National / International News

Asia's Governments Talk As Desperate Rohingyas Wait At Sea

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:11

At least 1,000 are still stranded offshore in rickety boats with little food or water. But so far, the governments of Southeast Asia have shown no willingness to let them come ashore.

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Escaped cow shot by police marksmen

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:06
One of three cows that escaped close to a main road out of Newcastle is shot dead by police marksmen.

'Groundbreaking' cystic fibrosis drug

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 09:00
A "groundbreaking" cystic fibrosis therapy could profoundly improve quality of life, say doctors.

South Africa deports Mozambicans

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 08:58
South Africa has deported more than 400 Mozambicans, weeks after anti-foreigner violence left several people dead.

Rangers 1-1 Queen of the South

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 08:25
Rangers are through to the semi-final of the Scottish Premiership play-off after a nervy draw with Queen of the South.

Duchess invited to join her local WI

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 08:14
The Duchess of Cambridge is promised a "very good tea" after being invited to join the Anmer branch of the Womens' Institute.

VIDEO: Briton wins Red Bull Air Race

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 08:11
Britain's Paul Bonhomme wins the Red Bull Air Race's first ever race in Japan in front of a sold-out crowd.

Bristol Rovers 1-1 Grimsby (5-3 pens)

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 08:06
Bristol Rovers beat Grimsby Town on penalties to win the Conference promotion final and seal their return to the Football League.

Wakefield 30-36 Leigh

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 07:45
Championship leaders Leigh upset Super League side Wakefield and reach the quarter final of the Challenge Cup.

Third IndyCar driver crashes in week

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 06:58
Indianapolis 500 driver Ed Carpenter is unhurt but raises concerns after becoming the third driver to go airborne in a crash.

Swansea City 2-4 Manchester City

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 06:56
Wilfried Bony scores on his return to Swansea as Manchester City secure a place in the Champions League group stages.

Palestinian Nuns Among Latest Saints Declared By Pope Francis

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 06:47

Two nuns from 19th century Palestine were among four sisters who were canonized by the pontiff in a ceremony at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

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Sharapova wins Italian Open title

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 06:30
Third seed Maria Sharapova comes from a set down to beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in the Italian Open final.

IS 'withdraws' from Syria's Palmyra

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 06:26
Islamic State militants have been pushed back from the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, officials and a monitoring group say.

Three escape as car catches fire

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 06:00
Three people escape injury as a car is engulfed in flames on the eastbound lane of the M8.

Burundi's President Makes First Public Appearance Since Coup Attempt

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 05:59

Pierre Nkurunziza, who narrowly escaped being ousted last week, didn't mention the foiled putsch, but instead talked about the threat from the extremist Islamist group al-Shabab.

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Lorenzo beats Rossi in Le Mans

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 05:54
Spain's Jorge Lorenzo beats his Movistar Yahama team-mate Valentino Rossi to win the French MotoGP in Le Mans.

VIDEO: BBC search for desperate boat migrants

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 05:53
The BBC's Jonathan Head has been searching for the desperate boat migrants who had been stranded along the border with Malaysia.

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Serve Up Ice Cream, Cheese And Red Meat To Iowans

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 05:38

Likely 2016 candidates gave short speeches at the Iowa Lincoln Day Dinner before wooing voters at their hospitality suites downstairs with homestate fare in a more relaxed environment.

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Farage 'should take two-week break'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 05:22
Nigel Farage should take a two-week holiday before returning to lead UKIP, its deputy chairman Suzanne Evans says.