National / International News

Why Greek default looms

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 01:30
The emotional and ideological gulf between Greece and its eurozone government creditors remains dangerously wide.

Crowds to view Richard III coffin

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 01:27
Thousands of people are expected to view the coffin of Richard III while it is on public view at Leicester Cathedral.

UKIP backing 2% defence target

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 01:19
UKIP says it is committed to spending 2% of the UK's GDP on defence, to be funded partly by cutting the foreign aid budget.

Person missing after house fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 01:17
One person is missing and two others are taken to hospital following a fire which severely damaged a house in Swansea.

5 Reasons Cruz Announced His Candidacy Early

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 01:03

Cruz has not been the buzz candidate so far in the GOP's 2016 discussions — nor the media's. In fact, he has seemed at times a bit of a faded rose, a skyrocket that had spent much of its sparkle.

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Taylor Swift buys .porn domain name

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:57
The singer buys and ahead of new web addresses going on sale.

Pensioner robbed of holiday money

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:45
An 84-year-old man suffers a broken leg after being robbed of the 4,000 euros (£2,900) he had just exchanged ahead of a holiday.

FirstGroup awarded new rail deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:29
Transport company FirstGroup extends its franchise to run rail services between London, South Wales and the South West until 2019.

Singapore mourns founding father

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:26
Singapore begins seven days of national mourning following the death of its founding father, Lee Kuan Yew.

Drone used in prison smuggling bid

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:22
A drone was used to try to smuggle a package into the grounds of Bedford prison, it has been revealed.

VIDEO: Robotic glove used for stroke rehab

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:16
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have been working on a robotic glove that could help stroke patients.

Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:08

Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.

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VIDEO: Why are Germany Greece relations sour?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:07
The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is due to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin later to discuss the ongoing Greek financial crisis.

Hillary Clinton Is Ready To 'Stand Out' As A Female Candidate

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:03

The former secretary of state is expected to announce her presidential candidacy soon. In recent weeks, she's given speeches to women's groups, pointing to a likely shift in tone from 2008 to 2016.

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Meet The Attorney Defending Confederate Flag License Plates

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:03

R. James George Jr. started his legal career as a clerk for the first African-American Supreme Court justice and once defended rapper Tupac Shakur. But he's also a staunch First Amendment defender.

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England & Ireland to both make semis

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:48
England and Ireland should make the World Cup last four, says Jeremy Guscott, while Wales and Scotland can make the knockout phase.

Census Bureau Tests New Online Survey In Small Towns Ahead of 2020

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:42

The year 2020 will be the first time the census will be available online. But the Census Bureau must persuade hard-to-reach groups to take the survey. So they're doing a practice run in Savannah, Ga.

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As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:37

After a year of Ebola, the virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated, and crucially important health care workers have died.

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Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:33

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the CDC. New strategies are aimed at helping heavy drinkers reduce their intake.

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VIDEO: Ashya King 'cancer-free', say parents

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:13
The parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who were jailed after taking him abroad for brain tumour treatment, say their son is now free of cancer.