National / International News

Indonesian president flies economy

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:55
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.

US 'to expand' Afghan combat role

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:30
US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.

Thai king's absence sparks concern

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:24
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.

Non-emergency police 101 number down

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:24
Several police forces are reporting the 101 contact number, designed for non-emergency issues, is down.

Rosberg tops final Abu Dhabi practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:12
Nico Rosberg wrestles back the psychological advantage at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with fastest time in final practice.

Probe into hotel 'gas explosion'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:05
An investigation starts into a suspected gas explosion at a central London hotel that injured 14 people.

VIDEO: Newspapers 'kept from child's eyes'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:03
A mother from south London has persuaded Tesco to change the way it displays newspapers so that children cannot see words or images which she says may disturb them.

National Parks Look To Lock Out Wild Ginseng Diggers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:50

It's illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.

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You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:33

Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:32

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:32

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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England happy to be underdogs - Finn

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:12
Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn believes England may benefit from being regarded as underdogs at the World Cup.

Schools' role in tackling abuse

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:05
Schoolchildren should be taught what constitutes a healthy relationship to improve deep-seated attitudes towards violence against women, a senior AM says.

DUP 'could hold balance of power'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:03
Nigel Dodds tells the DUP's annual conference the party could hold the balance of power at Westminster after next May's general election.

Reckless accuses Farage of U-turn

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 00:46
Newly-elected UKIP MP Mark Reckless accuses Nigel Farage of a U-turn over whether European migrants could stay in the UK if it left the EU.

Police seek HIV rapist in Zimbabwe

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 00:31
Thames Valley Police believe a Northampton man who was found guilty of rape and knowingly infecting a woman with HIV is in Zimbabwe.

Boy, 11, dies after being hit by car

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 00:29
An 11-year-old boy dies after being hit by a car on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road on Friday evening.

150 weapons given up in gun amnesty

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 00:09
More than 150 weapons are handed over to police during a two-week amnesty.

Terror police arrest man at Heathrow

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 23:58
A 19-year-old man is arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism, police say.

Memorial due for Alan Henning

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 23:43
The family of murdered aid worker Alan Henning say they are struggling to understand his death, ahead of a memorial service.

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