National / International News

China children 'made to give blood'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:41
Police in China have arrested seven people thought to be behind a scheme that forced schoolchildren to give blood, state media says.

Child wins European 400m hurdles gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:30
Britain's Eilidh Child wins 400m hurdles gold and Lynsey Sharp silver in the 800m at the European Championships.

Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 07:02

Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.

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Germany Eavesdropped On Kerry, Clinton, Magazine Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:39

Der Spiegel reports that the current and former U.S. secretary of state were the inadvertent targets of German surveillance.

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VIDEO: Baby giraffes draw crowds to US zoos

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:37
Baby giraffes have been drawing crowds to zoos in Houston, Texas and San Diego, California.

Lesser-known things about Asperger's syndrome

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 06:32
Lesser-known aspects about Asperger's syndrome

Depression with Parkinson's 'common'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:59
Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly-diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared to the general population, research suggests.

The rise of young British sprinters

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:57
The promising new generation of British sprinters

What's Behind Those Abuse-Of-Power Charges Against Perry?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:56

The indictment stems from the Texas governor's veto of funding for a public integrity office after the Democratic head of the office was arrested for drunk driving.

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VIDEO: Trapeze lessons 'help beat depression'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:40
Women suffering from depression are being encouraged to attend a trapeze exercise class to help manage their symptoms.

Germany 'spied' on Kerry and Clinton

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 05:21
Media reports in Germany say spies accidentally recorded calls made by US Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton.

New York State Couple Charged In Abduction Of Amish Girls

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 04:54

Authorities say that the oldest of the girls, who turned up 24 hours after they were reportedly kidnapped, provided crucial information that led to the couple's arrest.

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U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq Pound Area Near Mosul Dam

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 04:19

The airstrikes come as at least 80 men from the religious minority were reportedly executed by militants for refusing to convert to Islam.

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Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

Michael Brown, a teen shot to death by a police officer last week, is to be buried on Saturday. NPR's Cheryl Corley is in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred and days of unrest followed.

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'Doctor of chocolate' post on offer

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 03:22
Sweet-toothed scientists can apply for a "multidisciplinary PhD on chocolate" at the University of Cambridge.

SeaWorld to redesign its whale tank

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 02:27
The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.

VIDEO: Celebrity fans sing MOTD theme

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 02:09
Celebrity Match of the Day fans including Russell Brand and Piers Morgan, hum the famous theme tune to the programme, which celebrates 50 years on air this season.

VIDEO: Is it Salmonella or a tummy bug?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 01:31
An investigation has begun into an outbreak of Salmonella which has now affected more than 150 people in England. Dr Brian Hope describes the symptoms and how to avoid infection.

Woman held over newborn baby death

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:58
A woman is arrested on suspicion of suffocating a baby of "barely three weeks old" by lying on the infant.

AUDIO: Is 'the thieving magpie' just a myth?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:33
New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.