National / International News

Is capital fleeing the UK?

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 04:46
Capital outflow more to do with economic recovery than Scotland

Teenager bailed over dogs home fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 04:45
A 15-year-old boy is bailed after being arrested on suspicion of starting the Manchester Dogs' Home fire.

Northern Lights Put On Show, Thanks To Large Solar Flare

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 04:35

If you weren't far enough in the north — or well-rested enough – to see the show, don't worry: stunning images were posted to Twitter and elsewhere. Here's a selection.

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Fire destroys university building

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 04:20
Investigations into a blaze that has destroyed a multi-million pound university chemistry building are set to begin.

'Nightmare' for Briton held in Iran

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:49
The family of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran after going to a men's volleyball match, appeal for her release.

'Football is tackling homophobia'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39
Former Germany midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger believes football is tackling homophobia, despite no openly gay players.

It Was One Of The Roughest Weeks Ever For America's Favorite Sport

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

In the wake of players being accused of domestic abuse, the NFL has enacted a tougher policy on domestic violence. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest sports news.

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Former Ambassador: It's Not Too Late To Arm Syrian Rebels

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

Former Ambassador Fred Hof tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that air power is not enough to defeat the Islamic State. A ground component, even if it is not American, is needed for long-term success, he says.

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White House Tries To Ease Hispanic Caucus Frustrations

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

Many were disappointed when President Obama announced he would delay immigration reform until after mid-term elections. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz.

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International Students Save N.Carolina Academy From Shutdown

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

Oak Ridge Military Academy looked as if it was going to close a few years ago because of low enrollment. The academy turned things around by appealing to international students, from Asia to Africa.

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Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

The Parents Circle is a group of Israeli and Palestinian mothers and fathers who have lost children in the conflict. Two of them visited NPR and said this summer's war has only made conditions worse.

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Judge: Government Can't Arbitrate The Truth In Politics

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.

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VIDEO: Life in a Donetsk bomb shelter

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:28
Fighting in Ukraine has abated but it has not stopped completely and people are still living in fear for their lives.

2 Troopers Shot At Pennsylvania State Police Barracks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:28

The attack killed one trooper and left another wounded, police say. The troopers were shot during a shift change at a barracks in Pike County in northeast Pennsylvania.

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Northern Lights over Northern Ireland

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:14
Skywatchers capture Aurora Borealis over Northern Ireland

'Law change needed for legal highs'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:04
A change in UK law is needed to stop "legal highs" being sold in shops, councils say.

What The U.S. Has Given To Fight Ebola (And Why It's Not Enough)

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:03

U.S. aid is beginning to flow into the countries fighting the deadly virus. But while protective equipment and food supplies are vital, what's really needed now are health workers.

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Reality Check For Young Farmers: It's An Expensive 'Habit'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 03:03

More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.

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Bale urges more Brits to play abroad

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 02:34
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale urges more British footballers to leave the Premier League and play abroad.

Two men die after car hits wall

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 02:29
Two men die after their car hits a wall and the matter is referred to a police watchdog, as officers had been searching for the vehicle after reports of suspicious activity.
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