National / International News

Crusader castle has Syria war scars

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:24
Syrian government forces show reporters around the recently recaptured Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers, where significant war damage is visible.

Alliance holding annual conference

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:18
The Alliance Party meets on the outskirts of Belfast on Saturday for its annual conference.

Why Are We Hauling Pennsylvania Coal All The Way To Germany?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:16

Each year, the U.S. loads thousands of tons of coal onto a barge and sends it across the Atlantic. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but no one is trying to end the practice.

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Long-Dead Congressman's Earmark Lives On — In Europe

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:16

A little known provision in the budget keeps a U.S. military installation in Germany heated by anthracite coal. The idea doesn't make a lot of sense anymore, but no one is trying to end the practice.

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Wright ruled out of World Twenty20

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:15
England's Luke Wright is ruled out of the World Twenty20 with a side strain, and will be replaced by Craig Kieswetter.

I Can't Believe What I'm Seeing: A Springtime (Froggy) Miracle

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:03

A few weeks ago, this little frog was frozen solid, hard like an ashtray, basically dead. And then, we don't know how, this amazing thing happened ...

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Remember Fat-Free Mania? Take Our Survey

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:00

Fat-free products exploded onto the market in the 1990s. Did they change how you eat? We want to know. Tell us how the era influenced your eating habits and share your views on low-fat diets.

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Brecon museum revamp plans unveiled

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 00:53
Plans are unveiled for an £8.8m revamp of a Victorian museum and art gallery and a new library in Brecon.

Tarian officers seize £1.9m of drugs

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 00:28
Drugs with a street value of £1.9m are seized by police tackling organised crime in Wales in the past year.

Palestinians killed in Israeli raid

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 23:23
Israeli security forces shoot dead at least three Palestinians during an arrest operation in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.

Skydivers killed in Australia crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 23:18
Five people are killed as a light aircraft on a skydiving trip crashes at an airfield north of Brisbane in Australia.

Lost jet messages and TV signal block - papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 22:30
Reports of a transcript of exchanges between the missing Malaysian plane and air traffic control, speculation about potential TV licence changes and Kate Bush's live return make headlines.

Security monitors to go to Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 22:04
International monitors are to go to strife-torn areas of Ukraine, but Russia insists they will not be allowed into Crimea.

VIDEO: Pope Francis denounces mafia

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 19:40
Pope Francis has launched a stinging attack on the mafia, warning gangsters that they will go to hell unless they repent and stop doing evil.

Sport Relief raises more than £51m

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 19:34
More than £51m is raised after this year's six-hour Sport Relief TV show, with more expected to come in from events being held around the UK.

Soldiers killed during WW1 named

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 19:15
Ten soldiers killed during World War One, whose bodies were found in France five years ago, have been named after relatives provided DNA samples.

Thousands join rare Algeria rally

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 18:20
Thousands of Algerian opposition supporters call for a boycott of next month's presidential election during an unprecedented mass rally.

New Jersey motel fire kills four

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 18:01
Four men are killed as a blaze sweeps a wooden New Jersey motel which was accommodating people displaced by 2012 storm Sandy.

Michigan gay-marriage ban quashed

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 17:28
Michigan becomes the latest US state in recent months to overturn a ban on gay marriage - in a case brought by two female nurses.

Why 'no make up selfies' raised £2m

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 17:23
What's behind the 'no make up' images on social media?

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