National / International News

Iraq in push to free Amerli town

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 08:37
Iraqi forces, Shia militias and Kurdish Peshmerga have begun a new offensive to try to save the town of Amerli from Islamic State militants, reports say.

Nicaraguan Miners Trapped After Collapse

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-30 08:24

Four miners remain trapped after 22 others were rescued at a gold and silver mine near the south central city of Bonanza.

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VIDEO: Police trial Bond-style tracking darts

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 08:23
A GPS tracking device being deployed by police in Florida enables officers to follow a vehicle without the need for a potentially dangerous high-speed pursuit.

Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-30 08:19

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

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Rangers fans protest over finances

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 07:58
Rangers fans hold a protest against the club's board during the Championship game against Queen of the South at Ibrox.

Philippine Syria troops 'attacked'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 07:58
A group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", the Philippine defence minister says.

Lib Dems pledge paternity leave rise

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 07:42
The Liberal Democrats are to pledge giving fathers an extra four weeks' paternity leave in their manifesto for the general election.

Man charged over Galloway assault

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 07:40
A man is charged with religiously-aggravated assault after MP George Galloway was attacked in a west London street.

Abuse inquiry 'delayed too long'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 07:12
A government inquiry into child abuse "needs to get moving" in the light of the "devastating" Rotherham scandal, Labour leader Ed Miliband says.

Burnley 0-0 Manchester United

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 07:09
Angel Di Maria impresses on his debut but Manchester United remain without a win this season after being held at Burnley.

Lesotho PM flees 'military coup'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 06:53
Lesotho's prime minister crosses into South Africa, accusing Lesotho's army of staging a coup and telling the BBC his life is in danger.

Man arrested over votes 'for sale'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 06:47
A man is arrested after votes for the independence referendum were listed on internet auction site eBay.

Egypt Brotherhood death sentence cut

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 06:34
The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has one death sentence commuted to life in prison, but still faces another death penalty.

Gold-diggers find treasure on beach

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 06:30
Three people have become the first confirmed diggers to find 24-carat gold treasure buried on a beach in Kent.

How Are Different Asian-American Groups Faring Economically?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-30 06:25

In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Labor broke down different economic outcomes among Asian-American and Pacific Islander ethnic subgroups.

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Iran anger over new US sanctions

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 06:20
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticises new US sanctions, saying they will harm negotiations over his country's nuclear programme.

Former Conservative minister dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 06:17
Former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell has died aged 86 following a long illness, his family says.

John Walker Jr., Cold War Spy For Soviets, Dies At 77

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-30 06:09

The U.S. Navy warrant officer recruited his son, his brother and a friend to help him steal and sell classified message keys to the USSR over a 17-year period.

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VIDEO: Who will Man Utd sign and let go?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 06:01
BBC Sport's David Ornstein reports on the latest Premier League transfer stories, including potential arrivals and departures at Manchester United.

West Ham sign Barcelona's Song on loan

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 05:54
West Ham United sign former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona.
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