National / International News

Abdullah ahead in Afghan poll count

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 05:05
Partial results released after Afghanistan's presidential vote show Abdullah Abdullah slightly ahead in a tight race with Ashraf Ghani.

Farah eighth in London Marathon

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:56
Mo Farah finishes eighth on his marathon debut as world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya claims his second London title.

Pope Francis Poses For Selfies With Crowd At St. Peter's

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

After speaking to a large Palm Sunday crowd, Pope Francis moved through the audience in his popemobile — and then got out of the vehicle to greet the faithful and pose for photos.

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Arrest over Facebook death post

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:32
A 17-year-old girl is arrested on suspicion of making a "grossly offensive" comment on Facebook after the sudden death of a boy in Swansea.

Ukraine Says An Officer Died In Battle With Pro-Russian Forces

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:05

A Ukrainian Security Service officer has been killed and five others wounded in the eastern city of Slovyansk, officials from Ukraine's interim government said Sunday.

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Councils 'hustled' over housing

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:00
The director general of the National Trust accuses the government of pushing councils to produce local plans quickly so homes can be built.

Root not a Test opener - Rogers

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:44
Joe Root should not open the batting for England's Test side, according to Australia opener Chris Rogers.

VIDEO: Will and Kate 'baby rumours' quashed

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:39
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have enjoyed a white-water speed boat ride as they continue their tour of New Zealand.

Drug Courts Help Addicts Recover — But May Cost Them Their Rights

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.

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Lawmaker Says U.S. Must Go Beyond Sanctions With Russia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

After Russia took over Crimea last month, the U.S. passed economic sanctions against Russia. But Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that is not good enough.

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Putin Could Send Europe Scrambling For Energy Sources

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

As Russian President Putin threatens to disrupt Europe's natural gas supplies, energy expert Jonathan Stern tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the continent has no short-term alternative to Russian gas.

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Evidence Against Boston Bombing Suspect Is Plentiful

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.

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Armed Pro-Russian Men Hold Police Station In Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

In Ukraine, special forces are trying to take back the city of Slovyansk from encroaching pro-Russian militants. Correspondent Ari Shapiro gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest.

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D-Day: BBC to mark 70th anniversary

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:22
The 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 is to be marked by a series of programmes on BBC TV and radio.

Ceredigion 'enviro-crime' pilot plan

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:00
A team of specialists could be called in to tackle litterbugs, fly-tippers and dog fouling in Ceredigion.

Motorist survives 80ft cliff fall

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 02:59
A man survives an 80ft (24m) cliff fall after his car left the road and plunged into the sea near Brighton.

World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 02:46
A long-awaited report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.

Driver dies after car hits bridge

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 02:30
A 25-year-old man dies after his car crashes into a railway bridge in Stirling in the early hours of Sunday.

ECB signals further monetary stimulus

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 02:03
European Central Bank president, Mario Draghi, says he is ready to provide "further stimulus" if the euro remains strong and inflation low.

CPS should pay legal bill - MP Evans

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 01:59
Former deputy speaker Nigel Evans, who was cleared of rape and sexual assault charges, says prosecutors should pay his £130,000 legal costs.
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