National / International News

VIDEO: Is Tokyo the new Silicon Valley?

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 13:18
Tokyo's technology start-up scene is beginning to take off. But can the Japanese capital rival California's Silicon Valley?

VIDEO: Crimea 'votes for Russian union'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 13:12
Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia in a disputed referendum, officials announce, after half the votes have been counted.

Westboro Baptist Founder Is 'On The Edge Of Death,' Son Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 13:01

Fred Phelps is in hospice care and has been excommunicated from the church he founded in Topeka, his son Nathan wrote in a statement he posted to Facebook Saturday night.

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Photo Identification: The 'Best And Worst Way' To ID People

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 12:00

How reliably can we find the fakes? A new study says the more forgeries people come across, the better they are at spotting them. But there are multiple traps that can cloud screeners' judgment.

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Kansas Legislature Scolds Itself Over Slew Of Contentious Bills

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 12:00

From spanking children to denying service to gay couples, legislation in Kansas has been stirring up controversy. Some lawmakers argue their colleagues are drifting from the important issues.

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Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 12:00

With tablet technology still relatively new, pediatricians are trying to understand how interactive media affects children.

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Exit poll: Crimea backs Russia union

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 11:27
Voters in Crimea overwhelmingly back joining Russia and seceding from Ukraine, according to exit polls quoted by Russian news agencies.

Elbow top chart with sixth album

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 11:22
Alternative rock band Elbow go straight to number one in the album chart with their sixth offering, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything.

Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Arsenal

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:45
Arsenal stay in strong contention for the Premier League title as Tomas Rosicky secures victory at local rivals Tottenham.

Wrinkled Mercury's shrinking history

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:36
The planet Mercury is about 7km smaller today than when its rocky crust first solidified over four billion years ago - a greater degree of shrinkage than previously recognised.

Paralympics end with colourful ceremony

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:36
The curtain comes down on the 2014 Winter Paralympics with a colourful and spectacular ceremony in Sochi.

Crashed helicopter wreckage removed

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:22
Investigators remove debris from the crashed helicopter that killed four people in Norfolk, including Northern Ireland peer Lord Ballyedmond.

Teen drowns in beauty spot lake

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:19
A teenage boy drowns at a countryside centre in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:14

A group of physicists banned PowerPoint from forums, and they're aren't the only people who say we should cut back on slide-based presentations: Others include Amazon, LinkedIn and NASA.

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Wife And Mother: 'You'd Never Suspect My Junkie Past'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 09:35

I feel no shame when I say I'm a recovering addict. The battle has made me a warrior. As someone lucky to survive, I want to tell others not to give up.

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15,000-home garden city to be built

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 09:24
A garden city with an initial 15,000 homes will be built at Ebbsfleet in Kent, Chancellor George Osborne announces.

City celebrates St Patrick's parade

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 09:16
Some 80,000 people line the route of Birmingham's St Patrick's Day parade in the biggest event of its kind in the UK.

Aberdeen 0-0 Inverness (aet, 4-2 pens)

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 09:12
Adam Rooney converts the winning spot-kick as Aberdeen beat Inverness on penalties to win the Scottish League Cup.

New York Ukrainians Worry About 'Evil' Happenings at Home

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 09:10

Tens of thousands of Russians and Ukrainians live in New York City, and many with close ties to their countries are on edge over what's happening back home.

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Salmond says UK should share pound

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 09:08
Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond says a shared currency after independence would be the best option for Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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