National / International News

Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:52

The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. Will they work?

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Jockey defends Lord Windermere win

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:51
Winning jockey Davy Russell insists Lord Windermere deserved to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup despite a stewards' inquiry.

U.S. Beats Russia To Win Sled Hockey Gold At Sochi Paralympics

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:50

In the sport many call "murder ball on ice," the U.S. team becomes the first to repeat at consecutive Paralympics. The game was broadcast live on NBC.

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Syria's Kurds fight to keep out jihadists

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:28
Syria's Kurds fight to keep out encroaching jihadists

Big Moscow rally against Crimea move

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:21
Thousands of people attend a rally in Moscow to oppose Russian intervention in Ukraine, a day before a secession vote in Crimea.

Gove slams number of PM's Etonians

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:09
The number of former Eton pupils in Prime Minister David Cameron's inner circle is "ridiculous", Education Secretary Michael Gove says.

VIDEO: Families 'helpless and frustrated'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:55
The families of the passengers missing on Malaysia airlines flight MH370 have said that feel as though they are on an emotional rollercoaster.

Bin Laden doctor's sentence reduced

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:53
A court in Pakistan cuts by 10 years the prison sentence handed down to a doctor alleged to have helped the US locate Osama Bin Laden.

Car park blaze cause 'accidental'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:48
A multi-storey car park blaze that closed off parts of Derby city centre is thought to have started accidentally.

VIDEO: Baby gorilla has lung treatment

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:35
A baby gorilla, born by rare emergency caesarean section operation, has had treatment for a collapsed lung.

Malaysian music festival cancelled

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:19
A death at a music festival in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur prompts organisers to suspend the final day of performances.

Man dies after 'disturbance' in house

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:02
A man in his late 20s has died following a disturbance in a house in the north east of Glasgow, police have said.

Draught Closes Oregon Resort Before The Season Ever Opened

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

Severe drought in the West forced the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Oregon to do what it hasn't for 50 years. It closed for the season this week due to lack of snow.

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Ill And Malnurished, CAR Refugees Flood Cameroon

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

Last month alone 20,000 people, mostly Muslim, fled interreligious violence in Central African Republic and entered Cameroon. UN agencies and NGOs are now tasked with caring for them.

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Syrian In Exile Writes On Despite Threats, Kidnappings

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

This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising. For perspective, NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Yassin Haj Saleh, a Syrian writer who spent 16 years in Syrian prisons.

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'Deliberate Action' Took Malaysian Airliner Off Its Route

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

Malaysia's prime minister said Saturday that the missing airline left its planned route as the result of deliberate action by someone aboard. Reporter Anthony Kuhn gives NPR's Jacki Lyden the latest.

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New Zealanders Search For Symbol Of Identity, Independence

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

The Union Jack may not last long in the New Zealand flag. NPR's Jacki Lyden talks to journalist Tim Watkin about the flag, which some see as a symbol of British colonialism.

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Week 2 Of Pistorius Trial Gruesome, Disturbing

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

Oscar Pistorius' calm demeanor cracked this week. The paralympic champion is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with The Guardian's David Smith.

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Author: Putin Has Always Been A 'Playground Bully'

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

Is Vladimir Putin insane? Not at all, according to Masha Gessen, author of the political biography, The Man Without a Face. She talks to NPR's Jacki Lyden about Putin's world view.

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Tension, Violence Build One Day Ahead Of Crimea Vote

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

Crimea will hold a referendum on Sunday about whether to leave Ukraine. With reports of intimidation ahead of the vote, correspondent Gregory Warner gives NPR's Jacki Lyden the latest from Yalta.

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