National / International News

Umpiring error denies Taylor century

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 05:23
The ICC admits that an umpiring error cost James Taylor a century opportunity in England's World Cup defeat by Australia.

Australia gave England a lesson - Agnew

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 05:23
England fielded poorly, lacked conviction and were guilty of muddled thinking in their World Cup opener, writes Jonathan Agnew.

More Tales Of Great Teachers

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 05:08

We're celebrating teachers past and present. Here's another selection of the best that you've sent us.

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Ex-HSBC boss quits banking body

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 04:55
Former HSBC chairman Lord Green resigns as chairman of the advisory council for the banking industry body, The City UK.

Fine wine 'made US judge doze off'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 04:44
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admits that fine wine was to blame for her nodding off at the president's State of the Union address.

West Coast Port Closures Are Hitting Several Industries Hard

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 04:32

No cargo will go in or out of 29 West Coast ports this weekend because of a labor dispute that has been dragging on for months. And now the economic impacts of the shutdown are starting to be felt.

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Irish bosses defend Sexton inclusion

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 04:29
The IRFU strongly reject claims that Jonathan Sexton's selection for Saturday's game against France is a "big mistake".

Shelling Continues In Eastern Ukraine Ahead Of Truce

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 04:16

A cease-fire deal forged earlier this week in Minsk is set to go into effect at midnight Ukraine time, but skepticism abounds over the deal, the second in six months.

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Battles rage ahead of Ukraine truce

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 04:05
Fierce fighting is continuing in eastern Ukraine, hours before a ceasefire agreed by European leaders on Thursday is due to come into force.

Woman and boy escape petrol bombing

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 04:00
A woman and a child escape injury in a petrol bomb attack at a house in Carrickfergus on Friday night.

Rea tapes to be stored at courts

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:54
Sealed tapes of interviews given by a former loyalist prisoner to a university project will not now be held on American territory in Belfast.

'Revisit' of council funding urged

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:51
The leader of Glasgow City Council calls on the Scottish government to increase its block grant to local authorities.

VIDEO: Bloodshed ahead of Ukraine ceasefire

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:34
The Ukrainian president has warned a deal to end the war in the east is in "great danger" after heavy fighting ahead of Saturday night's ceasefire.

Met settles with 'targeted' officer

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:30
The Met Police agrees a final settlement with a police officer it discriminated against.

The Other Chocolate Tries For Sweet Redemption

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Some say white chocolate has a bad reputation because of its history of poor quality ingredients. But aficionados say its mellow sweetness can bring out flavors that bitter dark chocolate smothers.

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With New Cardinals, Pope Aims To Widen Horizons Of Church Leadership

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

In a formal ceremony, 20 prelates became princes of the Catholic Church. The new cardinals mark a shift in the church under Pope Francis toward poor nations — and away from Europe.

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Fighting In Ukraine Appears Untouched By Peace Deals And Cease-Fires

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has continued despite a peace deal and a cease-fire set to begin Sunday. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Courtney Weaver of the Financial Times from Donetsk.

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Pope Welcomes 20 New Cardinals

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Twenty Catholic prelates become princes of the church on Saturday. Many of them come from poor countries, reflecting the pope's focus on ministering to the impoverished.

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Embattled Oregon Governor Says He Will Resign

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says he'll resign next week, just months after re-election. He had been under pressure to resign amid ethics investigations related to his fiancée's consulting work.

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Video Made The Internet Star: YouTube Turns 10

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

YouTube was registered as a domain name 10 years ago today, and yes, it's gone viral. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on a decade's worth of cat videos, politics, self-help and everything in between.

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