National / International News

Call over helicopter safety rules

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:45
Pilots' union Balpa writes to the Civil Aviation Authority urging it not to back down on safety improvements to helicopters which are flying offshore.

A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:45

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:45

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:43

The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.

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Pray Or Prey? Cameroon's Pentecostal Churches Face Crackdown

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:43

Hundreds of Pentecostal churches have cropped up in Cameroon in the past decade. Now, the government is shutting some down, targeting churches that it says take advantage of poor, desperate people.

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VIDEO: Plane black box search 'challenging'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:34
A British Royal Navy commander helping with the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has said it is the most challenging he has ever taken part in.

Pacquiao beats Bradley to win title

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:23
Manny Pacquiao beats Timothy Bradley on points to win the WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas.

Arsenal celebrations are a sign of the times

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 23:23
Arsenal's desperation for a trophy is so great that they celebrated their win over Wigan as if they had won the FA Cup

Clarity sought over council mergers

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 23:19
The body representing Welsh councils wants clarity from the first minister on plans to merge local authorities.

GB's Storey & Cundy win world golds

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 22:50
GB's Sarah Storey and Jody Cundy set world records to win gold at the Para-cycling Track World Championships.

GP 'revolution' and Kate baby 'hint' - papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 22:06
Several papers report government plans to extend GP opening hours in England, while the Duke of Cambridge's comment about a possible new royal baby prompts speculation.

Russia warns over Ukraine talks

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 20:17
Russia's foreign minister says any use of force by Ukraine against Russian speakers in the country could undermine upcoming talks.

Recipes heirloom given to family

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 19:16
A handwritten recipe book from 1811 is given to the author's great-great-great-grandson after it was found at a car boot sale.

UN: 'Massive shift' needed on energy

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 18:04
A UN report on climate change is expected to call for a trebling of the planet's use of renewable energy to reduce the risks of global warming.

Watson expects nervous Masters Sunday

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 16:59
Former champion Bubba Watson believes nerves will be a factor for each of the Masters contenders in the final round at Augusta.

Earthquake hits near Solomon Islands

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 16:58
An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 hits near the Solomon Islands, but no major damage is reported and a tsunami warning is cancelled.

Nigerian jailbreak tweeter 'freed'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 16:31
A Nigerian man arrested after tweeting from the scene of an attempted jailbreak has been released nearly two weeks in custody, his family says.

How to become a Twitter superstar

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 16:17
Tips and tricks to get followed on Twitter

Guinea-Bissau goes to the polls

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 16:14
Guinea-Bissau is voting in presidential and parliamentary elections, amid hope that stability can be restored to the west African country.

Who is challenging Toronto's Rob Ford?

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 15:52
The fight begins to oust Toronto's embattled, addled mayor
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