National / International News

What Is Courage?: 'Korengal' Breaks Down War In Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 13:04

The documentary follows up on Sebastian Junger's Oscar-nominated film Restrepo. Junger says, "I'm hoping as the soldiers understand their experience better through this film, civilians will as well."

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The Chinese idealists turning to nature

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 13:00
How China's young idealists are making their point

Who Are The Five Guantánamo Detainees In Prisoner Swap?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:58

According to documents leaked to the organization WikiLeaks, all five prisoners were high-ranking Taliban officials. Some were considered high-risk and "likely to post a threat to the U.S."

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DeGale beats Gonzales for title chance

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:54
Britain's James DeGale stops Brandon Gonzales to set up a shot at the IBF super-middleweight world title.

Leaders condemn Sudan death sentence

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:43
UK political leaders unite to urge Sudan to lift the "barbaric" death sentence handed down to a Christian woman accused of abandoning Islam.

A Modern Milestone: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Hits 2 Billion Views

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:19

The South Korean pop star is in rarified territory. The next most-popular video — Justin Bieber's "Baby" — has only 1.04 billion views.

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Mother's plea to PM over missing son

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 11:59
The mother of missing Briton Gareth Huntley calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to urge the Malaysian government to step up the search for her son.

Murray match suspended in fifth set

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 11:50
Andy Murray's French Open hopes remain alive after his match against Philipp Kohlschreiber is suspended in the fifth set.

Leinster 34-12 Glasgow Warriors

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 11:49
Leinster storm to their second straight Pro12 title with a comfortable 34-12 win over Glasgow in the final at the RDS.

Colombia Rastrojos members arrested

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 11:31
Colombian police arrest 46 members of the Rastrojos criminal gang, accused of extortion and selling drugs in the northern city of Barranquilla.

Myler 'proud' of Northampton win

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 11:04
Northampton fly-half Stephen Myler describes their victory over Saracens in the Premiership final as a "proud day".

England lose despite Buttler heroics

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 10:51
Jos Buttler scores a superb hundred but England fall short as Sri Lanka level the one-day series with one game to go.

Fabregas set for £30m Barcelona exit

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 10:01
Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas can leave the club for £30m this summer - and the midfielder would prefer a Premier League return.

Protest over jailed pigeon feeder

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 09:54
A protest is held in support of a man jailed for continuing to feed pigeons in a Lancashire seaside town contrary to a community order.

Quinn family denies hiding millions

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 09:45
The family of Sean Quinn, who was once the richest man in Ireland, denies new allegations that they hid up to 500m euros (£407m) during a dispute with the former Anglo Irish Bank.

'Syria-related' arrest at Heathrow

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 09:33
A 19-year-old man has been arrested at London's Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism, the Met says.

Men's four lead GB's Euro medal bid

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 09:32
The men's four lead the way as 10 more GB crews reach finals at the European Rowing Championships in Belgrade.

Sudan death row woman 'to be freed'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 09:27
The mother facing the death penalty in Sudan for abandoning her religious faith is to be freed in a few days, a senior Sudanese official says.

Queen's Baton arrives in England

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 09:25
The Queen's Baton arrives in Manchester, the host city of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Regulators And Airlines Fight Over Fares, Fees And Fairness

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 09:21

So exactly how much are we paying for an airline ticket? Do you count the fares, the fees and taxes? The government wants airlines to be more up front with passengers about the total cost.

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