National / International News

As Deadline Passes, The Fate Of ISIS Hostages Is Uncertain

NPR News - 29 min 26 sec ago

The Sunni militants had given Jordan until sunset Thursday to release a convicted terrorist. The exchange did not happen.

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Funeral for escapee D-Day veteran

BBC - 40 min 5 sec ago
The funeral is held of the Sussex war veteran who made headlines when he left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.

Mugabe takes over as AU chairman

BBC - 42 min 44 sec ago
African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa choose the continent's oldest head of state, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, as chairman of the AU for the coming year.

Suu Kyi's gate to be sold at auction

BBC - 51 min 17 sec ago
The metal gate of Nobel prize-winning Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's house is to be auctioned, with a starting price of $200,000.

#SaveDippy - but why do we care?

BBC - 1 hour 16 min ago
Why do so many people care about a fake dinosaur?

Easyjet backs Heathrow expansion

BBC - 1 hour 20 min ago
Budget airline Easyjet says it is in favour of expanding Heathrow airport in a submission to the Airports Commission

VIDEO: LIVE: Churchill anniversary flotilla

BBC - 1 hour 22 min ago
Ceremony recreating the flotilla which carried Churchill's coffin along the Thames from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier

Chelsea's Costa gets three-match ban

BBC - 1 hour 24 min ago
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is banned for three matches after stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Probe into port worker's fall death

BBC - 1 hour 30 min ago
A fatal accident inquiry is to be held after a worker fell to his death at the Hunterston coal terminal in North Ayrshire.

Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

BBC - 1 hour 33 min ago
Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.

Battle rages for key Ukraine town

BBC - 1 hour 36 min ago
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.

Student fury over 'impossible' exam

BBC - 1 hour 38 min ago
Final year economics students at Sheffield University are furious after an exam this week contained "impossible" questions.

Man guilty of raping boy at nursery

BBC - 1 hour 42 min ago
A man is found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow of raping a young boy and of sexually abusing a girl from when she was 12 to 15 years old.

Djokovic in Australian Open final

BBC - 1 hour 42 min ago
Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Stan Wawrinka in another dramatic five-set contest to reach the Australian Open final.

True or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

NPR News - 1 hour 51 min ago

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

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VIDEO: Talking kids' doll 'Cayla' is hacked

BBC - 1 hour 55 min ago
Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.

South Africa Grants Parole To Notorious Apartheid-Era Death Squad Leader

NPR News - 2 hours 3 min ago

The country's justice minister said he was ordering the release of Eugene de Kock in the interest of "nation-building and reconciliation." De Kock had been in jail for more than 20 years.

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AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan

BBC - 2 hours 15 min ago
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.

Teacher cleared of child sex charges

BBC - 2 hours 17 min ago
A primary school teacher is cleared of having sex with two under-age girls at Swansea Crown Court.

Mortonhall family settlement offers

BBC - 2 hours 17 min ago
Families affected by the baby ashes scandal at Mortonhall Crematorium are to be offered settlements of up to £4,000.

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