National / International News

Sochi Games Expose Indian Corruption And Redemption

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 14:17

Luger Shiva Keshavan faces an uphill battle not only to train for the Olympics, but even to carry his country's flag. He and fellow Indian athletes are officially "stateless" at the games.

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Ireland's brutal hymn to simplicity

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 14:00
Ireland gave Wales a good kicking, but there can be a certain majesty in a simple job done well, writes BBC Sport's Ben Dirs

Tennessee Weighs The Cost Of A Free College Education

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 14:00

Tennessee's governor has proposed to pay community college tuition for anyone who needs it. The plan is intended to help boost higher education completion rates for the state, which ranks near the bottom nationwide.

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VIDEO: Two killed in Alps train derailment

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 13:48
Two people were killed when a falling boulder derailed a tourist train in the southern French Alps, local officials and firefighters have confirmed.

VIDEO: Battle to save giraffe in Denmark

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 13:47
Animal rights campaigners in Denmark have spoken out against plans to destroy a healthy young giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo.

West coast bears brunt of new gales

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 13:40
Gusts as high as 80mph hit southern and western parts of the UK as all rail routes to south-west England are cut off.

VIDEO: Spanish princess appears in court

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 13:21
Spain's Princess Cristina has been questioned in court in connection with a corruption scandal involving her husband's business dealings.

Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 13:07
An aid convoy bringing supplies into a besieged district of the Syrian city of Homs is trapped for several hours after coming under fire.

Online abuse teacher thanks pupils

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 13:04
The teacher who quit her job at a north Belfast school after being targeted by online sectarian abuse speaks publicly for the first time.

Minister quits over cleaner's visa

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 13:02
Immigration minister Mark Harper resigns from the government after it emerges his cleaner did not have permission to work in the UK.

Iran: Warships Will Steam Close To U.S. Waters As 'A Message'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 12:44

An admiral in charge of Iran's 'Northern Navy' said 'fleets' are already making way for Atlantic waters, but he did not say the number or type of vessels.

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What Jews and the Chinese have in common

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 12:13
Discovering how much Jews and the Chinese have in common

Bjoerndalen equals Games medals record

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 12:10
Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen wins the biathlon 10km sprint to equal the record for most medals won at the Winter Olympics.

Dufour-Lapointe beats sister to gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 11:44
Canadian sisters Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe win Winter Olympic gold and silver in the women's moguls.

Clashes at Istanbul internet protest

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 10:57
Turkish riot police fire water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul in protest at new laws tightening government control of the internet.

Clear-up after violent Bosnia unrest

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 10:55
The clean-up has begun in Bosnia-Hercegovina after days of unrest during which government buildings in several cities were set alight.

Scotland 0-20 England

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 10:49
Tries from Luther Burrell and Mike Brown help England to a comfortable win over a disappointing Scotland at Murrayfield.

Wales show 'among worst' - Gatland

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 10:47
Coach Warren Gatland criticises Wales' discipline and forward play following the Six Nations defeat by Ireland.

Power cuts as high winds return

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 10:31
As many as 15,000 properties suffer power cuts and transport is disrupted as high winds return to Wales.

Syrian Humanitarian Convoy Reportedly Attacked

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 10:16

The Syrian Red Crescent says its workers were wounded as they tried to deliver aid to a rebel-held section of the besieged city of Homs.

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