National / International News

Timber lorry crashes into house

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:26
A lorry carrying timber crashes into the side of a house on the A831 in the Highlands.

Farage: EU could let in extremists

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:23
Nigel Farage claims that EU plans to deal with the migrant boat crisis could allow in Islamist extremists.

Lil' Chris's death caused by hanging

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:20
Singer Lil' Chris's death was caused by hanging, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Is Britain's housing market working?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:20
New research by the charity Shelter suggests that eight out of ten houses on the market are not affordable for working families.

National park appeals for Nepal aid

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:14
A national park with strong links to the British Army's Nepalese Ghurkha soldiers makes an appeal to gather aid to take out to the earthquake-hit country.

NZ church ejects tai chi group

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:07
NZ church gives tai chi group the boot

Ministers ordered to cut pollution

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:04
The Supreme Court has ruled that the UK government must draw up plans to reduce air pollution by the end of this year.

Baltimore Is Not Ferguson. Here's What It Really Is

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:03

Baltimore is a usually friendly city, where strangers are often addressed as "hon." It's also where stores were looted and cars burned following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray.

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GOP Measure Would Make It Harder For Obama To Empty Guantanamo

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:03

One of President Obama's first promises in office was to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. Congress, however, is trying to shut down the effort to empty the camp of all its inmates.

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After Botched Executions, Supreme Court Weighs Lethal Drug Cocktail

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 01:00

Manufacturers have refused to provide one of three drugs used for lethal injection, so Oklahoma switched to another drug. But critics say midazolam doesn't work well to render prisoners unconscious.

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Youths attack Greece's Varoufakis

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 00:54
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis describes how he and his wife were abused by a group of youths at a restaurant in Athens late on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Live: David Cameron campaign speech

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 00:42
Tory party leader to outline plans for a law guaranteeing no rise in income tax rates, VAT or national insurance before 2020.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 00:32
The FA Cup gets £30m Emirates sponsorship deal, David De Gea to stay at Manchester United, Iker Casillas wants Arsenal move, plus more.

Joni Mitchell 'not in coma'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 00:26
US singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is "alert and... has her full senses" and is "not in a coma", a statement on her official website declares.

VIDEO: Countdown to the richest fight ever

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 00:13
BBC Sport's Alex South reports from Las Vegas as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were greeted by thousands of fans.

Lib Dems' free school meals plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 00:13
Free school meals will be available to all primary school children in England, under a £610 million a year to be unveiled by the Liberal Democrats.

VIDEO: Live: SNP leader campaign speech

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 00:03
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon is making an election campaign speech.

VIDEO: Live: Ed Miliband campaign speech

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 00:01
Labour leader Ed Miliband is giving a campaign speech with a focus on economy and spending

Murder inquiry over man's death

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 23:55
Police are treating the death of a 69-year-old man in County Antrim as murder.

Boxing Fans Shift Focus To Small Men, Big Money

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 23:54

As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.

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