National / International News

Hagel The Salesman Makes A Trip To India

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in India. The visit is part of a broader U.S. strategy to strengthen alliances in Asia and the Pacific.

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Hate Crimes Against Jews On The Rise In Europe

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Some Europeans say anti-Semitism has increased in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with correspondents Eleanor Beardsley and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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Without A Truce, Strikes Resume In Gaza

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Their hopes for peace dashed, Palestinians in Gaza are returning to UN shelters — despite the discomfort and uncertain safety — as fighting between Hamas and Israel resumes.

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Privacy Is Serious Business At Black Hat Security Conference

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Hackers and cybersleuths abound at two tech conferences in Las Vegas. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to correspondent Aarti Shahani about what new technological threats are lurking.

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Man sectioned after Swansea siege

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 03:14
A man is sectioned under the Mental Health Act following an alleged armed siege in the penthouse restaurant of the Meridian Tower in Swansea.

VIDEO: Dolphins and man o'war on oceans swim

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:50
Adam Walker is the first Briton to complete the Ocean's 7 challenge, a tough series of long-distance, open-water swims.

Arsenal v Manchester City (Sun)

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:48
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Community Shield game between Arsenal and Manchester City.

VIDEO: John McAfee in surprise Google rant

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:15
Notorious computer security pioneer John McAfee has used a surprise appearance at a hacking conference to warn of threats against "freedom" thanks to privacy issues with technology.

Sweden 'mourns' its oldest eel

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 00:43
Swedes flock to social media to muse at the passing of "the world's oldest European eel", which lived in a well to the age of 155.

AUDIO: Warsi: I can live with myself

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 00:15
The former cabinet minister, Baroness Warsi, has accused the government of showing a "lack of support for international justice and accountability" over the situation in Gaza.

VIDEO: Stolen grandson found decades on

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 23:27
A music in Argentina teacher has made his first public appearance since finding out he is the grandson of a prominent human rights campaigner.

VIDEO: Superman wants to save the animals

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 23:17
Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in Man of Steel film, becomes an ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

US, UN condemn new Gaza violence

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 21:24
The US and UN condemn renewed exchanges between Gaza and Israel after a three-day truce ended on Friday, urging both sides to cease fire.

US strikes in Iraq - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 21:20
The papers concentrate on US air strikes on Islamist militants in Iraq - and there is plenty of conjecture as to what extent Britain might become involved.

US aid drop follows fresh Iraq raids

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 20:23
The US conducts its second drop of aid to Iraqis fleeing jihadist fighters in the north, hours after fresh air strikes against the militants.

Final rallies for Turkey election

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 19:53
Campaigning in Turkey's first direct presidential election enters its final day ahead of Sunday's vote.

Republicans pick Cleveland for 2016

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 18:27
The Republican Party chooses Cleveland in the battleground state of Ohio as the site of its 2016 convention, party leaders say.

New wave of fire strikes to begin

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 18:07
Firefighters in England and Wales start a new period of strike action in a long-running pensions row with the government.

'Stem cells used in stroke therapy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:55
A pilot study suggests an experimental treatment that involves infusing stem cells into the brain may boost recovery after stroke.

Music lessons can close reading gap

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:51
Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, US research suggests.

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