National / International News

Election 2015: The Cameron dilemma

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 01:43
The Tories have to choose whether to continue to stand on their economic record or take a risk and change the dynamics of their campaign, says Gavin Hewitt.

'Flambe work' sparked hotel fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 01:37
A blaze that damaged the five-star Randolph Hotel in Oxford appears to have been caused by flambe work in the kitchen, bosses say.

Police stage mayor's disappearance

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 01:18
Russia police stage mayor's disappearance

India cricketer in fatal match clash

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 01:15
A young cricketer dies in the Indian city of Kolkata after an on-field collision with a team mate during a club match.

VIDEO: The drones that can float on water

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 01:06
Researchers from MIT have created a drone that can float on water and communicate with other drones

Spain teacher 'killed with crossbow'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 01:06
Pupil kills teacher with a crossbow at school in Barcelona, Spain, reports say

Boy bailed after McDonald's incident

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 01:03
A 15-year-old boy who was arrested after a primary school girl was sexually assaulted at a McDonald's is bailed.

Man held over women's murders

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 01:01
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a mother and daughter whose bodies were found on Merseyside, detectives say.

Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Martin O'Malley

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 01:00

The Democrat and former governor of Maryland spoke to NPR about Hillary Clinton, Republican economic theory and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 01:00

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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Boy, 14, held over Australia 'plot'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:58
A 14-year-old boy from Blackburn has been arrested over an alleged terror plot in Australia, Greater Manchester Police say.

Anti-Test "Opt Out" Movement Makes A Wave In New York State

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:31

Activists say that about 175,000 students have refused to take federally mandated tests this week.

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Social Media Can Help Track Tornadoes, But Was That Tweet Real?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:30

Researchers at Purdue are using software to mine tweets for data that can help warn that a dangerous storm is approaching. But the data may not always be reliable and analyzing it can be tricky.

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Why SNP matters to whole of UK

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:29
What are the consequences of the SNP's decision to campaign for the end of austerity in the whole of the UK?

So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:26

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual English names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to help change that.

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Greek far-right leaders go on trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:20
Leaders of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party are among 69 people now on trial on charges including murder and belonging to a criminal group.

Fire crews tackle blaze at church

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:05
Fire crews tackle a "well-developed" blaze at a church in Govan, Glasgow, which led to the evacuation of residents living nearby.

Man City's Scott sorry for headbutt

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:01
Manchester City Ladies midfielder Jill Scott apologises for headbutting Arsenal's Jade Bailey after the Gunners win 1-0.

Mellow Pastimes Can Be Good For Your Health, Too

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:48

You don't have to be out running marathons to get health benefits from leisure activities. Engaging pastimes like reading, sewing or listening to music improved health markers, a study finds.

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:47

The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound from the spill's impact.

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