National / International News

'Queen of Gaelic singers' dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 07:38
Flora MacNeil, who was described as the "Queen of Gaelic singers", has died at the age of 86 after a short illness.

Migrant boats 'not a Myanmar problem'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 07:27
Myanmar's government says it is not responsible for the migrant boat crisis in south-east Asia, and may not attend an emergency summit on the issue.

FBI To Look At Possibility That Train Hit By Object Before Derailing

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 06:36

Investigators now say there's evidence that the Amtrak train that crashed and at least one other may have been struck by an unknown projectile.

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Suarez Navarro into Rome final

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 06:03
Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro beats second seed Simona Halep in three sets to reach the Italian Open final.

Southampton 6-1 Aston Villa

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:59
Sadio Mane scores the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history as Southampton demolished Aston Villa.

Hundreds at anti-austerity protest

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:57
Protesters including Charlotte Church are marching through Cardiff city centre to protest against budget and austerity cuts in the wake of the election.

Woman 'critical' after NW200 crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:51
A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit following a crash involving three riders at the North West 200.

Man blinded in one eye by Miller six

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:35
An Indian policeman has been blinded in one eye after being hit by a David Miller six during an Indian Premier League match.

RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:30

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.

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Tributes as ex-Conservative MP dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:25
Tributes are paid to former Conservative MP for Wellingborough and Rushden, Sir Peter Fry, who has died at the age of 83.

450 workers screened for infection

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:21
The trade union, Unite, says more than 450 workers are being screened for a bacterial infection that can cause potentially deadly illnesses that has broken out at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.

Mane scores hat-trick in record time

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:18
Southampton winger Sadio Mane scores the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history against Aston Villa.

Pietersen 'was offered clean slate'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:14
Kevin Pietersen says he was offered "a clean slate" by the ECB, clarifying his anger over his omission by England.

Pulis's record is amazing - Mourinho

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:07
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says West Brom boss Tony Pulis has "an amazing record" at keeping clubs in the Premier League.

US special forces in Syria raid

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 04:56
US special forces have killed a senior Islamic State member and captured his wife in a raid in eastern Syria, the Pentagon says.

Senior ISIS Commander In Syria Killed By U.S. Troops

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 04:45

At President Obama's direction, U.S. forces based out of Iraq conducted a raid in eastern Syria. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Tom Bowman about the operation.

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Cannes 2015: Reporter's Diary

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 04:42
The latest updates from the BBC at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

U.S. Troops Kill Senior ISIS Commander In Syria

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 04:34

The U.S. says that Abu Sayyaf, a senior leader of the self-declared Islamic State, was killed during a U.S. military operation authorized by President Obama.

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Two dead in German train crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 04:15
At least two people have been killed and 20 injured in western Germany after a train collided with a truck on a level crossing, police say.

Man dies after disturbance at flat

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 04:09
Police are treating the death of a man at a flat in the Partick area of Glasgow as "suspicious."