National / International News

South Africa Celebrates 20 Years Of Democracy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 07:08

President Jacob Zuma led Freedom Day celebrations in Pretoria Sunday, as South Africa marked the 20th anniversary of democratic rule. Back in 1994, voters sent Nelson Mandela to the presidency.

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Iraq hits 'jihadist convoy' in Syria

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 06:59
Iraqi military helicopters destroy a convoy of fuel tankers inside Syria, alleging the lorries were heading into Iraq to supply jihadists.

Russia action 'price worth paying'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 06:45
William Hague says damage to the UK economy is a "price worth paying" for further sanctions against Russia.

Fossil Fans Get Their Dino-Fix Before Smithsonian Renovates

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 06:43

The Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., got its new T. rex just in time to close its fossil hall for five years of renovations — longer than some dinosaur fans have even been alive.

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VIDEO: Glitz and glamour at Bollywood awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 06:42
Bollywood's answer to the Oscars has been held in the United States, attracting both Indian and Hollywood stars.

New NHS supply list 'to save £500m'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 06:23
The government claims a new central procurement list for hospitals to buy everyday supplies could save the NHS in England £500m.

Holocaust is 'heinous crime' - Abbas

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 06:16
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calls the Holocaust "the most heinous crime" in modern history, amid a breakdown in talks with Israel.

NRA Says It's Not Bothered By Gun Control Group's Protest

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 06:08

The National Rifle Association's convention drew a counter-demonstration in Indianapolis this weekend, as advocates for gun control pressed their own agenda.

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The Risk And Reward Of Monitoring Elections In The Middle East

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 06:03

Iraqis will head to the polls Wednesday amid a surge in election-related violence. Veteran election observer Les Campbell says what happens after an election is as important as the day itself.

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Man's body found after burglary

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 05:59
A man is found dead with severe leg injuries near the scene of a suspected burglary in north Manchester.

UKIP 'attracts decent BNP voters'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 05:56
Former BNP voters who feel "swamped" by immigrants are turning to UKIP, says deputy chairman Neil Hamilton.

Hibernian 1-2 Heart of Midlothian

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 05:47
Hearts' Callum Paterson scores a first-half headed double to heighten Hibernian's fears of facing a relegation play-off.

We didn't stop playing - Jones

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 05:37
Manchester United defender Phil Jones has denied claims the dressing room had given up on former manager David Moyes.

Sunderland 4-0 Cardiff City

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 05:30
Sunderland thrash Cardiff to climb out of the Premier League bottom three and push the Bluebirds closer towards relegation.

Obama Discusses Racist Comments Attributed To Clippers Owner

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 05:13

Calling racist statements allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling "incredibly offensive," President Obama says he is confident the NBA will resolve the controversy.

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Chicago's DJ Rashad found dead

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 04:50
DJ Rashad, a pioneer of Chicago's footwork and juke music scenes, dies after a suspected drug overdose.

UKIP man defends Lenny Henry tweet

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 04:48
A UKIP candidate defends tweets in which he said comedian Lenny Henry should emigrate to a "black country" and compared Islam to the Third Reich.

VIDEO: Revelling in poetry

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 04:20
Tom Hollander, star of BBC's Rev, discusses playing poet Dylan Thomas at the tragic end of his life

Police seek footballer Nile Ranger

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 04:14
Police say they are looking for Swindon Town footballer Nile Ranger in connection with an assault on a woman and criminal damage to flats.

U.S. And Philippines Agree On 10-Year Military Plan

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 04:11

More American military troops and assets could soon be placed in the Philippines in a new deal that is expected to be formalized Monday, as President Obama arrives in Manila on his trip to Asia.

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