National / International News

Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:58
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.

Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

A town west of Baghdad and home to a notorious prison, Abu Ghraib is where Iraq troops are bracing for a possible attacks by Islamic State militants. Many local residents feel caught in the middle.

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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from a comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.

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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

Near Ferguson, Mo., young people are taking the lead in protesting police brutality. Many say they had never considered activism before, but saw Michael Brown's shooting death as a call to action.

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A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants from China in the 1980s and '90s.

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VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:49
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.

Standalone TSB picks up customers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:47
Newly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.

More charges over New Forest killing

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:42
Two more people are charged over the death of a mother of five in the New Forest.

Ashya King due to finish treatment

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:37
Brain tumour patient Ashya King will receive his final dose of proton beam therapy later, the clinic treating him says.

GP shortage could shut practice

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:15
Health officials are due to make a decision on whether to close a doctors' surgery in Gwynedd amid concern over recruiting GPs.

'England can win Four Nations'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:14
Full-back Sam Tomkins says it is down to the players to perform and ensure that England win the Four Nations.

Caption Challenge: You crazy arms

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 23:59
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Where are the unhappy West Ham fans?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 23:58
BBC Sport pundit Robbie Savage on how West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has turned things round after fans called for him to go.

Sex, drugs and the EU budget

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 23:46
The surprising reasons why UK owes more to Europe

'Execute travellers' Tory suspended

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 23:44
A Tory councillor from Maidenhead who joked that travellers refusing eviction should be "executed" is suspended by his party.

In pictures: Grayson Perry exhibition

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 23:24
Grayson Perry captures the state of the nation

VIDEO: Five of Luis Suarez's best goals

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 23:10
With Luis Suarez in line to make his Barcelona debut in El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday, BBC Sport looks back at five of his best Premier League goals for Liverpool.

US firm fine for underpaying Indians

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 22:45
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.

VIDEO: WTA tennis finals 'historic moment'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 22:25
The Women's Tennis Association finals are being held in Asia for the first time. Sharanjit Leyl speaks to the chair and chief executive of the WTA, Stacey Allaster.

Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 22:23

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

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