National / International News

Warsi quits as minister over Gaza

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 07:04
UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi resigns, calling government policy on Gaza "morally indefensible".

Murder search dogs 'pick out items'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:58
Police searching for the body of a murdered teenager call specialist forensic scientists in to examine items at a house in County Armagh.

University campus death investigated

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:57
A death of a man in his 20s at Aberystwyth University is being treated by police as "unexplained".

AUDIO: Sinead: I didn't enjoy being 'Crazied'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:52
Singer Sinead O'Connor talks to Front Row about how she was labelled as 'crazy' earlier on in her music career and the effect it had.

Afghan soldier attacks Nato troops

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:48
A man in Afghan military uniform opens fire at a British-run military academy near Kabul, killing one soldier and wounding at least 14, officials say.

Sony gives up on selling e-readers

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:44
Sony gives up selling its line of Reader devices for e-books after failing to find a big enough market.

Book News: George R.R. Martin Will Republish Children's Book From 1980

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:34

Also: The queen's former press secretary is reportedly writing a book about the royal family; Sheila Heti interviews Joan Didion.

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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:15

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.

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TV science fan jailed for pipe bombs

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:10
A science fan who made six pipe bombs after being inspired by a television show is jailed for six months.

VIDEO: Emotions as exam results are opened

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:03
Students across Scotland are receiving their exams results for the first time since new national qualifications were introduced.

UN alarm over Iraqi Yazidi children

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 05:48
The UN children's agency has expressed "extreme concern" over reports that 40 children from Iraq's Yazidi minority died after an offensive by jihadists.

Blood app 'can detect diseases'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 05:46
A team has developed an app and small lens add-on that allows blood-cell analysis via your smartphone, which it says can detect diseases such as malaria in seconds.

Possible Ebola exposure case watched

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 05:35
A Welsh resident who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus while visiting western Africa is being monitored by health officials.

The mystery Turk gagged on Twitter

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 05:29
The anonymous account that's been gagged in Turkey

VIDEO: Israel pulls troops out of Gaza

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 05:23
Israel has withdrawn its ground troops from Gaza as part of a three-day ceasefire, brokered by Egypt.

Captain was drunk in charge of ship

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 05:22
Drunken sailor Andrejs Borodins admits piloting a 1,300 cargo ship down the Tay while almost four times the alcohol limit.

Duncan Smith: Ready to sail into sunset?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 05:18
Iain Duncan Smith muses on his political career over lunch

U.S. Major General Killed By Insider Attack In Afghanistan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 05:17

An attacker wearing an Afghan military uniform shot at service members from the NATO-led coalition. A U.S. official says one service member was killed and 15 were injured.

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Switzerland adopts Russia blacklist

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 05:06
Switzerland is blacklisting dozens of influential Russians and pro-Russian separatists in line with EU sanctions over Ukraine.

Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 05:05

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?

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