National / International News

Chinese bridge replica unveiled

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:06
A replica of an 18th Century landmark is unveiled at Croome Court in Worcestershire more than 100 years after the original disintegrated.

Fresh Gaza strikes amid soldier hunt

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 05:58
Israel carries out fresh strikes on Gaza and militants launch more rockets into Israel, as a hunt continues for a missing Israeli soldier.

Drinkhalls claim mixed doubles gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 05:33
Paul and Joanna Drinkhall win mixed doubles table tennis gold with a 3-2 win over fellow English pair Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho.

AUDIO: 'Slenderman' teen unfit to stand trial

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 05:22
A 12-year-old girl, accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate to please a fictional online character, has been ruled mentally unfit to stand trial.

Blues fans 'will accept' Lampard move

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:58
Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin says Frank Lampard will remain a Blues legend even if he moves to rivals Manchester City.

Afghan election recount stalls again

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:54
The recount of votes in Afghanistan's presidential election comes to a halt amid a dispute over which votes to discard.

Gaza Update: Netanyahu Hails Military's Success; IDF Declares Soldier Dead

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:54

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's military will "regroup" after it completes the job of destroying tunnels Hamas has used to carry out attacks.

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Two injured in car and bus collision

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:48
Two people are injured in a collision between a car and a bus in Greater Manchester.

Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.

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As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.

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Thai surrogate: I love Down's baby

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:14
A Thai surrogate mother who carried a baby with Down's syndrome vows to take care of the boy after his Australian parents gave him up.

BA to continue flying over Iraq

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:04
British Airways flights says it will continue to fly through Iraqi airspace despite concerns over the threat from Islamic militants on the ground.

Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:02

In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?

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War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:59

In a nation that prizes free expression, some Israelis critical of the war say their views are under attack. "Something really, really bad is happening to the Israeli society," says one activist.

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James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:56

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.

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VIDEO: Surrogate mother vows to keep baby

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:48
A Thai surrogate mother caring for an unwanted baby with Down's Syndrome says she loves the child and will care for him as her own.

Towers demolition 'caused quake'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:23
An expert reveals the demolition of the Didcot power station towers caused tremors similar to earthquakes.

UK suspends Tripoli embassy services

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:22
The Foreign Office says operations at the British embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya.

Ex-Afghan translators offered homes

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:22
A Welsh council is to welcome former Afghan translators who have been working closely with British forces and are now at risk of persecution.

England lose thrilling netball semi

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:21
New Zealand beat England 35-34 with the final throw of a thrilling encounter to reach the Commonwealth Games netball final.
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