National / International News

Leader survives confidence vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:49
The leader of Wales' biggest local authority survives a vote of no confidence insisting he is proud of his achievements in office.

It's World Book Day: Time For Reading Lists And Dress-Up

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:43

Put down that screen: Today's the day to celebrate holding a bound book in your hands. For World Book Day, we bring you a roundup of stories and reading lists.

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Florida Man's Facebook Post Against Employer In Emirates Leads To Jail

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:42

While on vacation in the U.S., Ryan Pate called Abu Dhabi-based Global Aerospace Logistics "backstabbers" and described Arabs as "filthy." He was arrested upon his return. He faces 5 years in prison.

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Which Britons can win European gold?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:40
BBC pundits pick the British athletes they think will win medals at the European Indoor Championships in Prague.

Man 'critical' after work incident

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:36
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a workplace incident at a fuel company in Belfast's Harbour estate.

Keane summonsed in road rage probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:32
Football star Roy Keane is summonsed to appear in court over an alleged road rage confrontation with a Greater Manchester taxi driver.

'Crumpet party' leader hits back

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:28
The leader of the Beer, Baccy and Crumpet political party leader brands a decision to ban its "offensive" name from ballot papers "political correctness gone mad".

VIDEO: US circus group to stop using elephants

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:27
One of the biggest circus companies in the United States has said it will stop using elephants in its shows by 2018.

Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:24

The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.

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Ukrainian pilot ends hunger strike

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:17
Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she has agreed to end her 83-day hunger strike and follow doctors' advice to eat chicken broth.

Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:16
Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide.

BBC rejects DUP's TV debates appeal

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:11
The DUP's Nigel Dodds says the BBC Trust's decision to reject the party's appeal to take part in TV election debates "defies belief".

Lawro's predictions v dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:11
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah in forecasting the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Burkina orders Sankara exhumation

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 09:07
Burkina Faso orders the remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic ex-president killed in a 1987 coup, to be exhumed for formal identification.

Technology helps visually impaired navigate the Tube

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 08:57
App to help visually impaired young people on the London Tube

U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Gag Order In Mine Disaster Case

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 08:55

Dozens of news organizations, including NPR, appealed after a judge issued the gag order in a criminal case involving ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine disaster.

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State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 08:54

Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them.

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Nuclear deal 'very bad for Iranians'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 08:54
Israel's prime minister warns the people of Iran that the nuclear deal being negotiated by their government and world powers is "very bad" for them.

Myanmar education activists arrested

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 08:53
Police in Myanmar break up a demonstration against new education legislation, arresting eight.

MPs face ban on taxis and perks

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 08:53
MPs will be banned from claiming expenses for dinners, TV licences and pre-23:00 taxis after May's election.