National / International News

Musketeers return for 21st Century audience

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 16:36
Musketeers reinvented for a 21st Century audience

The perils of losing a dog in corrupt Mali

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 16:30
Getting back a runaway dog in Mali - without paying a bribe

Tories in sex offender identity call

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 16:25
The identities of sex offenders who breach the terms of their release should be made public, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

O'Sullivan races into Masters final

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 14:24
Defending champion Mark Selby faces world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan in the Masters final after both win comfortably.

The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 14:00

The administrative branch of the National Football League is tax-exempt, and many wealthy team owners can get generous subsidies from local governments for stadiums. Critics argue the public money could be better spent elsewhere. But can you put a price on the love of the game?

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Hoboken Mayor Says Christie Administration Held Sandy Aid 'Hostage'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:57

A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called the allegations "outlandishly false."

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Army retakes key South Sudan town

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:50
South Sudan's military recaptures the key town of Bor from rebel forces, with Uganda confirming it helped in the operation.

Syria opposition to attend Geneva II

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:30
Syria's main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, agrees to attend the Geneva II peace talks in Switzerland next week.

BBC World TV's Komla Dumor dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:13
BBC television presenter Komla Dumor has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, it has been announced.

VIDEO: Tributes paid to the BBC's Komla Dumor

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 13:05
Mike Wooldridge looks back on the life and career of BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor, who has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41.

Lord Rennard allies threaten action

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 12:42
Allies of Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard are threatening to take legal action unless he is readmitted to the party's group in the Lords.

Watch: The Metrodome Roof Deflates In 35 Minutes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 12:15

Deflating the roof marked the end of a 31-year era in Minneapolis. The Vikings played their final game in the dome on Dec. 29.

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Western Scientists Look To Chinese Medicine For Fresh Leads

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:56

Some scientists say traditional remedies might help them crack diseases like cancer. Some notable successes include a treatment for a form of leukemia and an anti-malaria medicine that has become the gold standard. But there are more misses than hits.

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Leicester 19-22 Ulster

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:55
Ulster secure a home quarter-final as they end Leicester's 25-match unbeaten home run in the Heineken Cup.

Flood warning as heavy rain expected

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:51
Parts of southern England and Wales could see flooding as heavy rain is expected to fall, the Met Office warns.

Schoolboy, 16, reaches South Pole

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:46
A 16-year-old sets a new world record at the South Pole.

Hollande's partner leaves hospital

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:44
France's First Lady Valerie Trierweiler leaves a Paris hospital, a week after allegations of President Hollande's affair with an actress.

Cardiff City can stay up - Solskjaer

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 11:09
Bottom-placed Cardiff City are good enough to survive in the Premier League, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Mikaeel mother held as body found

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:57
Police investigating the disappearance of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular find a body and detain his mother.

Missouri Bill Would Add Firing Squad As Death Penalty Option

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 10:46

In recent months, states have been running out of a drug used for the lethal injection. This bill aims to give Missouri another option. One of the bill's sponsors says a firing squad is "no less humane than lethal injection."

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