National / International News

Uri Geller spoon gorilla unveiled

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:14
A huge gorilla statue made entirely of spoons for entertainer Uri Geller is unveiled by Prince Michael of Kent.

GB women win European team silver

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:10
Great Britain's women gymnasts match their best-ever team result at the European Championships by claiming silver in Bulgaria.

VIDEO: Myners 'delighted' with Co-op vote

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:10
Former City minister Lord Myners welcomes a unanimous vote by members of the Co-op Group to back broad reforms to the way the organisation is run.

For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo Detainee

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:01

District Judge Gladys Kessler also ordered the government to keep all videotapes that show the force-feeding of Jihad Dhiab, and she called on the Obama administration to act further.

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London Broncos 22-24 Catalan Dragons

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 05:43
Catalan Dragons edge a close-fought encounter against winless London Broncos in the opening match of Magic Weekend.

Scudamore 'should consider position'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 05:34
Premier League chief Richard Scudamore should "consider his position" after a sexism row, says FA board member Heather Rabbatts.

Policeman killed in bus crash named

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 05:03
A police officer who died after his motorbike was in collision with a bus has been named as PC Mark Murtagh.

Turkish village mourns lost miners

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 04:58
Turkish village mourns its lost miners

European Tour chief O'Grady apologises

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 04:18
European Tour chief George O'Grady apologises for the resumption of play in Madeira last week following a caddie death.

Briton drowns while rescuing son

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 04:11
A British youth worker drowns rescuing his young son who got pulled out to sea on a family holiday in Jamaica.

VIDEO: Are we losing art of handwriting?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 04:03
BBC Breakfast asks whether the UK is losing the art of writing by hand.

Oprah Winfrey's Channel Calls Off Michael Sam Series

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:57

OWN had planned a documentary series to feature the first openly gay NFL player in his bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams. The network backed off to give him space "to achieve his dreams."

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Turkish Coal Miner Faces Future After Tragedy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

A survivor of the Turkish coal mine disaster that killed more than 250 talks about the hours he spent trapped below ground. He's now afraid to return to mining, and wonders how he'll make a living.

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Measles And Mumps Make A Comeback

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Measles and mumps outbreaks in the U.S. are at an all-time high. NPR's Scott Simon talks with professor of preventive medicine William Schaffner about how the viruses are spreading and why.

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Iran Reluctant To Disclose Secret Nuclear Activities

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Iran wants relief from economic sanctions, but the International Atomic Energy Agency wants answers about rumored weapons programs before it makes a new agreement.

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How Will Narendra Modi Change India?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

In a historic election, Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist party ousted India's long-ruling Congress party. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy about what this political shift means for India.

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High Charges By Doctors May Or May Not Be Red Flags For Fraud

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

The government recently released a trove of information on how much doctors are charging Medicare. It does seem like some doctors are overcharging, but the explanation of high fees can be complicated.

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How South Sudan Came To The Brink Of Civil War

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

South Sudan is being torn apart by ethnic violence. NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Deng, research director for the South Sudan Law Society, about efforts to save the country from a civil war.

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Russia Says It Will End Space Station Collaboration With U.S.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

With the U.S. imposing sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, what happens to U.S. and Russian co-operation in space? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Geoff Brumfiel about the future of the program.

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Gender And Money At The Helm Of 'The New York Times'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Rumors are flying over the firing of The New York Time's first female editor, Jill Abramson. Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about how gender and compensation may have played a roll.

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