National / International News

What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 10:54

Drawing borders feels like an anachronism that was the domain of 19th-century diplomats, but Crimea shows that national boundaries still aren't considered fixed in many parts of the world.

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Missing jet 'deliberately diverted'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 10:38
A satellite tracked Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 for some seven hours after its systems were deliberately disabled, PM Najib Razak says.

Woman sought over missing daughter

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 10:22
A mother who took her one-year-old daughter from a foster family is being sought by police, who are concerned about the pair's safety.

Nigeria stampede kills jobseekers

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 10:00
A stampede among jobseekers taking a recruitment test in the national stadium in the Nigerian capital Abuja leaves many dead and injured.

Everton 2-1 Cardiff City

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 09:48
Seamus Coleman's injury-time winner denies Cardiff a point as the Bluebirds remain in the Premier League bottom three.

Tories criticise corroboration move

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 09:37
Proposals to scrap the need for two sources of evidence in Scottish criminal trials are criticised at the Scottish Tory Party conference.

Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 09:37
Moscow is isolated as it vetoes a UN draft resolution criticising Sunday's secession referendum in Crimea, as Kiev claims a new Russian incursion.

Missing girl 'may be in Ireland'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 09:25
South Yorkshire Police believe a missing 15-year-old girl may have travelled to Ireland with a 29-year-old man.

Senate-CIA Clash Goes Behind Closed Doors

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 09:22

The dust is still settling on Capitol Hill after California Democrat Dianne Feinstein fired a verbal bazooka at the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday, and the fight is far from over.

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Murder inquiry as man found in flat

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 09:16
The man who was murdered in a flat in north Belfast was Eamonn Ferguson, who was from the area.

Robot breaks Rubik's Cube record

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 09:06
A robot breaks the world record for the fastest solving of a Rubik's Cube.

Bomb set off by wire, police say

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 08:55
A bomb thought to have been thrown at a police patrol in west Belfast on Friday night was in fact detonated by a command wire, the PSNI has said.

Tiny Italian Town Thumbs Its Nose At Lenten Abstinence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 08:54

The town of Poggio Mirteto celebrates its independence from papal rule with a Freedom Festival. But the hamlet is still religious, and some residents wish the revelers would just go away.

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Wales 51-3 Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 08:38
Wales score seven tries to thrash Scotland after visiting full-back Stuart Hogg is sent off in the first half in Cardiff.

Turkey unrest boy 'linked to terror'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 08:35
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the teenager who died of injuries sustained in last year's anti-government protests had links to terrorism.

Tories 'won't duck deficit plans'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 08:09
The Conservative Party will not duck its deficit reduction plans and will continue to cut public spending, UK minister Francis Maude pledges.

Russia Vetoes U.N. Security Council Resolution On Crimea

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 08:04

The resolution would declare Sunday's referendum on leaving Ukraine invalid. Meanwhile, Ukrainian official say Russian troops took over an area outside of Crimea Saturday.

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Gay Couples Entitled To Equal Family Health Coverage, Fed Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 07:56

Insurers must give spouses in same-sex marriages identical coverage offered to those in traditional marriages, the government says. The rule applies to all married couples, no matter where they live.

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Hull City 0-2 Manchester City

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 07:39
Manchester City recover from Vincent Kompany's early dismissal to beat Hull and go second in the Premier League.

Delhi rape death penalties on hold

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 07:33
India's supreme court puts on hold the death sentence of two of the four men convicted of a 2012 gang rape that shocked the country.

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