National / International News

A family's struggle to bring a Pearl Harbor sailor home

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 15:22
A family's struggle to bring a Pearl Harbor sailor home

GCHQ lit up in rainbow colours

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 15:21
The GCHQ "doughnut" building in Cheltenham is to be lit up in rainbow colours as a symbol of the intelligence agency's commitment to diversity.

Coasting schools 'must improve'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 15:10
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says new powers to sack head teachers in coasting schools will show "it is not OK to be just above the level of failing".

McIlroy shoots course record 61

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 14:56
Rory McIlroy shoots a 61 to break his own Quail Hollow course record and take a four-stroke lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.

American Pharoah Wins Preakness Stakes, Has Shot At Triple Crown

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 14:35

Saturday's race at Pimlico Race Course — the second leg of the Triple Crown — was drenched by a driving rain. American Pharoah powered through the mud to win by seven lengths.

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Navy norovirus strikes down 70

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 14:23
An outbreak of the vomiting bug norovirus leaves about 70 people ill at a Royal Navy training centre in Cornwall.

Gerrard exit - social media reacts

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 14:16
As Steven Gerrard exits Anfield for the last time as a player, BBC Sport looks at some of the best tributes on social media.

VIDEO: The man buying back Myanmar's migrants

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:50
Human traffickers ferrying thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar are refusing to let some of those on board return home unless ransoms are paid.

Seattle in Arctic drilling protest

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:45
Hundreds of people gather in kayaks and small boats for a protest in the north-western US port of Seattle against Arctic oil drilling by Shell.

Terry here because of me - Mourinho

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:44
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says "without him", captain John Terry would not still be with the Premier League winners.

New Fears Among Afghanistan's Minority Hazara Community

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:38

In a prisoner swap this week, a militant group released 19 of 31 Afghan Hazara men kidnapped in February. The kidnapping raised fears in this minority community of being targeted in sectarian attacks.

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Coping With Continued Violence And Uncertainty In Burundi

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:38

More than 100,000 people have fled the East African country during weeks of unrest. The BBC's Ruth Nesoba gives NPR's Arun Rath an update from Bujumbura, the capital, where people are doing their best to prepare for the days ahead.

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Coming To Terms With The Boston Marathon Bomber Verdict

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:38

A day after convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was given the death penalty, Bostonians are grappling with the jury's verdict and bracing for legal appeals.

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Amtrak Ordered To Improve Safety Along Northeast Corridor

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:38

Amid reports that Amtrak's train 188 may have been struck by a projectile, the Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak is required to install technology at the accident site that will automatically slow a speeding train.

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Baxter suspended after drugs test

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:23
Sheffield United suspend forward Jose Baxter after he fails an out-of-competition Football Association drugs test.

Gerrard in 'emotional' Reds farewell

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:17
Captain Steven Gerrard brings his 17-year Liverpool career to an "emotional" end in his final match at Anfield.

Blind pole vaulter wins bronze medal

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:10
Charlotte Brown, a blind pole vaulter, wins a bronze medal in the Texas state high school championships.

Mexico custody battle teen back home

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:03
Teenager Alondra Diaz Garcia is reunited with her mother and returns to the United States eight years after being taken to Mexico by her father.

VIDEO: A sneaky crow, a fake game, and other trends of the week

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 12:58
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Kerry Meets With China's Foreign Minister Over Disputed Islands

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 12:53

The secretary of state seems unlikely to convince his Chinese counterpart that a diplomatic solution to the regional tug-of-war must be found.

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