National / International News

How Much Can The U.S. Do For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:52

The U.S. is advising Nigeria in the search for the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. But Africa expert Paul Lubeck tells NPR's Scott Simon he doubts the Nigerian government can make good use of the aid.

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On Eve Of Referendum, Many Fear For Ukrainian Economy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:52

Sunday's referendum in eastern Ukraine comes as fierce battles are waged in the port city of Mariupol. A vote for independence may calm tensions, but it might also bankrupt the economy.

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Michelle Obama: Nigerian Girls 'Embody The Best Hope For The Future'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:44

In a Mother's Day address, first lady Michelle Obama said the U.S. is committed to standing up for the girls and their right to an education.

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'No extremism link' in Trojan schools

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:14
Birmingham City Council officials investigating an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to take control of schools say they have seen no evidence of links to extremism, a secret recording reveals.

South Sudan deal prompts aid demand

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:11
Both signatories to a peace deal in South Sudan are urged by the UN to allow shipments of food aid to reach a population in danger of mass hunger.

Woman's body found after flat fall

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:51
A woman whose body was found outside high rise flats in Aberdeen is believed to have fallen from a window.

VIDEO: Will Liverpool or Man City triumph?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:46
BBC pundits including Gary Lineker, Phil Neville and Danny Murphy look ahead to the final day of the Premier League season, and the title battle between Liverpool and Manchester City.

VIDEO: Tour of Britain crash "near miss"

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:19
A man riding a mobility scooter was milliseconds away from bringing the Women's Tour of Britain to a crashing halt.

Rosberg fastest in final practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:13
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg beats team-mate Lewis Hamilton in final practice for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Tech Week: Target CEO Out, Drones In Question, Apple's Big Deal

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:07

This week's technology news included the departure of Target's chief in the wake of the chain's data breach, efforts to regulate commercial use of drones and reports Apple may buy Beats Electronics.

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How Loud Is Too Loud? A High-Decibel Debate On Expanding Heathrow

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:05

Schoolkids under the flight path of London's main airport now play in noise-reducing huts because it's so loud. Yet the airport wants a third runway so it can accommodate more flights.

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With Great Korean Barbecue Comes Great Responsibility

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:04

The bulgogi beef in Los Angeles' Koreatown might be the best grilled meat you'll ever have. At least, if you know how to place an order. We'll walk you through one important rule.

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With Great Korean Barbecue Comes Great Responsibility

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:04

The bulgogi beef in Los Angeles' Koreatown might be the best grilled meat you'll ever have. At least, if you know how to place an order. We'll walk you through one important rule.

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Bridging The Cultural Gap With A Mother-In-Law In The Kitchen

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:03

My Indian mother-in-law and I didn't have an exact recipe to follow as we forged our relationship. At times it seemed like we might never understand each other, but we cooked together.

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Safe nursing levels recommended

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:00
Hospitals in England should be wary about having nurses care for more than eight patients each on wards during the day, draft NHS guidance suggests.

VIDEO: Obamas 'heartbroken' over Nigeria girls

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:00
US First Lady Michelle Obama has said her family is "outraged and heartbroken" following the mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls.

The Congresswoman Whose Husband Called Her Home

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 01:58

Coya Knutson was the first woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. But the charismatic farmer's daughter saw her political career derailed by one of the worst dirty tricks ever.

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Massaro and Matthew target titles

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 01:54
World champions Laura Massaro and Nick Matthew will seek to make it an English double at the British Open in Hull.

Man traced in sex attack CCTV plea

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 01:32
Police investigating a sex attack on a woman on Glasgow Green say a man spotted on CCTV in the area has come forward.

Graham Norton: I hear Wogan's voice

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 01:15
Eurovision presenter Graham Norton reveals he still hears predecessor Sir Terry Wogan's voice in his head when he is commentating on the song contest.
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