National / International News

Dead girl 'had been drunk at party'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 06:04
A 14-year-old girl in foster care who was found hanged at a house party was "very drunk" after taking part in a drinking game, an inquest hears.

Bayliss: An exciting choice as coach

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:58
The more you investigate Trevor Bayliss's pedigree, the more excited you become about his appointment, writes Jonathan Agnew.

New Mothers Get A New Kind Of Care In Rural Nigeria

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:58

Local clinics may have "no staff and no stuff." Big hospitals are hard to reach. But when community health workers come to live in a village, there's a change for the better.

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Barenboim designs 'radical' new piano

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:54
Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has unveiled a new type of piano, which he says is "radically different" to the standard concert grand.

TV's Buzzcocks to end after 19 years

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:52
The BBC pulls the plug on comedy panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks after 19 years and 28 series.

VIDEO: Writer McCall-Smith wins a pig

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:47
Novelist Alexander McCall-Smith has won the unusual prize of a pet pig after winning the Bollinger Everyman Woodhouse prize at the Hay Literary Festival.

Q&A: Pre-payment energy meters

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:34
What are pre-payment meters, are they more expensive and why are some people forced to have them?

'Spike' in Nigeria suicide attacks

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:33
The UN children's agency says there has been an "alarming" increase in the number of suicide attacks in northern Nigeria.

Nurse 'killed patient with overdose'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:27
A nurse killed a patient with a "massive overdose" of an anti-psychotic drug, a court hears.

Periscope arrives on Android

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:14
Twitter's live video streaming app Periscope is being launched on Google's Android platform, exactly two months after its debut in the Apple store.

NBA fans trapped by flooding in US

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:09
Fans of NBA team Houston Rockets are trapped overnight by flash floods after watching their team beat Golden State Warriors.

West Ham qualify for Europa League

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:08
West Ham United qualify for next season's Europa League after topping the Premier League Fair Play table.

Trial hears of 'systematic' hacking

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:07
The Andy Coulson perjury trial is told the former News of the World editor knew about phone hacking as the practice was "systematic".

Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:03

The 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership President Obama wants to get done account for almost 36 percent of world's economy, which would be by far the largest U.S. trade pact.

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Charter To Pay $78B For Time Warner Cable

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 05:02

The deal comes after federal regulators killed the proposed merger between Time Warner and Comcast. NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with correspondent Jim Zarroli for more details on the proposed deal.

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VIDEO: Is Jordan next target for Islamic State?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 04:45
As fears grow that Jordan could be Islamic States's next target the country has been redoubling its efforts to confront the extremist threat on its borders and inside the country.

VIDEO: Man covered in bees sets record

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 04:35
A man in China, Gao Bingguo, sets a new world record after coating his body with bees.

President asks for money for election

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 04:33
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza appeals on Facebook for money to run the country's controversial elections

Bayliss named as England head coach

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 04:15
England appoint 52-year-old Australian Trevor Bayliss as their new coach, succeeding Peter Moores who was sacked in early May.

Kvitova edges through in first round

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 04:06
Fourth seed Petra Kvitova survived a scare before beating New Zealand's Marina Erakovic in the French Open first round.