National / International News

Yemen Houthis 'open' to partnerships

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 07:27
Yemen's Houthi rebels offer an 'extended hand' to other political factions after their takeover of Yemen opponents call a coup.

Man who raped girl dies in prison

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 07:19
A man who raped a 15-year-old girl at the rubbish tip he ran in Carluke, Lanarkshire, has died in prison, the Scottish Prison Service confirms.

VIDEO: US family's 'mock kidnap' of son

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 07:18
The family of a six-year-old boy in the US state of Missouri staged his kidnapping to "scare" him, because he was too nice to strangers, police say.

China Seizes Toilet Tissue Featuring Likeness Of Hong Kong Leader

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 07:17

The approximately 8,000 rolls, with images of the territory's unpopular Beijing-appointed chief executive, were confiscated from a factory on the mainland.

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AP McCoy: A career in pictures

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:59
The career of retiring 19-time champion jockey AP McCoy

Miliband stance 'not anti-business'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:59
Labour leader Ed Miliband is not anti-business and firms will become "more reassured" about his stance by the election, Lord Mandelson has said.

Taiwan pilots train after crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:55
Taiwan's TransAsia cancels 90 flights as pilots are sent for training, while officials look into why an engine was switched off before Wednesday's crash.

World Rugby wants North explanation

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:51
World Rugby asks the WRU if Wales followed "all concussion" protocols with George North's injury against England.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Arsenal

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:24
Harry Kane scores two goals as Tottenham come from behind to beat Arsenal in an entertaining north London derby

McCoy to retire at end of the season

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:23
Nineteen-times champion jump jockey AP McCoy announces he will retire at the end of the 2014-15 season.

Gauguin Painting Reportedly Fetches Record $300 Million

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:10

The oil-on-canvas entitled Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) was produced in 1892 during the first of two trips to Polynesia by the French Post-Impressionist.

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Climate Change Puts Alaska's Dog Sled Races On Thin Ice

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:08

Warm temperatures and dwindling snow have shaken even the toughest mushers. Alaskans are worried about the future of their state sport.

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Teen assaulted with dog lead chain

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:02
A teenage boy is taken to hospital after being assaulted with the chain of a dog lead at football pitches in north Belfast.

VIDEO: Gauguin's record sale - in 45 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:48
A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin has been sold for $300m (£197m), making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.

Women are threatened at knifepoint

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:41
Two women are threatened by a man with a large knife during an attempted armed robbery in Belfast.

US fears prompt Brown Ale change

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:41
The recipe for Newcastle Brown Ale is to change amid US fears it contains a potentially cancer-causing colouring.

Dundee 0-2 Celtic

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:21
Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen are on target as Celtic cruise past Dundee and into the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

Pregame Analysis: The Coming Federal Education Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:13

So, what to expect if Congress takes up the long-overdue rewrite of the main federal education law? We talk to some of the players.

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We can expect quality final - Grant

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:08
Ghana coach Avram Grant predicts Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations Cup final against Ivory Coast will be a good game.

Merkel Hopes To Dissuade Obama From Arming Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 04:58

The German chancellor and her French counterpart, Francois Hollande, want to keep Washington from arming the rebels as part of a peace deal they are trying to forge.

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