National / International News

The seats where Tories weren’t blue and Labour wasn’t red

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 14:50
When Labour wasn't red and Tories weren't blue

German train drivers set for strike

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 14:28
Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn plan a week-long strike to start on Monday, their eighth walkout in 10 months of wage negotiations.

Windies stun England to tie series

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:51
West Indies tie the series with England at 1-1 after reaching a target of 192 to win the final Test in Barbados by five wickets.

In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:41

At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.

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Arctic mission monitors ice shift

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:27
The BBC's David Shukman reports on a mission to monitor how ice cover is changing in the far north.

Ethiopian Jews protest in Tel Aviv

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:26
Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews protest against police brutality and racism in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, leading to violent clashes.

A Poker Battle Against A Computer

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

On this day in 1997, Boris Kasparov, the world's top chess player, faced off against IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. This week, professional poker players are trying something similar in Pittsburgh, and they're winning.

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In Syria, Signs That The Army Is Losing Ground To Rebel Groups

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Anne Barnard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief, about the state of the Syrian army. Might an end to four years of fighting be in sight?

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In Baltimore, The Curfew Ends And Residents Observe A Day Of Reflection

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew and Maryland's governor declared Sunday a day of prayer and peace.

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Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn split

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:10
Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods and his skiing champion girlfriend Lindsey Vonn have split up, they have announced.

Daley wins stunning 10m London gold

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:04
Britain's Tom Daley shows he can still beat the world-leading Chinese divers as he wins 10m platform World Series gold in London.

5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:03

The pediatric neurosurgeon performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and has never held public office before. Here's what else you might not know.

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Caravan, A Great British Love Story

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 12:42
The very British world of caravanning

Pellegrini: City won PL with style

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 12:40
Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea won the league without the attacking flair or goals of his Manchester City side a year ago.

VIDEO: China's old art of Peking Opera

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 12:34
Fu Wenyu is one of few young students trying to stop the old theatrical art of Peking Opera from dying out.

Troll or hero? The sex blogger who's offending Muslims

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 12:24
Sex blogger who insults Muslims in the name of free speech

Scots leaders clash on spending cuts

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 11:53
Scotland's political leaders go head-to-head in a live TV debate and clash over public spending cuts in the next UK parliament.

Costa Rica issues toxic spill alert

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 11:48
Costa Rica has declared an emergency along about 100km (62 miles) of the country's Pacific coastline after a ship full of toxic chemicals sank.

NYPD Officer In Critical Condition After Shooting

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 11:32

The officer, 25-year-old Brian Moore, was shot in the head after stopping the assailant, who was "adjusting an object in his waistband," New York Police say.

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Freed women tell of Boko Haram horror

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 11:27
Former hostages held by Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria describe their ordeal at the hands of the militant group before their rescue.

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