National / International News

Syria 'recaptures rebel border town'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 14:46
Syria's military says it has recaptured Yabroud, the last major rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border.

VIDEO: New garden city to be built in Kent

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 14:45
A garden city with an initial 15,000 homes will be built at Ebbsfleet in Kent, George Osborne has announced.

Crimea 'votes for Russia union'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 14:41
Election officials say 95.5% of Crimean voters back joining Russia in a disputed referendum, with half the ballots counted.

VIDEO: Crimea 'votes for Russia union'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 14:33
Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say. after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum.

VIDEO: Pro-Russia protesters in Donetsk want vote

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 14:29
As the voting took place in Crimea, in eastern Ukraine in the city of Donetsk, hundreds of pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings.

Uniform Rule May Keep Religious Americans From Military Service

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 13:55

Observant Sikhs need to get an exemption in order to keep maintain long hair and beards. One service member who is Sikh says the application process has a chilling effect on those who want to serve.

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Progressives on top in Serbia poll

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 13:19
The ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) wins a parliamentary majority in the general election, vote monitors say.

Tokyo tech start-ups begin to rise

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 13:18
Can the Japanese capital rival California's Silicon Valley?

VIDEO: Is Tokyo the new Silicon Valley?

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 13:18
Tokyo's technology start-up scene is beginning to take off. But can the Japanese capital rival California's Silicon Valley?

VIDEO: Crimea 'votes for Russian union'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 13:12
Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia in a disputed referendum, officials announce, after half the votes have been counted.

Westboro Baptist Founder Is 'On The Edge Of Death,' Son Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 13:01

Fred Phelps is in hospice care and has been excommunicated from the church he founded in Topeka, his son Nathan wrote in a statement he posted to Facebook Saturday night.

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Photo Identification: The 'Best And Worst Way' To ID People

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 12:00

How reliably can we find the fakes? A new study says the more forgeries people come across, the better they are at spotting them. But there are multiple traps that can cloud screeners' judgment.

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Kansas Legislature Scolds Itself Over Slew Of Contentious Bills

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 12:00

From spanking children to denying service to gay couples, legislation in Kansas has been stirring up controversy. Some lawmakers argue their colleagues are drifting from the important issues.

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Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 12:00

With tablet technology still relatively new, pediatricians are trying to understand how interactive media affects children.

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Exit poll: Crimea backs Russia union

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 11:27
Voters in Crimea overwhelmingly back joining Russia and seceding from Ukraine, according to exit polls quoted by Russian news agencies.

Elbow top chart with sixth album

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 11:22
Alternative rock band Elbow go straight to number one in the album chart with their sixth offering, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything.

Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Arsenal

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:45
Arsenal stay in strong contention for the Premier League title as Tomas Rosicky secures victory at local rivals Tottenham.

Wrinkled Mercury's shrinking history

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:36
The planet Mercury is about 7km smaller today than when its rocky crust first solidified over four billion years ago - a greater degree of shrinkage than previously recognised.

Paralympics end with colourful ceremony

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:36
The curtain comes down on the 2014 Winter Paralympics with a colourful and spectacular ceremony in Sochi.

Crashed helicopter wreckage removed

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:22
Investigators remove debris from the crashed helicopter that killed four people in Norfolk, including Northern Ireland peer Lord Ballyedmond.

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