National / International News

Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.

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Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands — All Under A Kilometer Of Ice

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Biologists have discovered what may be the largest unexplored ecosystem on earth, and it's all hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the lead scientist, Brent Christner.

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Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick has been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about what the news of two cured Americans means for his efforts.

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Mackay faces fresh text allegations

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:15
Malky Mackay is facing fresh allegations about text messages he is claimed to have shared with Iain Moody while Cardiff boss.

Life Goes On, Even With The Spectre Of Ebola

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

Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Liberia's capital city. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.

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Bottas quickest in final practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 02:34
Williams' Valtteri Bottas sets the pace from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in a wet-dry final practice at the Belgian Grand Prix.

New Zealand cruise to record victory

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 02:08
New Zealand secure a bonus point in a record 51-20 win over Australia in the second round of the Rugby Championship.

Coach children made ill by fumes

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 02:04
School children on a church trip are treated for the effects of fume inhalation after falling ill on a coach.

AUDIO: How well does comedy travel?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:47
How well does stand up comedy travel outside the US and UK?

Motorcyclist dies in road crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:46
A motorcyclist dies following a crash on the A465 in Monmouthshire.

VIDEO: Stand up paddle boarding takes off

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:40
BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell tries out stand up paddle boarding ahead of the national water sports festival to see why it has become so popular.

Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:37

The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.

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Man assaulted by gang in house

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:34
A 22-year-old man has been assaulted with an iron bar by a gang of masked men in west Belfast.

China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:28

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:28

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

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Galileo satellites on wrong orbit

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 00:56
The European Space Agency says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the US GPS sat-nav system have not gone into the correct orbit.

Disk of patient records 'missing'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-23 00:42
An NHS trust loses a computer disk containing 42,000 records of ambulance patients from its headquarters in Nottingham.

VIDEO: How to have a day out on the cheap

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 23:49
Finance reporter Kevin Peachey looks at the popularity of attractions that are both free and those that charge an entrance fee and considers how you can keep costs down on a day out.

Village asked to 'rate its pong'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 23:48
Residents living in a Cambridgeshire village surrounded by a sewage plant and two recycling centres are encouraged to "rate the pong" online.

Museums set for more strike action

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 23:38
Visitors to six National Museum Wales sites are warned to expect disruption for the third weekend running due to strike action by staff.
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