National / International News

Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 07:50

In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons promised by the U.S. and others.

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Albert Reynolds' body lies in repose

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 07:49
The body of the former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds is lying in repose in Dublin ahead of his funeral on Monday.

Peaty and Halsall win European golds

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 07:48
Adam Peaty wins his third gold medal of the European Championships while Fran Halsall takes a surprise backstroke gold.

Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 07:41

Amid accusations of abuse, many in Ferguson, Mo., and cities around the country are calling for police to wear cameras. Cameras may not always be as impartial as people expect, however.

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'Mass trespass' on private beach

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 07:40
Campaigners have carried out a "mass trespass" to call for a privately-owned beach in East Sussex to be reopened to the public.

Better to start second - Hamilton

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 07:40
Lewis Hamilton says he is pleased to be starting second for Sunday's Belgian GP after being beaten by team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 07:25
Dozens of people are thought to have drowned after a boat loaded with at least 170 migrants sank off the coast of Libya.

Body found in Loch Lomond search

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 07:12
A body is recovered by teams searching for a man who fell from a fishing boat on Loch Lomond on Friday night.

China film festival shut down

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 06:58
The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day.

Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 06:56

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

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Large fire at former textile mill

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 06:37
Seventy firefighters tackle a large blaze at a former textile mill in Bradford.

Russian aid convoy leaves Ukraine

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 06:34
Lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy cross back from rebel-held east Ukraine as German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks in Kiev.

U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 06:33

The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of "unspeakable suffering."

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Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle United

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 06:29
Aston Villa and Newcastle United emerge with a point each after an entertaining but goalless draw at Villa Park

VIDEO: Van Morrison plays at former school

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 06:02
Van Morrison returns to his old school, Orangefield High, east Belfast, for the first of three concerts.

Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 06:00
Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix in treacherous wet conditions.

Hospitals told to cut parking charges

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 05:56
Hospitals in England are told to cut the cost of parking for certain groups under new government guidelines.

Daley takes silver in 10m platform

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 05:52
Britain's Tom Daley secures silver in the 10m platform final at the European Championships behind Russia's Victor Minibaev.

VIDEO: Forest life to 'play own symphony'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 05:40
The sounds of the forest will be heard in musical form at the Bedgebury National Pinetum.

Inverness CT 1-0 Celtic

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 05:21
Eoghan O'Connell's own goal helps Inverness stay top of the Premiership as Celtic suffer their first league defeat this term.
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