National / International News

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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Van Gaal endures Man Utd debut to forget

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 11:56
Defeat by Swansea is a harsh reminder for new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal of the challenge he faces.

Code Switch Roundup: On Race, Policing And Ferguson

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 11:26

After the shooting death of an unarmed teen, the town of Ferguson, Mo., has become the focus of national debates about race and the militarization of local police departments.

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Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 11:16
Aaron Ramsey scores in stoppage time as title contenders Arsenal come from behind to beat managerless Crystal Palace.

Gov. Perry: Indictment 'Amounts To Nothing'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 11:15

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the felony abuse-of-power charges are politically motivated, calling it a "farce of a prosecution."

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Silva 'to run' for Brazil president

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 11:00
Former Brazilian Environment Minister Marina Silva agrees to run as the Socialist Party's presidential candidate after Eduardo Campos's sudden death, an adviser says.

Kenya to deny entry to Ebola states

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 10:35
Fears over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus prompt Kenya to close its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Who's A Citizen? The Question Dividing The Island Of Hispaniola

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 10:33

The Dominican Republic issued a ruling last year that would render stateless many residents of Haitian origin. The government has revised its position, but the fate of many Haitians still isn't clear.

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VIDEO: WW1 memorial to honour Wales' fallen

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 10:30
About 1,000 people gather to see the unveiling of a lasting monument to Welsh soldiers who died in World War One in Flanders.
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