National / International News

Indonesia's President: Fan Of Megadeth, Defender Of Death Penalty

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:29

Indonesia's recently elected President Joko Widodo is a heavy metal fan seen as an advocate for human rights and political change. But his strong stance on the death penalty has dismayed many.

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VIDEO: School shooting survivor set for op

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:24
The family of Ahmad Nawaz, a Pakistani teenager injured in a Taliban attack on his Peshawar school, talk to the BBC as he prepares for major surgery in UK.

Korean Tailors Try To Keep The Lunar New Year Hanbok Ritual Alive

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:14

A new year's tradition of wearing a new, custom-tailored outfit to celebrate the Lunar New Year is fading in Korean culture.

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VIDEO: Footage of Australia cyclones aftermath

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:13
Footage shows aftermath of double-cyclone damage in Australia.

Tibetan Villagers Pose Before Backdrops, Earn Oscar Nomination

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:12

They're photographed in front of Asian scenes, a beach, Disneyland. It's a fictional film called Butter Lamp. And it has a real message.

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Yemen's former leader flees capital

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:11
Yemen's former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi flees the capital, Sanaa, where he had been under house arrest.

Kristen Stewart makes awards history

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 01:05
US actress Kristen Stewart becomes first American actress to win a Cesar Award - the French equivalent of an Oscar - for her role in Cloud of Sils Maria.

Judges to rule on access to emails

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 00:37
Judges are to consider police requests to access journalists' phones and emails, ministers say, amid criticism of their use of surveillance powers.

DUP and UUP in election pact talks

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 00:27
The DUP and UUP are continuing to hold talks about a unionist pact ahead of the general election on 7 May, says DUP assembly member Arlene Foster.

VIDEO: Explosion as fire destroys warehouse

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 00:25
A storage warehouse in south-east London has been destroyed in a large fire overnight.

VIDEO: Inside first US women-only 'mosque'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 00:21
Alastair Leithead reports on the US's first women-only 'mosque' in Los Angeles.

US crash pilot's 'dude' mayday call

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 23:46
A pilot who ejected from a US fighter jet moments before a crash told a colleague in a radio message: "Dude, I'm getting out."

'Chelsea fans' in London racism probe

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 23:36
Police are investigating racist chanting at London's St Pancras station by men thought to be Chelsea fans returning from a Champions League match in Paris.

Social media blitz on knife crime

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 23:33
A specialist knife crime unit in Essex is monitoring social media platforms for parties with open invitations that could attract trouble.

Kayakers join search for missing boy

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 23:20
Kayakers and volunteers are expected to join emergency services in the search for missing schoolboy Cameron Comey.

'Great clubs' interested in Falcao

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 22:07
Monaco have a number of "great clubs" interested in £50m striker Falcao should Man Utd opt not to sign him.

Murray wins World Cup gold in US

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 22:02
Britain's world champion Samantha Murray claims gold at the Sarasota Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Florida.

Rain ruins Australia v Bangladesh

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 21:47
Australia's World Cup Pool A match against Bangladesh in Brisbane is washed out without a ball being bowled.

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 21:31
A long-lost Sherlock Holmes story has been found lying forgotten in an attic more than a hundred years after it was first published.

VIDEO: Fire in Dubai skyscraper

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 20:49
A fire has ripped through the 79-storey Torch Tower in Dubai, but no casualties have been reported.