National / International News

GB pair win golds at canoe World Cup

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:38
David Florence and Mallory Franklin win gold medals for Britain at the canoe slalom World Cup at Lee Valley on Saturday.

Tech Week: Apple In Homes, Snowden Anniversary, Sexism Flare-Ups

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:37

At Apple's annual developers conference, the company announced it's moving into smart homes and tracking health. At another developer's conference, a controversial slide sparked outrage.

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Watch: First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Eulogy For Maya Angelou

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:27

Dignitaries like President Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah spoke at the memorial service at Wake Forest University.

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Hibs fans protest against Petrie

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:18
Hibernian fans gather at Easter Road to hold a demonstration aimed at ousting chairman Rod Petrie.

US 'hero student' feted with gifts

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:10
Well-wishers responding to an online campaign buy up the wedding registry of the US student who disarmed a gunman at his university.

A Horse — And A Horse Story — For The Ages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:10

California Chrome seems like just the horse to break the drought and win the Triple Crown on Saturday, because so many aspects of his story seem extraordinary.

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Ukraine leader sets out peace plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:41
Petro Poroshenko is sworn in as president of Ukraine, setting out a plan to bring peace to the conflict-torn east.

Sex discrimination men get £460,000

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:32
Eighteen men unhappy at being paid less than their female colleagues at a university are awarded a total of £460,000 in back pay.

VIDEO: Flower market renamed after Queen

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:29
The Queen has been in Paris on the final day of her state visit to France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Blackmailer sends paedophile threats

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 05:20
Blackmail letters which threaten to spread rumours about people being paedophiles are being investigated by police.

Ukraine Inaugurates New President As Unrest Continues

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:58

Petro Poroshenko called on separatists to lay down their weapons. The chocolate magnate also offered amnesty to those without "blood on their hands."

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VIDEO: D-Day veteran 'embarrassed at the fuss'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:42
A World War Two veteran who left his nursing home to attend the D-Day commemorations in France has returned to the UK, ''a bit embarrassed about the fuss'' according to care home head Peter Curtis.

Mixed emotions for beaten England

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:20
England coach Stuart Lancaster "frustrated and proud in equal measure" after last-gasp defeat by New Zealand.

Jacob Zuma in hospital for tests

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:14
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is admitted to hospital for tests after doctors told him to to rest following "a demanding election".

Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:14

Sunset and a strong storm happened at just the right time for a celestial treat. The resulting rainbows were so stunning, they were documented all over Twitter.

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Body confirmed as missing backpacker

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:03
A body found in the Malaysian jungle is confirmed as British backpacker Gareth Huntley, as his family say no words can capture their "devastation".

N.J. Nets, Devils Owner Gave Millions To Local Causes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

We remember Lewis Katz, who once said, "Life is meant to have as much fun as you can conjure up." Katz made a fortune as a sports team owner and gave millions of it away.

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Obama Reassures Allies As He Honors D-Day Sacrifices

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

President Obama has had an eventful visit to Europe, which included attending the 70th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.

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Pink The Pelican Released After Pouch Surgery

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

In April, a California brown pelican's pouch was brutally slashed. Pink the pelican was released this week after successful surgery. NPR's Scott Simon talks with veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Duerr.

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Like 'Doctor Who,' Syrian Activists Hang In Limbo Post-Election

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

President Bashar Assad's election victory is another sign that exiled Syrian activists may never safely go home. One activist compares it to the fate of the time-traveling, British TV cult hero.

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