National / International News

Iran 'ready to help neighbour Iraq'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 07:25
Iran's President Rouhani says Tehran is ready to help Iraq in its battle against extremist Sunni Islamists, but denies any plans to send troops.

VIDEO: Waterfall records biggest ever flow

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 07:04
Torrential rain has led to the biggest water flow ever recorded over South America's Iguazu Falls.

Teacher suspended for 'punching boy'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:57
A teacher is suspended for allegedly punching a 13-year-old schoolboy in class.

VIDEO: Thousands mark Queen's birthday

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:56
Thousands gathered in London for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark the Queen's official birthday.

The 'Kony 2012' Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:35

The group Invisible Children shot to fame after its video "Kony 2012" went viral. The success led to a backlash, and now the organization must redefine its mission and its future.

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Baton relay arrives in Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:24
The Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Scotland as it begins a 40-day tour of the host country ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Cambodian migrants flee Thailand

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:16
Tens of thousands of Cambodians are fleeing Thailand amid fear the new military leadership will crackdown on migrant workers.

Lightning causes Gatwick delays

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 06:05
A lightning strike at Gatwick Airport causes disruption and delays to hundreds of passengers.

Thousands In Iraq Offer To Fight Against Militant Offensive

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 05:41

A top Shiite cleric called on his followers to help fight Sunni insurgents. On Saturday, young Iraqis filled volunteer centers in Baghdad.

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In pictures: Trooping the Colour

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 05:36
More than 1,000 soldiers parade for Queen at Trooping the Colour

Lancaster positive despite series loss

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 05:33
England head coach Stuart Lancaster says his side are making progress despite falling to a series defeat in New Zealand.

50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:57

Thousands of civil rights activists descended upon Mississippi in 1964 to help register African-American voters. For many, the first stop was intensive training — including how to take a beating.

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'Fire-starting birds' halt revamp

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:51
Restoration of a historic hall that was burned down when a jackdaw nest caught fire is halted after their descendants returned to the same roost.

Troops mark Queen's official birthday

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:28
The Trooping the Colour ceremony, with more than 1,000 soldiers taking part, has taken place in central London to mark the Queen's official birthday.

VIDEO: How cabbage hurling went 'global'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:22
The organisers of the cabbage hurling championships prepare to host contestants at a country fayre in the Lincolnshire fens.

Unborn baby-attack suspect charged

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03
A man is due to appear in court charged with attempted murder after a pregnant woman was stabbed.

Obama Takes A Trip To A Sioux Indian Reservation

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

President Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Scott Davis, director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, about his visit.

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Kurdish Forces Step In Behind Fleeing Iraqi Troops

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

After Iraqi troops fled, Kurdish forces moved in to northern Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon asks the region's foreign minister, Falah Mustafah Baktir, if this is a push for an independent Kurdish state.

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Cantor's Defeat Was Local, But Reverberations Are National

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffered a huge primary loss to a Tea Party candidate. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the week in politics.

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Militants Advance Toward Iraq's Capital

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

President Obama ruled out sending in U.S. ground forces to Iraq, but vows to take action. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Jane Arraf as Islamic fighters push closer to Baghdad.

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