National / International News

French Court Rules Controversial Comedian's Show Can Go Ahead

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:29

Authorities want to ban Dieudonne M'bala M'bala's performances because of perceived anti-Semitism. They say his trademark straight-arm gesture, known as a "quenelle," is a reverse Nazi salute. He denies the charge, calling it anti-Zionist and anti-establishment. But Dieudonne has seven prior convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech.

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Man bailed over 'free school fraud'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:26
A man who was arrested in connection with suspected fraud at a free school is released on bail.

Ariel Sharon condition 'worsens'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:22
The health of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since 2006, has deteriorated further, hospital officials say.

Nurses 'crying' over A&E problems

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:21
A porter at Northern Ireland's biggest A&E unit says he is "fed up watching our nurses cry" after a backlog of patients led to a 'major incident' being declared.

AUDIO: PM defends Liverpool spending cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:21
Prime Minister David Cameron says Liverpool is not being "unfairly treated" with respect to spending cuts, which he says are the same as the national average.

Aurora Watchers 'May Be In Luck' As Solar Flare Reaches Earth

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:10

NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center says the Earth-bound coronal mass ejection from Tuesday's X-class solar flare was "slightly overdue."

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Pakistan boy tackled suicide bomber

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:08
Tributes pour in for a Pakistani teenager killed when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the north-western Hangu area.

Rare Horses Released In Spain As Part Of 'Rewilding' Effort

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:02

Two-dozen endangered horses were brought to an unfenced area of western Spain that's believed to have once been native territory for them.

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After 2,000 Years, Wild Horses Again Roam Western Spain

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:02

The Retuerta horses are part of a broader effort to 'rewild' parts of Europe. Spain is considered prime territory as Spaniards abandon rural life for the city.

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While U.S. Shivers, Australia And Brazil Sizzle

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:01

While it's been extremely cold in the U.S., it's been extremely hot in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere. So hot, in fact, that bats are dropping out of trees Down Under.

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S Sudan rebels bolster city defences

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:58
South Sudan's rebels are strengthening their defences in the key city of Bentiu in anticipation of a government offensive to recapture the oil-rich area, a BBC reporter there says.

MEPs seek video link with Snowden

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:56
Euro MPs move to get direct evidence from US whistleblower Edward Snowden via live video link, for an inquiry into US surveillance.

Doctor advises Shiels interview ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:55
Morton manager Kenny Shiels will not give matchday interviews at the club after receiving medical advice.

Moyes nominated for manager accolade

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:54
Manchester United boss David Moyes is among the nominees for December's Barclays Premier League manager of the month.

ECB keeps rates at record 0.25% low

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:41
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.25%, following its surprise cut from 0.5% in November.

VIDEO: Maude denies rift with Duncan Smith

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:41
Francis Maude says claims of a rift between two government departments over Universal Credit are "simply incorrect".

Pakistani Teen Dies Stopping Bomber From Striking School

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:40

Fifteen-year-old Aitizaz Hasan is being hailed as a hero for his action earlier this week. A militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a Shiite-dominated part of Hangu town.

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