National / International News

Asked To Stop Praying, Alaska School Won't Host State Tournament

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 10:11

Alaska's wrestling tournament for small schools will be held next month — but not at Anchorage Christian Schools. A complaint about an introductory prayer led to a request to stop the practice.

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VIDEO: Osmond: 'I stole my brother's date'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:51
Donny Osmond, the singer, actor, and most recently, a judge on Strictly Come Dancing has released his 60th album.

How The Islamic State Wages Its Propaganda War

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:47

From videos to Internet magazines, the extremist group has successfully recruited around the world. One of its recent claims: Enslaving women as a prize of war is sanctioned by the Quran.

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Toddler Madison 'brutally attacked'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:43
A prosecutor tells a jury in her closing speech that toddler Madison Horn was "brutally attacked in her own home."

Palestinian shot dead in Hebron

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:36
A Palestinian has been killed in clashes with the Israeli army in the West Bank, local medical sources say, amid rising tensions between the two sides.

In Bolivia, Where A Child's Place Is In The Market And The Mines

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:33

Other countries have moved away from child labor, but not Bolivia, which has lowered the legal working age to as young as 10. Advocates say the move brings the law in line with harsh reality.

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VIDEO: Boy dies after car strikes family

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:30
A boy dies after a car struck his mother and her six children as they walked to school in County Antrim.

VIDEO: Blair: World 'too slow on Ebola'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:30
The world has been "too slow" in responding to the Ebola crisis in west Africa, Tony Blair says.

Big Bank Hank, US rapper, dies at 57

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:30
The New York rapper who, as part of the Sugarhill Gang, released what is generally regarded as the first rap record, dies at the age of 57.

Merkel doubts more Russia sanctions

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:20
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says more EU sanctions are not planned against Russia, despite observers warning of rising violence in east Ukraine.

Biden leads Veterans Day events

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:08
US Vice-President Joe Biden has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of Veterans Day remembrance events across the US.

NHS could dominate Autumn Statement

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 08:59
It is something for a health minister to admit there is a funding gap for the next financial year and if it's not filled the NHS "could crash", says Hugh Pym.

Activists beheaded in eastern Libya

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 08:54
The beheaded bodies of three abducted Libyan activists are discovered in the eastern city of Derna, which is held by Islamist groups.

PC dismissed for shoplifter punch

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 08:44
A Metropolitan Police officer who punched a suspected shoplifter before pinning her to the ground is dismissed from the force.

A Glimmer Of Hope In The Fight Against Hunger In America

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 08:41

The number of Americans struggling to afford food has remained stuck near recession-era highs. But a recent Gallup poll suggests things may be starting to get back on track for some.

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Countdown to historic comet landing

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 08:36
The European Space Agency says all systems are currently “go” for Wednesday’s audacious attempt to land a small probe on a comet.

'Beasting' inquest to be reopened

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 08:35
An inquest is being reopened into the death of a soldier who collapsed and died in Wiltshire in 2006.

Spotify defends itself against Swift

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 08:23
Streaming music service defends its business model after pop star Taylor Swift accuses it of unfairly compensating artists and composers.

For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 08:16

A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.

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Lamb: NHS 'needs a cash injection'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 08:14
Up to £1.5bn of extra funding for the NHS in England should be found ahead of the general election to prevent a "crash" in services, according to the Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb.