National / International News

Abbott suffers Queensland poll blow

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 07:42
Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.

Four Years After Revolution, Libya Slides Into Chaos

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 07:41

Libya was hopeful after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, but today Libya is a country torn apart, with two competing governments in two different cities, each with its own parliament and military.

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Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 07:30
The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.

Matthews' birth marked 100 years on

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 07:29
Events are held at Stoke City to mark the 100th anniversary of football legend Sir Stanley Matthews' birth.

U.Va. Sorority Women Say Party Ban Is Patronizing

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 07:16

National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape. Students call the order patronizing.

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Mother charged with baby's murder

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 07:15
A mother is charged with the murder of her two-month-old daughter after reporting her missing from a west London hotel.

Thief steals 200m of phone cable

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 07:05
Homes and businesses are left without phone or broadband after a thief steals 200m of cable.

Terriers' Smith flown to hospital

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 06:55
Huddersfield defender Tommy Smith is taken to hospital by helicopter after suffering a severe head injury.

VIDEO: Dutch reporters film 'gunman' incident

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 06:49
Police in the Netherlands say a man who forced his way into a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS with a fake gun has no known links to terrorist organisations.

Newsbeat's Super Bowl quiz 2105

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 06:38
How much do you know about this year's Super Bowl?

Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 06:36

Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," traveled the farthest and stayed aloft the longest for anyone in a gas-filled balloon.

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'Dozens killed' in Ukraine fighting

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 06:02
At least 40 people, including soldiers and civiliains, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks begin in the capital of Belarus.

Vomiting helped me win - Williams

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 05:52
Serena Williams says vomiting during the final helped her beat Maria Sharapova to win a sixth Australian Open title.

All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 05:46

Deflategate tops a "tough year" for the league, says Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL has also grappled with domestic violence and child abuse claims.

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Balloonists complete Pacific journey

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 05:45
Two Eagles balloon completes crossing of Pacific with sea-landing off Mexico, setting new milestones on six-day trip.

Hull City 0-3 Newcastle United

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 05:36
John Carver claims victory in his first game since being confirmed as Newcastle head coach as Hull's poor run continues.

Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 05:03

The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.

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Ivory Coast v Algeria

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:54
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations game between Ivory Coast and Algeria.

Rock fall blocks major Highland road

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:42
A major route in the Highlands - the A82 road - has been closed "until further notice" because of a rock fall.

VIDEO: Thousands gather in Madrid for rally

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:38
Thousands have gathered in Madrid for a rally organised by the radical leftist party Podemos.