National / International News

Unionists deny pact talks breakdown

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 10:16
Unionists deny that talks have broken down over electoral pacts in the forthcoming general election on 7 May.

Turkish author Yasar Kemal dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 09:59
One of Turkey's best-known writers, Yasar Kemal, 92, dies in an Istanbul hospital following respiratory and organ failure.

France 13-20 Wales

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 09:40
Wales hold their nerve in Paris to win a tight contest against France and keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.

Iraq's National Museum To Open For First Time Since 2003 Invasion

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 09:12

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.

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UKIP candidate drops out of race

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 09:02
UKIP's Diane James drops her bid to become an MP at the general election for "personal reasons", hours after speaking at the party's conference.

Girl and man found dead by police

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:49
A woman is arrested after a four-year-old girl and a man are found dead by police who forced entry at a property in Notting Hill.

Hamilton quickest in Barcelona

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:48
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace on the penultimate day of pre-season testing as Mercedes remain the team to beat.

Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:34
Wayne Rooney scores a brace to beat Sunderland after Wes Brown sees red an in apparent case of mistaken identity.

Rwanda urged to take BBC to court

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:25
An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Federer beats Djokovic to Dubai win

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:15
Roger Federer wins his seventh Dubai Championship title with a 6-3 7-5 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.

VIDEO: Scotland undone by last-gasp Italy

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:11
Scotland slip to a third successive Six Nations defeat after a last-gasp penalty try seals a 22-19 victory for Italy at Murrayfield.

More staff on gritters after assault

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:55
Extra staff are travelling on gritting lorries in Londonderry over the weekend, after masked men ordered a driver to bring what they said was an explosive device to a police station.

Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:55
Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m.

While New England Gets Snow, West Africa Gets Sand

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:51

A hot wind blows from the Sahara Desert across West Africa each winter. This year, the clouds of sand are so thick that flights are grounded, cocoa trees are suffering and everyone has a cough.

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BBC's Robinson to have tumour removed

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:48
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is to have an operation to remove a tumour from his lung, the corporation says.

Scotland 19-22 Italy

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:16
Italy claim their first Six Nations win of this season's championship by beating Scotland at Murrayfield.

Storey fails in hour record attempt

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:10
Britain's Dame Sarah Storey fails in her attempt to break the women's hour record at the London Olympic velodrome.

Egypt Declares Hamas 'Terrorist' Group

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:39

The organization, an offshoot of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood, controls the Gaza Strip.

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UKIP MP wants electoral reform

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:14
UKIP could call for electoral reform if it holds the balance of power in the next parliament, the party's first elected MP Douglas Carswell says.

A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:03

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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