National / International News

Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

The World Series starts Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the unexpected stars of the series — the managers.

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Pritzker Travels Europe And Asia On Commercial Diplomacy Tour

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently returned from Ukraine and Turkey, and she heads next to Japan and South Korea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to her about practicing commercial diplomacy.

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Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.

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Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law For November Election

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

The Supreme Court announced that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.

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European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.

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Robot Bees Could Assist With Tricky Rescue Operations

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Robert Wood, an electrical engineer at Harvard's Microrobotics Lab, is engineering colonies of RoboBees. They don't sting, and they can be used for surveillance or crop pollination.

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Dallas Hospital Deals With Aftermath Of Ebola Missteps

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Authorities in Texas are working to limit travel by health workers who may have been exposed to Ebola. Meanwhile, the hospital at the center of the first cases in the U.S. is trying to move forward.

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Terrified victims of Thai trafficking face uncertain future

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:34
The Bangladeshi slaves rescued from jungle in Thailand

New massacre reported in DR Congo

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:02
Militants kill at least 20 people, said to be mostly women and children, in the second massacre in two days near the DR Congo town of Beni.

VIDEO: Sad plight of UK slavery victims

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 01:53
It is a global criminal industry that is invisible to most, but in the UK many people are forced to work without rights and without pay.

VIDEO: Saving warship surviving from WW1

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 01:14
HMS Caroline, a warship from World War One, is to be turned into a museum after receiving more than £11 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

VIDEO: Counting the cost of learning to drive

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 00:54
Learning to drive can be a tricky hurdle to overcome no matter however old you are, but for many young drivers the financial cost can be a particular challenge.

VIDEO: Obama's card 'declined' at restaurant

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 00:32
President Barack Obama's credit card was declined at a restaurant in New York City last month, he said.

VIDEO: Top secret space plane lands in US

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 00:07
A unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.

Miliband, Ebola and footballer debate - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 21:03
Labour leader Ed Miliband, the Ebola crisis and the fate of footballer Ched Evans are some of the main topics tackled by Saturday's papers.

'Powerful' Ebola response defended

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 20:38
A senior UN health official defends moves to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa after a damning internal report from the World Health Organisation.

Anxiety remains over Nepal Britons

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 20:20
Families of Britons trekking in Nepal are anxiously waiting for news after a storm hit mountain ranges in the Himalayas.

Hurricane Gonzalo pounds Bermuda

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 19:45
Hurricane Gonzalo arrives over Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean with winds of about 185km/h, and is expected to cause significant damage.

Hong Kong protesters strike back

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 19:37
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong retake streets in the Mong Kok district cleared by the authorities just hours earlier, pushing back riot police.