National / International News

Spain faces migrant deaths probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 17:02
EU officials say they will ask Spain to explain why police fired rubber bullets at migrants trying to swim to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

Cuba suspends US consular services

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 16:34
The Cuban government suspends consular services in the United States, a move that may prevent tens of thousands travelling to the island.

Warning to keep squirrel traps shut

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 16:15
Releasing a grey squirrel from a trap is a crime and may increase the chances of the red squirrel population dying out, according to conservationists.

VIDEO: Dame Helen: Bafta guaranteed

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 16:02
Dame Helen Mirren will be presented with the prestigious Bafta Fellowship at 2014's awards on Sunday.

'Good As Gold': Utah's Pikus-Pace Wins Silver In Sochi

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-14 15:57

After coming out of a two-year retirement, Noelle Pikus-Pace wins a medal that long eluded her. At 31, eight years after she was first seen as an Olympics favorite, she celebrated with her two children in Sochi.

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Fulham hire Magath, sack Meulensteen

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 15:48
Fulham replace Rene Meulensteen with former Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath, who signs an 18-month contract as manager.

Sir Tom Finney dies at age of 91

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 15:35
Former Preston North End and England winger Sir Tom Finney dies at the age of 91.

For The Love Of Oysters: How A Kiss From The Sea Evokes Passion

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-14 15:29

Scientists have made some attempts to link mollusks to increased libido. There's even evidence that consuming heavy doses of an amino acid found in oysters can increase sperm count – in rabbits. But do any of these findings actually prove that oysters can — ahem — amp up arousal? Not so much.

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Wave kills cruise ship passenger

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 15:27
A cruise ship passenger dies after the vessel is hit by a large wave in the English Channel.

Bahrain marks anniversary of revolt

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 15:06
Several anti-government protests are held in Bahrain to mark three years since the start of demonstrations in the country.

Java volcano sends thousands fleeing

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 15:00
Tens of thousands of Indonesians flee their homes after a volcano erupts on the island of Java, killing at least three people.

Author Isabel Allende Apologizes For Comments About Mystery Novels

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-14 14:58

Last month, the best-selling writer told NPR that her new book, Ripper, which is itself a mystery novel, was written as a "joke." Fans of the genre, as well as booksellers and writers, weren't amused.

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1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-14 14:55

Twenty-six percent in a survey of 2,200 people conducted in 2012 answered that the Sun revolves around the Earth, and fewer than half correctly answered a question about human origins.

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Maybe It's The Suit: U.S. Speedskaters Swap Gear In Sochi

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-14 14:54

So far, no U.S. speedskater has finished better than seventh in Sochi while wearing a new race suit. Now the American skaters will switch back to the suit they wore during a successful World Cup season.

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Will Helping Muslims Flee Central African Republic Aid 'Cleansing'?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-14 14:53

Thousands of Muslims have resorted to hiding in mosques or even churches, afraid of being killed by Christian militias. Many are asking for help crossing the border, but the United Nations is hesitant to support the minority's exodus.

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US advises banks on 'cannabis cash'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 14:47
The US government offers guidance intended to encourage banks to accept deposits from legitimate marijuana businesses in states where it is legal.

VIDEO: Concern for Homs refugees in Syria

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 14:46
More than 1,000 people have escaped the city of Homs this week during a temporary ceasefire.

Hungary far-right rally in synagogue

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 14:45
Hungary's far-right Jobbik party sparks protests for holding a political rally inside a former synagogue in the northern town of Esztergom.

Snow affects driving conditions

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 14:43
Heavy snowfall has affected several roads across Scotland, with Dumfries and Galloway being particularly badly hit.

Why Tom Finney remained a legend at Preston

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-14 14:37
"Preston has lost its favourite son, a man who gave Prestonians pride in the place they come from"

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