National / International News

More Questions Emerge About Brian Williams' Comments

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:57

A pilot who partly backed the NBC anchor's account of being on a chopper that took fire is revising his story. Also, a newspaper is questioning what Williams said he saw during Hurricane Katrina.

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Brazil police kill 13 in shootout

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:46
At least 13 suspected bank robbers are killed in a shootout with police in the Brazilian city of Salvador.

Thailand's Military Moves Closer To China

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:45

An agreement for stronger ties with Beijing comes after last year's coup in Thailand soured relations between Bangkok and Washington.

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Turkey in summit snub to Israel

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:27
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu withdraws from a security conference in Munich, after an Israeli delegation is invited.

Police 'threw' fans back into pens

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:19
Fans trying to escape the Hillsborough disaster were "thrown" back into pens by police officers, the inquests jury is told.

VIDEO: CCTV of cash machine theft from shop

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:16
This is the moment burglars ripped a window off a post office before picking up a cash machine and making off with it in a pick-up truck.

Oil Industry Sees Layoffs, Even As Jobs Numbers Rise Elsewhere

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:07

The energy sector is laying off workers, as falling oil prices have slowed drilling. Analysts are sifting through the January employment report, which showed American employers added 257,000 jobs.

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Sexton set for return in France game

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 07:04
Jonathan Sexton is given the medical all-clear to play in Ireland's second Six Nations game against France.

Lyon v Paris St-Germain

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:59
Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic abuses French referees in either English or Italian, claims Lyon coach Hubert Fournier.

Plan to cut 'excessive' teacher work

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:53
"Unnecessary" teacher workload will be cut with a series of new measures, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announce.

Canadians Have A Right To Assisted Suicide, High Court Says

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:53

The court said the existing ban denies people the right "to make decisions concerning their bodily integrity and medical care" and leaves them "to endure intolerable suffering."

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Yemen's Houthi Rebels Dissolve Parliament, Seize Power

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:53

A televised statement said the group was forming a presidential council that would run the country. It called the takeover "a new era that will take Yemen to safe shores."

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VIDEO: Queen of Jordan joins anti-IS protest

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:51
Jordan's Queen Rania talks to the BBC at a rally in Jordan's capital in support of their government's military response to the killing of a Jordanian fighter pilot by Islamic State militants.

Hodge attacks Labour over PwC funds

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:41
Labour's Margaret Hodge says it is "inappropriate" for the party to accept support from accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Week in pictures: 31 January - 6 February 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:35
The best news photos from around the world

Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:34

A map from the World Health Organization reveals show something interesting: Many poor countries have higher vaccination rates than rich ones.

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Care worker let children use BB-gun

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:32
A panel rules a care worker's actions amounted to misconduct when he let a boy with a violent past fire a ball-bearing gun

Babies' eye movement autism link

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:28
Frequent eye movements in babies could be a clue to whether they have learning problems and may develop an autism spectrum disorder, says a Medical Research Council study.

Kansas Will Cut Education Funding To Help Close Budget Gap

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:25

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, whose aggressive tax cutting measures helped trigger the financial crisis, said the schools' funding levels are unsustainable.

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Litvinenko: Secrets begin to emerge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 06:20
Eight years on, new details surrounding the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko continue to emerge from the public inquiry currently under way, security correspondent Gordon Corera reports.