National / International News

In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan

NPR News - 14 hours 10 min ago

President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

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London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'

NPR News - 14 hours 10 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.

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Tensions In Ferguson Simmer As Grand Jury Meets

NPR News - 14 hours 10 min ago

A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors Friday.

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Bank fines should go to NHS - Labour

BBC - 14 hours 25 min ago
A billion pounds raised from banking fines in the UK should be spent on the NHS, Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls says in a speech.

Wheelie bin fire death man named

BBC - 14 hours 40 min ago
A man found following a wheelie bin fire on North Tyneside is named as Darren Robson from Whitley Bay.

Non-emergency police 101 number down

BBC - 14 hours 50 min ago
All four police forces in Wales are reporting the 101 contact number, designed for non-emergency issues, is down.

Jowell plans to run for London mayor

BBC - 14 hours 51 min ago
Labour's former culture secretary Tessa Jowell tells the BBC she plans to run for mayor of London in 2016.

Indonesian president flies economy

BBC - 15 hours 6 min ago
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.

US 'to expand' Afghan combat role

BBC - 15 hours 31 min ago
US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.

Thai king's absence sparks concern

BBC - 15 hours 37 min ago
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.

Non-emergency police 101 number down

BBC - 15 hours 37 min ago
Several police forces are reporting the 101 contact number, designed for non-emergency issues, is down.

Rosberg tops final Abu Dhabi practice

BBC - 15 hours 49 min ago
Nico Rosberg wrestles back the psychological advantage at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with fastest time in final practice.

Probe into hotel 'gas explosion'

BBC - 15 hours 56 min ago
An investigation starts into a suspected gas explosion at a central London hotel that injured 14 people.

VIDEO: Newspapers 'kept from child's eyes'

BBC - 15 hours 58 min ago
A mother from south London has persuaded Tesco to change the way it displays newspapers so that children cannot see words or images which she says may disturb them.

National Parks Look To Lock Out Wild Ginseng Diggers

NPR News - 16 hours 11 min ago

It's illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.

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You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

NPR News - 16 hours 28 min ago

Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

NPR News - 16 hours 29 min ago

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

NPR News - 16 hours 29 min ago

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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England happy to be underdogs - Finn

BBC - 16 hours 49 min ago
Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn believes England may benefit from being regarded as underdogs at the World Cup.

Schools' role in tackling abuse

BBC - 16 hours 56 min ago
Schoolchildren should be taught what constitutes a healthy relationship to improve deep-seated attitudes towards violence against women, a senior AM says.

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