National / International News

End Of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble For Some

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 22:06

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday. The move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

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Village hopes to stub out smoking

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:57
A village is hoping to become smoke-free by asking people not to smoke in public places.

La. Congressman Asks For Forgiveness After Compromising Video

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:47

A newspaper in West Monroe, La., published a video of freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister kissing a woman who wasn't his wife.

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Senate OKs Jobless Bill; House Prospects Slimmer

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:38

The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. Republican supporters appealed to Speaker Boehner to permit election-year action in the House too.

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Sea search for more plane signals

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:27
Teams searching for the missing Malaysian plane say they need more further contact with signals before sending a submersible to search for debris.

'Tragic' Peaches on front pages

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:18
The death of TV presenter Peaches Geldof features on most front pages, while the controversy over Culture Secretary Maria Miller's expenses rumbles on.

Tube 'inserted in wrong patient'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:08
A memo is sent out to staff in the Northern Health Trust after a plastic tube is accidentally inserted into the wrong patient at Antrim Area Hospital.

Illegal parking fines refunded

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 20:58
An east London council is refunding up to £347,000 to drivers after parking tickets were illegally issued by a dozen cameras.

Liberals head for Quebec victory

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 20:22
Quebec's Liberal Party is set to form a majority provincial government, routing the Canadian province's main separatist party.

Spinal shocks revive paralysed legs

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 20:12
Four paralysed men have been able to move their legs for the first time in years after electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, US doctors report.

Study: States Did Better Job Running Elections In 2012

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 20:03

Most states improved improved their election performance between 2008 and 2012, with overall wait times at polling stations decreasing in many places.

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Seniors Rule: UConn Beats Kentucky For NCAA Title

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 19:32

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night.

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Taiwan students to end trade protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 18:55
Students protesting against a trade deal with China say they will end their occupation of Taiwan's parliament.

Samsung forecasts drop in profits

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 18:34
Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest maker of TVs and mobile phones, forecasts a fall in profits for the second quarter in a row.

Japan and Australia agree trade deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 17:30
Japan and Australia agree a trade deal, after seven years of negotiations, which will see them lower tariffs on products including beef, cheese and cars.

Venezuela leader to meet opposition

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:53
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is set to meet the opposition for the first time since the start of street protests that left 39 dead.

How can Wikipedia woo women editors?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:21
Trying to close the online encyclopedia's 'information gap'

Quebec holds provincial elections

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:20
Polls have closed in the Canadian province of Quebec as the province's main separatist party ends its bid to win a legislative majority.

Artist creates personal map of city

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:19
The artist who drew a city by hand

The place where Chelsea Pensioners live

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:18
Why would a retirement home have rooms with no ceilings?
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