National / International News

VIDEO: Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 06:03
Continuing clashes in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the toppling of PM Nawaz Sharif leave two dead and hundreds injured.

UK businesses 'want new EU deal'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 05:58
Most British businesses want the UK to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, according to a British Chambers of Commerce survey.

Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwoman

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 05:55
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.

Dundee 1-1 Celtic

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 05:28
Leigh Griffiths comes off the bench to secure a Scottish Premiership draw for Celtic against Dundee at Dens Park.

Tories dismiss UKIP by-election lead

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 05:10
The Tories play down a poll putting UKIP 44% ahead in the Clacton by-election caused by Douglas Carswell's defection.

X Factor dominates Saturday night TV

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:45
X Factor returns to ITV with 9.3 million viewers, or 43% of the viewing public.

Celebrities back missing teen search

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:45
The mother of a 14-year-old girl who went missing three days ago appeals for her to "let someone know you are safe".

Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:41

The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.

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PM may block return of UK jihadists

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:29
British-born jihadists in Iraq and Syria could be temporarily banned from returning to the UK under new plans being considered by the government, the BBC understands.

Uncapped Roy in England T20 squad

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:23
England name uncapped Surrey batsman Jason Roy in their T20 squad to face India at Edgbaston on 7 September.

Man shot in legs in alleyway attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:14
A man in his 20s is shot in the legs in an alleyway in west Belfast.

Chambers brothers win bronze medals

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:05
Richard and Peter Chambers secure bronze medals at the World Championships as part of the Great Britain men's lightweight four.

Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.

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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.

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Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.

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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.

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U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.

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Syrian Crisis Complicates U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.

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Topping $11M, Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest-grossing Kickstarter campaign.

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