National / International News

What's Behind Those Abuse-Of-Power Charges Against Perry?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:56

The indictment stems from the Texas governor's veto of funding for a public integrity office after the Democratic head of the office was arrested for drunk driving.

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India beat England in Women's Test

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:44
Captain Mithali Raj stars as India beat England by six wickets on the fourth day of the Women's Test at Wormsley.

Celtic 6-1 Dundee United

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:40
Celtic produce a performance full of drive, skill, belief and goals to end Dundee United's unbeaten start to the season.

VIDEO: Trapeze lessons 'help beat depression'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:40
Women suffering from depression are being encouraged to attend a trapeze exercise class to help manage their symptoms.

Germany 'spied' on Kerry and Clinton

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:21
Media reports in Germany say spies accidentally recorded calls made by US Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton.

Chelsea's Moses joins Stoke on loan

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:14
Stoke City boost their attacking options with the signing of Chelsea winger Victor Moses on a season-long loan.

New York State Couple Charged In Abduction Of Amish Girls

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 04:54

Authorities say that the oldest of the girls, who turned up 24 hours after they were reportedly kidnapped, provided crucial information that led to the couple's arrest.

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Australian PM comments 'offensive'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 04:42
Scotland's first minister says the Australian prime minister's negative comments on Scottish independence were "foolish and hypocritical".

Clark aims for World Cup glory

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 04:40
Prop Rochelle Clark says England are confident of winning their first World Cup for 20 years as they face Canada in the final on Sunday.

Murray frustrated at inconsistency

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 04:38
Andy Murray is left frustrated by his inability to convert a strong position before losing to Roger Federer in Cincinnati.

U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq Pound Area Near Mosul Dam

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 04:19

The airstrikes come as at least 80 men from the religious minority were reportedly executed by militants for refusing to convert to Islam.

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Yazidi villagers 'massacred' in Iraq

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 04:01
Islamic State militants in northern Iraq massacre at least 80 Yazidi men, officials say, as air strikes are reported on IS positions near Mosul dam.

Landing incident closes airport

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:57
Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport is closed after an aircraft had a problem with its undercarriage while landing.

Pope beatifies South Korea martyrs

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:54
Pope Francis beatifies 124 of South Korea's first Catholics in an open-air Mass in Seoul, seen as the centrepiece of his trip to the country.

Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

Michael Brown, a teen shot to death by a police officer last week, is to be buried on Saturday. NPR's Cheryl Corley is in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred and days of unrest followed.

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Texas Governor Indicted On Abuse Of Power Charges

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

A grand jury in Austin has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he misused his veto power. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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How Social Media Helped Spread Protest In Michael Brown Shooting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

Colorlines Editor-at-Large Kai Wright and NPR's Scott Simon reflect on the reaction to Michael's Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

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Arab Bank On Trial For Allegedly Funding Hamas

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

In New York, a Jordanian bank is being sued by victims of terrorism who say the bank sent money to terrorists. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the New York Times's Jessica Silver-Greenberg about the case.

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Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

A summer camp program takes boys and girls, ages 8-15, to spend time with their incarcerated dads. The kids camp out nearby and go to the prison during the day to do art projects with their fathers.

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'Doctor of chocolate' post on offer

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:22
Sweet-toothed scientists can apply for a "multidisciplinary PhD on chocolate" at the University of Cambridge.
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