National / International News

In Iraq, The Final Battle For Tikrit Is Likely To Be The Hardest

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:52

The offensive against ISIS in Tikrit is being eyed by Iraq's various factions — including some the U.S. hopes will help take on ISIS elsewhere. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Deborah Amos in Iraq.

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SA cabinet minister killed in crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:47
A South African cabinet minister, Collins Chabane, and two security staff are killed in a car crash - with President Zuma saying it is a "huge loss".

Elton John calls for fashion boycott

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:26
Sir Elton John wants a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after the pair called children born through IVF "synthetic".

Ireland out as Pakistan go through

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:24
Ireland are knocked out of the World Cup by Pakistan, who qualify for the quarter-finals with a seven-wicket win.

Balls challenges Osborne to debate

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:21
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls challenges George Osborne to a debate and gets him to shake on it, on the Andrew Marr show.

Rebus returns after sabbatical

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:21
Detective John Rebus will return in his 20th novel this October, after author Ian Rankin took a year-long sabbatical.

Daley fails to qualify with new dive

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:14
Britain's Tom Daley fails to qualify for the 10m platform final at the season-opening Diving World Series event in Beijing.

Teenage girl raped in Dunfermline

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:04
Police appeal for information after a serious sexual assault on a teenage girl in the Halbeath area of Dunfermline.

How Far Has The Health Of Moms Come Since 1995?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:03

The rate of women worldwide who die in childbirth has dropped by more than 40 percent over the past two decades. But does this rosy global health statistic overstate the extent of change?

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Asterix cartoon helps Hebdo victims

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 02:54
A 1971 Asterix cartoon sells for £100,000 at auction in Paris, with proceeds going to the families of victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Sailors spell Mother's Day message

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 02:33
Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines on board a warship have sent a Mother's Day message back home from the Gulf.

Five research papers that revolutionised health

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 02:16
Five papers that changed medicine

One dead and two hurt after fight

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 02:09
An 18-year-old man dies and two teenagers are injured after a fight broke out at a Coventry nightclub in the early hours.

VIDEO: 'Make your death a good one'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 02:04
Families facing the loss of a loved one are urged to discuss that person's preferences for end of life care.

'Mouth of hell' reduced to rubble

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 01:55
A Brutalist bus station that dominated the Northampton skyline for decades is demolished in a "blow-down".

Elderly man dies in house fire

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 01:55
Firefighters went into burning house in Larchfield, but man was pronounced dead at the scene

McGuinness will not go to Washington

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 01:51
Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has said he will not travel to Washington for St Patrick's Day in order to continue talks over the welfare reform impasse.

VIDEO: Lahore blasts target Christian churches

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 01:39
Twin bomb blasts have targeted a Christian neighbourhood in the Pakistani city of Lahore killing at least 10 people.

Smell Something Different At The Gym? It Might Not Be What You Think

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 01:29

Scent can affect how customers view a business, how long they spend shopping and how much money they spend, research shows. Businesses from stores to fitness clubs are convinced scents make sense.

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The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 01:24

Cocoa is unusually susceptible to disease. Every year, a third of the crop is destroyed, even as the appetite for chocolate grows. That's why the world needs the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre.

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