National / International News

Toksvig steps down from News Quiz

BBC - 10 hours 6 min ago
Comedian Sandi Toksvig is to leave BBC Radio 4's comedy show The News Quiz after nine years and 28 series.

EU set to back crash alert for cars

BBC - 10 hours 24 min ago
A new EU-wide alert system to deal with road accidents, called eCall, is expected to get the go-ahead from Euro MPs.

Bosnich pleads guilty to charge

BBC - 10 hours 32 min ago
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich appears in a Sydney court to plead guilty to reckless driving.

VIDEO: The $50,000-per-night Vegas hotel room

BBC - 10 hours 37 min ago
Take a tour of the Las Vegas hotel room which is $20,000-per-night more expensive in Mayweather-Pacquiao fight week.

VIDEO: Searching through rubble with bare hands

BBC - 10 hours 38 min ago
The BBC's Yalda Hakim travelled to the historical town of Bhaktapur where a rescue operation was underway.

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

NPR News - 10 hours 49 min ago

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

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Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

NPR News - 10 hours 49 min ago

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.

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In pictures: After the Everest avalanche

BBC - 10 hours 50 min ago
Pictures emerge showing Everest Base Camp on the day after Nepal's earthquake triggered an avalanche which swept away many tents, killing 18 people.

Quake-hit Nepal 'on war footing'

BBC - 10 hours 54 min ago
Nepal is on a "war footing" as it struggles to meet the overwhelming need following Saturday's earthquake, its prime minister says.

On The Streets Of Baltimore, Trying To Understand The Anger

NPR News - 10 hours 56 min ago

On the streets, some said violence is the only way to get authorities to pay attention to the plight of blacks in Baltimore. Others said they understood the anger, but not the violence.

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Scots man wins £7.8m lottery jackpot

BBC - 10 hours 57 min ago
A Bo'ness man is celebrating after winning a jackpot of more than £7.8m in Saturday's National Lottery draw.

UK economic growth slows to 0.3%

BBC - 11 hours 7 min ago
The rate of economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, continuing a slowdown that began six months ago.

Greek PM sees EU deal by next week

BBC - 11 hours 8 min ago
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece is in the final stretch of talks with the EU and that he believes an interim deal will by in place by 9 May.

Irish woman describes Nepal 'chaos'

BBC - 11 hours 13 min ago
An Irishwoman caught up in the Nepal earthquake describes harrowing scenes at Kathmandu airport as thousands struggled to escape.

Clegg outlines budget 'red line'

BBC - 11 hours 21 min ago
The Liberal Democrats will not enter into another coalition government unless an emergency "stability budget" is held within 50 days of the 7 May election, Nick Clegg has said.

Asean concern over land reclamation

BBC - 11 hours 37 min ago
Land reclamation in the South China Sea, where China is building artificial islands, risks undermining peace regional leaders say.

Fan struck by flying baseball bat

BBC - 11 hours 40 min ago
A baseball fan was struck in the face by a flying bat and carried from the stands on a stretcher on Monday night.

VIDEO: New York turns lights off for birds

BBC - 11 hours 42 min ago
The state of New York is to turn off non-essential lights in state-run buildings to help migrating birds navigate routes in spring and autumn.

Gallery's 'fake' painting revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:54
The identity of a replica painting, which was hung at Dulwich Picture Gallery as a challenge to visitors, is revealed.

On Their Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:53

The Afghan army is now fully in charge of combat operations. NPR's Tom Bowman heads out on a mission with troops as they engage the Taliban in one of its strongholds near the Pakistani border.

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