National / International News

VIDEO: Hunt warns against school extremism

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:59
Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary, has warned against religious extremism in schools.

Captain Apologizes As Death Toll Rises In S. Korea Ferry Accident

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:55

The captain of the 6,852-ton ferry has been criticized for allowing 30 minutes to pass before giving an evacuation order. He has been arrested, even as a recovery effort continues.

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Rapper debuts album 23 years late

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:52
Manchester rapper MC Tunes' second album is to get its public debut, 23 years after it was due to be heard.

Woman's death treated as suspicious

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:43
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 46-year-old woman after her body is found in a flat.

Arson attack damages cars and homes

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:36
Two cars and two homes are damaged in an early morning arson attack in Banbridge, County Down.

Three in court over chemical attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:34
Three people appear in court in connection with an attack which left a teenager with serious chemical burns.

Off-roaders 'damaging wildlife'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:33
Illegal off-roading in mountain ranges across north Wales is damaging protected wildlife habitats, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) says.

'Drink-drive' crash injures officer

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:28
A police officer remains in hospital after sustaining injuries when a suspected drink-driver crashed into the side of a police response vehicle.

No way back for Pietersen - Downton

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:23
England managing director Paul Downton says there is no chance of a recall for Kevin Pietersen under new coach Peter Moores.

Hospital death inquest to be held

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:13
The family of a disabled man who died after a routine operation are told they can finally have an inquest, a year after his death.

Avalanche Sweeps 12 Sherpas Off Mt. Everest

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

Twelve sherpas died in a recent avalanche on Mount Everest. Climber Conrad Anker explains that the guides were helping prepare a route for hundreds of climbers expected for the coming summer season.

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Syrian Rebel Stronghold On The Verge Of Government Takeover

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

The Syrian city of Homs has been a rebel stronghold since the anti-government uprising began. But one rebel tells NPR that they're low on ammunition and medical gear.

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Putin Tries To Sell Ukraine's Muslims On Russian Rule

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

Russian President Putin is reaching out to Muslims in Crimea. Professor Robert Crews tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that Putin is trying to build alliances in the Muslim world to weigh against the West.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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Training Could Avert Another Fertilizer Plant Disaster

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

A year ago, a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, killed 15 people and wounded 160. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reflects on how to avoid a future catastrophe.

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Captain, 2 Crew Members Arrested In S. Korea Ferry Sinking

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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Polio Threatens To Spread Through Central Africa

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

A polio outbreak in Cameroon has spread to Equatorial Guinea and threatens to move throughout Central Africa. Before the outbreak, Equatorial Guinea had been free of polio for nearly 15 years.

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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions.

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Former Radio 4 presenter dies at 88

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 04:07
Former BBC presenter Derek Cooper, who founded Radio 4's The Food Programme and presented a number of other shows, dies, aged 88.

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