National / International News

Double whammy threatens Amazon trees

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 05:18
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.

India court recognises third gender

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 05:15
India's Supreme Court recognises transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling which orders the government to provide key amenities.

Heartbleed may 'slow' web speeds

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 05:13
The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug could make web browsing speeds slow to a crawl, warns net monitoring firm Netcraft.

Parents 'baffled by Inset days'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 05:07
Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.

An 'Idiot With A Gun' Leaves Families In Kansas Reeling

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 05:05

As family members of those killed Sunday outside Jewish centers near Kansas City speak, they're focusing on fond memories of their lost loved ones. But they're crushed by the gunman's senseless acts.

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Chilean residents survey fire damage

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:56
Residents of the Chilean city of Valparaiso return to areas burned by a fast-moving forest fire which engulfed parts of the historic port.

South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:56
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations.

Belfast IT firm creates 50 new jobs

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:54
A Belfast-based IT firm is creating 50 "high quality" positions in the city, including software and engineering roles, as part of an expansion supported by Invest NI.

Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:50
The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.

Baby murder mum's sentence increased

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:06
A mother from Windsor convicted of murdering her 11-month-old son has her "unduly lenient" sentence increased at the Court Of Appeal.

Berlusconi to do community service

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:04
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud.

Day in pictures: 15 April 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:01
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April

Injured Toure ruled out for two weeks

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:52
Manchester City's Yaya Toure will be out for up to two weeks with a muscle injury picked up in the defeat by Liverpool.

Mayor resigns over offensive remark

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:51
Swindon's mayor resigns after making derogatory remarks about disabled people during a meeting.

Lebanese journalists killed in Syria

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:48
Funerals are to take place for three Lebanese journalists for the Hezbollah TV station al-Manar who were killed in Syria on Monday.

Breaking Bad star wins fan prom date

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:25
Actor Bryan Cranston helps a teenage Breaking Bad fan secure a date to his prom, by filming a special proposal in character as Walter White.

Spain’s social wi-fi tycoon

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:25
Meeting Martin Varsavsky - Spain’s social wi-fi tycoon

Ukrainian Military Says It Is Moving Against Pro-Russia Protesters

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:25

Special forces will try to dislodge armed men who are occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Russia's role in those protests "seems much more evident," NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

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Runner Returns To Boston With A New Outlook On Life

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:24

Demi Clark was just feet from finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon when her life changed forever as a bomb went off next to the course. Now she's back for another go and a chance to inspire others.

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EU safer lorries plan may cut deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:23
MEPs overwhelmingly back new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient.
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