National / International News

Thousands Of Anti-Government Protesters March In Pakistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:42

The demonstrators allege election fraud by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and are demanding he step down. The political instability has prompted fears of a possible army coup.

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Wales' World War One fallen honoured

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:36
About 1,000 people gather to see the unveiling of a lasting monument to Welsh soldiers who died in World War One in Flanders.

Loss 'smashes' confidence - Van Gaal

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:05
New boss Louis van Gaal says Manchester United's confidence will be "smashed" after a 2-1 opening-day defeat by Swansea.

Woman held in Passport Office error

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:57
A woman about to board a plane for a 50th birthday "trip of a lifetime" to New York is stopped by police because they thought she had a stolen passport.

VIDEO: Zeebrugge beach hit by waterspout

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:43
An eyewitness captures the moment a waterspout sweeps across a Zeebrugge beach, knocking down beach chairs and booths and damaging a terrace.

Airport reopens after landing hitch

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:42
Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport reopens after being forced to close when an aircraft had a problem with its undercarriage while landing.

China children 'made to give blood'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:41
Police in China have arrested seven people thought to be behind a scheme that forced schoolchildren to give blood, state media says.

UK welcomes fresh pressure on IS

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:32
Britain welcomes the passing of a United Nations resolution it drafted, which is designed to weaken Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.

Child wins European 400m hurdles gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:30
Britain's Eilidh Child wins 400m hurdles gold and Lynsey Sharp silver in the 800m at the European Championships.

War Takes Heavy Toll On Residents Of Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:02

As heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, civilians are trying to flee the fighting, and both Ukraine and Russia claim to be trying to send food, water and other supplies to help them.

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Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:02

Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.

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VIDEO: 'Military activity' near aid convoy

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:46
There has been an increased level of military activity in the area near where a controversial humanitarian aid convoy from Russia is stalled on the Russian side of the Ukrainian border.

Police confront Missouri protesters

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:45
Police confront protesters in the US state of Missouri, as tensions rise after police reveal a black teenager they shot was a robbery suspect.

Germany Eavesdropped On Kerry, Clinton, Magazine Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:39

Der Spiegel reports that the current and former U.S. secretary of state were the inadvertent targets of German surveillance.

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VIDEO: Baby giraffes draw crowds to US zoos

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:37
Baby giraffes have been drawing crowds to zoos in Houston, Texas and San Diego, California.

Lesser-known things about Asperger's syndrome

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:32
Lesser-known aspects about Asperger's syndrome

Man dies in street fight stabbing

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:28
A teenager has died after being stabbed in a street fight in Greater Manchester, police say.

Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:17
Louis van Gaal's reign as Manchester United manager begins with a 2-1 home defeat by Swansea in the Premier League.

Depression with Parkinson's 'common'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:59
Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly-diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared to the general population, research suggests.

The rise of young British sprinters

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:57
The promising new generation of British sprinters

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