National / International News

From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball's Biggest Sounds

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 13:44

You can thank audio engineer Joe Carpenter and his 80 microphones every time you hear the crack of a bat, smack of a glove or thud of a base in this World Series.

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IT issues cause Heathrow disruption

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 13:21
An IT problem at Heathrow airport causes baggage handling problems, with some passengers reporting "huge delays".

Chile marches against education bill

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 13:15
Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools.

Iran Executes Woman Who Said She Stabbed Man Who Attacked Her

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 13:15

Reyhaneh Jabbari's execution had been postponed several times since 2009. She was arrested in 2007 over the death of a man who once worked in Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.

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After Shootings, Canada Takes Steps To Balance Security With Tradition

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 13:05

A debate has begun in Canada about how to respond to this week's murders of two Canadian soldiers, and the government plans to introduce new measures to strengthen the powers of the security services.

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New John Cantlie video posted online

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 12:15
British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, is shown reading a message in a new propaganda video published online.

Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 12:10

With the addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital.

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Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 10:28
Real Madrid take the Clasico honours as they beat arch-rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu.

Jack Bruce, Bassist And Singer For Cream, Dies At 71

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 10:18

Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room" and "I Feel Free."

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Mourinho 'confident' for Man Utd trip

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 10:15
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will not change his side's approach as the Premier League leaders go to Old Trafford.

Northampton 34-6 Ospreys

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 10:04
Four tries from Wales wing George North see Northampton end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season with a big Champions Cup win.

Iranian Entrepreneurs Make Pitches That Are Just Practice, For Now

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 09:58

Young Iranians are brimming with ideas for tech startups. But extensive financial sanctions facing their country prevent them from entering the global marketplace.

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Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 09:57

State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.

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Russian clocks go back for last time

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 09:36
After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.

'Near-Space Dive' Sets New Skydive Record, 25 Miles Above Earth

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 09:05

Google's Alan Eustace fell from an altitude of more than 135,000 feet, plummeting for some 15 minutes. The jump broke the record of 127,852 feet that Felix Baumgartner set in 2012.

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Last farewell for cancer blog boy

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:43
Award-winning seven-year-old Laughlin Whiteley who died from cancer is given a final farewell by the people in his home town.

Man killed in west Belfast shooting

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:19
A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway 30 minutes after a serious brawl broke out in a nearby street.

Iran woman's hanging draws protests

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:19
Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:05
The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

Protesters scuffle at N Korea border

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 08:04
Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.