National / International News

Pregnant women flu jab uptake falls

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 15:06
Pregnant women are urged to take up the offer of the flu vaccine after figures showed less than half were immunised last winter.

What makes a business British?

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 15:06
What makes a business British, asks Linda Yueh?

Liverpool's Bronze wins PFA award

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 15:05
Liverpool defender Lucy Bronze is named as the Professional Footballers' Association's female player of the year.

New Crimewatch appeal on park murder

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 15:03
The murder of a woman in a Glasgow park in December is to feature for a second time on BBC's Crimewatch programme.

CBI: Outlook 'exceptionally strong'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 15:01
The economic outlook for the next three months is "exceptionally strong", according to the employers' organisation the CBI.

Clooney's new girl and benefit changes - the front pages

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 15:01
Changes to the way in which jobless benefits are paid out are examined by the press - as is perpetual bachelor George Clooney's new British girlfriend.

Luis Suarez: From pariah to player of the year

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 14:55
"The PFA honour for Luis Suarez is just reward for a season of sustained brilliance," says chief football writer Phil McNulty

VIDEO: Rio's favela crackdown 'criticised'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 14:39
A controversial programme to drive drugs gangs from Brazil's shantytowns has led to accusations of police oppression and murder.

Learning With Disabilities: One Effort To Shake Up The Classroom

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 14:21

The traditional special education model keeps kids with disabilities separate from their peers for much of the day. But a few educators and advocates are pushing for something different.

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Muslims leave CAR capital Bangui

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 14:04
Peacekeepers escort a convoy of more than 1,200 Muslims out of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.

UK helicopter crash personnel named

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 14:03
Five UK service personnel who died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan are named by the Ministry of Defence.

Syria 'still holds chemical weapons'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 13:23
Syria still holds about 7.5% of its chemical weapons stocks at one site, an international envoy says, as a Sunday deadline to remove them passes.

Astronaut Twins To Separate For The Sake Of Space Travel

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 13:21

Before NASA can send a manned mission to Mars, it needs to know more about how extended time in space affects the human body. Mark and Scott Kelly are the perfect subjects for such an experiment.

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'Have Mercy On Our Little Ones': Kidnapping Agonizes Nigerians

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 13:21

More than 200 schoolgirls were taken from a remote town, horrifying the country. The government has been blamed for an inadequate response to the kidnapping, and to extremism in general.

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US basketball team in silent protest

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 13:05
Basketball team the Los Angeles Clippers stages a silent protest following reports that owner Donald Sterling made racist remarks.

Call for Rangers to suspend Wallace

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 13:04
A fans group calls for Rangers to suspend chief executive Graham Wallace as police investigate a shareholder's complaint.

Villarreal 2-3 Barcelona

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 12:57
Lionel Messi's late winner keeps Barcelona in the Spanish title race as they clinch a superb comeback win at Villarreal.

Siemens joins battle for Alstom

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 12:50
Siemens wants to discuss "strategic opportunities" with France's Alstom, raising the prospect of a takeover battle for the maker of France's TGV trains.

49ers Fan Sues NFL For $50 Million Over Seattle Playoff Tickets

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 12:46

Citing limits on who could buy Seattle Seahawks playoff tickets, a San Francisco 49ers fans is suing the NFL, saying the practice amounts to "economic discrimination."

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Military observer freed in Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 12:45
One European military observer has been freed in Sloviansk where pro-Russian separatists are holding the rest of the team, detained on Friday.

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