National / International News

Zoopla website to buy uSwitch

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:38
Online property website Zoopla says it has agreed to buy price comparison site uSwitch for £160m.

Netflix serves up Green Eggs and Ham

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:25
Dr Seuss's tongue-twisting children's tale Green Eggs and Ham is to be adapted by streaming service Netflix.

Bafta honour for writer Jeff Pope

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:25
Jeff Pope, the award-winning writer behind TV drama such as Appropriate Adult and Cilla, is to be given a special Bafta.

Grass fire arrests hit decade high

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:15
More people have been arrested in connection with grass fires in the past 10 days than in the past 10 years, a fire officer confirms

Survivor Pulled From Rubble 5 Days After Nepal Earthquake

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:14

Crowds cheered Thursday as an 18-year-old male was pulled, dazed and dusty, from the wreckage of a 7-story Kathmandu building. Rescuers used jacks to lift the concrete slabs that had wedged him in.

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Boy rescued from Nepal quake rubble

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
A teenage boy is rescued after surviving for five days in the rubble of a building, following an earthquake that killed some 5,500 people in Nepal.

Girl dies after being thrown off bus

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:59
A 14-year-old Indian girl dies and her mother is seriously injured when they are thrown off a bus by men who tried to sexually assault them.

Assisted suicide bill 'flawed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:49
Proposals to allow assisted suicide in Scotland contain "significant flaws", according to a report from Holyrood's health committee.

Cameron in pledge to young people

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:47
More young people would get a "first chance" under a Conservative government, Prime Minister David Cameron will say later.

Miliband: 'Chance to change country'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:43
Ed Miliband launches Labour's final week of election campaigning, telling voters they have "the chance to change how our country is run".

The Frightened Vietnamese Kid Who Became A U.S. Army General

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:25

Forty years ago, Viet Luong was a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy fleeing Saigon with his family. Today he's the first Vietnamese-American general in the U.S. Army and is helping train the Afghan military.

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Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Founder: Monument Almost Never Got Built

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:24

Jan Scruggs commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end to the Vietnam War with a walk along the memorial he pioneered building.

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Brazilian teachers clash with police

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:23
Officials in the Brazilian city of Curitiba say more than 200 people have been injured in clashes between protesting teachers and police.

Learning About The Quran ... From A Catholic Archbishop

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:23

As a young priest, Michael Fitzgerald studied Islam and served the Vatican in Muslim countries. Devoted to promoting Catholic-Muslim understanding, he's now teaching Jesuit students about the Quran.

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McDonald's China supplier fined

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:19
Beijing officials give the city's biggest ever pollution fine to a company that supplies French fries to McDonald's in China, say state media.

RBS posts £446m first-quarter loss

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:08
Legal and restructuring costs pushed Royal Bank of Scotland into the red for the first quarter of 2015.

Will men ever live as long as women?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:00
New research from Imperial College London suggests the gender gap between men and women's life expectancies is narrowing. But why does the gap exist?

Ko to donate to Nepal quake relief

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 22:56
World number one Lydia Ko will donate any prize money she earns this week to a Nepal earthquake disaster relief fund.

BA owner sees first-quarter profit

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 22:54
IAG, the airline group that includes British Airways and Iberia, reports a profit in the first quarter of the year for the first time.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 22:25
Arsenal ban player's mother, Paris St-Germain to pay £45m for Angel Di Maria, Marseille consider Patrick Vieira plus more.