National / International News

Oligarch faces North Sea deal block

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 14:54
The UK government says it will block the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman.

Stolen van drags man along motorway

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 14:22
A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a motorist is dragged along a motorway by his own stolen van.

Mourinho's perfect day

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 14:04
The first trophy win of a new Jose Mourinho era at Chelsea had a familiar, special, look to it, says chief football writer Phil McNulty.

Argentine leader hails lower debt

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:44
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December.

Di Maria will come good - Rooney

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:43
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says Angel Di Maria will come good despite his recent struggles on the pitch.

VIDEO: Six Nations Catch-Up - Week Three

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:42
Watch the best of the weekend's Six Nations action in one handy bite-sized chunk with the Six Nations Catch-Up.

VIDEO: IS defector: 'Jihadi John a loner'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:41
The BBC speaks exclusively to a former member of Islamic State who met Mohammed Emwazi - dubbed "Jihadi John" - during his early days in Syria.

Lib Dems want extra £1bn bank levy

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:26
Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.

How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.

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A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.

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The Brother Went To Fight Ebola. So Did His Sister. Mom Was 'A Wreck'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

He's an epidemiologist. She's a nurse. And both of them felt compelled to head off to West Africa to battle the virus.

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Real Madrid 1-1 Villarreal

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:16
Real Madrid's title hopes suffer a setback as Gerard Moreno's goal earns Villarreal a point at the Bernabeu Stadium.

How Man City let Liverpool duo shine

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:07
MOTD2 pundit Danny Murphy says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini's team selection suited Liverpool in the Reds' win.

'Jihadi John was cold and a loner'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:04
The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, according to a man who met him in Syria.

Brother pleads for 'Bali Nine' man

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 12:44
Michael Chan, whose brother Andrew is on death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking, pleads to President Joko Widodo on television for clemency.

Nadal's Argentina win equals record

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 12:39
Rafael Nadal wins a record-equalling 46th career clay-court title with success in the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires.

'Like last year's car, but better'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 12:32
Mercedes' testing times leave competitors unable to hide their dejection, but there's still plenty to race for - writes Andrew Benson.

Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 12:31

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become "a political football."

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IS frees 19 abducted Christians

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 12:12
Nineteen of the 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria have been freed, activists say.

Does Australia need foreign investment?

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 12:07
Foreign land ownership is seen by many as a problem in Australia but the farm sector has another side to the story.