National / International News

Zambian guide shows how to take on a charging elephant

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 06:33
A Zambian wildlife guide who stood in front of an aggressive elephant and commanded it to "get back" has been widely praised by the British school pupils he protected, writes the BBC's Alastair Lawson.

Aussies have mental edge - Hazlewood

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 06:32
Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says Australia have a mental edge over India ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

Teacher Wins $150,000 Prize — And Donates It All To Her School

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:54

Nikki Bollerman recently won a contest that gave books to her students. The third grade teacher, 26, decided the cash that came with it should also go to her school.

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Hong Kong crash sparks money grab

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:51
Dozens of people pocket millions of Hong Kong dollars after a van crashes on a major road, spreading banknotes across the tarmac.

25 Years After Death, A Dictator Still Casts A Shadow In Romania

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:44

Nicolae Ceausescu ruled with an iron fist for 25 years until he was overthrown and executed on Christmas Day in 1989. A quarter-century after his ouster, the country is still dealing with his legacy.

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Russia reveals Ukraine 'MH17 witness'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:35
Russian investigators say they have evidence Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 may have been downed by a Ukrainian pilot, but Kiev rejects it as fake.

New Blood Donation Rules Would Still Exclude Many Gay Men

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:33

The FDA recommends overturning a lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men. It's the right solution, but it still won't help me donate.

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Greens urge 'peaceful revolution'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:30
A big general election turnout could trigger a "peaceful revolution" in British politics, says Green Party leader Natalie Bennett.

Clark plea to find striker Ranger

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:29
Blackpool manager Lee Clark says 23-year-old striker Nile Ranger "appears to be back in London".

Turkey's President And His 1,100-Room 'White Palace'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:23

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the massive presidential complex is a symbol of Turkey's growing importance. But as one opposition politician puts it: Only dictators want to live in palaces.

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Ireland's teenage tech prodigy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 05:00
Irish schoolboy strikes app success

Fancy dress Del Boy prank goes viral

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:58
A film of a fancy dress pub crawl featuring a pedal-powered version of Del Boy's yellow Robin Reliant car has gone viral with more than six million views online.

VIDEO: 'Del Boy' fancy dress van goes viral

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:55
A film of a fancy dress pub crawl with a pedal-powered version of Del Boy's yellow Robin Reliant car wins more than six million online hits.

SFA rejects Ashley's Gers stake hike

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:41
The Scottish FA board rejects Mike Ashley's request to raise his shareholding in Rangers International Football Club to 29.9%.

Is Obama's stock on the rise?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:38
Some see a president with his groove back

Woman, 90, hit by car has died

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:32
A 90-year-old woman, who was critically injured when she was hit by a car in the Vale of Glamorgan, dies.

Popular Pope Francis reinvents role

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:19
BBC Vatican correspondent David Willey says Pope Francis has invented his own way of being pontiff with an open style of Church government.

Man in court over terrorism charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:16
A man appears in court charged with terrorism offences after being arrested at Manchester Airport trying to board a flight to Pakistan.

An Update On For-Profit Colleges

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:08

New regulations and new complaints for a troubled sector; a new owner for a troubled college.

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Former President George H.W. Bush Taken To Hospital

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-24 04:05

Former President George H.W. Bush, 90, is being kept at Houston Methodist Hospital for observation, his staff says.

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