National / International News

Excavation Reveals Regular Citizens Who Really Ran Ancient Egypt

NPR News - 16 hours 10 min ago

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University has uncovered an Egyptian cemetery that may have upwards of 1 million graves. NPR's Scott Simon explains they were commoners — not pharaohs.

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Obama Wraps Up A 'Breakthrough' 2014

NPR News - 16 hours 10 min ago

President Obama held his year-end press conference Friday, insisting 2014 has been a "breakthrough year for America." He also addressed the Sony hack attack and his recent executive action on Cuba.

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Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer

NPR News - 16 hours 10 min ago

With the ruble flagging and the price of oil still on the way down, the Russian economy is in trouble. Former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul tells NPR's Scott Simon what that means for Russia.

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Jobs go as Pelamis sale bid fails

BBC - 16 hours 24 min ago
The remaining staff at a collapsed wave power company are to lose their jobs after no buyer was found for the business.

The Africa I Know Isn't The Africa In The Headlines Today

NPR News - 16 hours 40 min ago

In 1990, our commentator visited Africa and fell in love with the energy and dreams of its people. Today he sees a land full of promise. But Ebola has revived the image of Africa in chaos.

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'Progress made' to keep 24-hour A&E

BBC - 16 hours 50 min ago
The health board for a west Wales hospital says 'good progress' is being made towards keeping 24-hour A&E cover.

Meet ice hockey’s 'Roman Abramovich'

BBC - 16 hours 52 min ago
How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players’ sticks as a boy returned to revive a club’s fortunes.

Driver arrested after man is injured

BBC - 17 hours 1 min ago
Police arrest driver on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the A472 between Pontypool and Hafodyrynys.

VIDEO: Kashmir widows on living in conflict

BBC - 17 hours 7 min ago
As polling concludes in Indian-administered Kashmir, the BBC's Shalu Yadav meets war widows on opposite sides of the long-standing conflict.

Ballance in England World Cup squad

BBC - 17 hours 14 min ago
Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.

N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

BBC - 17 hours 20 min ago
North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.

£1.2bn spree on 'Panic Saturday'

BBC - 17 hours 25 min ago
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".

VIDEO: Jools Holland on hosting 'huge party'

BBC - 17 hours 29 min ago
Jools Holland speaks to BBC Breakfast about his annual New Year's Eve show, Hootenanny.

Hart still UK's most desirable place

BBC - 17 hours 36 min ago
The most desirable place to live in the UK is named as Hart in Hampshire where residents are found to be the healthiest and live the longest.

VIDEO: 'Santas' join torch-lit hunt in woods

BBC - 17 hours 40 min ago
Mike Bushell joins a group of social runners in the woods.

Britain's Deas wins World Cup silver

BBC - 18 hours 37 sec ago
Great Britain's Laura Deas claims silver in the World Cup skeleton after two outstanding runs in Calgary.

Tory MEP Philip Bradbourn dies

BBC - 18 hours 11 min ago
Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.

Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth

NPR News - 18 hours 27 min ago

For Dr. Gavin Francis, Christmas Eve marked the start of a year-long stay in an icy research base 8,700 miles from home. In this "empire of ice and isolation," he says, food is essential to morale.

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Man critical after being hit by car

BBC - 18 hours 39 min ago
A 34-year-old man is being treated in hospital following a road traffic accident in Moira, County Down.

Two dead in city road collision

BBC - 19 hours 8 min ago
Two men die when two vehicles collide on a road in South Yorkshire in the early hours and a 20-year-old is arrested.