National / International News

Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

A summer camp program takes boys and girls, ages 8-15, to spend time with their incarcerated dads. The kids camp out nearby and go to the prison during the day to do art projects with their fathers.

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'Doctor of chocolate' post on offer

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:22
Sweet-toothed scientists can apply for a "multidisciplinary PhD on chocolate" at the University of Cambridge.

SeaWorld to redesign its whale tank

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 02:27
The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.

Elderly couple robbed at knifepoint

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 02:09
An elderly couple are left badly shaken after being robbed at knifepoint by two masked men in Newtownards, County Down.

VIDEO: Celebrity fans sing MOTD theme

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 02:09
Celebrity Match of the Day fans including Russell Brand and Piers Morgan, hum the famous theme tune to the programme, which celebrates 50 years on air this season.

Trio ill from blue 'ecstasy' tablets

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 02:08
Three people suffer serious side effects after taking a drug they thought was ecstasy at V Festival.

VIDEO: Patient's LSD hope for depression

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 02:00
A Wiltshire man has said he hopes to see doctors start using the illegal drug LSD to treat severe depression again.

Ebola Quiz: How Much Do You Know About The Outbreak?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 01:31

The virus has been in the headlines since March, but both in Africa and the rest of the world, there's a lot of confusion. Take our Ebola quiz to see if you've kept up with all the twists and turns.

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VIDEO: Is it Salmonella or a tummy bug?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 01:31
An investigation has begun into an outbreak of Salmonella which has now affected more than 150 people in England. Dr Brian Hope describes the symptoms and how to avoid infection.

Herath claims career best over Pakistan

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 01:28
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath records the best Test figures since 2002 as he takes 9-127 against Pakistan at Colombo.

Prayers after couple found shot dead

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 01:24
Residents of a Herefordshire village where a couple were found shot dead in their home are invited to the local church for readings and prayers.

Many Snowdon visitors 'unprepared'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 01:01
Climbers want a long-term plan to cut the number of preventable accidents on Snowdon as visitor numbers boom.

Man seriously injured in disturbance

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 01:00
A 35-year-old man has been treated in hospital for serious injuries following a disturbance in Brechin in the early hours.

Woman held over newborn baby death

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:58
A woman is arrested on suspicion of suffocating a baby of "barely three weeks old" by lying on the infant.

Fresh Tensions Flare In Ferguson, Mo., With More Tear Gas, Looting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:58

A 24-hour period of calm broke early Saturday when police returned to the streets in riot gear and some protesters looted stores and broke car windows. Other demonstrators helped restore calm.

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Murray loses to Federer in Cincinnati

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:33
Britain's Andy Murray loses to world number three Roger Federer in his last tournament before the US Open.

AUDIO: Is 'the thieving magpie' just a myth?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:33
New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.

VIDEO: 'Aid at last' for youngest refugees

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:13
Humanitarian aid is being distributed to hundreds of thousands of Yazidi people, fleeing Islamic militants in Northern Iraq.

Who will be the champions?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:06
Pundits on who will win the Premier League title

VIDEO: Pope beatifies South Korea martyrs

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:04
Pope Francis has conducted a large open-air Mass to beatify 124 of South Korea's first Catholic martyrs at a ceremony in the capital Seoul on Saturday.
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