National / International News

25 Years After Death, A Dictator Still Casts A Shadow In Romania

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:44

Nicolae Ceausescu ruled with an iron fist for 25 years until he was overthrown and executed on Christmas Day in 1989. A quarter-century after his ouster, the country is still dealing with his legacy.

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Russia reveals Ukraine 'MH17 witness'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:35
Russian investigators say they have evidence Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 may have been downed by a Ukrainian pilot, but Kiev rejects it as fake.

New Blood Donation Rules Would Still Exclude Many Gay Men

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:33

The FDA recommends overturning a lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men. It's the right solution, but it still won't help me donate.

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Greens urge 'peaceful revolution'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:30
A big general election turnout could trigger a "peaceful revolution" in British politics, says Green Party leader Natalie Bennett.

Clark plea to find striker Ranger

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:29
Blackpool manager Lee Clark says 23-year-old striker Nile Ranger "appears to be back in London".

Turkey's President And His 1,100-Room 'White Palace'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:23

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the massive presidential complex is a symbol of Turkey's growing importance. But as one opposition politician puts it: Only dictators want to live in palaces.

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Ireland's teenage tech prodigy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:00
Irish schoolboy strikes app success

Fancy dress Del Boy prank goes viral

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:58
A film of a fancy dress pub crawl featuring a pedal-powered version of Del Boy's yellow Robin Reliant car has gone viral with more than six million views online.

VIDEO: 'Del Boy' fancy dress van goes viral

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:55
A film of a fancy dress pub crawl with a pedal-powered version of Del Boy's yellow Robin Reliant car wins more than six million online hits.

SFA rejects Ashley's Gers stake hike

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:41
The Scottish FA board rejects Mike Ashley's request to raise his shareholding in Rangers International Football Club to 29.9%.

Is Obama's stock on the rise?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:38
Some see a president with his groove back

Woman, 90, hit by car has died

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:32
A 90-year-old woman, who was critically injured when she was hit by a car in the Vale of Glamorgan, dies.

Popular Pope Francis reinvents role

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:19
BBC Vatican correspondent David Willey says Pope Francis has invented his own way of being pontiff with an open style of Church government.

Man in court over terrorism charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:16
A man appears in court charged with terrorism offences after being arrested at Manchester Airport trying to board a flight to Pakistan.

An Update On For-Profit Colleges

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:08

New regulations and new complaints for a troubled sector; a new owner for a troubled college.

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Former President George H.W. Bush Taken To Hospital

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:05

Former President George H.W. Bush, 90, is being kept at Houston Methodist Hospital for observation, his staff says.

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Deadly storm strikes southern US

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:47
A severe storm brings a tornado, hail and lightning to parts of the southern United States, killing at least four people.

Video games 'should be in Olympics'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:46
Competitive video gaming - known as e-sports - should be included in the Olympic Games, the creator of World of Warcraft has told the BBC.

UK productivity shows small rise

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:44
UK workers managed to increase their output per hour by 0.6% in the July-to-September period, the Office for National Statistics has said.

Takata president quits amid criticism

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 03:43
The boss of Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is to step down, amid widespread criticism of how the company handled recent safety crises.