National / International News

Rio Ferdinand announces retirement

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:37
Former QPR, Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand announces his retirement at the age of 36.

'Thugs' target Bulger charity dinner

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:34
A group of protestors break into a Liverpool hotel during a charity dinner to raise money in memory of murdered toddler James Bulger.

Ennis-Hill jumps to second in Gotzis

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:34
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is an impressive second after two events of her heptathlon return in Gotzis.

VIDEO: One World Observatory opens to public

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:23
The observation deck at the top of the One World Trade Centre has opened to the public.

Tributes after Still Game actor dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:21
The cast of BBC Scotland sitcom Still Game leads tributes to actor Jake D'Arcy, who has died.

Syria 'barrel bomb strikes kill 71'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:20
At least 71 people have been killed in Syria's northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters, activists say.

Egypt Agrees To Deport U.S. Citizen Sentenced For Protests

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:10

In April, Mohamed Soltan, 27, was sentenced to life in prison for his ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He had been on a more than year-long hunger strike.

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Strong quake hits off Japan coast

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:08
A powerful undersea earthquake strikes south of Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo almost 900km (550 miles) away.

Pakistan hosts match despite attack

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 04:04
Pakistan will host a third and final cricket match against Zimbabwe despite a deadly bomb attack near the venue of Friday's game, officials say.

Mary Ellen Mark And The Caged Prostitutes Of Mumbai

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 03:58

The photographer, who died this week, turned her lens on the marginal people of the world. One of her most acclaimed projects was her series of photos taken in the brothels of Mumbai.

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British hotelier 'murdered' in India

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 03:44
The body of Ranjit Power, a Wolverhampton businessman who went missing three weeks ago, is found in a forest in the Jalandhar region, police in India say.

Murray beats Kyrgios to progress

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 03:20
Andy Murray beats Australian Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to reach the fourth round of the French Open.

Enniskillen remembers Waterloo

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 03:07
The role played by Irish soldiers in the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago is commemorated in Enniskillen.

VIDEO: Blatter asked if Fifa is 'rotten'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 02:53
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has responded to questions about the arrests of Fifa officials under an American anti-corruption warrant.

First minister attending Irish Open

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 02:47
First Minister Peter Robinson is at the Irish Open golf tournament in Newcastle, County Down, a day after being discharged from hospital.

South Korea Struggles To Contain Deadly MERS Virus' Spread

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 02:40

Health officials in South Korea are coming under fire after cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, swelled from one to 13 inside of two weeks.

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Norovirus bug closes lochside hotel

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 02:23
Hotel in Arrochar, Argyll and Bute, closes for deep cleaning after outbreak of norovirus affects 14 guests.

Further E. coli cases confirmed

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 02:21
Two new cases of E coli connected to one household in Dorset are confirmed.

VIDEO: Memorial will 'celebrate' Anne Kirkbride

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 02:19
A public memorial service will take place at Manchester Cathedral on Saturday to commemorate the life and work of Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride.

Mecca Becomes A Mecca For Skyscraper Hotels

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 02:16

Mecca is the destination for Muslim pilgrims. To house the millions of worshippers, massive hotels are rising at a furious pace, upsetting those seeking to protect the city's traditional architecture.

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