National / International News

VIDEO: Blowing up drug smugglers' airstrips

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 09:27
Peruvian security forces have destroyed more than 30 makeshift airstrips in the Amazon this week as part of a renewed campaign to stop cocaine smuggling.

Uganda alert over 'al-Shabab plot'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 09:23
Uganda has uncovered an al-Shabab-linked terrorist cell which they say was planning an imminent attack, the US embassy in Kampala says.

Man charged with New Forest murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:59
A man is charged with the murder of Penelope Davis who was found stabbed to death in the New Forest.

A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:48

Heard on songs by musicians from Miles Davis to Tupac Shakur, Joe Sample's music incorporated elements of soul and funk into jazz.

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VIDEO: BBC hears gunfire near Donetsk airport

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:43
Gunfire has been heard from Donetsk airport where Ukrainian government troops say they have repelled an attack by pro-Russian rebels.

VIDEO: Reeva's mother 'unhappy with verdict'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:28
The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say they are "disappointed and sad" after Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter.

Chelsea 4-2 Swansea City

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:12
Diego Costa scores his first Chelsea hat-trick as the Blues beat Swansea to maintain their 100% start to the season.

Hundreds at rally for Yes vote

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 08:07
About 400 people take part in a rally in Cardiff to urge Scotland to vote Yes in next week's referendum.

Minister criticises Pistorius ruling

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 07:48
A South African government minister says the decision to acquit athlete Oscar Pistorius of murdering his girlfriend is "extremely disappointing".

Ukraine 'repels rebels at airport'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 07:38
Ukraine says its forces have repelled a rebel attack on Donetsk airport, as the prime minister says Russia wants to "eliminate" his country.

Phoenix Mercury Wins WNBA Title In A Sweep Of Chicago

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 07:23

Thanks to Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury overcame the absence of star center Brittney Griner, who averaged nearly 4 blocks per game this season.

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Pope decries 'piecemeal WWIII'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:50
A World War III "fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction" may have started, Pope Francis says at a ceremony honouring WWI victims.

Beijing stages first Formula E race

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:45
A Brazilian driver wins the first Formula E, a new electric motor racing championship backed by some of the sport's biggest brands, in Beijing.

Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:40

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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Poets Give Voice To The Toll Of Type 2 Diabetes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:34

Doctors and poets are collaborating in California to encourage young people to tell stories about Type 2 diabetes in their communities.

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Blaze-hit uni lab to be rebuilt

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:11
A multi-million pound University of Nottingham chemistry building destroyed in a major fire will be rebuilt, it is announced.

Ukraine: Peace Disrupted By Barrage; Russia Sends New Aid Convoy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 05:39

Rocket fire tested — but didn't break — a week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists Friday night. And the EU made concessions to Russia on a trade pact.

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Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandary

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 05:34

The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.

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Man dies after water rescue attempt

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 05:01
A man who was pulled from the water unconscious after getting into difficulties near an island in the Solway Firth has died.

Is capital fleeing the UK?

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 04:46
Capital outflow more to do with economic recovery than Scotland