National / International News

Car ploughs into crowds in Austria

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 05:37
At least three people are dead and dozens injured after a man drove his car into a crowded square in the Austrian city of Graz.

At Waterloo Re-Enactment, History So Real You Can Taste It

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 05:33

He may have lost, but Napoleon still holds a fascination for thousands of re-enacters, who came to Belgium this week to eat, sleep and wage mock war in the manner of the 1815 battle of Waterloo.

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Hamilton on Austria pole after spin

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 05:24
Lewis Hamilton heads a Mercedes one-two in qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix despite both cars going off on their final laps of the session.

Bin Laden Son Asked U.S. For Father's Death Certificate, Wikileaks Says

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 05:08

The website has begun the release of 500,000 documents it says related to Saudi Arabian diplomatic communications. Among them was the request from Abdullah bin Laden.

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Greece 'to offer new debt proposals'

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 04:38
A Greek minister says new proposals will be put to creditors to "get closer to a solution" ahead of a crisis summit on Monday.

South Korea, Thailand Report No New MERS Cases

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 04:35

The number of cases in South Korea has remained steady at 166 for more than two weeks, but the death of a 63-year-old man brought to 25 the number of deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

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13-year-old arrested over rioting

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 04:16
A 13-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of riotous behaviour following disturbances in east Belfast on Friday night.

Volunteer Rangers Work To Rein In Antler Poachers

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 04:15

The popularity of antlers as rustic décor is threatening deer and elk in the Pacific Northwest. The animals can naturally shed antlers, but some people harass or kill animals to get at prized racks.

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Teenager Hill wins skeet final gold

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 04:14
Amber Hill claims Great Britain's first shooting gold at the European Games in Baku by winning the women's skeet final.

Barcelona's Mom-And-Pop Tapas Bars Take On The Big Tourist Chains

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 04:09

Off the beaten tourist paths, neighborhood tapas bars are part of Spain's charm, but many are being forced out by rising rents. A tour group hopes to save them by helping travelers find them.

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VIDEO: UK jihadist was al-Shabab cameraman

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 04:02
A British man killed while fighting with Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya was second in command of his unit and also played the role of cameraman, the BBC has learned.

Vicar blasts church gay pride support

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 03:37
A vicar criticises York Minster's decision to bless a Gay Pride march, saying homosexuality is comparable to paedophilia.

Store Helps Students Find The Right Instrumental Fit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Putting up with the squawks and squeaks of elementary school band takes patience. A Michigan music store is helping kids stick it out by making sure they choose the right instrument.

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'Hate Won't Win': Shock and Mourning In Charleston

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

After an emotional day in Charleston, the city remembers victims of a mass shooting with an evening prayer vigil. It comes after a dramatic hearing where the suspect made a first court appearance.

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Citing Abuse, Haitian Immigrants Flee Dominican Republic

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

The deadline has passed for illegal immigrants in the Dominican Republic to begin the process to get regularized or to get out of the country. Authorities say most illegal immigrants will be deported.

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Criminal Justice Professor Considers Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

More details are emerging about Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old suspect in the shooting deaths of nine people in Charleston. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Northeastern University professor James Fox.

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How The Kurds Are Succeeding In Iraq

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Kurdish fighters have recaptured a strategic Syrian city from the so-called Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Joshua Landis at the University of Oklahoma about the Kurds' strategy.

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Hopes Fade As Yemen Peace Talks Falter

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Hisham Al-Omeisy, a Yemeni activist and analyst, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the failed peace talks in Geneva, and what life is like in Yemen's capital.

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Sen. Tim Scott: Charleston Shooting Was 'A Crime Of Hate'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Sen. Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, shares his thoughts on the shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

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VIDEO: High speed landing for lucky escape duo

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-20 03:22
A Red Devil parachutist had a lucky escape when his chute failed to open during an airshow - but a team-mate caught him in mid-air.