National / International News

Nepal mourns victims of earthquake

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:55
Nepal declares three days of mourning for the victims of Saturday's earthquake in which more than 5,000 people are now known to have died.

Cancer OAP killed himself in river

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:50
The son of a terminally-ill man whose drowned himself in a river, tells an inquest he was released too soon from hospital.

Measuring Earthquakes With More Than Just The Richter Scale

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:49

Earthquakes seem to be at their cruelest when striking developing nations like Nepal. A research center has tried to calculate how vulnerable nations are based on their resources and coping skills.

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VIDEO: Miliband on why he met Russell Brand

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:46
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he agreed to meet Russell Brand as it was important to "engage" with the millions of people who did not vote.

Sweden grants Julian Assange appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:44
Sweden's supreme court grants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange the right to appeal against an arrest warrant issued over an alleged sexual assault.

Spanish ferry on fire off Mallorca

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:30
A Spanish ferry travelling from Mallorca is on fire, forcing more than 150 passengers to abandon ship.

Court grants assisted suicide review

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:27
Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too "liberal" win permission to bring a legal challenge.

Tensions Running High In Baltimore After Night Of Rioting

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:24

National Guard troops fanned out across parts of Baltimore following violence in which about a dozen buildings were burned. Nearly 200 people were arrested.

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VIDEO: Election lectern teasing on day 29

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:17
The economy and immigration are hot topics on election campaign day 29.

"Ain't no way you can sit here and be silent"

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:14

Peaceful demonstrations on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray were overshadowed by violence in the streets of Baltimore.

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Airport unveils new flight path

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:00
Edinburgh Airport unveils details of a five-month trial of a new flight path for departing aircraft in a bid to increase capacity.

Nigeria oil firm overpaid government

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:58
An audit finds that Nigeria's state oil company overpaid the government $750m (£490m), at a time when it was accused of massive corruption.

How Newbie Gardeners Can Safely Grow Food On Urban Land

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:54

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, but fewer are aware of how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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My Twitter battle with the beach body ad people

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:45
My Twitter battle with people behind beach ready ad

'The moon flipped!' - and other earthquake myths

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:43
The false rumours spreading online about Nepal disaster

Woman told to remove house stripes

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:43
A woman in Kensington is told to remove the red and white stripes she had painted on her house in protest over a rejected planning application.

Nazi Summer Camps In 1930s America?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:43

In the 1930s, the Nazi movement was on the rise in Europe — and at summer camps for kids in the United States.

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A 10-Year-Old's View Of The Nepal Earthquake

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:41

"It would be so much more convenient if the earthquake would send us an email in advance with all the details of its arrival," a fearful Lucas told his mother the journalist.

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Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:29

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign logo was snickered at. But it's shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.

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Activists Urge States To Protect The Civil Rights Of LGBT People

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:26

The Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage Tuesday. But in many states, a person can marry someone of the same gender and still be fired for being gay.

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