National / International News

Israel to suspend Palestinian talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:48
Israel has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity deal between the rival Hamas and Fatah factions.

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:46
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories

Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:31

Kids don't want to look different, especially if the reason they look different is because they've lost their hair to chemotherapy. If Hello Kitty's gone bald, too, maybe it won't feel so bad.

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Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:11

More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, which sank last week. So far, at least 171 deaths have been confirmed. Another 131 people, many of them students from one school, remain missing.

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Kellogg's job losses almost halved

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:09
Job cuts at cereal maker Kellogg's Wrexham factory have been almost halved after a consultation, says the union Usdaw.

Buddha tattoo woman offered holiday

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:09
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo says she has been given a free holiday as "an apology".

Police make Syria plea to UK women

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:08
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.

Blood 'is not from headless king'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:07
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.

In pictures: Assault on Sloviansk

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:07
Operation against pro-Russian separatists

Cyber gang leader jailed for scam

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:04
The leader of a gang which stole £1.25m from two of Britain's major banks in a "sophisticated and organised" cyber attack, is jailed for five-and-a-half years.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:04
Olic rejects Stoke, Man Utd want Shaw and Cavani, Moyes in shock Spurs link, Barcelona revive Luiz interest, and Wenger to sign new deal.

Will minority status help Cornwall?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:00
What does minority status mean for Cornwall?

Post Office staff agree pay deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 05:57
The postal union, the CWU, says it's secured a pay deal covering more than 3,000 staff at Crown Post Offices worth up to 7.3% over 3 years.

Pet Shop Boys premiere at BBC Proms

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 05:56
An orchestral work by the Pet Shop Boys about the life of wartime codebreaker Alan Turing is to have its world premiere at this year's BBC Proms.

British Men Win Equal-Pay Claim Against University

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 05:53

At issue was how much money the 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – employed by the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, made compared with female workers on the same pay scale.

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Salmond defends justice secretary

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 05:45
First Minister Alex Salmond is forced to defend his justice secretary over the handling of controversial Scottish government legal reforms.

Executions upheld in 'secrecy' row

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 05:33
Oklahoma's high court rules two on death row have no right to learn the source of the lethal injection drugs, clearing the way for their execution.

Miner ran for his life from pit

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 05:33
A miner working in a Swansea Valley mine on the day four men died when it flooded tells how he ran for his life.

Unison to ballot over 1% pay offer

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 05:29
Unison is to ballot local government workers and school staff in England for strikes after members rejected a 1% pay offer, the public sector union says.

VIDEO: Barricades burn after commando raid

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 05:18
The BBC's Oleg Boldyrev reports from the scene of an operation in eastern Ukraine where commandos cleared checkpoints that had been held by pro-Russian separatists.
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