National / International News

Storm damage clean-up gathers pace

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 03:38
Two hundred people volunteer to help with a clean-up of Aberystwyth promenade, a week after it was damaged by storms.

VIDEO: Mars colony winner 'not there to die'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 03:28
Ryan MacDonald is one of three Britons who have made the shortlist to take part in a one-way mission to the red planet, he says he cannot think of anything more exciting than living on Mars.

Foreigners to be evacuated from CAR

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 03:17
Emergency evacuations of the first of thousands of foreigners stranded in the conflict-ridden Central African Republic are due to begin.

Ukraine ex-minister hurt in clashes

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 03:05
Protesters clash with riot police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, injuring several people, including former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko.

Ex-football star found dead in woods

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 03:01
The former Rangers, Dundee and Dundee United player Ian Redford has been found dead in woodland near Irvine, BBC Scotland understands.

British duo win skeleton medals

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 02:50
British Sochi medal hopes Lizzy Yarnold and Shelley Rudman win silver and bronze in the skeleton World Cup in St Moritz.

Helicopter crash fund tops $28,000

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 02:45
A fund set up to raise money for the families of four US airmen who died when their helicopter crashed reaches more than $28,000.

Cook not drawn on Pietersen future

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 02:37
England captain Alastair Cook refuses to be drawn on the future of batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Who Gets To Be A Superhero? Race And Identity In Comics

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 02:26

Artist Orion Martin recently posted several images reimagining X-Men characters as people of color. This touched off a conversation about race in comic book worlds, and how these comic book depictions relate to real life.

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The Church Bathroom That Stood As A Monument To A Segregated Past

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 02:26

When the bathroom building went up behind a small Louisiana church in 1959, the doors were painted different colors. Ushers would follow black parishioners outside to make sure they entered the correct door. The once-segregated bathroom recently became part of a discussion of racism, a from-the-pulpit apology, and a demolition.

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Historic House Is Yours Free, But There's A Catch

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 02:25

In an effort to save a tiny 1920s Sears kit house from demolition, architects are offering it free to anyone who can move it to another property. Current owners of the Arlington, Va., plot want to build a bigger home where the kit house stands.

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Labour plan for 'teacher licences'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 01:59
Teachers in England's state schools would need to be licensed every few years if Labour returned to power, the BBC's Nick Robinson is told.

VIDEO: Gambling: When fun turns to excess

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 01:37
Kevin Peachey reports on how statistics reveal that the amount people are gambling is on the rise.

Man dies after being hit by car

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 01:36
A 58-year-old man dies after being hit by car between Newtownhamilton and Belleeks in south Armagh.

Search for missing Nida continues

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 01:27
It is two weeks since teenager Nida Ul-Naseer went missing in Newport and police say they are still looking for clues to where she has gone.

S Sudan urged to release prisoners

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 01:08
The UN Security Council calls on President Salva Kiir to free political prisoners in the hope of bringing about a ceasefire in South Sudan with rebels led by his former vice-president.

VIDEO: Call for peace ahead of Duggan vigil

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 00:56
The family of Mark Duggan has called for calm ahead of a vigil in Tottenham later to remember the man shot dead by police in August 2011.

The Liquidator seeks Kempton win

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 00:38
Trainer David Pipe targets a win in the rescheduled Tolworth Hurdle at Kempton with The Liquidator.

PCSO charged with rape and blackmail

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 00:03
A police community support officer in London is charged with rape, blackmail and misconduct in a public office, police say.

Watson qualifies for Australian Open

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 22:50
British number three Heather Watson seals her place in the Australian Open's first round with a tense win in her final qualifier.

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