National / International News

President Obama Spoke To Raul Castro By Phone; Leaders May Meet Today

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:07

It's only the second time in the past 50 years that the heads of the U.S. and Cuba are known to have spoken. The two leaders are expected to meet Friday, at a regional meeting in Panama.

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Facebook boast Tesco robber jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:06
An armed robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket is jailed.

VIDEO: Rows over Scottish tax on campaign day 12

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:05
Scottish tax, volunteering and help to help to rent were all on the agenda on day 12 of the election campaign.

Molossia Heads Up Big Micronation Summit In California

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:05

In the first gathering of its kind, representatives from such micronations as Slabovia and Westarctica will attend Saturday's meeting at the Anaheim Central Library.

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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia's 'last line of defence'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:58
The border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen is the "kingdom's last line of defence" from the Houthi rebels controlling parts of Yemen.

Man jailed over M8 taxi attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:55
A West Lothian man who admitted assaulting a taxi driver on the M8 motorway in an incident in which his friend died is jailed for 26 months.

Palestinian killed at funeral clash

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:52
A Palestinian man is shot dead in clashes with Israeli troops at the funeral of a militant in the West Bank, hospital officials say.

VIDEO: Dunblane ready for Murray wedding

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:45
Dunblane prepares itself ahead of the wedding of Kim Sears and Andy Murray in the town's cathedral on Saturday.

TUSC manifesto '100% anti-austerity'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:45
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition launches its manifesto in London's Canary Wharf, saying it is 'the only 100% anti-austerity party.'

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:29
The week's big numbers, visualised.

School assistant faces guns charges

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:23
A 51-year-old classroom assistant appears in court in connection with the seizure of guns and more than £20,000 worth of drugs.

Election 2015 in pictures: 10 April

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:18
Images from the campaign trail: 10 April

VIDEO: Ashya King doctors criticise parents

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:06
The doctors and nurses who treated the young cancer patient Ashya King have criticised his parents for ignoring medical advice and taking him out of hospital.

Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:58

The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.

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Boy, 13, detained over stab murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:55
A 13-year-old boy is detained for a minimum of 11 years after murdering a man in a row over a house party.

Week in pictures: 4-10 April 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:52
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Drugs gang boss jailed for 12 years

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:51
A 26-strong gang is sentenced for running a drugs network following a five-year convert investigation by North Wales Police.

France TV5Monde passwords seen on TV

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:44
Staff at TV5Monde are filmed with passwords visible in the newsroom a day after the French TV network suffered a huge cyber-attack.

Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:40

Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.

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