National / International News

Economic Sanctions Play Out In Strange Ways In Iran

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Upscale Iranian malls still sell iPads and iPhones and its shops and cafes are stocked and full, but chemical weapons victims have trouble getting medicines and prices for food basics have gone up.

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Olympic boxer charged with assault

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 03:54
Olympic boxing silver medallist Fred Evans has been arrested and charged with two counts of assault in Birmingham.

Six soldiers shot dead in Cairo

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 03:47
Six Egyptian soldiers are shot dead at a checkpoint in the Cairo suburb of Shubra al-Khaymah, state media report.

Shearer beats Savage in seats battle

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 03:44
Football pundit Robbie Savage loses a bruising battle with BBC colleague Alan Shearer to sit on half the seats in Wembley Stadium.

Councils urge lone person tax change

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 03:31
Wealthy people living alone in large homes should lose their council tax discount to fund more help for poorer families, local authorities say.

Drink drive death car wreck on show

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 03:20
The wreckage of a car in which a man from Lancashire was killed is on display for a campaign, backed by his mother, to prevent further drink driving related deaths.

First race will not be easy - Hamilton

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 02:59
Lewis Hamilton is expecting a tough race after taking pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Man hit by three cars on motorway

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 02:52
A man in his 20s dies after being hit by three cars on the M73 in North Lanarkshire, police have said.

Private parking fines: Your rights

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 02:46
What are your rights when parking on private land?

City mums in breastfeeding protest

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 02:23
More than 100 women are expected at a breastfeeding protest in Swansea after a Staffordshire mother was labelled a "tramp" for feeding her baby in public.

Indian diplomat re-indicted in US

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 02:21
A US grand jury re-indicts Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, days after a judge dropped virtually identical charges - India says it is "disappointed".

'Moronic' pub hoaxer admits guilt

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 02:17
A man who describes himself as "a rising star of the right-wing community" admits being behind an internet hoax about a pub banning British military personnel.

AUDIO: Teen twins win science award

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 02:10
Eighteen-year-olds Aneeta and Ameeta Kumar have been named UK Young Scientists of the Year for their work in diagnosing cancer

AUDIO: Forty-pence tax now hits 'more than a fifth'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 02:09
Conservative MPs have been arguing ahead of next week's budget that the 40p tax band stretches too wide.

House Passes Payment Fix For Medicare Docs, But At What Cost?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 02:00

A bipartisan compromise years in the making came apart this week when House GOP leaders inserted into a Medicare bill language that would delay part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Chris Brown arrested at rehab

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 01:57
Singer held in jail after failing to comply with "rules and regulation" of treatment

Mourinho wants Friday night football

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 01:53
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says English clubs in Europe should be allowed to play domestic games on a Friday.

VIDEO: Who can protect UK in a cyber attack?

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 01:43
The skills of amateur ''cyber defenders'' are being put to the test in London this weekend, as they try to protect the UK against a simulated cyber attack.

The Passengers On Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 01:01

American Philip Wood was returning to his girlfriend in Beijing after a visit to Texas. He was among the 239 people on board the flight that's been missing since last Saturday.

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Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There's No Rush

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 01:01

Looks like the old adage about when it's safe to eat dropped foods may actually be effective for wet, sticky stuff like candies. For carpet-dusted snacks, you can take your sweet time, a study finds.

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