National / International News

Military Strongmen: Seeding Chaos In The Name Of Power

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 13:03

In a region torn by violence, a leader who promises security can be appealing. Men with firm military ties are taking control across the Middle East again; here's one take on how they rise to power.

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Two killed in M1 aircraft crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 12:57
Two men have been killed after a light aircraft they were flying in crashed in a field in Nottinghamshire near the M1 motorway, police say.

Qatar fights 'baseless allegations'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 12:34
Qatar 2022 issues a statement defending itself against what it claims are 'baseless allegations' about the World Cup bid process.

Chuck Noll, Who Led Steelers To 4 Super Bowl Titles, Dies

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 12:31

Noll's Super Bowl feat has not been matched by another coach. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

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Canada 17-19 Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 12:20
Scotland hold on for a narrow victory over Canada in Toronto in the second Test of their summer tour.

Singapore dilemma: When diversity policy meets local law

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 12:11
Why a gay recruitment event made waves in Singapore

Two men die after Channel dive

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 11:52
Two divers have died after getting into difficulty in the English Channel, Sussex Police say.

Adam Jones replaced, not injured

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 11:42
Adam Jones was replaced early in the 38-16 defeat by South Africa and not injured, says Wales coach Warren Gatland.

Ukraine vows downed plane response

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 11:22
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vows to retaliate after pro-Russia separatists shoot down a military plane in the east, killing 49 people.

Irvine appointed West Brom manager

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 11:08
Alan Irvine agrees a 12-month rolling contract as the new manager of West Bromwich Albion.

Object found by girl, 6, was hoax

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 11:04
Police say suspicious object found in the garden of a house in west Belfast by a six-year-old girl was an elaborate hoax.

Sangakkara a true modern great - Agnew

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 11:01
BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew says Lord's centurion Kumar Sangakkara is an "absolute master of his craft".

Israeli teens 'held by terror group'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 10:41
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says a "terror group" has abducted three Israeli teenagers missing since Thursday.

LISTEN: What São Paulo Sounds Like When The Seleção Scores

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 10:36

One made a recording of his neighborhood during Thursday's opening game. It was quiet until Brazil scored its first goal.

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World Cup: Colombia 3-0 Greece

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 10:19
Former West Ham defender Pablo Armero sets Colombia on their way to a winning World Cup start against Greece.

VIDEO: Highlights: Colombia 3-0 Greece

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 10:12
Colombia open their World Cup campaign with a 3-0 win over Greece courtesy of goals from Pablo Armero, Teofilo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez.

Afghans vote despite Taliban attacks

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 10:05
At least 46 people are killed across Afghanistan as millions vote in the second round ballot to choose a new president, officials say.

Sangakkara century holds up England

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 09:43
Kumar Sangakkara hits 147 as Sri Lanka close day three of the first Test against England 160 behind on 415-7.

Russia and Ukraine's mystery tanks

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 09:40
Jonathan Marcus examines a mystery in Ukraine

South Africa 38-16 Wales

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 09:21
South Africa run in five tries to one as they brush tourists Wales aside in Durban in the first of their two Tests.
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