National / International News

Obama delays immigration reform plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 08:11
Barack Obama abandons a plan to use his presidential powers to force through immigration reforms that were blocked by Republicans in Congress.

Jewish museum suspect 'Syria captor'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 07:39
A freed French hostage claims that one of the Islamists who held him captive in Syria was the suspect in the Jewish Museum shooting in Brussels.

Crews Search For Wreckage Of N.Y. Couple's Plane Near Jamaica

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 07:26

The plane's occupants are believed to have been real estate developer Larry Glazer, who may have been at the controls, and his wife, Jane, who owned a catalog business.

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31 arrests over Nato summit

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 06:53
There were a total of 31 arrests related to the Wales Nato summit last week, the officer leading the operation has said.

Fears Of Sectarian Violence Grow In Baghdad

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 06:28

As Iraqi and American forces battle militants in the north, there are fears the turmoil could fuel new killings in the capital.

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Bengals' Signing Of Player Will Let Him Pay For Daughter's Cancer Care

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 06:02

For Devon Still, the Cincinnati Bengals' decision means he'll be able to stay close to his daughter — and it will help pay the roughly $1 million her fight against cancer will require.

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Morsi charged over Qatar files leak

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 05:59
Egypt charges ousted President Mohammed Morsi with the handing over of secret files to Qatar, state media report.

VIDEO: The cost of skimming the small print

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 05:55
Misunderstanding financial terms and conditions set out in the small print costs UK consumers £21bn a year, says the Money Advice Centre.

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 04:57

The lockdown's effectiveness will depend on citizens buying in to the government's plan. The news comes as the World Health Organization says it's speeding up delivery of possible vaccines.

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Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, 'The Teacher Wars'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 04:43

Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality--the big education issues have been with us a long time, says a new book.

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Three held over New Forest murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 04:35
Three people are arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in the New Forest.

Man's body recovered from the sea

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:57
The body of an unknown man is pulled from the sea off the north Wales coast, say police.

How Genuine Is Russia's Ceasefire?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

NATO leaders gathered in Wales this week to address the crisis in Ukraine and the threat posed by the Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder.

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Russia Rips Up NATO's Rulebook

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

President Obama has spent much of the week talking about what NATO can do to respond to current crises. NATO leaders approved a plan to develop a rapid response force to primarily counter Russia.

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Reporting From The Site Of The Ebola Outbreak's Origin

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

The first wave of the Ebola virus struck Liberia's northern Lofa County back in March. Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton traveled to Lofa, and speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the current situation.

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VIDEO: Ceasefire holding but 'very fragile'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:48
There is uncertainty over whether a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine is holding.

Woman dies in Lenzie train incident

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:27
A woman dies after being struck by a train on a stretch of line at Lenzie in East Dunbartonshire, leading to widespread disruption to rail services.

VIDEO: Obama 'photobombed our family'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:06
During a visit to Stonehenge, US President Barack Obama stopped to talk to a local family and posed for photos with them.

China's Pakistan visit 'postponed'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 01:57
The Chinese president's state visit to Pakistan has been postponed due to ongoing anti-government protests in Islamabad, Pakistani officials say.

Germany v Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 01:48
A groin strain may prevent Russell Martin taking part in Scotland's opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany.