National / International News

VIDEO: Ukraine opposition activist 'tortured'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 02:13
Prominent Ukrainian opposition activist Dmytro Bulatov, who disappeared more than a week ago, says he was abducted and tortured.

Air Quality Worries Dampen Chinese New Year Fireworks

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 02:00

China is greeting the Year of the Horse with a little less fanfare, noise and smoke, after severe air pollution choked scores of cities last year. Firework sales are down, and more people say they're forgoing the ancient and beloved good-luck tradition for the sake of their lungs and health.

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Man Utd's Zaha joins Cardiff on loan

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:56
Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha joins Cardiff City on loan until the end of the season.

Syria talks due to end in Geneva

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:46
The current round of peace talks on Syria is due to end in Switzerland later on Friday with little or no progress expected on core issues.

Did the English spread suit-wearing around the world?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:45
The Uruguayan president blames the English for imposing suits on the world. Is he right?

AUDIO: 'No more Post Office branch closures'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:41
Paula Vennells, chief executive of the Post Office Ltd, discusses the future of its 11,800 branches.

Fines loom on tax return deadline

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:38
Thousands of people face fines if they fail to meet a tax return deadline at the end of Friday, including many higher earners receiving child benefit.

Thai protesters block ballot papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:27
Thailand's anti-government protesters are blockading buildings where ballot papers are being stored, two days before the general election.

'Longest grave' ship dead remembered

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:27
Sailors buried in what historians believe is Britain's longest grave are remembered in a series of events in a Cornish village.

Inactivity 'pandemic' in poor areas

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:24
A "pandemic" of inactivity in poor areas of England is leading to premature deaths, a report shows.

Back to the Future musical announced

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:21
A stage musical of hit 1980s film Back to the Future is set to debut in London's West End in 2015.

Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:20
US student Amanda Knox says she is "frightened and saddened" after a court in Italy reinstated her guilty verdict for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.

VIDEO: Multi-material 3D printer launches

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:12
The world's first multi-material, full-colour 3D printer launches, plus other tech news.

Celtic accept Ledley bid from Palace

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:04
Celtic accept an offer from Crystal Palace for midfielder Joe Ledley and close in on Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths.

BT revenues up on sports TV demand

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:57
BT's sales and profits rose in the final three months of 2013, driven by record broadband demand and its new sports television service.

VIDEO: 'Not wise' to bring Syrians to UK

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:54
Britain may not be the best place for Syrian refugees, says UK-based Syrian filmmaker Dr Halla Diyab.

Officers hurt in bomber talk trouble

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:34
Four police officers are injured as protesters throw fireworks and stones at a Belfast community centre where a former IRA bomber was a guest speaker.

For A Twist On The Lunar New Year Dumpling, Add Green Tea

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:19

A Chinese cookbook author remembers her childhood in China, where dumplings were steamed to conserve precious cooking oil. Recently she gave her favorite steamed dumplings an update.

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Rep. Waxman Leaves Behind A Legacy Of Health Laws

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:04

California Rep. Henry Waxman, elected in 1974 in Watergate's aftermath, has announced his retirement. The Democrat leaves behind one of the most substantive legislative records in the House's recent history, and was instrumental in the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

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Weeks Later, More Questions Than Answers In W.Va. Chemical Spill

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:02

State officials in West Virginia say they can no longer detect any MCHM, the industrial chemical that spilled recently, in most areas. But other public health specialists say they don't trust those assurances.

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