National / International News

In pictures: Trooping the Colour

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 05:36
More than 1,000 soldiers parade for Queen at Trooping the Colour

Lancaster positive despite series loss

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 05:33
England head coach Stuart Lancaster says his side are making progress despite falling to a series defeat in New Zealand.

50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:57

Thousands of civil rights activists descended upon Mississippi in 1964 to help register African-American voters. For many, the first stop was intensive training — including how to take a beating.

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'Fire-starting birds' halt revamp

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:51
Restoration of a historic hall that was burned down when a jackdaw nest caught fire is halted after their descendants returned to the same roost.

Troops mark Queen's official birthday

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:28
The Trooping the Colour ceremony, with more than 1,000 soldiers taking part, has taken place in central London to mark the Queen's official birthday.

VIDEO: How cabbage hurling went 'global'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:22
The organisers of the cabbage hurling championships prepare to host contestants at a country fayre in the Lincolnshire fens.

Unborn baby-attack suspect charged

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03
A man is due to appear in court charged with attempted murder after a pregnant woman was stabbed.

Obama Takes A Trip To A Sioux Indian Reservation

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

President Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Scott Davis, director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, about his visit.

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Kurdish Forces Step In Behind Fleeing Iraqi Troops

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

After Iraqi troops fled, Kurdish forces moved in to northern Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon asks the region's foreign minister, Falah Mustafah Baktir, if this is a push for an independent Kurdish state.

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Cantor's Defeat Was Local, But Reverberations Are National

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffered a huge primary loss to a Tea Party candidate. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the week in politics.

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Militants Advance Toward Iraq's Capital

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

President Obama ruled out sending in U.S. ground forces to Iraq, but vows to take action. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Jane Arraf as Islamic fighters push closer to Baghdad.

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Is ISIS Violence A Sign Of A Permanent Sunni-Shiite Rift?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

The conflict in Iraq is rooted in long-running ethnic and religious divisions. Middle East analyst Phebe Marr tells NPR's Scott Simon why political reconciliation appears nearly impossible.

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After Isolation, Bergdahl Likely Faces A Long Recovery

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

The medical team helping Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reintegrate into the Army says he is learning to make all the daily decisions he was denied during his imprisonment by the Taliban.

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After Sending A Man To Prison, Judge Admits He Was Biased

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

Retired New York Judge Frank Barbaro says he wrongly convicted a white man for a 1999 murder of a black man. He explains to NPR's Scott Simon why he now wants the conviction thrown out.

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My England squad were better - Sven

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:02
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says that no team were better than his squad at the 2006 World Cup.

Deputy FM's car attacked by vandals

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 03:57
The ministerial car used by the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is vandalised outside his home in Londonderry.

Ukraine Promises 'Adequate Response' After Rebels Shoot Down Plane

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 03:55

Separatists shot down a military transport plane, killing 49 people. This marks the deadliest day in the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels.

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No excuses for England - Gerrard

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 03:29
Captain Steven Gerrard says England will have no excuses for failure as they prepare to start their World Cup campaign.

The Anatomy Of A Dress Code

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 03:29

There are as many opinions on what's "appropriate" as there are threads hanging from those forbidden cutoffs.

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Storms leave hundreds without power

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 03:25
Storms leave homes in Reading and Oxford without power and cause disruption and delays to train travellers.
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