National / International News

Saudis Want More U.S. Involvement In Fight Against ISIS, Assad

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon asks Robert Ford, former ambassador to Damascus, about prospects for Syria now that the U.S. and Turkey have begun training rebels. Ford foresees a "hard partition" of the country.

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GOP Presidential Field Expands: The Week In Politics

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

The Republican presidential field grew this week, as Hillary Clinton staked out a position on immigration to the left of President Obama. NPR's Mara Liasson and NPR's Scott Simon the week in politics.

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Taking Mom Out For Brunch? It's A Feminist Tradition

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:33

The right to dine out in public alone during the day was an early victory of the women's rights movement of the 1900s. And in post-war America, brunch became an exercise in women's lib for some.

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Tories make gains in council polls

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:24
The Conservatives, UKIP and the Green Party make gains in local council elections in England, while Labour and the Lib Dems lose seats.

'Dozens dead' in Iraq prison break

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:07
Forty prisoners escape from a jail in Iraq, an operation that left several guards and 30 other detainees dead, the interior ministry says.

Is Peanut Butter The Best Present For Malnourished Teen Moms-To-Be?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:03

Pregnant teenagers in Malawi may not get enough to eat — with dire consequences for their baby. Peanut paste could help, but the girls need to be convinced not to share it with family members.

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Mubarak jailed in corruption retrial

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 02:46
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to three years in jail on corruption charges after a retrial.

VIDEO: 'Scotland's voice will be heard'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 02:46
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has joined her newly elected SNP MPs for a photocall.

Thousands start Ten Tors challenge

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 02:45
Almost 2,500 teenagers are taking part in the famous Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor.

Sturgeon 'bursting with pride'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 02:31
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon calls for an end to austerity as she meets her party's 56 newly elected MPs at an event in South Queensferry

Rosberg top as Ferrari get closer

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 02:29
Nico Rosberg pips Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in final practice at the Spanish Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton only third.

Wales remembers VE Day anniversary

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 02:24
Bell ringing take places across Wales as events over the weekend mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 02:01
The World Health Organization (WHO) declares Liberia free of the Ebola virus, as the country has had no new cases in 42 days.

Moores deserves better - Flintoff

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 01:48
England coach Peter Moores is a "great man" who "deserves better", according to former national captain Andrew Flintoff.

Lammy considers Labour leadership bid

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 01:47
David Lammy says he will consider standing for Labour leader if colleagues want him to do it as Alan Johnson warns it could take the party 10 years to recover from its election defeat.

Labour 'needs to apologise' - Kerr

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 01:25
Former Scottish Labour minister Andy Kerr has said his party needs to apologise for an "atrocious campaign".

Block By Block, Health Workers Lead Liberia To Victory Over Ebola

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 01:19

People accused them of making everyone sick and threw water at them. But community volunteers pushed on, knocking on doors to stop the virus's spread. On May 9, Liberia will be declared Ebola-free.

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Offer of £10k for 'missing' bird help

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 01:13
A £10,000 reward is offered after three rare birds of prey disappeared in Lancashire.

Harry gets Maori welcome in New Zealand

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 00:47
Prince Harry receives a traditional Maori welcome on landing in New Zealand for a week-long tour after his month of military training in Australia.

Clark quits as Blackpool manager

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 00:30
Lee Clark resigns as Blackpool manager following their relegation to League One.