National / International News

Lib Dems results 'very disappointing'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 18:39
Liberal Democrat results are "clearly very disappointing", a spokesman says as election forecasts predict the party could lose 47 seats.

Canada releases ex-Guantanamo inmate

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 18:37
A Canadian court releases on bail an ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee after refusing a final effort by the government to keep him imprisoned.

Baltimore Police Will Be Target Of Broad Justice Department Inquiry

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 18:34

Following the death of Freddie Gray, the city's mayor and Maryland's congressional delegations had asked the federal agency to look for possible discriminatory practices by local law enforcement.

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VIDEO: SNP gains 'could break swingometer'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 18:27
A huge number of votes for the Scottish Nationalists over Labour leads to some historic voting swings in formerly solid Labour constituencies.

US to investigate Baltimore police

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 18:16
The US justice department is to investigate Baltimore's police for routine bias or excessive force after the death of Freddie Gray, US media say.

VIDEO: Douglas Alexander loses seat

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 17:55
Labour's Douglas Alexander loses his seat to SNP's Mhairi Black, a 20-year-old politics student at Glasgow University.

VIDEO: Tories win first key battleground

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 17:50
The Conservative Party have increased their majority of the vote in the marginal constituency of Nuneaton.

SNP on course for Scottish landslide

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 17:38
The SNP wins its first seats as the party appears to be on course for a landslide general election victory in Scotland.

VIDEO: Sturgeon: 'Very good night for the SNP'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 17:30
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says the indications are that it will be "a very very good night for the SNP".

Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 16:58

When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.

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Finding work with Down's syndrome

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 16:37
The struggle to find work with Down's syndrome

Why China's slowdown matters

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 16:32
China's economy is slowing - what is causing this and why is it significant?

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 16:28
Where in Europe are people getting thinner?

The people who think they are made of glass

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 16:28
The people who are convinced they are made of glass

The last British Dambuster

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 16:25
The story of the last British Dambuster

No Regrets For Organizer Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 16:21

"I will continue to speak in defense of freedom until the day I die," Pamela Geller told the AP. Her cartoon contest was attacked last weekend by Islamist militants.

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Quake leaves 'million out of school'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 16:11
Unicef says a million children will not be able to return to school in the wake the Nepal earthquake unless urgent action is taken.

Malaria 'viral' vaccine early promise

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 16:05
Trials of a malaria vaccine that targets the most dangerous variety of parasite that causes the disease show some positive early results in adults.

Election reaction as polls close

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 15:48
The front pages focus on the general election as the polls close, with the widespread feeling that it has been a good day for David Cameron and his Conservative party.

Can Nepal's economy be rebuilt?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 15:47
Nepal's government estimates that last month's earthquake could ultimately cost the country $10bn (£6.5bn) - half the value of the country's annual economic output.