National / International News

Yankees Spend Big On Masahiro Tanaka

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 05:00

The Yankees signed the Japanese superstar pitcher this week for a whopping $155 million. NPR's Rachel Martin talks sports with sports correspondent Mike Pesca about what that means for the Bronx Bombers' bottom line.

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Mars Rover Turns 3-Month Mission Into Decade Of Exploration

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 05:00

Opportunity, NASA's Mars Rover, landed on Mars on Jan. 24, 2004. It was supposed to be a three-month mission, but 10 years later the rover is still investigating the red planet and sending data and images back to NASA. Jim Bell, an astronomer at Arizona State University, talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about Opportunity's decade on Mars.

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Ukraine Opposition Rejects President's Concessions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 05:00

Anti-government activists in Ukraine plan another big demonstration in the capital of Kiev on Sunday — the first major protest since the government introduced new restrictive laws aimed at curbing the protests. NPR's Corey Flintoff talks to NPR's Rachel Martin from the streets of Kiev, where violence has mounted in recent days.

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Teacher Job Protections Vs. Students' Education In Calif.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 05:00

A potentially landmark lawsuit goes to trial Monday in California. At issue: whether job protections for public school teachers undermine a student's constitutional right to an adequate education. The students and parents who filed the lawsuit see it as a potential model for challenging teacher protection laws in other states. Unions and state officials say the lawsuit demonizes teachers and has no merit.

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Economic Opportunity A Big Topic For State Of The Union Speech

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 05:00

The president will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about what to expect.

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Paramount Cuts Film, Giving The Starring Role To Digital

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 05:00

The Los Angeles Times reported last week that Paramount Pictures will stop distributing its movies in film, moving to a completely digital format. It isn't just cinephiles who are reeling; archivists rely on film as a medium that will stand the test of time. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, about the implications of Paramount's move.

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Ski Jump Champion Takes Her Impeccable Style To Sochi

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 05:00

Sarah Hendrickson is 19 years old and the reigning world champ in women's ski jumping. She's coming back from a severe knee injury. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Hendrickson about her Olympic goals.

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Footballer sacked after confronting fan

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 04:47
A non-league player is sacked by his club for confronting a fan - 19 years to the day after Eric Cantona's famous kung-fu kick on a supporter.

VIDEO: Farage gives UKIP forecast

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 04:45
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has recorded a weather forecast in response to the "gay floods" row sparked by one of his party's councillors.

Syria talks focus on prisoners issue

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 04:41
Syrian government and opposition delegations are discussing prisoner releases on their second day of face-to-face peace talks in Geneva.

England crumble to narrow defeat

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 04:28
England throw away a winning position as they slump to a five-run defeat by Australia in the fifth one-day international.

Double Sundance win for Whiplash

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 04:21
Drummer drama Whiplash wins the grand jury prize and the audience award at US film festival Sundance.

Teenage murder suspect sectioned

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 04:14
A 16-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old girl is sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Thai protesters block early voting

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 04:13
A protest leader is killed in Thailand as demonstrators surround polling stations stopping advanced voting ahead of next week's poll.

For Persian Jews, America Means 'Religious Pluralism At Its Best'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 04:00

Judaism has a rich history in Iran dating back millennia. But in the late 1970s, thousands of Iranian Jews fled to the U.S. in search of a new home. They have integrated their ancient Persian heritage into American life.

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VIDEO: Cox and O'Hanlon on The Weir

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 03:57
Actors Brian Cox and Ardal O'Hanlon on what haunts the locals in Conor McPherson's play The Weir.

VIDEO: 'UK will help vulnerable Syrians'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 03:57
Foreign Secretary William Hague says government is working on plan for "vulnerable" Syrian refugees to come to the UK

CofE goers 'more likely to be Tory'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 03:51
Church of England worshippers are more likely to vote for the Conservative Party, new research suggests.

Cuaron wins Directors Guild prize

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 03:37
Gravity film-maker Alfonso Cuaron picks up the top honour from the Directors' Guild of America - seen as a possible indicator for the Oscars.

Man arrested in Japan food scare

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 03:34
A factory worker is arrested at a plant that produced food laced with pesticide, which led to hundreds of people being poisoned.

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