National / International News

US fears prompt Brown Ale change

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:41
The recipe for Newcastle Brown Ale is to change amid US fears it contains a potentially cancer-causing colouring.

Dundee 0-2 Celtic

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:21
Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen are on target as Celtic cruise past Dundee and into the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

Pregame Analysis: The Coming Federal Education Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:13

So, what to expect if Congress takes up the long-overdue rewrite of the main federal education law? We talk to some of the players.

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We can expect quality final - Grant

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:08
Ghana coach Avram Grant predicts Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations Cup final against Ivory Coast will be a good game.

Merkel Hopes To Dissuade Obama From Arming Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 04:58

The German chancellor and her French counterpart, Francois Hollande, want to keep Washington from arming the rebels as part of a peace deal they are trying to forge.

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Armed police called to city street

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 04:54
Armed police officers are called to deal with an "ongoing incident" in the Grangetown area of Cardiff, police say.

PSNI reveals suspensions allegations

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 04:25
A number of PSNI officers are back at work despite facing allegations that include misconduct over a death in custody, drink driving and theft, the chief constable reveals.

Wales v England: the key questions

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 04:20
Stuart Lancaster's best win? What now for Wales? Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce on what we learned from Wales v England.

Yaya 'will be decisive' in final

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 04:13
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final between Ivory Coast and Ghana.

Family tribute to murder victim

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 04:03
The family of a 27-year-old man who was found dead at his flat in the Kennishead area of Glasgow pay tribute to him.

Anti-apartheid writer Brink dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 04:01
South African writer Andre Brink, an outspoken critic of apartheid, dies aged 79.

Birders Predict Another Snowy Owl 'Irruption'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

In 2014, ornithologists documented the largest numbers in a century of snowy owls wintering unusually far south. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Talkin' Birds host Ray Brown about this year's numbers.

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American Hostage's Parents Say They Hope She Is Alive

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

ISIS claims American hostage Kayla Mueller is dead. The U.S. government says that's unconfirmed. Still, her family is acknowledging for the first time that it is their daughter who's been held.

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Social Media Pages Give Vivid Glimpses Into Ukraine Conflict

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

Ukrainians are documenting the conflict with Russia online. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Wall Street Journal's Paul Sonne about how once-lighthearted websites have become grim logs of destruction.

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Ukraine Crisis Tops Agenda At Munich Conference

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry are planning to meet with European leaders to discuss the crisis in Ukraine during this year's Munich Security Conference.

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Jordan Signals Aggressive Campaign Against ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Washington Post's David Ignatius from the Munich Security Conference about Jordan's response to the group known as ISIS and the worsening situation in Ukraine.

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Jordan Rejects ISIS Claim That Strike Killed American Hostage

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

The group calling itself the Islamic State says a Jordanian airstrike killed an American hostage. U.S. officials say there's no evidence to support the claim, and Jordan calls it a "propaganda stunt."

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Rich In Oil, Venezuela Is Now Poor In Most Everything Else

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

Venezuela's president has responded to a worsening economic crisis by imposing even more controls. A long-time pasta producer says prices are so low, the more pasta he makes, the more money he loses.

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In Puerto Rico, Health Overhaul Gets An Incomplete

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

The U.S. territory implemented an unusual version of the Affordable Care Act. Insurers must offer coverage to everyone. But there's no mandate for people to buy it, and there are no subsidies to help.

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Bat debate is 'ridiculous' - Morgan

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:44
England captain Eoin Morgan says claims that modern bats are too big and favour batsmen are "absolutely ridiculous".