National / International News

Secrets of the maple syrup farmers

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 16:10
The secrets of Canada's maple syrup farmers

VIDEO: Game of Thrones boost to economy

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 16:04
Fantasy drama series Game of Thrones is providing an unexpected economic boost in Northern Ireland.

Remembering the nine Stockline dead

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:46
Families mark the 10th anniversary of the Stockline Plastics factory explosion which left nine employees dead.

Mexico sets up new Michoacan force

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:37
Mexico starts to swear in members of its newly-created rural police force in Michoacan, as part of a drive to disarm local vigilantes.

Austria's Conchita Wurst Takes Top Prize At Eurovision

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:37

The backlash against this year's winner, who performed in drag, highlights a rift between Europe's liberal side and the traditional values of Russia and other nations taking part.

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Rams Pick Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player Drafted In NFL

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:29

In the seventh round of the NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams have picked Michael Sam, paving the way for him to be the first openly gay player in the league.

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VIDEO: France and Germany warning to Russia

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:27
The leaders of Germany and France have warned of further EU sanctions against Russia, if presidential elections fail to take place in Ukraine later this month

What is the Queen's Baton Relay?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:20
Where Queen's Baton has been ahead of Commonwealth Games

VIDEO: Austria 'Rise Like a Phoenix'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 15:06
Austria has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.

Athletes Chased By Technology In The Sport Of Anti-Doping

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 14:40

As testing for doping in sports becomes more sophisticated, so do the drugs. Looking at the recent history of cycling can make you wonder how many cheaters continue to slip by undetected.

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S Sudan ceasefire comes into effect

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 14:28
A ceasefire to end a five-month conflict in South Sudan comes into effect, with the UN urging both sides to facilitate deliveries of emergency aid.

VIDEO: Graham Norton's Eurovision surprise

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 13:44
Eurovision presenter Graham Norton looked surprised when live coverage from the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen cut to him.

VIDEO: British troops leave Helmand outpost

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 13:23
British troops have pulled out of their last outpost in Helmand.

Descendants Of Chinese Laborers Reclaim Railroad's History

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 13:21

America's first transcontinental railroad was completed with a golden spike 145 years ago. Thousands of Chinese workers helped build it, but their faces were left out of photos from that historic day.

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UK troops leave last Helmand outpost

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 13:19
British forces pull out of their last forward base in Afghanistan

Youth Football Clinics Try A New Angle To Prevent Concussions

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 12:30

Heads Up Football is leading hundreds of training sessions across the country to teach kids a safer stance to avoid head injury. But in the heat of the game, will they forget and hit headfirst?

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Deadly hot air balloon fire in US

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 11:55
At least two people have died after a hot air balloon hit a power line and caught fire in front of a horrified US crowd.

Florida Rabble-Rouser Seeks To Open Civic Meeting With Satanist Prayer

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 11:28

The Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the constitutionality of saying secular prayers before government meetings. Chaz Stevens is testing the court's opinion in Deerfield Beach.

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First Lady condemns Nigeria kidnaps

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 10:18
An "outraged" US First Lady Michelle Obama says the mass kidnap of Nigerian schoolgirls is part of a pattern of threats to girls' education globally.

Remains returned to 'Ground Zero'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 09:55
Thousands of unidentified remains from the 9/11 attacks have been returned to 'Ground Zero' in a ceremony, amid concern from some relatives.
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