National / International News

Yazidi villagers 'massacred' in Iraq

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 04:01
Islamic State militants in northern Iraq massacre at least 80 Yazidi men, officials say, as air strikes are reported on IS positions near Mosul dam.

Landing incident closes airport

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:57
Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport is closed after an aircraft had a problem with its undercarriage while landing.

Pope beatifies South Korea martyrs

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:54
Pope Francis beatifies 124 of South Korea's first Catholics in an open-air Mass in Seoul, seen as the centrepiece of his trip to the country.

Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters

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

Michael Brown, a teen shot to death by a police officer last week, is to be buried on Saturday. NPR's Cheryl Corley is in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred and days of unrest followed.

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Texas Governor Indicted On Abuse Of Power Charges

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

A grand jury in Austin has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he misused his veto power. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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How Social Media Helped Spread Protest In Michael Brown Shooting

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

Colorlines Editor-at-Large Kai Wright and NPR's Scott Simon reflect on the reaction to Michael's Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

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Arab Bank On Trial For Allegedly Funding Hamas

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

In New York, a Jordanian bank is being sued by victims of terrorism who say the bank sent money to terrorists. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the New York Times's Jessica Silver-Greenberg about the case.

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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.

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