National / International News

MSF to launch migrant rescue boat

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:30
Medecins Sans Frontieres is to begin a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean to save migrants trying to reach Europe by boat.

VIDEO: Sudan's election - in 60 seconds

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:07
Ahead of Sudan's presidential election, BBC Africa looks at what you need to know about what was once the largest states in Africa.

Pakistan's Parliament Rejects Joining Saudi Coalition In Yemen

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:06

Lawmakers in Islamabad instead approved a draft resolution calling on the government to play a mediating role in the conflict against the Houthi rebels.

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China corruption 'shuts luxury fair'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:00
A Macau luxury goods fair is being cancelled, its organisers say, because of China's crackdown on corruption.

Poppies art up for South Bank Award

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:55
The poignant Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at HM Tower of London is shortlisted for this year's South Bank Awards.

Fans mourn 'sound of English summer'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:49
English cricket fans remember the Richie Benaud, the great Australian cricketer whose commentary was once the "sound of the English summer".

'Vaughan the right man for ECB role'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:48
Former England bowler Ryan Sidebottom says Michael Vaughan would the best man to become new ECB director of cricket.

In pictures: Aintree Ladies Day 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:38
An estimated 45,000 people are expected through the gates at Aintree for Ladies Day - a time when fashion takes centre stage.

Arts world mourns killed cyclist

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:36
Tributes are paid to a prominent figure in the London arts world who was killed while cycling in London.

Candidate suggested cars be damaged

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:35
Labour's Ceredigion election candidate apologises "wholeheartedly" for once suggesting "Tippex" be thrown over cars displaying English flags.

80 Municipal Courts In St. Louis County Change Fees After Criticism

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:30

The courts have agreed to set uniform fees and fines, changing a process that fueled anger and frustration with the legal system in Ferguson, Mo.

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PLO rejects Syrian action in Yarmouk

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:14
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) rules out asking the Syrian government to launch military action in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.

'Game Of Thrones' And 'Veep' Anchor HBO's Killer Sunday Lineup

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:04

HBO's Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley all start new seasons Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these three shows just might form the best Sunday night lineup on TV this spring.

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Obama set for key Castro meeting

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:00
Former foes Barack Obama and Raul Castro prepare to meet at the Summit of the Americas in Panama - their first encounter since a recent thaw in relations.

Mali's Swedish troops get extra food

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:55
Rations for Swedish peacekeepers based in Timbuktu in Mali have been increased after complaints they were going hungry, their spokesman says.

Intel hit by supercomputer chip ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:55
The US government has refused to let Intel help China update the world's biggest supercomputer over concerns about nuclear research it is being used for.

Samsung S6 Edge supply shortage

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:54
Samsung's new flagship mobile phones go on sale today but the company says it may struggle to meet demand for its S6 Edge model.

New GCSE tests 'could be compulsory'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:44
New National Reference Tests to help set GCSE grade boundaries could be made compulsory for thousands of pupils in England.

Dunblane set for Murray wedding

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:40
Dunblane gears up for Murray-mania ahead of tennis star Andy Murray's wedding to Kim Sears in the town on Saturday.

VIDEO: Mother of charged officer speaks

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:37
The mother of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder after shooting an unarmed black man has spoken to US TV.