National / International News

A chaotic day for Nigel Farage

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:42
It's been a chaotic day on the campaign trail for Nigel Farage, who met Joey Essex and was forced to cancel an event in a pub due to protests.

Coe opponent Bubka launches IAAF bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:41
Sergey Bubka launches his manifesto for election to the IAAF presidency, ahead of his race against Sebastian Coe.

VIDEO: Cameron fails to impress school girl

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:32
David Cameron's story-telling skills appear to have left one pupil un impressed on a visit to a primary school near Bolton today.

Think Tuition Is Rising Fast? Try Room And Board

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:26

Universities are raising food and housing prices faster than inflation.

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World champ Brook set to face Gavin

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:18
Kell Brook is set to defend his IBF world welterweight title against Frankie Gavin at the O2 Arena in London on 30 May.

Apple releases iCloud Photos app

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:11
A new photo storage app from Apple automatically stores full-resolution images in the cloud and lower quality ones on mobile devices.

Poldark to return for second outing

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:04
The BBC announces a second series of Poldark, based on the 18th Century-set novels of Winston Graham.

Protests over S Carolina shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:01
Protests are being held in South Carolina over the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a police officer, who has been charged with murder.

Drones stream live video to YouTube

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:00
The world's bestselling drone firm unveils new models that are easier to take off and land and stream footage to YouTube Live.

Million go online to register to vote

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:57
More than one million people have applied online to register to vote in the space of just over three weeks, says the Electoral Commission.

Royal Dutch Shell's $70 Billion Deal For BG Would Create Gas Giant

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:57

The deal would put Shell on track to become put Shell on track to surpass ExxonMobil as the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company. It comes as global oil prices have dropped sharply.

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Spam: In Korea, It's Not Junk Meat — It's A Treat

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:56

It's a gelatinous slab of pork, salt and starch – and in fancy packaging, it's a popular holiday-time gift. So how did South Korea become the world's No. 2 Spam consumer? Blame it on the war.

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UK turns down mediation over Marbles

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:50
The UK government and the British Museum turn down an offer of mediation in their dispute with Greece over the Parthenon sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles.

'Huge suffering' in Yarmouk camp

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:48
No access to drinking water, few doctors and indiscriminate bombing are creating a "disastrous situation" in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.

'My Heart Was Broken,' Says Father Of S.C. Man Slain By Police

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:38

Police officer Michael Slager now faces a murder charge in the death of Walter Scott, who was unarmed and running away from Slager when he was shot multiple times.

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John Hancock Hopes You'll Trade Activity Data For Insurance Discounts

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:33

Life insurance customers will receive discounts each year based on their activity levels. The practice is used in Australia, Europe, Singapore and South Africa. But privacy experts are concerned.

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