National / International News

China's Fosun finally wins Club Med

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:59
The long-running takeover battle for the French holiday company, Club Med, has finally come to an end with Chinese conglomerate Fosun taking control.

Greece hopeful for Eurozone deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:50
There is hope for a deal on Greek debt with the Eurozone by next Monday after "very good discussions", says Greece's finance minister.

VIDEO: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:45
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a weather satellite successfully launches from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on its third attempt.

'Space weather' mission launches

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:43
The Deep Space Climate Observatory launches from Florida on a mission to monitor both the Sun and the Earth.

VIDEO: US student killings spark controversy

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:30
The killing of three Muslim students in North Carolina has prompted anger in their community, and online.

Human Rights Watch Documents Mass Rapes In Darfur

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:19

In one town, the organization found, Sudanese army forces raped more than 200 women and girls. The government of Sudan has denied that its forces are raping civilians.

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Who's winning the tax dodge row?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:06
Nick Robinson on the parliamentary exchanges over HSBC

VIDEO: Mediterranean 'a migrant graveyard'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:01
At least 300 migrants have been killed after attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa.

Wisconsin Sculptor Rebuilds After 60-Foot Ice Sculpture Collapses

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:00

On the shores of Lake Superior, a man built an unusual ice sculpture using a unique robotic sprayer system. But after warm weather caused its collapse, the sculptor is determined to rebuild.

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Man shot in both legs in Twinbrook

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:57
A man is injured following a shooting on the outskirts of west Belfast.

Rugby concussions up 59% in 2013-14

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:44
Reported cases of concussion in English professional rugby rise by 59% in the 2013-14 season, according to an audit.

NY policeman pleads not guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:42
A US police officer pleads not guilty to charges in the case of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in a block of flats in New York City.

DNA Evidence Frees Illinois Man Convicted Of Rape, Murder In 1984

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:42

A Cook County judge agreed to vacate Christopher Abernathy's 1987 conviction following a request from the prosecutor. Abernathy, now 48, was freed today after spending nearly 30 years in prison.

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Sneak Peek At The Ebola Diaries: A Doctor Opens Her Heart, Journal

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:32

For six weeks, American doctor blogged almost every day while volunteering at an Ebola treatment center. Her writings offer a rare look into a world we've only gotten glimpses of.

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Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Remembered As Successful, Controversial

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:22

Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died. He was 84. Tarkanian was known as an innovator who challenged convention — both on an off the court.

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Forget Beads: Cajun Mardi Gras Means A Grand, Drunken Chicken Chase

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:18

Courir de Mardi Gras is an old tradition in rural Louisiana. From early morning on, costumed revelers go house to house, drinking, singing and collecting ingredients for a big ole pot of gumbo.

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Sniper Kyle said gunman was 'nuts'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:18
"American Sniper" Chris Kyle described his killer as "nuts" in a text to a friend moments before they were both shot dead by a former Marine, a court was told.

House Sends Keystone XL Pipeline Measure To Obama Despite Veto Threat

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:18

Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override a presidential veto. It's unlikely to be the last standoff between the GOP and the president on energy issues.

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NYPD Officer Indicted By Grand Jury For Unarmed Man's Death

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:16

Officer Peter Liang faces multiple counts, including manslaughter, for shooting Akai Gurley, an unarmed 28-year-old black man, during a routine patrol in November.

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Cyclist James suffers injury setback

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 13:01
Two-time world champion Becky James suffers a setback in her recovery from a knee injury, says Shane Sutton.