National / International News

Unstealing Treasures: A Reverse Burglary

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 01:48

The American desert was once filled with hidden treasures — Native American baskets, pots — but no longer. They've been looted. Now, a reverse burglary. Time to return the loot.

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Tech Week: Snooping On Steve, Uber Battles, 3-D Nutella Printing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 01:46

In this week's roundup, a federal court says warrantless cellphone tracking is unconstitutional and we look back on a weeklong series exploring just how much of our digital data is exposed.

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Despite Death Penalty Repeal, Conn. Hands Down A Death Sentence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 01:45

Connecticut abolished capital punishment in 2012. But in May, a Connecticut judge sentenced Richard Roszkowski to death for three murders. The answer to the apparent contradiction is in the dates.

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New Zealand 28-27 England

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 01:32
New Zealand put in a fine second-half performance to beat England in the second Test and clinch the three-match series.

Voting Underway In Afghan Runoff Election

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 01:24

Afghans are choosing between two former government ministers in a presidential election that will be the first transfer of power by ballot in Afghanistan's history.

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Most successful NFL coach Noll dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 01:13
The most successful American football coach of all time, Chuck Noll, who led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Superbowl victories, dies at 82.

VIDEO: Queen's baton arrives in Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 01:00
The Queen's Baton Relay has arrived in Scotland as it begins a 40-day tour of the host country ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Scots honoured in birthday list

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 00:53
A prominent historian, a jam entrepreneur and the Edinburgh Fringe festival boss are among Scots included in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Italy have slight advantage - Vialli

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 00:48
Former Italy striker Gianluca Vialli says Italy will have the edge over England in the 2014 Fifa World Cup Group D fixture.

NHS scan and test delays 'worrying'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 00:43
Health charities call for urgent action to tackle delays in access to diagnostic tests in England, although NHS England says most patients are investigated promptly.

Anger over graves memento removal

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 00:16
Bereaved families in Torfaen are angry at the council after personal items were removed from their children's graves and sent to landfill.

Honours for Sutton, Day-Lewis, Jolie

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 23:28
Late cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton becomes an MBE in a Birthday Honours List also recognising actors Daniel Day-Lewis and Angelina Jolie.

End of an era for humbled Spain?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 23:14
End of an era for humbled Spain?

Ukrainian transport plane shot down

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 23:02
Pro-Russian rebels shoot down a military transport plane in eastern Ukraine, killing all 49 Ukrainian service personnel on board.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 22:16
Roy Hodgson challenges Wayne Rooney, Ronald Koeman set for Southampton, Chelsea looking at triple signing, plus more.

The 'battle for Baghdad' and Dame Angelina - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 21:28
Many of Saturday's papers lead on efforts to stop the advance of the ISIS militant group in Iraq, with the role of Iran, the US and the UK discussed.

EU invites Moscow to Kiev talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 19:42
EU offers Moscow a role in discussions over its planned accord with Ukraine, in a move officials say reflects a "new climate" in the talks.

Every tattoo tells a story

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 19:23
The stories behind the markings on people's bodies

Deforestation leaves fish hungry

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 19:16
Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests.

Preparing for a 24-hr ultramarathon

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 18:47
Some of the ultra-runners competing in Gloucester
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