National / International News

At Niger's School For Husbands, The Lesson Is 'Space Your Children'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 06:56

Its birthrate is the world's highest: seven kids per woman. There's not enough fertile land to feed everyone. So Niger is telling its men that a big family is not the only way to be a Big Man.

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Libyan parliament seeks foreign help

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 06:52
Libya's parliament votes for foreign intervention to protect civilians caught up in deadly clashes between rival militia groups.

VIDEO: Screaming fans greet Lady Gaga

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 06:38
Screaming fans greeted pop star Lady Gaga as she arrived in Japan ahead of concerts on Wednesday and Thursday.

VIDEO: UK 'will play role' in Iraq help

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 06:36
Prime Minister David Cameron says "detailed plans" are being put in place to rescue thousands of people stranded in northern Iraq.

And Now For Something Completely Different: Spider Invades BBC Telecast

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 06:31

The arachnid made quick work of the bug and retreated back off-camera — but not before it surprised viewers and entertained many on Twitter and elsewhere.

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Botswana's Montsho B sample positive

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 06:27
Former 400m world champion Amantle Montsho faces a two-year ban after her B sample drugs test came back positive.

Ex-charity boss 'took cash for debt'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 06:08
A former charity chief executive used money from the organisation's bank account to clear his own credit card debts, Swansea Crown Court hears.

Palestinians Consider Egyptian Proposal As Cease-Fire's End Looms

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 06:06

Egypt's proposal calls for, among other things, a partial easing of the blockade of the Gaza Strip. But significant gaps remain between Hamas and Israel. Their three-day cease-fire ends at midnight.

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London Grammar lead indie awards

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 05:59
London Grammar head the nominations for the Association of Independent Music awards, with nods in four categories.

Ancient sites show up in dry weather

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 05:56
A number of prehistoric and Roman sites have been spotted by an aerial archaeologist during recent good weather.

In A Shift, China Allows Pope Francis To Use Its Airspace For Asia Trip

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 05:55

The Vatican hasn't had formal relations with China since 1949, when the communists took charge. Pope Francis is flying to South Korea today for a five-day visit.

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Non-residents may lose tax allowance

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 05:32
Hundreds of thousands of non-residents could lose their tax-free allowance on UK earnings, under Treasury proposals.

Bank of England cuts wage forecast

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 05:31
The Bank of England cuts its forecast for average wage growth in half, predicting average wages to rise by 1.25% this year.

Trains halted after man climbs tree

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 05:24
A suspected burglar who climbed up a tree in south-east London to evade police causes several hours of disruption to commuters.

UK jobless rate nears six-year low

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 05:18
The UK unemployment rate falls to 6.4% in the three months to June, close to a six-year low but wage growth is the slowest on record.

VIDEO: Fort on River Thames up for sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 05:17
A seven-bedroom disused fort on the River Thames is on the market, but it can only be reached by a boat or during low tide.

VIDEO: Video shows US hospital hit by flood

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 05:17
Security camera footage captures the moment a wall of water gushes through a Nebraska hospital.

VIDEO: UK squad prepares for Invictus Games

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 05:06
A British Armed Forces team is preparing for the first ever Invictus Games - a series of para-sport events for wounded, injured and sick service personnel.

Suarez is 'accident waiting to happen'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 04:47
Luis Suarez comes in for criticism ahead of the result of his appeal against a four-month ban for biting being announced.

Family pays warm tribute to Williams

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 04:39
The children of late US actor Robin Williams say "the world will never be the same" without their father.
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