National / International News

With Only One Runway, Kathmandu's Airport Hinders Earthquake Relief

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 01:15

There's gridlock at Nepal's international airport. That has complicated efforts to get goods and supplies into the country after Saturday's earthquake.

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Looting And Rioting? First Responders Remember 1968

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 01:10

Some first responders are dealing with looting and burning in Baltimore for the first time. But Michel Martin asks whether there's a familiarity for those who were on duty during the riots in 1968.

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Brazilian 'unaware' until execution

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:53
A Brazilian man with psychiatric conditions executed in Indonesia with seven other prisoners did not understand what was happening to him, says his priest.

Germans 'helped US spy on France'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:52
Germany's national intelligence agency, the BND, spied on top French officials and the European Commission on behalf of US intelligence, reports say.

Children withdrawn from mosque visit

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:48
Some parents withdraw their children from a planned school visit to a mosque following "safety concerns".

Saudi King Salman Reshuffles Line Of Succession

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:42

Saudi Arabia's King Salman shook up the monarchy on Wednesday. According to a royal decree, the king's nephew takes over as crown prince, and the king's young son becomes deputy crown prince.

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Fifth arrest over 2002 murder case

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:41
A 60-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering Forest of Dean builder Shaun James in 2002.

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.