National / International News

With IRS, Email Lost Could Be More Alarming Than A Cover-Up

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

A former IRS director's missing emails reminded some of the gap on Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes. Columnist Megan McArdle tells NPR's Scott Simon the disappearance indicates bigger problems within the agency.

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Iraq Turmoil Reignites A Decade-Old Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

NPR's Scott Simon talks with political correspondent Tamara Keith about the reaction to President Obama's decision to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq.

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Will U.S. Military Advisors Be Enough To Secure Iraq?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

President Obama says he'll send military advisers to Iraq, but not combat forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks to retired Army Col. Derek Harvey about whether that's enough to help regain stability.

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Trump Stands Firm On Giant Chicago SIgn

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

Donald Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are warring over a sign on the side of a skyscraper bearing Trump's name. The mayor wants it removed, but Trump has emphatically said no, via the media.

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Report Of Drone Crashes A 'Record Of Calamity'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

More than 400 U.S. military drones have been involved in major crashes around the world since 2001. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the news, which was revealed in a Washington Post investigation.

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Palestinian Hunger Strikers Begin 3rd Month Of Protest

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

Scores of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody have been on a hunger strike for almost two months, trying to change the system that allowed them to be held without being charged.

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Shiites Step Up To Arm Against Sunni Militias

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

Iraqi security officials say Sunni militants have seized a Syrian border crossing in Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update on the situation from NPR's Alice Fordham in Baghdad.

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VIDEO: Historic white horse gets paint job

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:41
A white horse carved on the slope of a hill near Kilburn in North Yorkshire is being repainted by volunteers.

Man arrested over festival death

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:36
A 31-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a man attacked at Manchester's Parklife Festival.

Firefighters stage fresh strike

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:31
Firefighters in England and Wales are on strike for seven hours in an ongoing row with the government over pensions.

Wylfa B Japan delegation criticised

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:19
Campaigners criticise Anglesey council for spending taxpayers' money on sending a delegation to Japan to build relationships with the firm behind the new Wylfa B power station.

Valencia signs new Man Utd contract

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:16
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia agrees a new three-year contract with an option to extend to June 2018.

Presbyterians To Divest As Protest Against Israel

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:13

Presbyterians to divest as protest against Israel

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Adams in unionist compromise call

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:08
Unionist leaders must show willingness to compromise in talks on flags, parades and the past, says Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.

VIDEO: Defiant Shia parade in Baghdad

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:08
Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose Mehdi Army fought US troops during the occupation, has rallied followers for a military parade across Iraq.

VIDEO: Gift 'experience' small print warning

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:36
Consumer groups warn people to check the small print when buying a "experience" as a gift

VIDEO: How BBC filmed migrant rescue unfold

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:32
Matthew Price reports from Italian naval vessel the Bergamini, as it locates a migrant boat at sea, overloaded with passengers.

Mountain rescue for flip-flop wearer

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:31
A tourist is stretchered off one of Scotland's highest mountains after hurting his ankle while climbing - in flip-flops.

Egypt confirms mass death sentences

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:25
An Egyptian court confirms death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters - including the group's leader - over an attack on a police station.

Bottas fastest in final practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 02:10
Valtteri Bottas narrowly beats Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes to set the pace in final practice at the Austrian Grand Prix.

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