National / International News

Australia PM cancels Indonesia visit

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 07:30
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott abruptly cancels a planned visit to Indonesia, amid reports of a renewed operation to halt an asylum boat.

Sanctions Put Pentagon's Business Deals With Russia Up For Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 07:28

The U.S. wants Europe to enforce economic sanctions against Russia over its push into Ukraine, but the Pentagon itself is reluctant to stop trading with Moscow.

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Police confirm controlled explosion

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 07:19
Police confirm that a controlled explosion has been carried out on a "suspicious" object found in North Lanarkshire.

Music festivals ban legal highs

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 07:18
A group of more than 20 UK music festivals including T in the Park and Lovebox have banned the sale of legal highs by traders at their events.

Rally backs release of Gerry Adams

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 07:17
The arrest of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is part of an effort by some police officers to "settle old scores", NI's deputy first minister says.

Praise for 'murder plot' school

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 07:04
A teacher who was understood to have been the intended target of an alleged murder plot by two pupils praises the school's handling of the incident.

Stolen baby monkey still missing

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:55
Four of the five monkeys stolen during a "targeted" break-in at Blackpool Zoo have been found, police say.

Poised And Persistent, Reporter Broke White House Color Barrier

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:51

Harry McAlpin became the first black White House reporter in 1944, though he was excluded from joining the Correspondents' Association. Decades later, he'll be be honored at the group's centennial.

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Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr dies at 95

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:42
Efrem Zimbalist Jr, who starred in the long-running US TV show The FBI, dies at the age of 95 in California.

Afghan Landslide: Search For Survivors Ends; Thousands Feared Dead

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:31

More than 2,000 people are believed to be dead after a hillside collapsed on part of a remote village in Afghanistan. Heavy rain prompted the landslide, which enclosed hundreds of houses in mud.

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Man killed and woman hurt in crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:28
A man in his 40s is killed and a woman injured in a head-on crash.

Gay drug ban too lenient - Jamieson

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:26
GB Olympic swimmer Michael Jamieson says American sprinter Tyson Gay has been treated lightly over his failed drug test.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Sterling: 'There's Light Now'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:19

The Hall of Famer calls the punishment for Donald Sterling's racist remarks wise and just, but wonders why the NBA tolerated the Clippers owner's "shameful record" for so many years.

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UKIP suspends Islam tweet candidate

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:17
A UKIP council candidate who tweeted that Islam is "evil" and homosexuality an "abomination" is suspended from the party.

A Black Sheep Crashes The Kentucky Derby

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:14

California Chrome is a flashy red horse with a big white blaze down his face. Unlike his competition, he's from humble origins, but more important than his breeding is his speed.

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VIDEO: Stolen baby zoo monkey still missing

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:10
Four of the five monkeys stolen during a "targeted" break-in at Blackpool Zoo have been found, police said.

Deadly blast strikes Somali capital

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:07
At least six people are killed in a bomb explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which the al-Shabab militant group says it carried out.

Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Birmingham City

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:03
Paul Caddis's 93rd-minute equaliser sees Birmingham escape relegation to League One in dramatic style.

Silent tribute to stabbed teacher

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 06:03
Head teachers hold a minute's silence for teacher Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death in front of her pupils at a school in Leeds.

Leicester City 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 05:54
Doncaster are relegated from the Championship as a result of a final-day defeat at Leicester and Birmingham's draw at Bolton.
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