National / International News

Fishermen 'should not save migrants'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 00:28
Fishermen in Indonesia's Aceh say they have been told not to rescue any of the thousands of migrants in the Andaman Sea, even if they are drowning.

Dogs saved from 'severe' kennel fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 00:21
Ten dogs are rescued from a "severe" fire at a private kennels in Salford in which four animals died.

VIDEO: Harry: Flower Show garden 'fantastic'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 23:57
Prince Harry has visited the Sentebale garden at this year's Chelsea Flower Show and said it was ''fantastic''

It's Not A Come-On From A Satanic Cult. It's A New Kind Of Poll!

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 23:53

Tanzanians were skeptical when they were invited for a free trip to the big city to discuss natural gas policy. But it's actually an innovative strategy to involve ordinary citizens in key decisions.

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Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 23:52

After swapping hearing aids for a cochlear implant, Sam Swiller's taste in music shifted dramatically, from grunge rock to folk. Now scientists are trying to improve how implants relay music.

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Why are more women choosing to become nuns?

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 23:45
The number of women becoming nuns in the UK is rising. Caroline Wyatt asks why.

In Seoul, Kerry Calls N. Korea Provocations 'Egregious,' 'Reckless'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 23:44

America's top diplomat says North Korea's muscle flexing on the Korean peninsula may lead to further international pressure — and possibly a referral to the International Criminal Court.

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VIDEO: Blind pole vaulter clears 3.5 metres

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 23:15
Blind pole vaulter Charlotte Brown clears 3.5 metres to win a bronze medal at the Texas state high school championships.

Unite union 'to debate Labour link'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 23:10
The Unite union is expected to debate ending its link with Labour when it meets for its July conference, sources tell the BBC.

888 in takeover approach for Bwin

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 23:07
UK online gaming group 888 says it has made a takeover approach for rival, which has already had a bid from GVC Holdings.

Health care changes 'must happen'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 22:59
Northern Ireland's chief medical officer says the words "no" and "slow" are not options in response to the transformation required in the health service.

Bond fans watch filming on Thames

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 22:52
James Bond fans lined the River Thames to watch 007 stunts being filmed in London.

VIDEO: Sentbale at the Chelsea Flower Show

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 22:27
Designer Matt Keightley, has been commissioned to design a garden for Sentebale, the charity co-founded by Prince Harry which helps children in Lesotho.

Militias 'head for IS-held Ramadi'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 22:21
Iran-backed Shia militias are on their way to Ramadi to confront IS militants who seized the Iraqi city on Sunday, reports say.

India rape nurse dies after 42 years

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 21:55
An Indian nurse dies after spending 42 years in a vegetative state following a brutal rape, a case which sparked a debate on euthanasia laws.

1 Marine Killed During Osprey Training Exercise In Hawaii

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 21:48

A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals as dark smoke from the resulting fire billowed into the sky.

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People who still use old gadgets

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 21:38
Why do people still use old gadgets?

Second re-election attempt for Bale

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 21:36
Councillor Phil Bale is attempting to get re-elected as Cardiff's Labour leader despite failing in his first bid a week ago.

Quarry deaths prompt safety review

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 21:27
A new safety campaign is launched in Northern Ireland aimed at preventing deaths in disused quarries, following a number of fatal incidents in recent years.

Inquiry examines extra routes demand

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 21:26
A public inquiry, due to open on Monday, will examine an attempt by George Best Belfast City Airport to change part of its planning agreement to pursue more direct European routes.