National / International News

VIDEO: Oprah tipped as new Clippers owner

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 18:27
The owner of the American basketball team, the LA Clippers, who has been banned from the sport for life after making racist remarks is coming under pressure to sell the team.

IMF approves $17bn Ukraine bailout

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 18:11
The International Monetary Fund approves a bailout for Ukraine, to help the country's beleaguered economy.

Ex-Nokia boss' pay-off rises to $33m

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 17:45
Former Nokia chief executive, Stephen Elop, receives a bigger-than-expected pay-off, as the firm finalises the sale of it handset business to Microsoft.

Experimental Technique Coaxes Muscles Destroyed By War To Regrow

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 17:13

By surgically transplanting material from pig bladders into the injured legs of several men, doctors prompted muscles to heal by growing and nurturing fresh, healthy cells.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Will Take Leave, Seek Help For Substance Abuse

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 17:04

Ford, who has been dogged by controversy after he admitted to smoking crack, is leaving in middle of a mayoral campaign. The announcement also comes with reports of new covert recordings of the mayor.

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Gerry Adams held over widow's murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 16:56
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of widow and mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

Exoplanet's Spin Detected For First Time — And It's Fast

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 16:41

Planet β Pictoris b spins at 62,000 miles an hour, about twice as fast as Jupiter and 50 times faster than Earth. A day lasts just eight hours.

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‘Supergrass’ informant testifies in Hamza trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 16:29
In a US court with 'poster child of UK's extremists'

North Sea 'Atlantis' hit by tsunami

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 16:28
A prehistoric "Atlantis" in the North Sea may have been abandoned after being hit by a 5m tsunami 8,200 years ago.

Afghan flood death toll rises

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 16:22
The death toll from last week's flash floods in northern Afghanistan rises to nearly 150.

Many 'cannot afford a decent diet'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 16:10
Many people do not have enough income for a "decent diet", public health experts claim in an open letter to the prime minister.

VIDEO: Tell-tale signs of a mini-stroke

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 16:07
As people are urged not to dismiss "funny turns", one young woman tells of when she suffered a mini-stroke.

VIDEO: Knightley 'begins again' with a song

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:58
Tom Brook speaks to Keira Knightley about having to sing in her role in the film Begin Again.

Tearful Terry feels the pain of Chelsea exit

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:56
A fifth Champions League semi-final loss proves hard to take for Chelsea and their inspirational leader John Terry, writes Ben Smith

Star Wars casting: Did fans feel the Force?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:35
How did Star Wars fans react to casting news for Episode VII?

How the US Communist Party survived

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:24
The curious survival of the US Communist Party

VIDEO: How 'Black Fives' changed basketball

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:22
The segregated past of basketball in the US

FAA Slowly Lifting Ground Stop In West After Technical Problem

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:18

Airplanes at airports in some Western states, including California, were grounded because of computer problems. Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles saw major delays.

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VIDEO: Tense May Day preparations in Istanbul

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:17
Despite the Turkish government's ban on demonstrations in Taksim Square in central Istanbul, unions and opposition activists say they will converge there for May Day rallies.

VIDEO: Welcome to Iraq and other art stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:13
Contemporary artwork from Iraq comes to a London gallery, a number of pieces destined for the Louvre Abu Dhabi are previewed at its sister museum in Paris - and more from the world of arts.
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