National / International News

VIDEO: Paris building demolished in blast

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:10
Four people have been killed and eleven others injured after an explosion rocked a four-storey building in Rosny-sous-Bois, Paris on Sunday morning.

Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:46

The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.

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Diver, 41, dies after quarry rescue

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:22
One diver dies and two others are treated in hospital after an incident at a disused quarry in Gwynedd.

Iceland issues new volcano alert

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:17
Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.

The stories behind five deadline-day panic buys

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:42
From falling asleep at the airport to paying over the odds, we look at five transfers with more than a hint of panic about them.

Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:39

A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.

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Hong Kong Activists Protest China's Control Of Leadership Vote

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:04

People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.

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Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 06:06

The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.

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How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 06:05

Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.

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X Factor dominates Saturday night TV

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:45
X Factor returns to ITV with 9.3 million viewers, or 43% of the viewing public.

Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:41

The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.

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Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.

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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.

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Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.

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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.

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Bodies found after fireworks blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:22
The bodies of two people are found following a fire in a shed containing fireworks in the Lake District.

Day three of sea search for boy, 12

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 02:51
The search for a missing 12-year-old boy who was swept into the sea while playing continues for a third day.

VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 02:31
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.

The jihadi issue and a Clacton electoral "bloodbath" - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 21:39
Many papers discuss the UK's response to the threat posed by returning jihadi fighters, and there is a prediction of a good night for UKIP in the Clacton by-election.

Philippine troops in Syria rescued

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:26
Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.

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