National / International News

Police step up security at Maracana

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 08:26
Extra security is planned for the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup game between Russia and Belgium.

Thousands celebrate summer solstice

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 08:14
An estimated 37,000 people gather at Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice, as police report a small number of arrests.

AUDIO: Pacific rowers 'saved just in time'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 08:05
Four men have been airlifted to safety after their boat started sinking in a rowing race across the Pacific.

South Africa 31-30 Wales

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 07:49
Wales are denied a first Test win in South Africa as the Springboks secure a late victory in an exhilarating second Test.

S Korea soldier 'kills comrades'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 07:46
A South Korean soldier has shot dead five comrades, injured five more and fled from an outpost near the border with North Korea, officials say.

Egyptian Judge Confirms Death Sentence Of More Than 180

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 07:44

The same judge had originally sentenced 683 people to the death penalty. The defendants, mostly supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, were accused of attacking a police station.

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Massa takes shock Austria pole

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 07:43
Felipe Massa took a sensational pole position for Williams at the Austrian Grand Prix as the Mercedes pair hit trouble.

Talks Yield Possible Framework For Iran Nuclear Deal

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 07:22

Pressure is increasing for a deal over limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for reduced economic sanctions. Negotiators have one month until the current temporary agreement will expire.

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Can Europe cope with sea migrants?

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 07:15
Can continent cope with ever increasing numbers of arrivals?

Show of force raises Iraq tensions

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 07:07
Thousands of Shia militia loyal to powerful cleric Moqtada al-Sadr parade in Baghdad, raising sectarian tensions amid fighting in northern Iraq.

How inequality drives Iraq's Sunni rebellion

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:57
Is social inequality the real driver of Sunni revolt in Iraq?

Science Of Stink: Blame Sulfur Compounds For Your Garlic Breath

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:48

A sulfur compound in garlic can linger in the body for up to two days, stinking up your breath, sweat and pee. Milk, parsley or citrus might help break it down more quickly or mask the stench.

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Revelers Greet The Midsummer Sunrise At Stonehenge

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:41

New-agers, pagans and modern-day Druids began the longest day of the year with songs, dance and yoga at the ancient stones on Salisbury Plain.

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Pacific rowers rescued as boat sinks

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:18
Four men are airlifted to safety after their boat started sinking in a rowing race across the Pacific.

National Park Service Temporarily Bans Drones In National Parks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:10

The Park Service said it made the decision after several drones disturbed the peace at different parks. The agency will later propose permanent regulation.

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A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:03

College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.

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Tech Week: Yo, The Amazon Fire Phone And Apple's iWatch?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:56

An app based around a single word, a phone from Amazon that helps you buy stuff from Amazon and details about Apple's expected wrist candy. All that and more in the week's tech news.

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VIDEO: ASOS website shut amid warehouse fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:56
A fire which caused "substantial damage" to an online retailer's distribution centre has forced the company to stop taking orders.

Early release for Belarus activist

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:39
A prominent human rights activist in Belarus, Ales Belyatski, is released from prison, one-and-a-half years before completing his sentence.

Illegal World Cup betting uncovered

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:26
Police raids on a hotel in Macau uncover what officers say are two illegal syndicates taking hundreds of millions of dollars in bets.

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