National / International News

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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Why did Baltimore burn?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:22
Take away the towering downtown, the waterfront and other affluent enclaves and Baltimore suddenly looks a lot like Ferguson, Missouri - poor, harassed and angry.

Amazon: 1% of trees store 50% carbon

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:14
About 1% of all the tree species in the Amazon rainforest account for half of the carbon locked in the region, a study estimates.

British stars bolster Tony nominees

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:11
British stars Carey Mulligan, Ruth Wilson and Dame Helen Mirren are all in the running for best actress at the Tony Awards.

Afghanistan landslide buries village

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:11
At least 52 people, mostly women and children, are killed in north-east Afghanistan after a landslide sweeps through a village cut off by winter snow.

EU's Juncker seeks 'fair deal' for UK

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:04
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he wants a "fair deal" for the UK and does not rule out EU treaty change.

Diet swap study shows junk food harm

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:03
A two-week diet swap experiment hints at just how damaging a junk food diet might be to our guts.

Labour 'will renew four Trident subs'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:01
Labour is committed to renewing four nuclear submarines after the general election, the party's defence spokesperson tells a BBC debate.