National / International News

What does Assad really think about Syria's civil war?

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 17:08
What does Syria's president really think about his country's civil war?

Literary festival breathes life into Lahore

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 17:03
The literary festival that breathes life into Lahore

Police 'reassess' Al Fayed rape claim

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 16:40
A historical allegation of rape made against the former owner of Harrods, Mohamed Al Fayed, is being reviewed by the Metropolitan Police.

Panahi's Taxi wins top Berlin prize

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 16:17
Taxi, the third film by dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, beats 19 other contenders to win the top prize at the 65th Berlin Film Festival.

Injuries in second Denmark shooting

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 15:57
Several people are injured after shots are fired near a synagogue in Copenhagen, hours after another shooting at a cafe in the Danish capital.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 15:50
The week in social media, as seen by BBC Trending

VIDEO: Are outsourced US jobs coming back?

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 15:48
Are outsourced US jobs really coming back?

Labour calls for alcohol at football

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 15:19
Scottish Labour calls for football fans to be allowed to buy alcohol during matches at stadiums across the country.

VIDEO: Bright future: Light therapy school

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 15:04
Two experiments with light are trying to help Swedish citizens cope with the long dark winters.

Zane Lowe to leave Radio 1 next month

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 15:00
Zane Lowe is to leave Radio 1 next month after 12 years, with Annie Mac replacing him as presenter of the flagship early evening new music show.

South Africa plans foreign land ban

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 14:58
Foreigners will be banned from owning land in South Africa under new proposals outlined by President Jacob Zuma.

Rose stopped in first round

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 14:50
Blackpool's Brian Rose is beaten in the first round of his light-welterweight contest with American Carson Jones.

Focus on Labour over tax - front pages

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 14:39
After a week when Ed Miliband accused Conservatives of having "dodgy donors", Labour backers are under scrutiny in Sunday's newspapers.

What will Sherwood bring to Villa?

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 14:24
Passion, controversy, a belief in youth and possibly a gilet - what new manager Tim Sherwood brings to Aston Villa.

Ukrainian president orders ceasefire

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 13:57
Ukraine's president commands his country's troops to stop fighting, just as a ceasefire agreed with pro-Russian rebels was due take effect.

Rodgers praises Sturridge impact

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-14 13:48
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says striker Daniel Sturridge's return is a key reason for his side's good form.

After Over A Year In Egyptian Prison, Freed Journalist Recalls His Nightmare

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

Mohamed Fahmy, one of the Al-Jazeera journalists just freed from Egyptian custody, recounts what he calls the nightmare of the last 14 months and talks about what comes next.

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Netflix Streams Its Way To Cuba — Slowly

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

Netflix, the video-streaming service, announced it was offering monthly packages to Cuba starting this month. But few people on the island have access to high-speed internet.

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Obama Says He Doesn't Need Permission To Strike ISIS — So Why Is He Asking?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

NPR's Arun Rath talks to political correspondent Mara Liasson about the politics of President Obama's request for further authorization of the use of military force against the self-declared Islamic State.

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In Shadow Of Approaching Truce, Bloodshed Boils Over In Ukraine's East

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Max Seddon, a foreign correspondent with BuzzFeed News, about the latest from rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

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