National / International News

How a tweet wiped $8bn off Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:16
How Twitter lost more than 25% of its value after a tweet prompted traders to sell the stock.

UK families 'dizzy with relief'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:14
Families of Britons found safe after quake speak of their joy

Several Florida School Districts Cut (Way) Back On Tests

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:03

Miami-Dade County abandons a plan to administer 300 different end-of-course exams. The new number: 10. Broward County will throw out 1,300.

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Brand/Miliband: Is this the real start of the 'social media election'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:59
Are young people really getting their news through online video and social media?

Abuse inquiry to review Janner case

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:48
Goddard Inquiry into historical child sex abuse says it will conduct a "full investigation" into claims made against former Labour MP Lord Janner.

Crew of ship seized by Iran ‘safe’

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:44
The crew of a container ship seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday are safe and "in good spirits", Danish shipping company Maersk says.

Togo leader extends family rule

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:41
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe is re-elected, officials say, extending his family's 48-year hold on power.

Baltimore Update: A Forceful Mom And A Fan-Free Baseball Game

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:32

In a first, the Orioles plan to play an MLB game without an audience, and a woman who yanked her son away from potential trouble is making headlines.

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Sentinel images quake aftermath

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:21
Europe's Sentinel-1a satellite gets its first good look at the aftermath of Saturday's big quake in Nepal.

Planes grounded by iPad app error

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:13
American Airlines delay dozens of flights after an iPad app used by its pilots stopped working.

Man's body found at recycling site

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:05
A man's body is found at a Birmingham recycling plant.

Briton among Nepal quake dead

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:04
A Briton living overseas is among more than 5,000 who died in the Nepal earthquake, the Foreign Office confirms.

PODCAST: Pay-for-performance disclosures

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-29 03:00

There's news that the U.S. economy only grew by .2 percent last quarter. We'll take a closer look at that disappointing figure. Plus, more on the SEC's expected new rules that would require companies to release reports comparing the pay of top earners vs. financial performance. More on that. And The Brookings today releases a comprehensive evaluation of colleges’ contributions to student economic success. We consider how these "value-added" rankings help students and parents make decisions about college? What's missing when you only look at economic outcomes? Plus, more on the news that the NFL will start paying Federal taxes.

Armitage absence would be 'cop-out'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:52
Drew Mitchell says not picking Steffon Armitage in England's World Cup squad over fears it would harm morale would be a "cop-out".

School evacuated after bomb alert

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:44
Over 600 children have been moved from a Lisburn primary school after a bomb warning

Downey discusses interview walk-out

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:42
Actor Robert Downey Jr labels Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy "a bottom-feeding muckraker" in his first remarks about walking out of a Channel 4 interview earlier this month.

North Korea 'executed 15 people'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:35
South Korean intelligence services say that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of 15 people this year, including several senior officials.

Chile volcano prompts new evacuation

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:25
As the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile again spews ash following two eruptions last week, people are evacuated from the surrounding towns.

France increases defence spending

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:16
French President Francois Hollande says defence spending will rise by nearly 4bn euros to tackle extremist threats "at home and overseas".

Surrey school pupils abused by Savile

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 02:05
At least 22 pupils and a visitor at Duncroft Approved School in Surrey were abused by Jimmy Savile in 1970s, police say.