National / International News

As Scotland Eyes Independence, Poll Gives Edge To Leaving The U.K.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 13:03

For the first time, a poll shows the push to break away from the United Kingdom now has the edge over the "unity" vote in Scotland.

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Death sentences after Afghan rapes

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 12:54
Seven Afghan men are sentenced to death following a gang rape case that has sparked national outrage.

Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Title

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 11:54

The U.S. Open win ties Serena Williams with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners.

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England must stick with Cook - Giles

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 11:10
Ashley Giles says it is "too late" to sack Alastair Cook as England one-day captain with the World Cup five months away.

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Shelling shakes truce

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 10:56
Fergal Keane reports from Mariupol where shelling has shaken the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as tanks are deployed.

VIDEO: Hi-tech education for Chinese children

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 10:53
Joanna Wei talks about her educational company Creatica, which runs hi-tech classes for Chinese schoolchildren.

What price Scottish independence?

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 10:32
What is the economic cost of Scots voting for independence?

Black, Gay Cowboy: Michael Sam Steps Up

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 10:18

Gay football player Michael Sam didn't make an NFL team, but he will play for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Writer Michael Arceneaux says that's an important step forward for gay black men.

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'Rosberg does not like pressure'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 10:05
Lewis Hamilton says he intends to exploit what he believes is team-mate Nico Rosberg's vulnerability to pressure in the title run-in.

New Ebola Vaccine Is Tested In Humans, After Success In Monkeys

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 09:37

The vaccine was developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and at Okairos, a Swiss-based biotech company owned by the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline.

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Vaccine gives monkeys Ebola immunity

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 09:17
Vaccinated monkeys have developed "long-term" immunity to the Ebola virus raising the prospect of successful human trials, say scientists.

VIDEO: Costner film debuts at Toronto

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 09:10
Kevin Costner's new film Black and White has had its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Stars attend Joan Rivers' funeral

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 08:49
Family, friends and famous names from the worlds of TV, film and comedy say a final farewell to Joan Rivers at her funeral in New York.

Yemeni police clash with Houthis

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 08:48
Yemeni police deploy water cannon and tear gas to shift thousands of Shia protesters encamped on the road to Sanaa airport.

AUDIO: Oldest Channel swimmer 'exhilarated'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 08:45
A 73-year-old South African heart surgeon has become the oldest person to swim the English Channel.

Arson-hit family jump from house

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 07:48
A family of five jump from a bedroom window to escape a fire at their home in West Bromwich, which police believe was started deliberately.

Cuomo Gets More Of An Opponent Than He Bargained For

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 07:23

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to cruise to victory in next Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he faces a surprisingly vigorous challenge from the left.

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Obama To Speak Wednesday On U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 06:54

Citing a broad threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama said Sunday that he will deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to the group.

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Woman dies, five hurt in collision

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-07 06:46
An elderly woman dies and five people are taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on the A466 near Tintern in Monmouthshire.

U.S. Pacific Blue Whales Seen Rebounding Close To Historic Levels

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 06:12

With their population estimated at roughly 97 percent of historical levels, blue whales off the West Coast are being called a conservation success story.

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