National / International News

Is democracy in the doldrums?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 18:36
Rarely before in the age of universal suffrage have politicians seemed so disconnected, says Nick Bryant.

Blind Australian sells out US show

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 18:26
Australian Indigenous singer Gurrumul sells out at a concert in New York, the first in a series of dates for his debut US tour.

Schools 'feeding and clothing pupils'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 18:22
Head teachers are warning that schools are having to act like "mini-welfare states" in providing and food and clothes to some pupils.

Animals need 'airspace reserves'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 18:14
Areas of airspace where human use is restricted could help to protect billions of animals, scientists say.

VIDEO: The virtuoso performance - at a bomb site

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 18:11
A virtuoso performance - at a bomb site

Heatwaves 'more likely' in England

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 18:11
England is set for more record-breaking warm years like 2014, say scientists.

Private GP out-of-hours care 'worse'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 18:07
GP out-of-hours services provided by commercial companies perform slightly worse than NHS or not-for-profit equivalents, an analysis shows.

Asia markets down despite Japan data

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 17:51
Asian markets head lower despite a slew of economic data from the world's third largest economy, Japan, showing signs of a recovery.

China's factory activity steady

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 17:46
Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, steadied in April, coming in slightly above market expectations.

Oligarch avoids extradition to US

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 17:40
A judge in Austria turns down a US bid to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, ruling that not enough evidence has been presented.

VIDEO: Highlights as leaders face questions

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 17:16
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have faced tough questions from a Question Time audience in the final TV event of the campaign.

Chicago 'to host Obama library'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 17:04
President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago as the location for his presidential library, ahead of New York City and Hawaii, US media report.

Nepal quake epicentre 'devastated'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:37
Towns and villages near the epicentre of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal have suffered "almost total devastation", the Red Cross says.

Church to cut fossil fuel investment

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:34
The Church of England will sell investments worth £12m in companies where more than 10% of revenue comes from the "worst-polluting" of fossil fuels.

China says no to amateur weathermen

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:30
China has banned individuals and organisations from issuing unofficial weather forecasts from 1 May.

FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Picked First In NFL Draft

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:17

Winston was a embroiled in controversy during his college days. He was accused — and ultimately never charged — of raping an FSU student. Now, he's been picked by Tampa Bay.

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Health Insurer Aetna Raises Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers To $16 An Hour

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:17

Aetna, the giant health insurance company, raised its minimum wage this month. CEO Mark Bertolini says he expects the raise will pay for itself through increased productivity.

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Papers' verdict on Question Time special

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:16
The press examines Thursday's televised grilling of the three main party leaders, with some saying Ed Miliband "stumbled" over Labour's economic record and others focusing on his rejection of a pact with the SNP.

VIDEO: Meet 'the Middle East's Jon Stewart'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:40
Egyptian Bassem Youssef - hailed as the Middle East's answer to popular US TV satirist Jon Stewart - presents his own take on the state of his country and the turmoil engulfing the wider region.

Russia beefs up anti-piracy laws

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:38
Russian websites that help people download pirated movies, music and software are being warned by the authorities to mend their ways.