberal Democrat leadership, saying he is focused on the election.

Millions At Stake In California Tribe Membership Dispute

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

A dispute over membership is riling a Native American tribe near Yosemite. The Chukchansi tribe has been disenrolling members for decades, meaning the tribe's casino profits are going to fewer people.

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Wisconsin's Dramatic Defeat Of Kentucky Is A Case Of Role Reversal

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

The Kentucky Wildcats will not finish the college basketball season undefeated. Last night at the final four event, Wisconsin beat Kentucky in a dramatic showdown between number-one seeds.

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Wisconsin Upsets Kentucky, Faces Duke In Championship

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

In a down-to-the-wire showdown, Wisconsin beat Kentucky in the men's final four basketball tournament. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a preview of the upcoming games from Mike Pesca of

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Will New Zealand Rebuild The Cathedral My Forefather Erected?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

NPR's Philip Reeves recently visited the earthquake-battered cathedral in New Zealand built by a 19th-century ancestor. He found his family history entwined in a fierce contemporary controversy.

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In New York, A Sculptor's Got Some S'plaining To Do

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

Residents of Lucille Ball's hometown in western New York want a life-sized statue of the star removed. They say it's terrifying.

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Lifting Sanctions Would Be Watershed Moment For Iranian Businessman

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

A framework was announced last week to curb Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Iranian businessman Rouzbeh Pirouz about how the proposal will affect his business.

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Cairo bomb blast kills policeman

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:32
A bomb blast in an upmarket district of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, kills a policeman and wounds several other people.

Several shots are fired at house

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:32
A number of shots are fired at a house on the outskirts of Ballymena, County Antrim.

Man charged over 2013 Luton murder

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:20
A man appears in court charged with the 2013 murder of a 20-year-old at his home in Luton.

Drinking With 'Mad Men:' Cocktail Culture And The Myth Of Don Draper

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:03

The culture of retro cocktails that the show helped reignite is intriguing, considering how much of Mad Men is actually about excessive — even abusive — drinking.

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Kenyan Police: One Gunman Was Son Of Government Official

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 02:56

Kenyan officials say they have identified the son of a government official as one of the gunmen who took part in an Islamic extremist attack on a Kenyan university that killed 148 people.

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Pope urges peace in Easter message

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 02:23
Pope Francis calls for peace "above all" in Syria and Iraq during his Easter Sunday message to the faithful in a rain-drenched St Peter's Square.

UK leaders condemn persecution abroad

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 02:12
The three main UK party leaders highlight the oppression of Christians abroad as they take a break from election campaigning to mark Easter Sunday.

More time to quiz terror suspects

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 02:00
Police are granted more time to question six people arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.

Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer dies in crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:49
Bob Burns, a founding member of rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies in a car crash at the age of 64.

Firefighter Stevie wins The Voice

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:40
Firefighter Stevie McCrorie, from Alva in Clackmannanshire, wins the grand final of the BBC show The Voice.

Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:35

The Saudis are trying to rehabilitate convicted terrorists with programs such as art therapy in a resort setting. More than 80 percent have reformed, the Saudis say. But some returned to al-Qaida.

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Bangladesh's Khaleda Zia given bail

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:35
Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia is granted bail by an anti-corruption court after leaving her office compound for the first time in three months.