National / International News

Manics cancel V Festival appearance

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:53
Welsh rock band the Manic Street Preachers cancel their Chelmsford V Festival appearance because of airport delays in Budapest.

Chad army 'rescues 85 Nigerians'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:47
Chadian troops rescue some 85 Nigerian villagers who were abducted earlier this week by suspected Boko Haram militants, reports say.

Earnings 'lagging' economic progress

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:14
Average earnings in Scotland will not return to pre-recession levels until at least 2016, Scottish government analysis suggests.

'Retracing my lost son to Lockerbie'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:12
Mother who only learned last year of loss pays visit to town

Thousands watch pipe band contest

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:11
Thousands of spectators watch the final of this year's World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green.

NHS becomes referendum battleground

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:10
The health service becomes a key battleground in the Scottish independence campaign as the Tories accuse the SNP of a "smear campaign".

My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:07
Getting text messages in bed - from al-Shabab

A country where toilet paper is rarer than partridge

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 15:03
A country where toilet paper is rarer than partridge in brine

US-Kurdish bid to retake Mosul dam

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 14:16
Kurdish troops backed by US air strikes battle to retake Mosul dam from Islamic State fighters in Iraq as reports of new atrocities emerge.

Texas governor vows to fight charges

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 14:00
Texas Governor Rick Perry vows to fight an indictment against him for abuse of power, which he has dismissed as a politicised "farce".

VIDEO: Refugees' 'despair and anger' at IS

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:42
Humanitarian aid is being distributed to hundreds of thousands of Yazidi people, fleeing Islamic militants in Northern Iraq.

No transfers fallout with Pulis - Parish

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:34
Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish says ex-manager Tony Pulis did not leave because of a transfers dispute.

Sen. McCaskill On Ferguson: 'We're Going To Get All The Facts'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:12

Tess Vigeland speaks with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill about the week of violence and tension in Ferguson, discussing the way forward for the community.

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'World Cup memories stay forever'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:09
Former players send out inspirational messages as England prepare for the Rugby World Cup final against Canada.

In Work Of Ferguson Photographer, Snapshots Of Chaos

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:09

Scott Olson, a photojournalist with Getty Images, has captured some of the striking images of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of Michael Brown.

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Perry Pushes Back Against Allegations He Overstepped His Authority

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:07

Tess Vigeland talks to Ben Philpott of member station KUT about the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abuse of power. The governor spoke for the first time since the charges, saying he acted within his power.

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To Combat Looting In Ferguson, Mo. Governor Institutes Curfew

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:07

A week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, the situation in Ferguson, Mo., remains tense. Protesters took to the streets again overnight, and there were reports of looting.

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'Suicidal woman' refused abortion

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 12:38
A "suicidal" woman gives birth by caesarean section in the Republic of Ireland after her request for a termination under the country's new abortion law was refused.

Robson lets golden chance go begging - Agnew

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 12:35
England's opener missed the opportunity to prove he can succeed in Test cricket on the second day at The Oval, says Jonathan Agnew.

Mo. Governor Orders State Of Emergency, Curfew In Ferguson

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 12:24

He said he took the step to curb violence following last week's shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Most protesters went home before the deadline, but a few hundred remain in the street.

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