National / International News

Flooding traps six people in cars

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:14
Six people are rescued from cars trapped in flood water, as heavy rain hit Essex.

Britons detained in Qatar fly home

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:05
Two Britons detained in Qatar after investigating the treatment of migrant workers there fly back to the UK.

VIDEO: Silent streets amid Ebola lockdown

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:05
More than 6,000,000 people are spending a second day under curfew as the country struggles to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Probe over beer can thrown at McCoy

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 04:54
Worcester racecourse says it will thoroughly investigate after a beer can was thrown at champion jockey AP McCoy on Friday.

Dozens Of Turkish Hostages Freed, As ISIS Advances In Syria

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 04:24

The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.

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VIDEO: Devastating floods hit Philippines

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 04:07
Rains and floods from tropical storm Fung-Wong have left at least five dead in Philippines, and more than 200,000 people displaced.

Turkish hostages in Iraq released

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 04:05
Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are freed and brought back to Turkey.

NZ governing party wins elections

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:56
New Zealand's governing National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, wins an emphatic election victory, near-complete results show.

French farmers torch tax office

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:49
Angry French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards burn down tax and insurance offices in a Brittany town.

Pope Appoints Moderate As Archbishop Of Chicago

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:48

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.

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Alonso top in Singapore practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:44
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is fastest in final practice at the Singapore Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton sits in sixth.

Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.

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Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.

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The Turmoil In Scotland, Expressed By Its Poets

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Scotland has a proud national tradition of poetry. Days after a historic referendum on independence, we look at how poems by Scottish writers can help us better understand this moment.

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Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.

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How To Inoculate Angry Teens Against Islamic Extremism

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.

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From 'Yes' To 'No': One Scot's Shift On Independence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Scottish author Ewan Morrison started out campaigning for the "yes" vote in the independence referendum, but ended up in the "no" camp. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about what made him make the jump.

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Birthday row disappointed Toure

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:18
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he was disappointed with the speculation over his future at the club.

Ebola Battlers Can Learn From Venice's Response To Black Death

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:03

The city fathers didn't understand the plague they faced in the Middle Ages. Yet they improvised brilliantly. A new paper explains how their mindset is a model for how to face an unknown threat.

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Sex assault on six-year-old girl

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 02:59
The police are investigating a report that a six-year-old girl was indecently assaulted by an older schoolboy in south Belfast.

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