National / International News

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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NAACP Selects Minister, Former Lawyer, As New President

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:42

Cornell William Brooks replaces Lorraine Miller, who has been serving as interim chief last since year. Brooks once ran for Congress and used to be a lawyer for the Justice Department and the FCC.

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Street closed after sex assault

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:38
Police are investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman in Belfast city centre.

Body found during Lough Erne search

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:13
A body has been recovered in the search for a missing man in Lough Erne, County Fermanagh.

Care home move 'breached rights'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:11
A judge rules that a council's decision to move a woman with dementia from her house to a care home was unlawful.

VIDEO: Lenders 'blocking' pregnant women

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 02:50
Some lenders are blocking mortgage applications from women who are pregnant, research by the BBC suggests.

Another strike in ambulance dispute

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 02:39
A union is taking more industrial action in a long-running dispute with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Coach fall investigation continues

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 02:38
Investigations are continuing into how a 13-year-old boy from south Wales fell from a coach at a M4-M49 motorway junction.

Academics warn over child protection

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 02:12
A group of academics say they have serious concerns about proposals to allow private contractors to take over some child protection services in England.

In pictures: India election joy for BJP supporters

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:47
Across India millions of voters celebrate or mourn

Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:39

No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.

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Congress: Down but not yet out

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:35
Milan Vaishnav says it is too soon to write off India's Congress party

Nigerian Abductions Part Of A Terrible Pattern In African Conflicts

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:33

Africa's most notorious warlord, Joseph Kony, began mass abductions of schoolgirls in the 1980s. Since then, it has become a recurring feature in conflicts on the continent.

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Kilty reveals GB sprinting camp feud

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:28
World indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty says there is a rift between Britain's two male sprinting camps.

Brownlees falter as Gomez wins again

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:07
GB's Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee finish fourth and fifth as Javier Gomez claims a third straight World Series victory.

Wiggins closes in on California win

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 00:49
Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins moves closer to a first win since September as he extends his Tour of California lead.

Lao Military Plane Carrying Defense Chief Crashes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 00:43

The plane was carrying about 20 people, including the country's defense minister and other senior officials. There was no word on casualties.

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Man, 37, dies after one-car crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 00:30
A 37-year-old man dies after a car crash, involving just one vehicle, on the A941, near Rothes in Moray.

Arsenal ready for Hull test in FA Cup

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 00:26
Arsenal hope to end a nine-year wait for a trophy when they take on Hull City in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley.

Solar farms 'set to keep growing'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 00:24
The rapid growth of solar farms across Wales looks will continue despite plans to cut subsidies, says a renewable energy expert.
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