National / International News

Girls' PE lessons give 'nightmares'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 08:08
Less cross-country in "knickers and polo shirt" and improved facilities in schools would improve PE for girls, says Victoria Pendleton.

Brave new world for EU dairy farmers

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 08:01
A new era is dawning for European dairy farmers as the EU lifts milk quotas, the BBC's Laurence Peter reports.

If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:44

In Africa, where there aren't always roads from point A to point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

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Major Power Outage Darkens Dozens Of Cities In Turkey

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:42

The outage halted public transportation and shuttered business across much of Turkey. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the country's blackout, the biggest in 15 years.

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Election 2015: Celebrities on the campaign trail

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:41
Celebrities who back political parties

VIDEO: Cumberbatch reads 'moon disaster' letter

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:28
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch reads a letter from 1969 by presidential speechwriter William Safire, on Newsnight.

Your questions to Jeremy Vine

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:22
Ask Jeremy Vine about election night coverage

Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:19

Scientists say they've IDed the bacteria that emits that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.

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TV channel 'sorry' over on-air curse

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:18
A local TV channel apologises after a presenter uses a sexually explicit swearword to describe a colleague.

Ashcroft quits the House of Lords

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:17
Conservative Lord Ashcroft says he is standing down as a UK peer

'Nightmare PE lessons must change'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:17
Less cross-country in "knickers and polo shirt" and improved facilities in schools would improve PE for girls, says Victoria Pendleton.

Yemen 'on verge of total collapse'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:15
The UN's human rights chief warns Yemen is "on the verge of total collapse", as Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombard Houthi rebels.

U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gases By A Quarter Of 2005 Levels

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:03

The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. Part of a plan for a new international treaty, it would give the U.S. 10 years to reach its goal.

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LHC fixes glitch, prepares for beams

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 06:57
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the culpable metal particle.

VIDEO: Abandoned horses 'crisis' - RSPCA

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 06:56
The RSPCA says it is looking after so many abandoned horses, donkeys and ponies that it cannot take in any more.

Public warned over wanted killer

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 06:50
People are warned not to approach a "dangerous" convicted murderer who breached his prison release licence.

US bill to cloak officer names fails

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 06:41
Arizona's governor vetoes a bill that would have required the names of officers involved in shootings to be kept secret for 60 days.

VIDEO: Bale's basketball half-court hat-trick

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 06:34
Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale takes part in the NBA's half-court challenge, testing his basketball shooting accuracy.

The Fear Of Black Men In America: Join Our Twitter Chat #FearAndRace

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 06:32

This week, NPR's Michel Martin has been leading challenging conversations about the fear of black men. Now we want to hear from you.

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Buenos Aires empty as strike hits

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 06:29
Residents of Buenos Aires woke up to empty streets on Tuesday as a one-day strike by transportation workers began.