National / International News

Kurdish Troops Free Yazidis, But Major Battles Remain

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

With the help of U.S. air strikes, Iraqi Kurdish forces have made significant advances against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.

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Youth Who Led Tunisia's Uprising Find Themselves Sidelined

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in 2011 with the ousting of a dictator. But youth in that country are unenthused about elections on Sunday.

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Obama: Sony Should Have Talked To Him Before Pulling 'The Interview'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

The FBI has concluded North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. NPR's Scott Simon talks with White House correspondent Scott Horsley about what happens now.

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3-D Scanning Sonar Brings Light To Deep Ocean Shipwrecks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

In the San Francisco Bay, researchers are using new technology to investigate shipwrecks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with James Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage at NOAA, about what they've found.

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Designing State Symbols For The World's Newest Country

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

From flags to currency, a new country needs new symbols. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Anne Quito, who travelled to the world's newest country, South Sudan, to observe as they designed theirs.

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Excavation Reveals Regular Citizens Who Really Ran Ancient Egypt

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University has uncovered an Egyptian cemetery that may have upwards of 1 million graves. NPR's Scott Simon explains they were commoners — not pharaohs.

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Obama Wraps Up A 'Breakthrough' 2014

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

President Obama held his year-end press conference Friday, insisting 2014 has been a "breakthrough year for America." He also addressed the Sony hack attack and his recent executive action on Cuba.

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Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

With the ruble flagging and the price of oil still on the way down, the Russian economy is in trouble. Former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul tells NPR's Scott Simon what that means for Russia.

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Jobs go as Pelamis sale bid fails

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:19
The remaining staff at a collapsed wave power company are to lose their jobs after no buyer was found for the business.

The Africa I Know Isn't The Africa In The Headlines Today

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:03

In 1990, our commentator visited Africa and fell in love with the energy and dreams of its people. Today he sees a land full of promise. But Ebola has revived the image of Africa in chaos.

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'Progress made' to keep 24-hour A&E

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:53
The health board for a west Wales hospital says 'good progress' is being made towards keeping 24-hour A&E cover.

Meet ice hockey’s 'Roman Abramovich'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:51
How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players’ sticks as a boy returned to revive a club’s fortunes.

Driver arrested after man is injured

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:42
Police arrest driver on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the A472 between Pontypool and Hafodyrynys.

VIDEO: Kashmir widows on living in conflict

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:35
As polling concludes in Indian-administered Kashmir, the BBC's Shalu Yadav meets war widows on opposite sides of the long-standing conflict.

Ballance in England World Cup squad

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:29
Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.

N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:23
North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.

£1.2bn spree on 'Panic Saturday'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:18
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".

VIDEO: Jools Holland on hosting 'huge party'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:14
Jools Holland speaks to BBC Breakfast about his annual New Year's Eve show, Hootenanny.

Hart still UK's most desirable place

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:07
The most desirable place to live in the UK is named as Hart in Hampshire where residents are found to be the healthiest and live the longest.

VIDEO: 'Santas' join torch-lit hunt in woods

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-20 02:03
Mike Bushell joins a group of social runners in the woods.