National / International News

Baby girl killed in dog attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 08:50
Family "devastated" after their six-month-old girl is killed in a dog attack while in the care of relatives at a home in Daventry.

Dallas Ebola Case: Experts Say 9 People At Highest Risk Of Contact

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 08:50

Health experts are "fairly certain" that nine people had enough direct contact with an Ebola patient that they could potentially have been infected. None of them have shown symptoms, the CDC says.

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VIDEO: On road booby-trapped by IS

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 08:30
Quentin Sommerville follows Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq to see the tactics Islamic State militants are using to slow the war against them.

Councillor's home damaged by arson

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 08:17
The family home of independent councillor Padraig McShane is badly damaged in an overnight arson attack in Ballycastle, County Antrim.

VIDEO: US hostage parents appeal for 'mercy'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 08:03
The parents of US hostage Peter Kassig have appealed to Islamic State militants to "show mercy" and release him.

VIDEO: Tale of two protests in Hong Kong

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 07:54
Thousands of people are attending an anti-violence demonstration in Hong Kong's Admiralty district, while protesters have also gathered in Mong Kok - an area that saw violence and arrests on Friday night.

Son charged with murdering mother

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 07:40
A man is charged with murdering his mother who was found stabbed and asphyxiated at her home in Somerset.

Hong Kong Police Can 'Take All Actions Necessary,' City Leader Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 07:36

Discussions between the protesters and the government broke down after the violence. With thousands of protesters still in the streets, some are fearing that a crackdown might be imminent.

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Funding cut for NI cultural events

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 07:23
Thousands of pounds in government funding have been cut for sporting and cultural events in Northern Ireland, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment announces.

Ebola dampens Eid celebrations

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 07:16
Celebrations in West Africa for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha are being badly affected by the Ebola outbreak, with many public places deserted.

Broken Art: The Closing Of A Washington Museum

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 07:11

A photojournalism student at the Corcoran College of Art + Design responds to a museum's demise the only way she knows how – creatively.

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FAA Chief: No Quick Fix To Prevent Another Fire Like Chicago

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 06:43

Administrator Michael Huerta has a response to lawmakers who criticized the FAA for failing to have backup systems in place when a fire at an air traffic control center shut down Chicago's airports.

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Two For One: Subsidies Help Food Stamp Recipients Buy Fresh Food

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 06:23

There a big new pot of government money available for programs that boost the buying power of food stamps. But there's a catch: The cash has to spent on local fruit and vegetables.

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A First: Uterus Transplant Gives Parents A Healthy Baby

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 06:10

The new mother, 36, had been born without a uterus, so another woman, 61, donated her womb several years after she had gone through menopause.

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Spanish PM calls for Catalonia talks

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 06:05
Spain's PM calls for talks with the Catalan regional authorities, after they said they would go ahead with their planned independence referendum.

Atlantic City Falls From Glittering Resort To Bargain Basement

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 05:55

With four casinos shuttered, a fifth on the brink and 7,000 jobs lost, the once-glittery Atlantic City ponders a path to the future.

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VIDEO: 'Heartbreak' in hostage's home town

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 05:49
The BBC has been speaking to people in Eccles, the home town of murdered hostage Alan Henning, about their reaction to his killing.

Policeman shot by drink-drive suspect

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 05:12
A policeman is shot while confronting a man suspected of drinking and driving in south-east London.

The Two Koreas Agree To Hold High-Level Talks This Autumn

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 04:36

News of the plan comes as a delegation of North Korean officials venture south to Incheon for Saturday's closing ceremonies of the 2014 Asian Games.

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VIDEO: First womb-transplant baby born

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 04:26
A woman in Sweden has become the first in the world to have a baby after having a womb transplant.