National / International News

In pictures: Garcia Marquez tributes

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 17:30
Memorials Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

VIDEO: Boy survives flight in wheel well

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 17:10
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.

Detroit 'mob beating' to go to trial

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 17:08
A Detroit judge says four men accused over a mob beating of a driver who hit a young child will stand trial for attempted murder.

Auction of 1905 'drunkard' mugshots

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 16:50
A folio of police mugshots of Dundee drunks convicted of "riotous behaviour" sent to city publicans in 1905 is to go under the hammer.

What are the hazards facing a plane stowaway?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 16:28
The 16-year-old boy who flew in a wheel well of a plane from California to Hawaii appeared to defy the odds.

VIDEO: Autistic workers get chance to shine

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 16:24
Autistic people have historically struggled to find and keep jobs, but with as many as one in 68 American children being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The Specialists Guild, a non-profit group in San Francisco, is working to prepare people with autism for jobs in the technology industry.

10 strange things on Taobao

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 16:18
10 strange things found on China's biggest online marketplace

Who's Protecting Whom From Deadly Toxin?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 16:16

Last year a scientist said he'd found a new form of botulinum toxin, and was keeping details secret to keep the recipe from terrorists. But other science and public health labs were shut out, too.

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Rome's international community of the dead

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 16:14
The Italian cemetery where Keats, Shelley and others are buried

The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 16:06
The man who takes wayward children to therapy camp

What women want from independence debate

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 16:02
What do women think about Scottish independence debate?

National revives Irish anti-war play

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 15:59
Anti-war play The Silver Tassie aims to shake up audiences

Netflix Says It Will Raise New Customer Subscription Rates

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 15:46

The video-streaming announced plans to raise its monthly rates for new customers by $1 or $2 a month. It also said it had gained 2.25 million new customers.

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Sharp Rise In MERS Cases May Mean The Virus Is Evolving

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 15:38

A rash of infections in Saudi Arabia could be a warning signal that the deadly virus has reached a tipping point and is ready to spread out of the Middle East, scientists worry.

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Making work more than just a job

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 15:33
Making work about more than just a salary

VIDEO: Living the dream: Making values count

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 15:32
Can corporate value statements be effective - and if so, how do chief executives ensure they are at the heart of a company?

Executions delayed in 'secrecy' row

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 15:26
Oklahoma's highest court delays the execution of two murderers who challenged state secrecy over the drugs used to kill death row inmates.

Wasley shocks Ding at Crucible

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 15:20
World Championship debutant Michael Wasley causes a major shock as he beats world number two Ding Junhui in the first round.

Will the wind in Spain blow slower?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 15:19
The wind energy sector blowing hot and cold

US defendant shot dead in court

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 15:16
A man accused of robbery and assault is shot and killed in a Salt Lake City courthouse after he lunged at a witness giving evidence.
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