National / International News

Cameron: We can still win a majority

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:57
Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron says he still believes he can win a majority in Thursday's election and warns of the "danger" of a Labour minority supported by the SNP.

Bawdy British show for Biennale

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:55
Artist Sarah Lucas says there is nothing "particularly offensive or rude" about her provocative show at the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Mortensen statue back in place

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:42
A statue of Blackpool legend Stan Mortensen removed without explanation from outside the club's stadium is returned.

VIDEO: Fish and chips, now live on stage

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:39
Britain's love of fish and chips is so great that a play has been written about it.

Six Words: 'My Name Is Jamaal ... I'm White'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:32

Jamaal Allan is a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa. People make assumptions based on his name alone, and that's taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.

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What Happens In Vegas Includes Crowded, Struggling Schools

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:31

Teachers, students and administrators are stretched thin by serious overcrowding. The city could add 32 schools tomorrow and every one would be filled to capacity.

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German arrests over 'terror' plot

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:27
German police arrest four people suspected of plotting to attack Muslims and asylum seekers.

Poundland invites scrutiny over deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:23
Discount store Poundland has invited the competition authorities to move to a full review of its proposed tie-up with rival 99p Stores.

SpaceX to test launch abort system

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:21
SpaceX is set to conduct an unmanned test of the launch escape system it will use on its Dragon astronaut capsule.

Sinn Féin councillors' cars attacked

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 23:52
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness blames dissident republicans for attacking cars belonging to two Sinn Fein councillors in Londonderry.

'Yorkshire would beat England'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 23:37
Geoffrey Boycott says his former county Yorkshire would beat England and has called captain Alastair Cook "disrespectful".

Ashley premises probed in Gers case

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 23:35
Police investigating takeovers at Rangers search the headquarters of Mike Ashley's Sports Direct company in Derbyshire.

SUV sales boost BMW's earnings

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 23:32
German carmaker BMW speeds past quarterly earnings expectations, thanks to strong SUV sales.

The Who to headline Glastonbury

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 23:32
The Who are revealed as Glastonbury Festival's Sunday night headliner, joining Foo Fighters and Kanye West at the top of the bill.

Alps co-pilot 'practised crash run'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 23:14
The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane which crashed in the French Alps may have practised a rapid descent on a previous flight, Bild newspaper says.

Afghan Judge Sentences 4 To Death In Mob Killing Of Woman

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-05 22:34

Judge Safiullah Mojadedi has convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March.

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Canada conservatives in shock defeat

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 22:31
A left-leaning party wins a surprise victory in Alberta, one of Canada's most conservative provinces.

Road closed after tanker overturns

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 22:30
One of the main routes out of Cardiff is closed after a tanker overturned following a crash with two cars.

Sainsbury's reports full-year loss

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 22:25
Supermarket group Sainsbury's reports a full-year loss of £72m, after writing down the value of its stores.

Four to hang over Afghan mob-killing

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 22:20
Four men are sentenced to death in Afghanistan over the mob killing of a woman falsely accused of burning the Koran.