National / International News

Russia club shut over twerking video

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:36
Russian officials close a dance school after a video of teenage girls "twerking" causes a sensation on the internet.

Chicago Plans Reparations Fund For Victims Of Police Torture In '70s, '80s

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:30

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is supporting the proposed $5.5 million package. More than 100 people are eligible for reparations for their treatment at the hands of a former police commander.

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VIDEO: Explosion blasts manhole cover into air

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:28
A manhole cover blasts more than 200ft into the air in a street in Buffalo, New York, following an explosion.

Bus changes to death crash road

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:24
Plans to reroute buses along The Kingsway in the city centre after a fatal bus collision are unveiled.

How much will Tory policies cost?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:20
Unveiling his party's manifesto, David Cameron said: "All our commitments are fully funded as part of our fiscal plan."

Erdogan condemns Pope over 'genocide'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:19
Turkish President Erdogan sharply criticises Pope Francis for using the term "genocide" for the killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1.

End Of FX's Excellent 'Justified' Highlights TV's Vanishing Westerns

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:18

FX's powerful modern-day Western 'Justified' airs its series finale tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says its end underscores the decline of a once-powerful TV genre.

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Cheap Oil Fueling Global Growth. Now If We Just Had Roads And Bridges

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:05

The World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund says the pace of economic growth in 2015 will tick up to 3.5 percent, helped along by lower energy costs and weaker currencies.

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Sarries hopeful on Vunipola citing

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:55
Saracens boss Mark McCall is hopeful forward Billy Vunipola will escape a ban for allegedly striking an opponent.

How A Candidate Announces Can Say A Lot About His Or Her Campaign

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:46

From a place of significance to what message they want to convey, where and how presidential candidates announce their campaigns matters.

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UN warns Kenya not to expel refugees

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:37
The United Nations refugee agency says that closing Kenya's Dabaab refugee camp would have "extreme humanitarian consequences."

US 'Taser error' man turns himself in

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:33
A white police officer is charged with manslaughter after shooting a black man when apparently mistaking his gun for his Taser.

Is That Corporate Wellness Program Doing Your Heart Any Good?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:31

Most employers have a wellness program, but who knows if it's actually improving your health. The American Heart Association is proposing its own standards for improving cardiovascular health at work.

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Mother guilty of killing newborn baby

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:20
A mother who hid the body of her newborn daughter in a suitcase is found guilty of her manslaughter.

VIDEO: More manifestos on campaign day 16

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:20
Both the Conservatives and the Greens launched their manifestos on day 16 of the election campaign.

Selby 'felt pressure' after triumph

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:56
Defending champion Mark Selby says it took months for him to come to terms with winning his first World Championship.

VIDEO: Shots fired during ceasefire visit

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:48
The BBC's Tom Burridge describes the scene as a fellow reporter is shot during a mission to monitor the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:44

Sledge is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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RAF jets intercept Russian aircraft

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:34
RAF Typhoons were launched to intercept two Russian aircraft near UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence says.

Tykes bowlers star as Worcs crushed

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:32
Worcestershire are bowled out for just 100 in their second innings as Yorkshire win by 10 wickets inside three days.