National / International News

How Bad Is Brazil's Crime? Watch This Mugging On Live TV

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:49

A television network was conducting a live interview with a woman about Rio's rampant street crime when a robber brazenly ripped a gold chain from the woman's neck.

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What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:42

The smartphone apps let people summon cabs and negotiate prices directly with drivers. Officials say they benefit the young and the rich. But they're also a free-market challenge to state control.

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 19 - in 60 secs

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:32
Oscar Pistorius has faced a second day of intense cross-examination at his trial in which he was accused of being selfish, reckless and a liar.

Powell given 18-month doping ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:30
Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell is given an 18-month ban for testing positive for a banned stimulant.

Somalia's internet 'culture shock'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:28
Some Somalis are experiencing a form of "culture shock" since fibre optic services launched in Mogadishu over the last week, an internet provider says.

Cellino cleared by Football League

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:27
The Football League clear Italian Massimo Cellino to take over at Championship side Leeds United.

Justice: Albuquerque Police Show 'Pattern Of Excessive Force'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:12

After a nearly 18-month investigation, the Justice Department has concluded that the city's police department uses deadly force more often than is necessary, in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

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Highest ever number of school staff

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:55
The number of teachers, assistants and support staff working in state schools in England has risen to a record level of 1.3 million people.

Runaway mail van's glass house miss

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:54
A runaway Royal Mail van narrowly misses hitting a glass-panelled house in Lincoln after it rolled unaccompanied down a steep hill in the city's cultural quarter.

Thompson bemoans 'grey pound' films

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:52
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson says it's "a mistake" to make films targeting older people and the 'grey pound'.

Norway amnesiac is our son - couple

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:50
A Czech couple come forward to say that a man found in a snowdrift near Oslo last December apparently suffering from amnesia is their son.

VIDEO: Father's tribute at Hillsborough inquest

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:48
Trevor Hick's' daughters Sarah and Vicky were among the 96 people who died following overcrowding at Hillsborough during the FA Cup semi-final in April 1989.

Colbert to succeed David Letterman

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:43
Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, will succeed Late Show host David Letterman upon his retirement next year, CBS says.

Snowdonia surf centre work to start

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:38
Work is expected to start on building a multi-million pound surf attraction and "wave garden" in the Conwy Valley in May.

Tebbit gun jibe 'highly dangerous'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:33
Conservative peer Lord Tebbit is rebuked by a minister in his own party after he said he hoped that Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness would be shot for meeting the Queen.

What should Sajid Javid do first?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:30
What should be top of Sajid Javid's in-tray?

Is Everything More Delicious When You Eat With Your Hands?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:30

An Indian-American reporter recalls the deep shame he felt as a kid eating Indian food with his hands. But his daughter reminds him of the true joy of hand-eating, and he decides to try it in public.

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'Gospel Of Jesus's Wife' Papyrus Not A Forgery, Harvard Says

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:25

The tiny fragment, written in Egyptian Coptic, contains a purported reference by Jesus to his wife. New evidence dates it to between the sixth and ninth centuries.

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VIDEO: Lucky turtle gets prosthetic fin

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:24
A turtle in Israel which lost two limbs has been given a designer prosthetic dorsal fin.

Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:24

The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.

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