National / International News

'Formula E to be bigger than F1'

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 07:00
Formula E will be more popular than Formula 1 in five years, according to Virgin Racing chief Sir Richard Branson.

Knifed boy, 13, 'making recovery'

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 06:36
One of two young boys stabbed in a daytime knife attack makes a slight recovery in hospital.

Woman pulls down Confederate flag

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 06:29
A black woman removes the controversial Confederate flag from the flagpole in the grounds of the South Carolina State House in Columbia.

Thousands attend London Pride march

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 06:17
Thousands of people take to the streets of London for the annual Pride parade.

Drone flies abortion pills to Poland

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 06:11
A Dutch women's rights group uses a drone to fly abortion pills into Poland, in protest at the country's restrictive laws.

Kurds 'drive IS from border town'

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 05:51
Islamic State militants are reportedly driven out of the Syrian border town of Kobane but are said to have massacred more than 200 civilians.

Taylor wins first gold for Ireland

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 05:47
Olympic champion Katie Taylor beats Estelle Mossely of France in the European Games lightweight boxing final.

After Escaped Convict Is Shot In New York, Police Hunt For Accomplice

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 05:45

Authorities said that they "verbally challenged" Richard Matt, but the escapee was shot when he did not respond. David Sweat, who escaped the prison along with Matt, is still at large.

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Crisis meeting over Greek referendum

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 05:30
Greece's creditors hold a crisis meeting with the Greek finance minister after Athens calls a surprise referendum on the terms for a fresh bailout.

Drone flown over Wimbledon seized

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 05:08
Police have seized a drone which was being flown over the home of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Sri Lanka's Sangakkara to retire

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 05:00
Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara is to retire from international cricket after his side's second Test against India.

Tunisia IDs Beach Resort Assailant As 23-Year-Old Aviation Student

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 04:51

Prime Minister Habib Essid also said that most of the tourists killed on at the Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse were British tourists.

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Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 04:50

A century-long government assimilation program boarded children from their tribes. Now some former students are turning their old school into a Native American cultural center to play their own music.

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National Cathedral Should Not Be Stained With Confederate Flag, Dean Says

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 04:09

The Very Rev. Gary Hall says glass windows in honor of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee need to go. "We couldn't with credibility address the race agenda" with the windows in place, he tells NPR.

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Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 04:09

The isle of Cayo Santiago has been home to at least nine generations of rhesus monkeys since the colony's founding in 1938. Primatologists here seek clues to primate kinship, cognition and ecology.

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Child killed in tractor collision

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 04:08
A child dies following a collision involving a tractor in north west Wales.

Activist Climbs Flagpole At S.C. Statehouse, Removes Confederate Banner

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 04:01

The unidentified woman was arrested after she removed the flag, defying demands from State Capitol police to come down from the 30-foot pole.

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Nine hurt in 'overcrowded' car crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-27 03:50
One person is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a "seriously overcrowded" VW Golf crashes with nine people inside.

A Boy Won't Let A Lion Get His Goat

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 03:03

An award-winning photo captures a friendly encounter between a young child and a painted feline.

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Learning The Hard Way Why You Just Shouldn't GetTooClose

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-27 03:03

In India, he was always bumping up against humanity. In the U.S., he found out about personal space. And he wonders: Is something lost when you have to keep your distance?

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