National / International News

Ukraine hits back at 'Facebook trolls'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:42
A campaign urges Facebook to act against what activists describe as Russian attempts to silence pro-Ukrainian voices.

Nepal Update: Quake's Death Toll Rises; U.S. Chopper Still Missing

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:35

Emergency officials in Nepal say at least 76 people have died in Tuesday's earthquake, which hit as the small country is still coping with a prior quake that killed more than 8,000.

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Sturgeon to ask PM for more powers

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:27
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to ask the prime minister to give Holyrood powers to set the minimum wage and control National Insurance.

Here's A Radical Approach To Big Hospital Bills: Set Your Own Price

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:09

Some companies are refusing to pay employee hospital bills that they think are out of line. Instead, they pay what they think is reasonable. So far the gambit appears to be working.

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40 evacuated due to warehouse blaze

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:08
About 40 people are evacuated as firefighters tackle a blaze at a storage warehouse storing waste and carpets in Flintshire.

Corfu deaths firm 'breached duty'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:05
Thomas Cook "breached its duty of care" in the case of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu, an inquest rules.

Arsenal’s Smith furious over tackle

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:02
Arsenal Ladies forward Kelly Smith says she is "furious" after a bad tackle ruled her out for several months.

China imposes smartwatch army ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 06:01
The official newspaper of China's army says recruits have been forbidden from wearing smartwatches and other internet-connected kit.

Warning over adoption-rate fall

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:57
There has been a marked drop in the number of children being put up for adoption, leading charities have said.

Islamic State deputy leader 'killed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:54
The second-in-command of Islamic State, Abu Alaa al-Afri, has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike, the Iraqi government says.

Mother and twin daughters found dead

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:51
A mother and her twin daughters are found dead at a house in north-east London, as a man is found hanging nearby, police say.

Google in 'right to be forgotten' talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:24
The Information Commissioner's Office is looking into 48 cases in which Google refused 'right to be forgotten' requests and could take enforcement action.

VIDEO: Will bloggers run naked in Westminster?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:16
Telegraph commentator Dan Hodges and Lib Dem blogger Stephen Tall are asked about pledges to run naked in public.

Drivers to ask fans for F1 views

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:05
Drivers will take the unusual step of surveying fans as Bernie Ecclestone and others explore ways of spicing up the sport.

Should we value extremism?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:04
Government plans to silence extremism raise the question of where a democratic society draws the line or defines the term.

Bill Endorsing Illegal Immigrants To Serve In Military Splits GOP

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:03

Some members of Congress would like to allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally to serve in the armed forces. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up a key defense bill over it.

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A Rust Belt Story Retold, Through Portraits Of The Women Who Lived It

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:03

LaToya Ruby Frazier's photography tells the story of the black community living in the shadow of Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill through portraits of her grandmother, her mother and herself.

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Fraud probe in Farage-contested seat

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:01
Kent Police are making inquiries into a report of electoral fraud in the Thanet South seat, contested in the general election by Nigel Farage.

Salmond is SNP's foreign spokesman

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:01
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond is appointed his party's foreign affairs spokesman at Westminster.