National / International News

VIDEO: Boko Haram's 'brutal campaign'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 14:27
It is thought as many as 200 people have been killed in the last two weeks as a result of attacks by Boko Haram in the Gwoza Hills, near the border with Cameroon.

Shia pilgrims killed in Pakistan

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 14:23
At least 23 people are killed and a number injured in a gun and bomb attack on Shia pilgrims in south-western Pakistan, local officials say.

When A Parent Goes To Prison, A Child Also Pays A Price

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 14:22

More people are going to prison, and more children are impacted as a result. What effect does that have on kids? The question is rarely researched, but Ifetayo Harvey knows the answer firsthand.

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Kosovo PM claims election victory

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 14:04
Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has claimed victory in national elections marked by a low turnout, especially in Serb areas.

Schools 'take Islamic focus too far'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 13:56
A leaked draft report on a Birmingham academy trust says it runs schools that have "taken the Islamic focus too far".

Baseball Has An Elbow Problem: More Pros Getting Ligament Surgery

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 13:53

As demand on pitchers (and their elbows) mounts, players are getting "Tommy John surgery" at record pace. Doctors are wondering what — if anything — can be done about the injuries.

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Hodgson praises 'positive' England

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 13:28
England manager Roy Hodgson is pleased with his side's performances during the build-up to the World Cup opener.

Tennis stars back Mauresmo appointment

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 13:24
Tennis stars back Mauresmo appointment

Photos Of A Short Life Comfort Only Some Grieving Parents

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 13:24

Grief is idiosyncratic. Some parents are turning to professional photographers to immortalize their terminally ill child, but what soothes one parent may disturb the other.

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Nadal focused on Wimbledon success

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 12:25
Rafael Nadal is determined to make an impact at Wimbledon again after winning his ninth French Open title on Sunday.

Karachi Airport Attacked By Gunmen; At Least 23 Reported Dead

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 12:02

The military was called in but the fighting is now said to be over. Pakistan's largest city has been a frequent site of militant attacks.

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Ricciardo wins thrilling Canadian GP

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 11:47
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo passes Nico Rosberg's Mercedes with two laps to go to win a thrilling Canadian Grand Prix.

Trump Stamp Has Chicagoans Irked At The Donald

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 11:28

Against the backdrop of the city's historic architecture, Donald Trump is pasting his name in huge letters on the side of Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower.

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A Doctor Takes A Look In The Medicare Mirror

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 11:24

Medicare reimbursed the university where I work $45,994 for my services in 2012. What did I do to earn the money, and how do I stack up against other doctors?

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VIDEO: Lineker in Brazil: The Beautiful Game

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 11:15
As the nation prepares for the start of the 2014 World Cup, England football legend Gary Lineker examines the world's fascination with Brazil and the beautiful game.

Pope urges Mid-East peace 'courage'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 10:53
Pope Francis hosts a joint prayer meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, urging them to show courage to seek Middle East peace.

Sisi vows fight for Egypt's security

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 10:52
Former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is sworn in as Egypt's new president, vowing to tackle "terrorism" and bring security.

In Quebec, 3 Inmates Escape Prison Using Helicopter

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 10:44

As impossible as it sounds, this is the second time something like this happens in Canada in the past 15 months.

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Briton Ujah breaks 10-second barrier

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 10:30
Chijindu Ujah becomes the fifth Briton in history to dip under the 10-second barrier, clocking 9.96 seconds in the 100m.

Ex-envoy: Syria 'to be failed state'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-08 10:18
Syria could become a "failed state" similar to Somalia, former UN envoy to the country Lakhdar Brahimi warns.

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