National / International News

Soldier's funeral to take place

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:10
The funeral of a soldier found dead in his barracks is to be held later in Portrush.

Mexico illegal iron ore ship seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:04
Mexican authorities say they have seized a ship belonging to a drugs cartel which was carrying 68,000 tonnes of illegal iron ore.

Dylan's Rolling Stone lyrics on sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:00
Bob Dylan's original hand-written lyrics for Like a Rolling Stone are to be sold at auction in New York in June.

Unesco warns Australia over reef

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:27
Unesco threatens to list the Great Barrier Reef as an endangered heritage site, amid controversy over a plan to dump dredged sediment.

VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows cars on US street

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:25
An enormous sinkhole has opened up in a residential neighbourhood of northeast Baltimore in the US.

Twin blasts hit India express train

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:23
One woman has been killed and nine others injured in a bomb attack aboard a train at a station in the Indian city of Chennai, officials say.

Welfare and tax boost for Brazil poor

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:16
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff announces an increase in social security payments and tax cuts ahead of her re-election campaign in October.

Hundreds Rescued From Flooding In Florida Panhandle

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:09

Nearly 2 feet of rain have fallen on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

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Follow NBA example, Redskins urged

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 19:44
The fallout of the Clippers race row spreads to American football, with a leading US senator urging the Washington Redskins to change their "degrading" name.

VIDEO: Amis: Salman Rushdie fatwa 'nightmare'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 19:02
Author Martin Amis tells BBC Newsnight the reaction to the publication of The Satanic Verses was "a nightmare" for Salman Rushdie.

Boy due in court over teacher death

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 18:45
A 15-year-old boy will appear in court later charged with the murder of teacher Ann Maguire, who died at a school in Leeds.

VIDEO: Western equality 'not working'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 18:30
Economist Thomas Piketty says "democratic institutions cannot work properly if inequity becomes too extreme".

VIDEO: Oprah tipped as new Clippers owner

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 18:27
The owner of the American basketball team, the LA Clippers, who has been banned from the sport for life after making racist remarks is coming under pressure to sell the team.

IMF approves $17bn Ukraine bailout

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 18:11
The International Monetary Fund approves a bailout for Ukraine, to help the country's beleaguered economy.

Ex-Nokia boss' pay-off rises to $33m

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 17:45
Former Nokia chief executive, Stephen Elop, receives a bigger-than-expected pay-off, as the firm finalises the sale of it handset business to Microsoft.

Experimental Technique Coaxes Muscles Destroyed By War To Regrow

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 17:13

By surgically transplanting material from pig bladders into the injured legs of several men, doctors prompted muscles to heal by growing and nurturing fresh, healthy cells.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Will Take Leave, Seek Help For Substance Abuse

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 17:04

Ford, who has been dogged by controversy after he admitted to smoking crack, is leaving in middle of a mayoral campaign. The announcement also comes with reports of new covert recordings of the mayor.

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Gerry Adams held over widow's murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 16:56
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of widow and mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

Exoplanet's Spin Detected For First Time — And It's Fast

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 16:41

Planet β Pictoris b spins at 62,000 miles an hour, about twice as fast as Jupiter and 50 times faster than Earth. A day lasts just eight hours.

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‘Supergrass’ informant testifies in Hamza trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 16:29
In a US court with 'poster child of UK's extremists'
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