National / International News

Two on bomb charges after alert

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 06:54
Two men aged 38 and 25 will appear in court on Monday charged with possession of explosives after a security alert in west Belfast.

Should Uber Be Responsible For Driver Recklessness?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 06:54

The family of a 6-year-old girl who was hit and killed by an Uber driver is suing the ride-sharing company. They say the driver was distracted by the mobile app he used to find his next fare.

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Ukraine rally targets Yanukovych

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 06:48
Thousands of Ukrainian opposition supporters gather in Kiev's Maidan square to press their demands for President Viktor Yanukovych to stand down.

VIDEO: Groundhog Day for Punxsutawney Phil

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 06:42
Thousands of people in the Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney have been celebrating Groundhog Day.

E-cigs 're-normalising' smoking

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 06:42
Health Minister Mark Drakeford says he fears that electronic cigarettes are "re-normalising" smoking and believes there is a case for tighter laws.

Ireland hit by late O'Connell blow

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 06:17
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is out of Ireland's Six Nations game against Scotland because of a chest infection.

Harman dismisses union power fears

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 06:14
Deputy leader Harriet Harman defends proposed changes to the way Labour's leader is elected, saying they will help "deepen the party's roots".

Gallacher retains Desert Classic title

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 06:07
Scotland's Stephen Gallacher recovers from a poor start to his final round to retain his Dubai Desert Classic title.

VIDEO: Sumatra volcanic ash hampers rescue

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:59
At least 16 people have been killed after a volcano erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

VIDEO: 'Divorcing' politics from war drama

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:49
Peter Berg talks about what attracted him to the story of Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell.

Thai Election Largely Peaceful, Despite Fears Of Violence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:27

Although a few hundred polling stations in the capital were shut down by anti-government activists, the vast majority of them across the country remained open.

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Four charged after Tyne-Wear derby

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:25
Four people are charged following the Tyne-Wear derby at St James' Park on Saturday.

Rowling 'got Potter romance wrong'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:15
Harry Potter author JK Rowling appears to suggest the boy wizard would have been a better match for Hermione Granger than Ron Weasley in a new magazine interview.

VIDEO: 'Raining men in the Tory party'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:08
Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman says she is concerned about the cull of senior authoritative women.

Ancient Syrian City A Wasteland Of Modern Violence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:00

The ancient Syrian city of Homs was one of the first parts of the country to rise up against the Assad regime. Now, it's very difficult for western reporters to visit the city. We take a rare glimpse inside the city, from spring 2013, when the fighting was already fierce. (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on June 3, 2013.)

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After Crushing Bad Luck, A Free Bungee Jump

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:00

German tourists Paul Zeller and Nico Reiner were enjoying a vacation on New Zealand's South Island when a tree fell and crushed their car. NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to note that the tourists were offered free bungee jumps as compensation.

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Violence Gives Way To Calmer Thai Elections

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:00

Tensions are high in Thailand, after several were injured in protests in the capital, Bangkok, ahead of elections Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with reporter Michael Sullivan about the significance of the elections.

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Oil Train Derailments Spur Calls For Safety Measures

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:00

Roughly a million barrels of oil are being drilled from the North Dakota plains every day. Tens of millions of dollars have been put toward infrastructure for transporting that oil out of state, but recent derailments and explosions involving oil tanker trains are prompting calls for a slow-down.

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Why A Do-Nothing Immigration Strategy Might Work For GOP

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:00

The conservative magazine The National Review is offering House Republicans a strategy on immigration reform: Do nothing. National Review editor Rich Lowry tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he thinks the best political move for Republican lawmakers is to hold off on passing an immigration bill.

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Despite Scars Of War, Karachi Holds Onto Its Chutzpah

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-02 05:00

Karachi is Pakistan's economic hub, its major port and its largest city. It's also the country's most violent and crime-ridden city. But it's not all blood and thunder. Witness the musical Grease, now playing to packed houses in Karachi.

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