National / International News

Israel halts bus 'segregation' trial

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 01:03
Israel suspends new rules that would have had the effect of separating Palestinian and Jewish passengers on buses travelling to the West Bank.

Charity worker dies on India trek

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 01:00
A 19-year-old charity worker dies after becoming ill while trekking in the north of India.

Finland knocked out of Eurovision

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:57
Finnish Punk band PKN, the first Eurovision act to all have learning difficulties, are knocked out of the contest in the first semi-final, along with Denmark and the Netherlands.

Bomb alert as object thrown into car

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:56
A number of homes have been evacuated in a bomb alert in Strabane, County Tyrone.

Thomas Cook 'deeply sorry' over deaths

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:51
The chief executive of Thomas Cook says he is "deeply sorry" about the deaths of two British children on holiday in Corfu.

Nigel Farage: UKIP is 100% united

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:40
Nigel Farage says UKIP is "100% united" ahead of its EU referendum battle after two senior figures leave their roles in the party.

Cannes 'turned away amputee in flats'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:39
Danish film producer Valeria Richter, who has part of her left foot amputated, says she was denied entry to a film at Cannes for not wearing high heels.

Police car 'marooned' at high tide

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:36
The coastguard are called to rescue two Essex Police officers who became stranded in their car at high tide.

Stepping Hill death inquests planned

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:30
Inquests are planned into 11 further deaths following the conviction of Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua.

In The Classroom And On the River, Modeling Success In Science

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:31

Meet Caroline Solomon, an associate professor of biology at Gallaudet University, the renowned school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

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Pollinator Politics: Environmentalists Criticize Obama Plan To Save Bees

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:30

The White House's new plan to reverse dramatic declines in bee numbers calls for the restoration of 7 million acres of bee-friendly habitat. Critics say the plan ignores a key culprit: pesticides.

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The Other Sacred Thing Tom Brady Squashed: Sportsmanship

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:29

Tom Brady could be guilty of one of the worst transgressions in sport — purposely defiling the part of the game that makes it fair and square.

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Crew rescued from fire on boat

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:27
More than 80 crew members are taken off an offshore support boat which went on fire in Peterhead harbour in the early hours of the morning.

An NPR Reporter Raced A Machine To Write A News Story. Who Won?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:27

Machines are taking on jobs that once seemed robot-proof. But can a machine replace radio reporters? We pit a human against a machine to find out.

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Live On Pakistani TV: A Call-In Show About Sex

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:25

Sex is a topic not often broached in a conservative Muslim country like Pakistan. Yet a cable TV program hosted by a male doctor has proved popular, particularly among 30-something women.

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UBS pays $545m in forex settlement

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:25
Swiss bank UBS pays a total of $545m to settle an investigation into alleged manipulation of foreign exchange rates.

She's Got One Of The Toughest Diseases To Cure. And She's Hopeful

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:25

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a growing problem. It's spread through the air. It can kill you. And it's incredibly difficult to treat. But a program in Peru shows that the disease can be cured.

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How A Bigger Lunch Table At Work Can Boost Productivity

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:24

Some firms use motion sensors and wireless tags to find out how people actually work. That can yield useful data, such as which free snacks tend to draw people into break rooms where they congregate.

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Many Native American Communities Struggle With Effects Of Heroin Use

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:21

Native Americans have some of the highest substance abuse rates compared to other ethnic groups. Alcohol and meth are the drugs of choice. Now, cartels are taking advantage of lax police enforcement.

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Nine dead in Indian train crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 22:26
At least nine people die and 18 others are injured when a tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people is hit by a train in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say.