National / International News

Festival pulled hours before start

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 06:28
A music festival expecting thousands of visitors is pulled hours before it is due to begin over safety fears.

Hamilton at back of grid after fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 06:24
Lewis Hamilton's car catches fire in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying, leaving him at the back of the grid, with Nico Rosberg on pole.

Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 06:21
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.

VIDEO: Huge dust cloud covers Phoenix

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 06:18
A large dust storm has covered the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona, causing poor visibility and tough driving conditions.

US evacuates Libya embassy staff

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:58
The US temporarily evacuates staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital following clashes between rival militias, the state department says.

Rape case stopped as judge 'asleep'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:46
A judge is being investigated after being accused of falling asleep during a child rape trial at Manchester Crown Court.

U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:41

The data recorder was recovered from the Air Algerie AH5017 debris field in southern Mali. Investigators are linking Thursday's crash that killed 118 to bad weather.

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English councils propose 'Tesco tax'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:30
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".

Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:22

The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?

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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:08

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

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The Analyst: What makes a great captain?

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:03
Cricket analyst Simon Hughes on what makes a great leader - and why England skipper Alastair Cook is "too nice".

England storm to triathlon team relay win

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:55
England's Vicky Holland, Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson win team relay gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Truce as deaths in Gaza pass 900

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:47
A 12-hour truce is observed in Gaza as diplomats seek longer Israel-Hamas ceasefire, and the scale of damage in Gaza becomes clear.

Gault equals Commonwealth medal record

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:47
England's Mick Gault claims a record-equalling 18th Commonwealth Games medal with bronze in the 10m air pistol.

U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:40

The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.

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Jones claims individual ribbon gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:37
Frankie Jones wins Wales' first Glasgow 2014 gold in the individual ribbon rhythmic gymnastics discipline.

NFL Faces Criticism Over Ray Rice Suspension From Ravens

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

It was a controversial week for the National Football League. Bloomberg's Kavitha Davidson brings NPR's Scott Simon up to date.

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Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

Bel Kaufman was a public school teacher who revealed what the New York public schools were really like. She died Friday, in Manhattan, at the age of 103. NPR's Scott Simon has this remembrance.

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Lover's Letters To President Harding Pushed German Cause

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

Newly-released love letters from President Warren Harding to his mistress make some wonder whether she was trying to influence foreign policy. NPR's Scott Simon talks to historian Jim Robenalt.

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Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

Next week is Congress's last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR's Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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