National / International News

On The Cusp: 11-Year-Olds Around The World Share Their Wisdom

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 11:12

Age 11 is when you're most passionate and optimistic, says Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey. So she created a documentary looking at the world through the eyes of 11-year-olds in 15 countries.

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Remembering Mandolin Hero U. Srinivas

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 11:03

The gifted Indian musician died Sept. 19 at just 45. Hear his music and celebrate his unlikely achievement — bringing a Western instrument into the heart of South Indian classical music.

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Cardiff hit-and-runs 'unpreventable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:48
A series of hit-and-runs in Cardiff which killed a mother and injured 20 others could not have been prevented, a report finds.

Masked man in IS videos 'identified'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:46
The FBI has identified the militant in the videos depicting the killings of two US journalists and a British aid worker, the agency's director says.

Man Utd 'have one fit centre-back'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:39
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he has only one fit centre-back and could turn to youth against West Ham.

Mars rover bites mountain's base

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:36
Nasa's Curiosity rover on Mars drills its first full hole since May - into a mudstone at the base of Mount Sharp in Gale Crater.

Man jailed for digger rampage at tip

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:35
A man who went on a rampage in a digger at a council recycling centre in West Yorkshire is jailed for three years.

FBI Chief Says U.S. Has Identified Man Who Beheaded Americans

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:34

The Islamic State released a video that appears to show a masked man beheading two American journalists. FBI Director James Comey would not name the suspect.

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Platini breaks ranks over report

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:26
Uefa president Michel Platini will not oppose calls to disclose Michael Garcia's report into alleged World Cup corruption.

Unity government 'to return to Gaza'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:22
Palestinian negotiators in Cairo say they have agreed a "comprehensive" deal for a national unity government to take responsibility for running Gaza.

VIDEO: Apple update blocks calls facility

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:20
Apple has apologised after an update to its mobile operating system left some owners of its new iPhones unable to make or receive calls.

Victoria Beckham's new job at UN

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:08
Victoria Beckham missed the opening of her first clothing store to attend press conference at United Nations.

VIDEO: Cameron 'embarrassed' by Queen comment

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:07
The Prime Minister says he will apologise to the Queen in person for saying that she "purred" down the phone when he told her Scotland had rejected independence.

US hits IS oil targets in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 09:53
The US-led coalition targets oil refineries controlled by Islamic State militants in Syria while Kurdish forces battle them on the ground.

Sierra Leone widens Ebola quarantine

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 09:52
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma widens a quarantine to include another one million people in an effort to curb the spread of Ebola.

Europe ready for Ryder Cup defence

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 09:50
Holders Europe will start as favourites against the United States when the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles starts on Friday.

VIDEO: Flea beetles surge as bees protected

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 09:39
Farmers warn oil seed rape crops are being destroyed because of a ban on a pesticide brought in to protect bees.

Rouhani criticises West's 'blunders'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 09:18
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the UN in New York, saying that a solution to the threat from Islamic State militants must come from within the region.

US: No evidence of subways plot by IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 09:17
US officials say they have no indication of a plot by Islamic State militants to attack underground rail systems in the US and Paris, as claimed by the Iraqi PM.

Brown and Hosie in SNP deputy bids

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 09:07
Keith Brown and Stewart Hosie formally put their names forward as candidates for the deputy leadership of the SNP.
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