National / International News

VIDEO: Haass in Belfast for NI talks

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:49
Former US diplomat Richard Haass is in Belfast to try and revitalise talks aimed at solving some of Northern Ireland's most contentious issues.

Cairo campus torched amid protest

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:47
A student dies in Cairo as supporters of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood clash with police and university buildings are set on fire.

VIDEO: Forecasters warn more storms ahead

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:36
The Met Office has issued a yellow alert ahead of heavy rain and wind on Monday, as efforts to clear up damage caused by Christmas storms continue.

S Sudan rebel youths in 'war march'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:20
Thousands of youths loyal to South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar are marching on the strategic town of Bor, according to government sources.

Chadians evacuated from CAR conflict

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:17
More Chadians flee the Central African Republic after being caught in the fighting there, joining thousands who have left in the past week.

VIDEO: Bruce hunch reveals genuine Van Dyck

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:09
A painting bought by a priest for £400 and featured on Antiques Roadshow has been revealed to be a Sir Anthony Van Dyck portrait worth about £400,000.

Kerslake 'uninterested' in Cardiff job

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:02
Caretaker boss David Kerslake says he is not in the running to take over from Malky Mackay as manager of Cardiff City.

No agreement yet in Haass NI talks

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 13:41
Talks aimed at solving some of Northern Ireland's most contentious issues end on Saturday without agreement.

Woman charged with man's fire death

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 12:29
A woman is charged with murder after a man died in a house fire on Christmas Day.

What It Costs To Cover Your Noggin In Jerusalem

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 12:29

Jews, Muslims and tourists just trying to avoid sunburn all have their own distinct headwear in Jerusalem. NPR's Emily Harris takes us on a shopping tour in the Holy Land.

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Thousands Still Without Power Across North

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 12:20

Nearly 29,000 homes in Michigan still have no electricity — down from 200,000 after last week's ice storms. And more snow expected in New England could raise the number of those in the region without power.

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The Internet Hoaxes That Had Us All Clicking For More

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 12:17

Fake stories on the Internet are not new, but their nature is changing. They seem to be more calculated, more elaborate and have a deeper intent to elicit a swell of emotion. Grantland writer Tess Lynch explains why she thinks 2013 was the year of the hoax — and which story even fooled her.

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Rebel Leader Skeptical Of South Sudan Cease-Fire Offer

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 12:14

A senior official in South Sudan said Saturday that government troops will attack the main rebel stronghold if the rebels turn down a proposed cease-fire. The government had offered a truce on Friday to end two weeks of ethnic violence that has killed more than a thousand people.

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VIDEO: Mexico City's smog-capture building

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 12:04
New technology is being used in a building in Mexico City that its designers say transforms pollutants into harmless chemicals.

Man City show title credentials - Pellegrini

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 11:53
Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City are showing title-winning credentials after beating Crystal Palace.

Cardiff City 2-2 Sunderland

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 11:53
Sunderland score two late goals to rescue a point against Cardiff in the first match since City's sacking of Malky Mackay.

Croatia charges over drugs bribes

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 11:42
Croatian officials charge a pharmaceutical company and 364 people - most of them reportedly doctors - for allegedly rigging the drugs market.

VIDEO: 'Magnetic man' breaks spoon record

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 11:18
Georgian Etibar Elchev has broken his own record for carrying metal spoons on his chest and back.

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