National / International News

Pakistani Madrassa Names Its Library For Osama Bin Laden

NPR News - 9 hours 28 min ago

The sign outside the tiny reading room at a school for girls refers to the late al-Qaida leader as a martyr. A school spokesman calls the terrorist leader a hero.

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Man Utd have failed - coach Neville

BBC - 9 hours 30 min ago
Manchester United have not lived up to expectations this season, coach and former player Phil Neville tells the BBC.

Channel Tunnel trains back to normal

BBC - 9 hours 33 min ago
Channel Tunnel rail services have returned to normal on Good Friday morning after being hit by severe disruption.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 'He made a reader of me'

BBC - 9 hours 37 min ago
Readers share memories of work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez

BBC - 9 hours 42 min ago
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.

Got a favorite tree? Throw it a party

Marketplace - American Public Media - 10 hours 10 min ago

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's an extended look at what's coming up the week of April 21, 2014:

30,000 people are expected to gather on the South Lawn at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.

Do something nice for your planet on Tuesday. It's Earth Day.

The National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes for March.

More interested in a new home? We get those sales figures from the Commerce Department on Wednesday.

Ebertfest gets underway in Champaign, Illinois. The annual event "celebrates films that haven't received the recognition they deserved during their original runs."

If you're in Iceland you probably have time off to celebrate the first day of summer on Thursday. It's a public holiday.

In this country it's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. And the good folks at the Commerce Department are scheduled to report on durable goods orders for March. Hopefully they can kick that out before their kids show up to the office.

Friday is National Arbor Day, the tree planting holiday. More good things for the planet.

And it's a serious event with a lot of dough at stake. The National Pie Championships roll out in Orlando. Just in time for bathing suit season.

Deal In Doubt As Separatists Refuse To Budge In Ukraine

NPR News - 10 hours 28 min ago

While diplomats have agreed on a plan to reduce tensions, the pro-Russia protesters who have seized government buildings say they aren't bound by that deal.

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St Helens 14-33 Wigan Warriors

BBC - 10 hours 36 min ago
St Helens' 100% start to the season is ended as reigning Super League champions Wigan win a ferocious derby.

Kim Novak speaks out over jibes

BBC - 10 hours 51 min ago
Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.

Liverpool trio on PFA award list

BBC - 10 hours 57 min ago
Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are among six nominees for the PFA's player of the year award.

Caption Challenge: Predator - winning entries

BBC - 11 hours 4 min ago
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Top aide to French president resigns

BBC - 11 hours 7 min ago
A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.

AUDIO: Study finds optimum beat for dancing

BBC - 11 hours 20 min ago
Scientists believe they have found the perfect beat to make people want to dance.

Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12

NPR News - 11 hours 23 min ago

The death toll surpasses what had been the single deadliest day on the world's tallest mountain. Officials say all of those killed were Sherpa guides.

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Independent MLA David McClarty dies

BBC - 11 hours 26 min ago
The independent unionist Northern Ireland Assembly member David McClarty has died after an illness.

VIDEO: Tree topples as strong winds hit NZ

BBC - 11 hours 45 min ago
Footage has emerged of a tropical storm in New Zealand blowing down a large tree as the remnants of Cyclone Ita swept through the city of Nelson.

A fifth of gardeners 'throw snails'

BBC - 11 hours 48 min ago
A survey finds one-fifth of gardeners admit to throwing snails over their neighbour's fence, with Londoners the worst culprits.

Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'

BBC - 11 hours 55 min ago
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

S Korea ferry captain arrest sought

BBC - 12 hours 3 min ago
Prosecutors in South Korea ask for an arrest warrant for the captain of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday killing 28, with 268 missing.

Car destroyed in petrol bomb attack

BBC - 12 hours 5 min ago
A 4x4 vehicle is destroyed in a petrol bomb attack in County Antrim.

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