National / International News

Michelle Obama Convenes 'First Wives Club' In China

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

Michelle Obama is making an official visit to China — but it's not supposed to be political. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with writer Evan Osnos in Beijing about the geo-politics of her vacation.

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The Lingering Legacy Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondents Jeff Brady and Debbie Elliott about the accident and the lessons learned.

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Some Crimeans Dread The Switch To Russian Rule

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

In Crimea, everything from the time zone to the currency is changing under Russian rule. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with resident Maxim Kornilov about his decision to leave the country.

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Pope Names Former Victim To Sex Abuse Panel

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

Pope Francis has named a woman who was molested as a child by a priest to be part of a panel to help the Church address the sexual abuse of minors.

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Ukraine Crisis Expected To Dominate Obama's Europe Trip

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

President Obama leaves for a four-nation trip Sunday night. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with correspondent Ari Shapiro about what's on the president's travel agenda.

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'Puppy love' leads to wedding bells

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 03:53
A couple say "puppy love" led them to tie the knot after their guide dogs "fell for each other" at a training camp.

Satellite Spots More Potential Debris, But Still No Sure Sign Of Plane

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 03:43

A French satellite spotted objects of interest near the spot where authorities think Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing. Expeditions for similar objects have come up empty.

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Man left blind after street attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 03:38
A 31-year-old man is left blind in one eye after being seriously injured in an attack by a group of people.

Church auctions forgotten painting

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 03:12
A painting found at the back of a cupboard is to be auctioned to help pay for a new church in Surrey.

Ref apologises for Gibbs red card

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 02:29
Andre Marriner says he is "disappointed" after sending off Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs by mistake in their 6-0 defeat at Chelsea.

'Shock' over united Ireland remarks

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 02:12
A veteran Alliance councillor says she is shocked by the party's European election candidate expressing support for a united Ireland.

Teenage girl shot dead in Hackney

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 02:11
A teenage girl thought to be aged about 15 has been shot dead at a house in east London.

Questions over enterprise zone plan

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 02:11
Businesses are struggling at an aerospace enterprise zone in the Vale of Glamorgan because of restrictions at a flagship site, one entrepreneur claims.

Man dies after Perthshire crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 02:08
A 44-year-old motorist dies in a two-car crash between St Madoes and Errol, in Perthshire.

England's Massaro wins world title

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 01:57
Laura Massaro beats Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini to become England's first female squash world champion since 1999.

Jewellery taken in antique shop raid

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 01:39
A shop worker is attacked and thousands of pounds' worth of jewellery stolen during a robbery at an antiques shop in Devon.

Divers searching for missing man

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 01:28
More than 30 divers search a lake in the Republic of Ireland for a missing County Armagh angler, whose boat sank on Thursday.

Lebanon clashes flare over Syria

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 01:24
Clashes flare in Lebanon's capital Beirut among supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Don't Birth That Baby In A Tub, Doctors Say, But Midwives Disagree

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 01:20

Women can give birth in water at a growing number of hospitals, but the nation's pediatricians and obstetricians say there's not enough proof that it's safe. Midwives say it's safe for many women.

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Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 01:19

Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation's recordings before they're lost.

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