National / International News

Villagers empty library over cuts

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 04:40
Villagers empty library and take out hundreds of books in a campaign against proposed budget cuts.

Germans summon envoy over 'US spy'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 04:20
The German authorities summon the US ambassador in Berlin after a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of spying for the US.

Banksy campaign raises £115,000

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 04:17
A campaign to keep a Banksy artwork in Cheltenham says it has raised £115,000 towards buying the painting and the house it sits on.

Edinburgh to bid again for Tour start

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 04:12
Edinburgh aims to renew its efforts to host the Tour de France's Grand Depart before the end of this decade.

Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:57

Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been part of the rebels' self-proclaimed republic, fell to government forces after a night of intense bombardment, witnesses and officials say.

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Home shuts after care concerns

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:55
A care home which was severely criticised by inspectors for neglect, unsafe practices and poor conditions closes.

In Honduras, Gangs Tell Boys To Join Or Be Killed

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

A large proportion of young people showing up at the southern U.S. border come from Honduras. Societal pressures there, like poverty and gang violence, are fueling the exodus.

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Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

This week the House Committee on Homeland Security met to discuss minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.

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How New FCC Rules On Political Ads Impact N.C. Senate Race

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

Every TV station in the U.S. is now required to post its political ad sales online. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Mark Binker of WRAL-TV about what this means for the North Carolina Senate race.

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Chaos In Iraq Might Give Kurds A Better Chance Of Independence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

As Iraq continues to fracture, the Kurdish minority could seize the moment to push for greater autonomy. Columbia University's David Phillips tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the potential opportunity.

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One Year After The Coup, Egypt Is Still Divided

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.

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Share of fuel duty 'could fix roads'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:17
The government should spend £1bn a year of the money it collects from fuel duty to fix potholes and roads in England and Wales, the body that represents councils says.

Disagreement over Harris jail term

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:13
Experts disagree on whether Rolf Harris's jail sentence of five years and nine months represents sufficient punishment for his offences.

Yorkshire sends off Tour de France

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:10
Thousands of cycling fans gather in Yorkshire as Chris Froome begins his defence of the Tour de France in Leeds.

Somalia car bomb targets parliament

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:07
A powerful suicide car bomb kills at least four people near Somalia's parliament, police and Somali media say.

Paralympics 'transformed attitudes'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:06
More than two-thirds of people believe attitudes towards disabled people have improved since the Paralympic Games in 2012, a survey suggests.
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