National / International News

What happens when airdrops land?

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:24
The UK has started dropping aid into Mount Sinjar in Iraq. But how effective are airdrops?

Fabregas is the future - Mourinho

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:12
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says the club have moved on from the exit of Frank Lampard by signing Cesc Fabregas.

New Leader Of Iraq Is Nominated, But Maliki Insists He'll Stay In Office

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:07

"Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi to congratulate him on his nomination," the White House says.

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'Autobahn gunman' goes on trial

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 05:02
A man appears in court in the German city of Wuerzberg accused of firing more than 700 bullets at vehicles on motorways over five years.

Drugs farm in disused hospital ward

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:49
A cannabis factory is discovered in the grounds of a psychiatric hospital, police confirm.

Klose announces Germany retirement

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:44
Germany's all-time leading goalscorer and World Cup winner Miroslav Klose retires from international football.

Alcohol drinks 'should carry warning'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:35
Health warnings on alcoholic drinks should be introduced and the drink-drive limit cut, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse says.

VIDEO: Afghan Romeo and Juliet 'live in fear'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:27
A young Afghan couple - who faced prejudice, threats and even jail after falling in love - are now finally married and living together.

EDF shuts two nuclear power stations

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:22
Electricity company EDF temporarily shuts down two of its nuclear power stations, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool.

Iraq thrown into political turmoil

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:22
Iraq appears to be in the grip of fresh political turmoil, as Shia parties nominate an alternative to embattled PM Nouri Maliki.

Panic, Pouring Rain, A Ray Of Sun: Reporting On Ebola In Sierra Leone

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:19

They've stopped shaking hands and hugging each other. They keep buckets of chlorinated water at the door. And they're praying to defeat "the evil one" — Ebola.

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VIDEO: Video of flooding in Kingussie

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:18
Parts of Moray, including Kingussie, are badly affected by flooding as a result of heavy rain overnight.

AUDIO: Row after family cat is put down

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:14
Cat owner Richard Byrnes says he was "put under enormous pressure" to agree to have his pet put down in 2013, a claim the RSPCA denies.

Ukraine shelling sparks jailbreak

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:13
Artillery shells hit a prison in rebel-held Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, sparking a riot in which 106 inmates escape.

CAR rebels reject new Muslim PM

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:11
The mainly Muslim rebels in CAR reject a Muslim prime minister appointed as part of efforts to end more than a year of religious conflict.

When Applying For Federal Aid, 'Cross Your Fingers And Hope'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:08

Students are taking out loans with little understanding of the consequences. The bewildering federal aid process doesn't help.

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'Islamists' held in Kosovo raids

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:05
Forty men suspected of fighting in Iraq and Syria are arrested by police in Kosovo, in an operation targeting Islamist extremists.

Rory sporting sensation - NI leaders

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:05
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers describe Rory McIlroy as "a sporting sensation" after his US PGA Championship victory.

US rebuked over Afghan death probes

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:00
The US is accused by a new Amnesty International report of failing to properly investigate the deaths of Afghan civilians blamed on their forces.

VIDEO: Stuck rollercoaster evacuated mid-ride

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:58
Fire-fighters have rescued more than 20 people who were stuck for hours on a rollercoaster in the US state of Maryland.
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