National / International News

India arrests over school cheating

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 05:12
About 300 people are arrested after parents and friends climb walls to pass answers to school students sitting exams in India's Bihar state.

Watchdog in court threat to airlines

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 05:11
Three airlines are facing legal action over claims about poor customer service, the Civil Aviation Authority says.

Referee sends off 'wrong' player

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 05:08
Referee Neil Swarbrick appears to send off the wrong player in the second minute of Manchester City's match with West Brom.

Athlete reunited with stolen medal

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 05:07
Heptathlete Kelly Sotherton's Commonwealth Games gold medal, stolen during a burglary, is returned to her

Trawler 'may have snagged submarine'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 04:57
A fishing boat skipper believes a submarine may have snagged itself in his nets off the Outer Hebrides.

Man charged over GBH attack on woman

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 04:57
A man appears in court in Belfast accused of causing grievous bodily harm to a woman by attacking her with a metal pipe from a vacuum cleaner.

Man charged over gun threat robbery

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 04:55
A 20-year-old man is charged following a robbery in which an elderly woman was threatened in her home with what appeared to be a gun.

VIDEO: Crowds gather for 'tide of the century'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 04:39
Thousands of people have flocked to the coast of Normandy to witness Mont Saint-Michel being cut off by exceptionally high tides.

Overturned lorry closes M5 motorway

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 04:11
A section of the M5 in Gloucestershire is closed after a lorry overturned, spilling fuel on to the motorway.

Museum installs 'Easter Island head'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 04:01
A three tonne "Easter Island head" is carefully manoeuvred into place for an exhibition at the Manchester Museum.

Kerry Cites Progress In Iran Talks, Saying Deal Is Possible

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:58

The secretary of state says all sides appear to be getting closer to an agreement, although he acknowledges remaining differences.

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VIDEO: Pop-up velodrome tours UK streets

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:57
A pop-up 'street velodrome' is giving thousands of people a chance to have a go at track cycling

VIDEO: Hunt 'hopeful' of Men B jab deal

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:48
The health secretary says he is hopeful that a deal on a cost-effective price for a new Meningitis B vaccine can be reached with the manufacturers.

VIDEO: Australia's grey nomads at grape harvest

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:37
Phil Mercer meet a group of so-called grey nomads helping to harvest grapes for wine in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.

Chancellor opens graphene institute

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:26
Chancellor George Osborne officially opens the £61m National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester.

Tsarnaev Friend Testifies: He Was Never Violent

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

NPR's Tovia Smith tells NPR's Scott Simon about the prosecution's case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He has admitted to carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing with his brother.

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Expert: Iran Has Territorial Ambitions

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

The U.S. and its international partners continue nuclear negotiations with Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Yale professor Stephen Carter about Iran's position in the Middle East.

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400 Years Later, Spain May Have Found 'Don Quixote' Author's Grave

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Archaeologists in Madrid may have discovered the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes. NPR's Scott Simon asks whether or not the bones are his, and if they'll attract tourists to the site.

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Opinion Editor: Penn State Frats Need Immediate Reevaluation

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Penn State is investigating the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity for a private Facebook page with pictures of nude women. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Emily Chappell, opinions editor for The Daily Collegian.

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In Tunisia, Society 'Wasn't Quite Prepared' For Liberal Reforms

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

More than 20 people were killed this week when two gunmen stormed Tunisia's national museum. NPR's Scott Simon talks with William McCants of the Brookings Institution about the attack's repercussions.

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