National / International News

Birders Predict Another Snowy Owl 'Irruption'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

In 2014, ornithologists documented the largest numbers in a century of snowy owls wintering unusually far south. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Talkin' Birds host Ray Brown about this year's numbers.

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American Hostage's Parents Say They Hope She Is Alive

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

ISIS claims American hostage Kayla Mueller is dead. The U.S. government says that's unconfirmed. Still, her family is acknowledging for the first time that it is their daughter who's been held.

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Social Media Pages Give Vivid Glimpses Into Ukraine Conflict

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

Ukrainians are documenting the conflict with Russia online. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Wall Street Journal's Paul Sonne about how once-lighthearted websites have become grim logs of destruction.

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Ukraine Crisis Tops Agenda At Munich Conference

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry are planning to meet with European leaders to discuss the crisis in Ukraine during this year's Munich Security Conference.

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Jordan Signals Aggressive Campaign Against ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Washington Post's David Ignatius from the Munich Security Conference about Jordan's response to the group known as ISIS and the worsening situation in Ukraine.

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Jordan Rejects ISIS Claim That Strike Killed American Hostage

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

The group calling itself the Islamic State says a Jordanian airstrike killed an American hostage. U.S. officials say there's no evidence to support the claim, and Jordan calls it a "propaganda stunt."

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Rich In Oil, Venezuela Is Now Poor In Most Everything Else

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

Venezuela's president has responded to a worsening economic crisis by imposing even more controls. A long-time pasta producer says prices are so low, the more pasta he makes, the more money he loses.

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In Puerto Rico, Health Overhaul Gets An Incomplete

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

The U.S. territory implemented an unusual version of the Affordable Care Act. Insurers must offer coverage to everyone. But there's no mandate for people to buy it, and there are no subsidies to help.

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Bat debate is 'ridiculous' - Morgan

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:44
England captain Eoin Morgan says claims that modern bats are too big and favour batsmen are "absolutely ridiculous".

Cavendish wins Tour of Dubai title

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:22
Mark Cavendish won a final-stage sprint to capture the Tour of Dubai title ahead of Germany's John Degenkolb.

More than 30 dead in Baghdad blasts

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:15
At least 34 people are killed in three bomb attacks in Baghdad, security officials say, hours before a long-standing night-time curfew is to be lifted.

To Get To Zero Ebola Cases, It'll Cost A Lot: Roughly $1.5 Billion

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:03

A new U.N. report lays out how much money is needed and where it should go — everything from transportation for contact tracers to cash incentives for health care workers.

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UKIP in PC death 'karma' tweet row

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:02
UKIP apologises for a tweet which said the death of a PC under investigation after the Rotherham scandal was "karma".

VIDEO: How much is a retro-computer worth?

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 02:58
There is money to be made from the rising fashion of collecting older technology as it goes out of production.

Family Of U.S. Hostage Held By ISIS Hopeful She Is Alive

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 02:49

Kayla Jean Mueller's parents released a statement late Friday. Jordan called ISIS's claim "criminal propaganda;" U.S. officials say they can't confirm her death.

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England women favourites in new era

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 02:46
England's women are favourites for the Six Nations title despite an absence of members of their World Cup-winning squad.

VIDEO: Chance encounter with Liverpool legend

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 02:38
A BBC reporter unwittingly asks a former Liverpool goalkeeper for his memories from the derby game with Everton.

Yarnold wins World Cup skeleton gold

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 02:18
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold wins her third World Cup event of the season to move up to third in the rankings.

VIDEO: Bringing Shaun the Sheep to life

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 01:58
Find out how the favourite BBC Children's TV character Shaun the Sheep was brought to life for his big screen debut.

Two led to safety from flat fire

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 01:57
Firefighters lead two men, aged 50 and 22, to safety after a blaze breaks out in the kitchen of an Edinburgh flat in the early hours.