National / International News

Privacy Is Serious Business At Black Hat Security Conference

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Hackers and cybersleuths abound at two tech conferences in Las Vegas. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to correspondent Aarti Shahani about what new technological threats are lurking.

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For Second Day, U.S. Strikes Targets In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Kurdish peshmerga forces are fighting Islamic militants threatening the region. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Qubad Talabani of the Kurdistan regional government about U.S. aid.

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Without A Truce, Strikes Resume In Gaza

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Their hopes for peace dashed, Palestinians in Gaza are returning to UN shelters — despite the discomfort and uncertain safety — as fighting between Hamas and Israel resumes.

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Tech Week: Hackers Meet, FCC's 1.1 Million Comments, Gmail Scans

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:23

The FCC made more than 1 million net neutrality comments available, hackers gathered to talk about home appliances that might be spies, and Google scans your "Gmails" for child pornography.

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Golf is my life after break-up - McIlroy

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:21
World number one Rory McIlroy says golf is his "life" after his break-up with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.

The next move of 'Teflon Tayyip'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:19
Why Erdogan has come to dominate Turkey

Man sectioned after Swansea siege

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:14
A man is sectioned under the Mental Health Act following an alleged armed siege in the penthouse restaurant of the Meridian Tower in Swansea.

Park walk honours WW1 war horses

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 02:51
A special walk in Lancashire honours thousands of war horses who died in World War One.

Rodwell warns against Man City move

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 02:48
New Sunderland signing Jack Rodwell says young English players should think twice before joining Manchester City.

Kiev dismantles last barriers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 02:46
The mayor of Kiev leads work to dismantle barriers and tents on the Ukrainian capital's main street, nine months after major pro-EU demonstrations.

Man arrested over Irvine sex attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 02:36
A 24-year-old man is arrested in connection with a sex attack in Irvine on Thursday evening.

US aid drop follows fresh Iraq raids

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 02:26
The US conducts its second drop of aid to Iraqis fleeing jihadist fighters in the north, hours after fresh air strikes against the militants.

Glasgow 2014: 96% of tickets sold

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 02:14
Glasgow 2014 organisers reveal 96% of Games tickets were sold, and 91% of spectators were satisfied.

Safety fears at Beatles' crossing

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 02:06
The use of a lollipop lady is being considered at London's Abbey Road crossing as tourists flock to create the scene made famous by the Beatles.

Health warning on 'laughing gas' use

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 02:04
A health warning is being issued by councils across England and Wales about the dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas".

VIDEO: Dolphins and man o'war on oceans swim

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:50
Adam Walker is the first Briton to complete the Ocean's 7 challenge, a tough series of long-distance, open-water swims.

Hospice and hospital flooded by rain

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:42
A hospice is flooded and fire crews have to pump out water from the accident and emergency department of a hospital after torrential rain swept across West Yorkshire on Friday.

Cyclists gear up for 100-mile race

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:31
More than 24,000 cyclists begin to ride 100 miles (160.9km) through London and Surrey at the RideLondon event.

VIDEO: John McAfee in surprise Google rant

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:15
Notorious computer security pioneer John McAfee has used a surprise appearance at a hacking conference to warn of threats against "freedom" thanks to privacy issues with technology.

Should Kids Get A Trophy For Showing Up?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 00:55

NPR Ed takes on the question that has long divided parents and experts alike.

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