National / International News

Yemen urges swift end to air strikes

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:50
Yemen's foreign minister says a "short, sharp" air campaign is needed against Houthi rebels who have forced the president to flee the country.

Miliband to launch Labour campaign

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:45
Ed Miliband will launch Labour's election campaign later, declaring the race will "go to the wire" and insisting his party are the "optimists".

VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:27
Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.

Hole in school wall after iPad raid

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:26
Thieves smash through a brick wall at a Cheshire primary school and steal tablet computers from a classroom.

Folk guitarist John Renbourn dies

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:16
Influential folk guitarist John Renbourn dies in his home in the Scottish Borders at the age of 70.

Travel book wins odd title prize

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:14
A self-published travelogue called Strangers Have the Best Candy wins the Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year.

Singapore advises against Lee queues

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:14
Singaporean authorities say the queue to view statesman Lee Kuan Yew lying in state is now nine hours long and urge people not to join.

German Police Search For Clues To Crash In Co-Pilot's Homes

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:14

Police have searched the homes of Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.

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Kathmandu graffiti

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:08
The walls of the Nepali capital come to life

Senate Follows House In Passing GOP Budget To Balance Budget

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:06

Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours, senators approved the blueprint by a near party-line 52-46 vote, endorsing a measure that closely follows one the House passed Wednesday.

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As Nigeria Votes, The Specter Of Boko Haram Hangs Over The Election

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 01:02

Nigerians pick their president on Saturday. For election officials, the challenges include providing ballots for more than a million people displaced by Boko Haram attacks.

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Zayn Malik says 'I've let fans down'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 00:55
The former One Direction star Zayn Malik reveals in his first interview since quitting the boyband that "I've let the fans down".

Housing market activity 'subdued'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 00:49
UK housing market activity has "remained subdued", the Nationwide says, as annual house price growth slows for the seventh month in a row.

NASA To Study A Twin In Space And His Brother On Earth

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 00:43

During astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space, scientists will compare his physiology with that of his twin brother, Mark, to study the effect of prolonged space flight on the human body.

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 00:43

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a year-long investigation by the Associated Press finds.

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Police Departments Open Up 'Safe Lots' For Craigslist Transactions

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 00:42

Several crimes around the U.S. have been tied to the website's in-person transactions. So police departments are offering up their parking lots to provide a secure space for buying and selling stuff.

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Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering Somalia

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 00:41

Ugaaso Abukar Boocow left when she was a toddler to escape the Civil War. Now she's back, and Instagram is making her famous as she shares upbeat views of her homeland.

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VIDEO: Toddlebox - voters on leaders' questions

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 00:28
Today chief correspondent Matthew Price gets the assessment of five voters on Thursday's questions to the Labour and Conservative leaders.

How F1 is shaping English football

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 00:24
What can big names in English football hoping to forge a career in management learn from changing tyres in Formula 1?

Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 00:22
The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.