National / International News

Nato suspends Russia co-operation

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 01:53
Nato suspends all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia over the annexation of Crimea, describing it as a grave threat to European security.

Three surprises from a visit to Kashmir

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 01:49
Three surprises from a visit to Kashmir

Pilots' strike grounds Lufthansa

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 01:21
German airline Lufthansa cancels around 900 flights at the start of a three-day strike that is expected to affect some 425,000 passengers.

VIDEO: Benefit changes 'hurting disabled'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 01:20
Changes to housing benefit in England, Scotland and Wales are creating financial hardship and distress for disabled people, MPs have warned.

VIDEO: Disaster declared after Chile quake

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 01:18
Chile declares three northern regions hit by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake to be disaster areas, with at least five people left dead.

Man denied vote over 'political' shirt

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 01:10
A French voters is turned away from a polling station for wearing a "political" outfit, it seems.

Has government hurt education exports?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 01:00
Has the government hurt education exports?

Waterloo Road to close doors in 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 00:57
The long-running school drama Waterloo Road is to end in 2015, the BBC announces.

Chelsea & Vitesse links investigated

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 00:51
The Dutch Football Federation has launched an inquiry into the ownership of Vitesse Arnhem and their links with Chelsea.

AUDIO: Chaplin 'a global celebrity'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 00:34
Acclaimed biographer Peter Ackroyd has added Charlie Chaplin to his list of London visionaries.

Owner gives up on 'Chagall' painting

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 00:29
The owner of a painting he believed was by Marc Chagall says he has given up on his fight to save it from being destroyed.

VIDEO: Stage set for Euro debate round two

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 00:20
Ukip leader Nigel Farage and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg face TV cameras for a second debate on Britain's membership of the European Union

The battle to control your heating

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 00:15
Will Google's billion-dollar home heating bet pay off in the UK?

VIDEO: Biker's camera shows high speed near miss

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-02 00:14
A motorcyclist has a lucky escape on one of Europe's most notoriously dangerous roads and publishes the video as a warning to others.

For 'Lent Madness,' Reverend Pits Saints Against Each Other

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 23:56

Rev. Tim Schenck created the March Madness-type bracket in the true spirit of the season. People learn about, then vote for their favorite saints to advance to the Golden Halo.

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So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 23:55

When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those made with classified intelligence.

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Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 23:55

An apprenticeship program in New York City helps lower-income and minority students break into advanced sciences. For one, the love of the stars was motivation to tackle the tough field of astronomy.

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In Arkansas, Voters May Get Chance To Raise Minimum Wage

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 23:54

Arkansas has some of the lowest wages in the country. It's also home to one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, raising the stakes for a possible ballot measure to increase the minimum wage.

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Small Health Insurance Co-Ops Seeing Early Success

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 23:53

Karl Sutton belongs to a farmers co-op in Montana where member-owners share costs and revenue. A health insurance co-op appeals to him, too — but can the model grow beyond its niche market?

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Toksvig questions all-male panel ban

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 23:49
Radio host Sandi Toksvig questions the recent BBC pledge to have no all-male panel shows.
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