National / International News

'Slate Plus' Offers Readers Inside Access, For A Fee

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

Concerned about digital advertising revenue, Slate Magazine has started raising money through a paid-membership program. Media correspondent David Folkenflik explains the move to NPR's Scott Simon.

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Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

A federal court has ruled that being "at work" no longer has to mean physically in the office. Employment lawyers are expecting a flood of requests to telecommute, and say they'll be harder to deny.

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Abducted Ukraine observers released

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:45
International observers captured by pro-Russian supporters in east Ukraine a week ago are freed, as Kiev resumes military operations there.

European Observers Held By Pro-Russian Force Are Freed In Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:18

Seven observers are freed more than a week after they were seized by separatists in eastern Ukraine. Kiev's government is putting new military pressure on separatists and taking control of TV towers.

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VIDEO: 'Shock' in Odessa the day after

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:15
Dozens of people were killed in a fire in an official building in the city of Odessa in south-west Ukraine on Friday.

Search for Afghan landslide missing

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 04:58
Rescuers in Afghanistan are sifting through mud for a second day after a landslide that is feared to have buried at least 2,000 people.

Adams spends third night in custody

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 04:05
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams spends a third night in police custody in connection with the 1972 murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

Thai opposition urges election delay

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 03:44
The leader of Thailand's opposition calls for polls scheduled for July to be pushed back, a move the government dismisses as unconstitutional.

Tube strike on after talks collapse

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 03:38
A three-day Tube strike will go ahead as no further talks have been organised to take place between the RMT Union and London Underground.

Teenager critical after accident

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 03:26
A teenager is in a critical condition in hospital after the car he was travelling in was involved in an accident in County Londonderry.

Explosives find largest in 10 years

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 03:26
A 47-year-old man appears in court in connection with the largest seizure of Semtex recovered in Northern Ireland in the last 10 years.

Arrest over alleged care home abuse

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 03:23
A woman is arrested on suspicion of assaulting a resident at an Essex care home after an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.

Payout in care home sex abuse claims

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 03:19
Former residents at a children's care home are awarded compensation after claims they were sexually abused.

Organic Farming Factions Spat Over Synthetic Substances

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 03:18

There's a long list of pesky exceptions to the rules organic farmers have to follow for using pesticides and fertilizers. This week, a battle erupted over those exceptions.

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Health apps - are they all good news?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 03:16
Can health apps be trusted and are they useful?

Scot killed in Spanish road crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 03:12
A Scottish businessman dies after being hit by a car while returning to his hotel in Marbella, Spain.

Boy, 13, held on suspicion of murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 02:39
A 13-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in south-west London.

Clarkson: BBC gave me final warning

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 02:34
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says the BBC has told him he will be sacked if he makes "one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time".

Richard III crown displayed in Abbey

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 02:29
An ornate golden crown designed to go into the coffin of Richard III, goes on display at Tewkesbury Abbey.

New care workers to need certificate

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 02:06
New care workers in England will have to complete a training certificate within 12 weeks of starting a job, the BBC understands.
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