National / International News

Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.

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Homeland Security Gets Stopgap Funding, But More Political Battles Loom

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

Congress will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one more week. Political correspondent Mara Liasson talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the politics of the battles being waged by congressional Republicans.

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One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.

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Tributes paid to murdered Nemtsov

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:39
Thousands of Russians light candles and lay flowers for Boris Nemtsov, as speculation grows over the motive for the murder of President Putin's critic.

The prince and the Party: Five elephants in the room

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:11
The five elephants in the room during William's visit to China

Patagonia forest fire chief sacked

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 11:28
The head of Argentina's national fire control agency is sacked as a huge forest fire threatens a renowned national park in Patagonia.

How Conservatives Are Readying Their 'Grassroots Army' For 2016

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 11:25

The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.

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'No mistake' over Brown red card

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 11:09
Sunderland defender Wes Brown's red card at Manchester United was not a case of mistaken identity, says a referees' body.

VIDEO: Call for energy switch compensation

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 10:55
Customers who did not get the cheapest deals for their energy tariffs after using a price comparison site, should get compensation according to MPs.

Wales back in title hunt - North

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 10:38
George North says Wales remain on course to repeat their 2013 Six Nations title win after beating France 20-13 in Paris.

Heart of Midlothian 10-0 Cowdenbeath

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 10:35
Hearts scored 10 goals without reply to condemn Cowdenbeath to the joint-heaviest defeat in their history.

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 FC Schalke 04

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 10:33
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus produce Batman and Robin masks during 3-0 win over Schalke.

Unionists deny pact talks breakdown

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 10:16
Unionists deny that talks have broken down over electoral pacts in the forthcoming general election on 7 May.

Turkish author Yasar Kemal dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 09:59
One of Turkey's best-known writers, Yasar Kemal, 92, dies in an Istanbul hospital following respiratory and organ failure.

France 13-20 Wales

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 09:40
Wales hold their nerve in Paris to win a tight contest against France and keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.

Iraq's National Museum To Open For First Time Since 2003 Invasion

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 09:12

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.

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UKIP candidate drops out of race

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 09:02
UKIP's Diane James drops her bid to become an MP at the general election for "personal reasons", hours after speaking at the party's conference.

Girl and man found dead by police

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:49
A woman is arrested after a four-year-old girl and a man are found dead by police who forced entry at a property in Notting Hill.

Hamilton quickest in Barcelona

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:48
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace on the penultimate day of pre-season testing as Mercedes remain the team to beat.

Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 08:34
Wayne Rooney scores a brace to beat Sunderland after Wes Brown sees red an in apparent case of mistaken identity.