National / International News

VIDEO: MH17 victim's father recalls last goodbye

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:59
The father of Briton Ben Pocock, who was killed in July's MH17 air crash in Ukraine, recalls the moment he waved his son off at the airport

Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:50

A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 but please, look both ways before you cross the street.

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California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:49

Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.

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Net overseers hit by phishing attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:47
Hackers have managed to penetrate the internal network used by the organisation that oversees the net's addressing system.

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:41
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace.

India Tests Crew Capsule, New Heavy-Lift Rocket

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:41

An improved version of India's largest space-launch vehicle carried an unmanned crew capsule that was recovered after splashdown in the Andaman Sea.

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US Congress threat to Cuba thaw

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:33
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.

Montana Man Found Guilty Of Killing German Exchange Student

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:27

Markus Kaarma shot 17-year-old Diren Dede, who had entered his garage, over the summer. The case was a test of the state's "castle doctrine," which says a man's home can be defended like his castle.

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Trip home 'saved Sydney cafe worker'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:24
A Sydney cafe worker who returned to England the day before a gunman held his former colleagues and customers hostage speaks of his "lucky escape".

Chef eats humble pie for mix-up

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:21
The World Pie Eating Championships are thrown into turmoil after a work experience chef sends the wrong pies to the Wigan event.

Man jailed over eight crash deaths

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:19
A 25-year-old man who admitted causing the deaths of eight people in a road crash in County Donegal is jailed for two years.

Quiz: The art of the academic turnaround

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:18

Low-performing schools reported how they are trying to improve in an Education Department survey of administrators whose schools are eligible for School Improvement Grants funds.

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Millwall v Bolton Wanderers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:12
Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Millwall and Bolton Wanderers.

Harry charity trip caught on camera

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:11
Prince Harry is shown at work and play in a series of photographs released to mark a recent charity visit to Africa.

Council cuts: Who will lose out most?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:07
How is your local authority affected?

Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:03
Find the country that matches your drinking habits

Judge quashes GAA stadium approval

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:03
A High Court judge quashes a ministerial decision to grant planning approval for the redevelopment of Casement Park stadium in west Belfast.

FIFA Begins Meeting After American Lawyer's Angry Resignation

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:55

Soccer's governing body will, among other things, discuss preparations for the 2018 World Cup. But it's the resignation of Michael Garcia over his corruption report that is likely to draw attention.

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30 calls after TV appeal over rape

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:46
About 30 people respond to an appeal on Crimewatch for information after a teenage girl was raped twice by a gang of youths in a Cardiff park.

US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:42
US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for leading a large international counterfeiting ring, the BBC has learned.