National / International News

Plane missing in western Nepal

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:09
A plane is missing en route to the town of Jumla in western Nepal with 18 people on board.

Schools Fall Behind In Helping Students With Mental Health Issues

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

A recent Newsweek investigation found that at many colleges and universities, being open about a mental health disorder can mean getting kicked out of school. Newsweek reporter Katie J.M. Baker speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the story.

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Fla. Man Guilty Of Lesser Charges In 'Loud Music' Murder Case

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., returned a mixed verdict Saturday in the trial of Michael Dunn, charged in the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis. Unable to reach a verdict on the charge of murder, the jury found Dunn guilty on four other counts.

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Scientists Discover Universe's Oldest Star

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

The star is 4 billion years older than any other found to date. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Timothy Beers of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Arizona.

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Texas Town Brings Out Its Debs For George Washington's Birthday

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

In Laredo, Texas, an elite debutante ball is one of many events held to celebrate George Washington's birthday. A new documentary, Las Marthas, explores the tradition. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to director Christina Ibarra.

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Haiti's First Cardinal Remains A Priest Of The People

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

Haiti has its first inductee into the College of Cardinals. Haitian Bishop Chibly Langlois is one of 19 men chosen by Pope Francis for elevation. Seven of the new group hail from the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.

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Walkers in 1,000ft avalanche fall

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 04:59
A walker was knocked unconscious by an avalanche which swept him and his partner 1,000ft down a mountain.

Welsh Tory leader admits divisions

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 04:58
Days after sacking four members of his shadow cabinet, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives admits there have been internal divisions within his party.

200 Trapped In Abandoned South African Gold Mine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 04:54

Rescuers are trying to reach the people, who were discovered after screams were heard coming from a mine near Johannesburg. Illegal mining is common in the region.

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NSA allies 'spied on US law firm'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 04:42
Australian secret services tapped a US law firm representing Indonesia in a trade dispute with the US, fresh leaks by Edward Snowden suggest.

VIDEO: Driverless trains 'not going to happen'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 04:40
Driverless trains on the London Underground would not be safe and were "not going to happen", said the leader of the RMT union.

Rooney set to sign new Man Utd deal

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 04:33
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is set to sign a new long-term contract worth around £300,000 a week.

VIDEO: Bonuses should be deferred - Carney

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 04:29
Banker bonuses should be deferred for a "very long time" says Bank of England governor Mark Carney

Man injured in assault near pub

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 04:26
Police appeal for information after a man was seriously assaulted in an attack near a pub in the Maryhill area of Glasgow.

Mourinho boring and a bully - Wilson

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 03:58
Arsenal legend Bob Wilson says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is a "bully" engaging in "boring" mind games.

Carney: UK housing market recovering

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 03:45
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the UK housing market is seeing a general recovery, with most parts excepting Northern Ireland picking up.

Salmond accuses 'bullying' ministers

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 03:40
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond writes David Cameron to condemn the recent behaviour of his ministers in independence debate.

My quest to fix a broken iPad

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 03:35
How I fixed my smashed iPad screen

Four dead in Tunisia militant attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 03:30
Gunmen set up a roadblock in western Tunisia and fire on approaching vehicles, killing four people, including two police.

Kerry urges climate change action

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 02:39
US Secretary of State John Kerry urges the global community to act against climate change in a keynote speech during a visit to Indonesia.

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