National / International News

Hamilton warns of 'strain' on PSNI

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 13:18
The chief constable says "a current piecemeal approach to our history" is placing a "significant strain" on the PSNI.

China's Alibaba Could See $155 Billion Valuation In U.S. IPO

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 13:00

Preparing for its initial public offering, e-commerce company Alibaba estimates its stock will sell for $60 to $66 a share. The retailing giant will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Dry California Braces As Wildfires Continue

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 12:29

A blaze in Mariposa County is one of many large fires burning in drought-stricken California. Officials say this weekend's conditions will make the danger even greater.

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Toronto festival in Bill Murray Day

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 12:28
Bill Murray is honoured at the Toronto Film Festival with a special day dedicated to him.

Japan's Nishikori Beats Djokovic, Making History; Federer Falls To Cilic

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 12:15

Kei Nishikori put a buzz into the U.S. Open crowd in New York and put himself into the history books, becoming the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam tennis final.

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Ebola lockdown will not help - MSF

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 12:07
A plan by Sierra Leone to lock down the country to control Ebola will not help and could allow the virus to spread, medical charity MSF says.

Nishikori stuns Djokovic in semis

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 11:22
Kei Nishikori beats world number one Novak Djokovic at the US Open to become Japan's first Grand Slam singles finalist.

New al-Shabab leader announced

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 10:54
Somali Islamists al-Shabab name Sheikh Ahmad Umar as successor to leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in a US recent air strike.

Blue Jeans Losing Their Grip On American Hips

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 10:44

Denim sales fell 6 percent over the past year. Blue jeans haven't hit the skids this hard since Marlon Brando and James Dean made them famous in the 1950s.

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VIDEO: March for NHS heads to Westminster

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 10:32
The 999 call for the NHS, by the so-called Darlo Mums, is following the route of the 1936 Jarrow Crusade.

VIDEO: Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 09:57
Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disease.

Girls 'abused by security forces'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 09:44
The authorities are urged to investigate claims that girls in care homes were abused in Northern Ireland by members of the security forces.

Obama Will Put Off Executive Actions On Immigration

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 09:36

In June, President Obama said he would act on his own to reshape U.S. immigration policies at the summer's end. Since then, he's come under pressure from fellow Democrats.

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I won't do anything silly - Hamilton

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 09:19
Lewis Hamilton says he "won't do anything silly" to beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after securing pole in Monza.

If It's Not About Sex, It Must Be About Money — Unless It's About Power

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 09:01

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction is a reminder that politicians are more likely to be nailed for petty chiseling than for fleecing the public treasury for billions in pork barrel projects.

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Former IS Hostage Says Museum Shooting Suspect Was His Jailer

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 08:36

Before now, the former hostages have avoided disclosing details about their captors' identity, out of fears that Westerners still being held by the Islamic State could face retaliation.

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VIDEO: The Queen attends Braemar games

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 08:31
The Queen has attended the Braemar Gathering with other members of the Royal Family.

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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