National / International News

France Investigates Claims Its Soldiers Abused Children In Africa

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:38

President Francois Hollande warns of consequences if the allegations about the abuse in the Central African Republic are true. The U.N. worker who publicly revealed the abuse has been suspended.

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A Forgotten Tradition: May-Basket Day

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:38

For at least a century or so, April flowers led to showers of May-baskets on the front-door knobs of American homes.

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In pictures: Clandon Park House fire

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:35
Images of the aftermath of a fire at Grade I listed Clandon Park House.

Mertens dies after on-pitch collapse

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:35
Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens dies of heart failure, three days after collapsing during a match.

The Great Success And Enduring Dilemma Of Cervical Cancer Screening

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:28

The Pap smear has dramatically decreased rates of cervical cancer, but testing too often has a downside, too. Many women say they aren't yet ready to follow new guidelines and skip the annual tests.

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Belfast to host major air conference

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:27
More than 100 airlines will be represented at a major conference on air routes to be staged in Belfast.

Farah to race 1500m in Birmingham

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:26
Great Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah will run in the 1500m at the Birmingham Grand Prix on 7 June.

Murphy leads Hawkins in semi-final

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:24
Shaun Murphy opens up a 6-2 lead over Barry Hawkins in the semi-final of the World Championship at the Crucible.

Carver to meet angry Newcastle fans

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:22
Newcastle boss John Carver is to meet two disgruntled fans "for a cup of tea" to discuss their grievances.

US says no to modifying embryo DNA

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:19
Modifying the DNA of embryos is a "line that should not be crossed" and poses serious safety and ethical issues, a leading figure in US research says.

VIDEO: New Mount Everest avalanche footage

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:18
Amateur video shows climbers on Mount Everest running for cover as an avalanche triggered by the Nepal earthquake approaches their camp.

More Than 90 Writers Join Protest Of Free Speech Award For 'Charlie Hebdo'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:17

Dozens of writers have now signed an open letter that condemns the attacks on the French satirical magazine, but questions whether it deserves a free speech prize for its willingness to offend.

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Election 2015 in pictures: 30 April

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:16
Images from the campaign trail: 30 April

IS arms dump 'blown up' in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:06
An arms dump explodes in Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria, killing 25 Islamic State (IS) militants, according to a UK-based activist group.

Health Plans Often Fail To Provide Free Coverage For Women's Health

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:05

Insurers dispute that notion that the problems are widespread. Consumers and advocates have complained to insurers, and some policies have been changed.

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Photo of last wartime raid discovered

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:03
A previously unpublished picture has been found showing an RAF crew preparing for the very last RAF wartime bombing raid against Nazi Germany.

Ennis-Hill building to Rio 2016

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:59
Jessica Ennis-Hill says she is learning to cope with the expectations on her to be the athlete she was in London 2012.

German police 'foil terrorist plot'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:58
Police in Germany believe they have foiled a terror plot after seizing weapons and explosives in an apartment near Frankfurt, local media say.

Gurkhas march to remember fallen

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:56
Hundreds of Gurkhas march in London to remember comrades who have sacrificed their lives for Britain.

'First natural birth' for diabetic

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:56
A diabetic woman is the first in the world to give birth naturally after using an artificial pancreas while pregnant, experts say.