National / International News

In Baltimore, A Different Historic Moment: A Fan-less Baseball Game

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:28

Because of the unrest that has rocked the city, Major League Baseball decided to close the game to fans. So players came on the field to no cheers, and a home run was marked by the crack of a bat.

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Japan's Prime Minister Makes Historic Address To Congress

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:49

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out his vision of increasing ties with the U.S., and expressed his remorse over Japan's wartime atrocities.

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US interest rates kept at record low

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:43
The US Federal Reserve keeps its target interest rate at a record low at the end of a two-day policy meeting.

Charlie artist ends Muhammad cartoons

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:42
Charlie Hebdo artist "Luz", who designed the satirical magazine's front page after the Paris attacks, says he will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad.

Welcome To The Neighborhood: 2 Super-Earths Discovered

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:29

Astronomers using telescopes in Hawaii and California have found two exoplanets orbiting a star a mere 54 light years away. The discovery is important for two big reasons.

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Street cordoned off after baby death

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:26
Police are treating a death of a baby in Culloden in Inverness, which led to officers cordoning off a street for a time, as "unexplained".

VIDEO: Assault victim open letter to attacker

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:12
A young woman who was sexually assaulted late at night in a London street has written an open letter to her attacker.

Stately home hit by major blaze

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:03
A major blaze breaks out at an 18th Century stately home in Surrey.

Puncture costs Thomas Romandie lead

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:03
A puncture sees Geraint Thomas lose the lead in the Tour of Romandie but fellow Briton Chris Froome is up to third.

Pope Francis Calls Gender Pay Gap A 'Pure Scandal'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 10:00

NPR'S Sylvia Poggioli reports that Francis' remarks, at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, are some of his most forceful statements yet in favor of women.

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VIDEO: Warden gives ticket to crash cabbie

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:56
A traffic warden has resigned after a video of her putting a ticket on a Manchester taxi involved in an accident went viral.

2016 Race Collides With Baltimore Unrest

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:53

Hillary Clinton told an audience in New York the criminal justice system is "out of balance" and Rand Paul attributed the violence to "the lack of a sort of moral code in our society."

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VIDEO: British survivor: 'We could hear kids screaming'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:50
Tom Greensmith, one of the first British survivors of the Nepal earthquake to arrive back in the UK, describes what happened.

Antibiotics 'not being protected'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:39
Three-quarters of countries do not have plans in place to preserve antimicrobial medicines, the World Health Organization says.

Lib Dems lay down third 'red line'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:39
Nick Clegg is trying to reassure his party as well as voters that the Lib Dems will not be a pushover in any coalition negotiations.

Togo opposition leader rejects results

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:31
Togo's opposition leader says he considers himself the new president, rejecting official figures saying incumbent Faure Gnassingbe had won.

These Parents Make Lovely Lunch Bag Art. Not Everyone Is Pleased

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:18

Elaborately illustrated napkins. Famous paintings recreated using food. Depending on your viewpoint, these lunch projects are an expression of parental love or another salvo in the parenting wars.

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France investigates CAR abuse claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:09
A Paris prosecutor confirms an investigation is under way into claims French soldiers in the Central African Republic sexually abused children.

Game Of Thrones: Saudi King Shakes Up Line Of Succession

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 09:05

King Salman has named a new heir — and consolidated power in the hands of a younger generation.

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'Worst tree' town's festive switch-on

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 08:59
A town with one of the "worst" festive displays in Britain is to switch on its new tree eight months before Christmas.