National / International News

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:21

Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, has died at 89, according to the Bogart estate. NPR has not confirmed the report.

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'My beautiful Down's son'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:14
A mother trying to change attitudes towards Down's

Is London moving its gardens to the sky?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:56
Is London moving its gardens to the skies?

Why is Sanskrit so controversial?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:52
Why is a scholastic emphasis on Sanskrit so controversial?

Mother of burned informant slams Met

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:50
The mother of a police informant whose badly burned body was found under a railway archway in north London accuses Scotland Yard of a "cover up".

130 U.S. Personnel Sent To Iraq, Defense Secretary Hagel Says

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:49

The troops, who have arrived in northern Iraq, are in addition to advisers already in the country. This "is not a combat boots on the ground kind of operation," Chuck Hagel said.

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VIDEO: India schools hold Sanskrit lessons

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:48
Indian school students have had Sanskrit classes introduced to their curriculum in an attempt by the new government of Narendra Modi to boost interest in the ancient language.

VIDEO: Turning tyres into art

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:43
Turning Senegal's discarded rubber into art

VIDEO: Gaza conflict: Allegations of war crimes

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:37
The UN Human Rights Council has appointed an independent commission to investigate allegations of war crimes by both sides in the Israel Gaza conflict. Orla Guerin reports.

Dagenham & Redbridge 6-6 Brentford (2-4 pens)

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:24
Brentford and Dagenham & Redbridge share 12 goals in the joint highest scoring League Cup tie in history.

VIDEO: 'I went to a Soviet holiday camp'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:23
Life in the Soviet Union's top holiday camp

The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:22

The best time to see the shower, which comes every August, is between 3 and 4 a.m. in your local time zone.

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Guide dogs and guns

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:21
Meet the Americans who can't see but still love guns

Violence levels high at private jail

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:19
There are four times as many violent assaults at a privately-run prison in South Yorkshire than at similar jails, inspectors find.

Head teachers plan own league tables

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:12
Head teachers say they will publish their own independent exam school league tables, bypassing any political involvement.

A love of rugs which led to the stars

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:07
The man who sells rugs to the stars

Vine's six-second superstars cash in

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:05
Vine clip creators cash in on their fame

Rooney named as new Man Utd captain

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:01
Manchester United make Wayne Rooney their new captain, with midfielder Darren Fletcher named as vice-captain.

Fleeing Yazidis bring tales of woe

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 14:50
Yazidi refugees tell of horrors as they flee militants in Iraq

Mexican mine 'slow to report leak'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 14:45
A copper mine in north-west Mexico was slow to report that large quantities of a toxic chemical were spilling into a river last week, officials say.
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