National / International News

Labour's campaign in must-win seat

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 16:16
On the campaign trail in seat Labour must win

Scotland 'could be gateway to north'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:37
Scotland should look at itself as being the "gateway" to northern Europe rather than on the periphery, according to the authors of a new atlas.

Eradicating polio one step at a time

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:28
How polio 'aunties' help keep India free of the disease

'Life goes on' in North Korea

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:09
The photos that show a different side of North Korea

How the world went nuts for a hazelnut spread

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:04
How the world went nuts for a hazelnut spread

Panama's role in Scotland's downfall

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:03
How a settlement in Panama ruined Scotland

VIDEO: Uri Geller's spoon gorilla up close

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 15:01
BBC News takes a look at Uri Geller's giant gorilla made of thousands of spoons.

California Chrome eyes Triple Crown

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 14:46
California Chrome is one win away from the US Triple Crown after winning the Preakness Stakes in front of a 123,000 crowd.

California Chrome Wins Preakness; On Course For Triple Crown

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 14:43

If California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes in June, he will become the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since 1978.

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VIDEO: Severe floods in Bosnia and Serbia

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 14:26
States of emergency have been declared in parts of Bosnia and Serbia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began 120 years ago.

Times Publisher: Abramson Storyline 'Shallow And Factually Incorrect'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:44

In a statement New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. defended the sacking of the executive editor of the venerable publication.

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Cleverly wins on cruiserweight debut

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:22
Former WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly makes an impressive cruiserweight debut by stopping Shawn Corbin.

Reports: Obama Considering San Antonio Mayor As HUD Secretary

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:10

In a cabinet shuffle, Obama is considering tapping the Democratic rising star Julían Castro to lead HUD and moving the incumbent, Shaun Donovan, to the Office of Management and Budget.

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Southern Baptist Leaders Seek Softer Approach To Homosexuality

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Though the denomination still considers homosexuality a sin, some leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are telling pastors to rein in harsh rhetoric and accept that gay people are in their pews.

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Veterans Advocate Says He Fears Loss Of Faith In VA

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Veteran Tom Tarantino says allegations of delayed health care for veterans should be taken more seriously. But he says the care can be great, "once you actually get in" the system.

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Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Improving access to clean water can reduce the spread of diarrheal diseases in developing countries. The "Drinkable Book" should help: It has water safety tips and each page works as a filter.

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Arsenal 3-2 Hull City

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:29
Aaron Ramsey scores an extra-time winner to defeat Hull in the FA Cup final and end Arsenal's nine-year trophy drought.

Wigan Warriors 18-14 Leeds Rhinos

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:27
Wigan beat Leeds 18-14 in a stormy Magic Weekend encounter to end the Super League leaders' run of seven successive wins.

MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:27

An Illinois man is the third known case of MERS infection in the U.S. He was apparently infected after visiting an Indiana man who contracted the virus abroad.

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Fashion professor Louise Wilson dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:10
Louise Wilson, a leading figure in the fashion world who influenced designers including Alexander McQueen, has died, Central Saint Martins college confirms.
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