National / International News

China Rules Out Open Elections In Hong Kong

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the city and of China.

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Turkey Is Major Transit Route For Islamic State Fighters

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.

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Ukraine Crisis Casts Long Shadow Over NATO Summit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

The fighting in Ukraine is likely to dominate the upcoming NATO summit in Wales. The newest members want NATO to do more to counter Russia's moves, including supplying weapons and intelligence.

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Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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Ukranian City Braces Itself For Increasingly Lopsided Fight

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Russian-backed fighters are reportedly preparing to launch an assault on the strategic Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, with armored Russian columns crossing the border into Ukraine.

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Bodies found after fireworks blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:22
The bodies of two people are found following a fire in a shed containing fireworks in the Lake District.

Obama to visit school on Nato trip

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:08
Barack Obama will visit a school on the first of his two-day trip to Wales for the Nato summit, the White House says.

A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:03

She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.

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Day three of sea search for boy, 12

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 02:51
The search for a missing 12-year-old boy who was swept into the sea while playing continues for a third day.

VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 02:31
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.

Trapped horse hoisted to safety

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 02:09
Lifting equipment is used to free a horse which became trapped after trying to jump over a farm gate near Shrewsbury.

Passers-by tackle bag snatcher

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 01:57
A man is arrested after Saturday afternoon shoppers gave chase when an elderly woman had her bag snatched in Belfast city centre.

Bride takes the plunge by abseiling

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 01:32
A bride with a fear of heights takes the plunge hours before her wedding with a 190ft charity abseil.

Two charged with false imprisonment

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 01:27
Two men are charged with false imprisonment after a Latvian woman was allegedly trafficked to the UK and held in Manchester.

The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 01:23

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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China rules out open Hong Kong poll

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 01:16
China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.

Hit and run 'was attempted murder'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 01:09
Police are treating a hit and run in Barrhead on Saturday evening as attempted murder.

Missing Ashya King found in Spain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 00:57
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was removed from a UK hospital by his parents is found in Spain after his father defends their actions in a video.

Northern Ireland then and now

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 00:50
How Northern Ireland has changed in 20 years since IRA ceasefire

Ukraine and Russia in troop exchange

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 00:49
Ten captured Russian paratroopers and 63 Ukrainian soldiers have been exchanged following negotiations, Russian media report.

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