National / International News

Solving the productivity puzzle

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 08:18
Is productivity growth, little discussed at the election, the most important underlying factor for the UK economy?

Why Libya is springboard for migrant exodus

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 08:13
How did Libya become a springboard for migrants making the increasingly deadly sea crossing to Europe?

Forsyth supports assisted dying law

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 08:10
Sir Bruce Forsyth calls for a change in assisted dying laws so people can "die with dignity", after watching his first wife live with dementia.

Afghan canal crash led to deaths

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 08:08
An inquest into the deaths of four British servicemen hears the armoured vehicle they were in rolled into a canal after colliding with an Afghan National Police car.

FM radio switch-off looms in Norway

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 08:07
Norway will become the first country in the world to switch off its FM radio platform in 2017.

Kenyan activist wins environment prize

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 08:05
Kenyan environmental activist Phyllis Omido wins the high-profile Goldman prize for her campaign against a smelting plant in a slum community in Mombasa.

Humans' Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 07:39

Three cats died after their owners used an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration warns to keep drugs away from pets; a tiny bit can be toxic.

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BuzzFeed Deleted Stories After Complaints From Advertisers

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 07:36

In a memo to staff, editor in chief Ben Smith acknowledged that the site had deleted more than 1,000 posts — three of them after complaints from advertisers. Gawker first reported on the deletions.

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Hillsborough drunk-fan blame denied

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 07:18
A former senior police officer denies telling officers to put the blame for Hillsborough on "drunken, ticketless Liverpool supporters".

Star Wars exec 'staggered' by teaser reaction

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 07:17
Lucasfilm boss 'staggered' by the reaction to Star Wars teaser

Six US men 'supported Islamic State'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 07:08
US authorities arrest and charge six men in the state of Minnesota with conspiring to support the Islamic State militant group.

Asean economic growth 'to outdo EU'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 07:06
The 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) will surpass the EU in growth once its economies have been integrated, the World Economic Forum in Jakarta is told.

Athlete's foot drug may be MS therapy

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 07:02
Two common drugs - one for treating athlete's foot and another for alleviating eczema - might be useful therapies for multiple sclerosis, scientists believe.

Fake email prison escapee jailed

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 06:59
A convicted fraudster who used an "ingenious" escape plot to trick prison officers into releasing him is jailed for seven years.

Dozens feared dead in huge Yemen strike

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 06:56
An air strike on an arms depot in Yemen's capital Sanaa causes a huge explosion, flattening nearby buildings and shattering windows in far away neighbourhoods.

VIDEO: Live: Migrant crisis EU news update

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 06:54
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini holds news conference after a meeting on the growing migrant crisis.

Is Rodgers still right for Liverpool?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 06:47
Former Liverpool players, an ex-manager, pundits and fans discuss boss Brendan Rodgers' future after another trophy-less season.

Boston Marathon Underway; Race Is Second Since Deadly 2013 Bombing

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 06:03

The elite athlete will likely finish the 26.2-mile course a little after noon ET. Although last year's marathon went off safely, security is tight.

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Draw made for 2017 women's Euros

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 05:59
The draw for the qualifiers for the 2017 Women's European Championship sees England in a group with Belgium and Serbia.

VIDEO: Xenophobic attack captured on camera

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 05:53
James Oatway, a South African photojournalist, witnessed the killing of a Mozambican man. He tells the BBC's Southern Africa Correspondent Karen Allen how he tried to save the man.