National / International News

VIDEO: A day in the life of the BBC in Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 00:11
The BBC's James Reynolds recorded his day as he and a BBC team covered events in the eastern Ukraine.

VIDEO: PMQs 'not different for women'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 23:57
Former politician Ann Widdecombe has defended women MPs participating during Prime Minister's Questions.

Hamilton top in second practice

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 23:39
Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.

Born With HIV, Building A Future

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 23:34

In high school, Cristina Peña was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, that she was HIV-positive. She needn't have worried. More than a decade later, they're still together.

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Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 23:33

Fed up with what they say is years of discrimination by the Shiite-led government, ordinary Sunnis have joined Islamist fighters. There are echoes of past conflicts, with a few important distinctions.

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Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 23:31

Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was once considered a model of desegregation. Today, the school's population is 99 percent black. One family's story underscores three generations of change.

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Suspect Arrested In Kansas City Highway Shootings

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 23:23

Police in Grandview, Mo., arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks. Three motorists have been wounded.

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Easter visitors urged to take care

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 23:21
Holidaymakers are urged to take care over the holiday weekend, as good weather is expected to attract crowds to resorts and attractions in Wales.

6 Killed, 9 Missing In Avalanche On Everest

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 23:17

An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to climb the world's highest peak. As soon as the avalanche hit, rescuers and fellow climbers rushed to help.

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VIDEO: Easter story in a shipping container

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 22:54
The North East town of South Shields is commemorating the Passion of Christ on Good Friday in a different way.

Obama cautious over Ukraine deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 22:51
President Obama says Russia must show signs of honouring a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, as separatists remain defiant.

Gold found in Indian man's stomach

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 22:51
A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.

Transcript Shows Ferry Captain Delayed Evacuation

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 22:50

Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives. Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.

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VIDEO: Row over Irish dancing make-up ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 22:32
The Irish Dancing Commission has recently stopped children under the age of 10 from wearing make-up during competitions.

TV adverts target cyclists' safety

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 22:12
The Department of Environment is launching a TV advertising campaign solely addressing cyclist safety.

'Horrific' sheep attacks on increase

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 22:10
New figures show that attacks on sheep by dogs across Northern Ireland have almost doubled over the last year.

Five steps to stopping a lion escape

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 21:32
How zoos plan for a lion escape

VIDEO: Anxious time for Syria's Christians

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 21:23
Around the world Christians are marking Holy Week in the run up to Easter, but for Syria's Christians, it is also an anxious time as the country's war drags on into a fourth year.

China jails corruption activists

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 21:10
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.

Female cave insects have 'penises'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 20:51
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.

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