National / International News

Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 01:19

Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation's recordings before they're lost.

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VIDEO: 17,000 homes bought with Help to Buy

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 00:56
More than 17,000 homes are bought under the government's Help to Buy scheme in its first nine months, government figures reveal.

VIDEO: 'Two killed' in Venezuela protests

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 00:52
Two people die from gunshot wounds during protests against President Nicolas Mauro's government, eyewitnesses and local media say.

Boxing promoter Mickey Duff dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 00:51
Renowned boxing promoter Mickey Duff, who worked with fighters including Frank Bruno and Joe Calzaghe, dies aged 84.

Wales 'better off if Scots vote Yes'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 00:44
Wales could argue for fairer funding from Westminster if Scotland goes independent, the Scottish National Party's deputy leader says.

Hunt widens after jet 'debris' clues

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 00:32
More planes join a wider search for flight MH370 after new satellite images of possible debris and the sighting of a pallet and other items.

Serena and Sharapova through in Miami

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 23:15
Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams overcome stubborn opponents to reach the fourth round of the Sony Open in Miami.

Charities 'alienating supporters'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 22:21
Charities could be alienating their supporters and causing damage to their brands by using aggressive techniques to raise money, according to a think tank.

Crimea assault and Budget fall out

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 21:54
Eyewitness reports of Russian troops storming a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea feature in Sunday's newspapers while the fall out from the Budget and Arsene Wenger's 'nightmare' also attract headlines.

Washington Mudslide Kills 3; Searchers Seek Survivors

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 21:53

Rescue crews searched into the night for survivors from a massive mudslide in that killed at least three, after hearing voices from the debris field pleading for help.

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China planes boost Malaysia jet hunt

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 21:48
Two Chinese planes arrive in Australia to help search for the Malaysia Airlines jet, after more satellite images emerge of possible debris.

Hague warns of Russia 'isolation'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 21:28
Russia faces long-term "isolation and stagnation" over its "illegal land grab" in Ukraine's Crimea region, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

N Korea steps up missile launches

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 20:44
North Korea test fires dozens of rockets on Saturday and Sunday, in an apparent display of anger over US-Seoul military drills.

Galveston Bay Oil Spill Threatens Bird Migration

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 20:32

A barge hauling thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay, leaking the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.

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Twitter 'ignored Turkish courts'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 18:57
Turkish finance minister tells the BBC that his government's ban on Twitter was justified because the site had failed to comply with court orders.

17,000 homes bought with Help to Buy

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 18:26
More than 17,000 households bought homes under the government's Help to Buy mortgage scheme in its first nine months, figures reveal.

Chile's Bachelet faces first protest

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 18:05
Tens of thousands of Chileans rally in Santiago to encourage new President Michelle Bachelet to carry out the reforms she has promised.

Dayton Sends No. 3 Seed Syracuse Home Early In NCAA Tourney

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 17:46

In a nail-biting final minute of Saturday's game, no. 11 seed Dayton put away the no. 3 seed Syracuse 55-53.

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Take the test: Which tribe are you?

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 16:49
Take the test to find out what kind of voter you are

US players adapt to Libya's rough style of basketball

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 16:41
US players adapt to Libya's rough style of basketball

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