National / International News

Stormy times for emerging markets

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:20
Stormy times for emerging markets

Embattled Ukrainian President Takes Sick Leave

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:16

A statement on the presidential website Thursday said Viktor Yanukovych has an acute respiratory illness and high fever. There was no indication of how long he might be on leave or whether he would be able to do any work.

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AUDIO: Food bin thefts 'fed 30 people'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:09
William James, one of the three men arrested for stealing food from bins outside an Iceland store in October, explains why he does it.

Fast turn led to speedboat tragedy

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:05
A TV executive and his daughter died after he tried to execute a fast turn in their speedboat, investigators find.

Mum and boy's deaths 'preventable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:04
The partner of a woman murdered alongside her young son insists their deaths could have been prevented, contradicting a serious case review's findings.

VIDEO: Justin Bieber charged with limo assault

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:47
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto, in his second court appearance in a week.

The madness that is Transfer Deadline Day

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:44
Chaos and panic buying as teams compete for best players

Malta tightens passport sale terms

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:37
Malta bows to EU pressure and sets a one-year residency requirement in a controversial new passport scheme for rich foreigners.

NYT journalist forced out of China

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:35
A New York Times journalist leaves China because authorities have not granted him a visa, in a move seen as an attempt to pressure the foreign media.

Brits to be streamed live on YouTube

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:17
As well as live coverage online outside the UK, music fans will be able to vote for best British video during the Brit Awards using Twitter.

Oscars: Best song nomination revoked

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:14
A contender for this year's best song Oscar is removed from the shortlist after it emerged that its writer, a former Academy governor, had contacted voters.

VIDEO: US military equipment leaves Afghanistan

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:14
The BBC's David Loyn reports from Manas base in Kyrgyzstan as US troops pack up military equipment as part of their withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Arrests at 'violent' university demo

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:10
Fourteen people have been arrested after violence erupted at a student demonstration, the University of Birmingham says.

How Britain helped shape the Winter Olympics

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:40
The history of the Winter Olympics and Great Britain's key role in their development is the subject of a BBC Two documentary

Your pictures: Freedom

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:33
Readers' photos on the theme of freedom

'Mariachi Olympic Prince' Takes Glamour To Sochi Ski Slopes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:32

Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will be the only skier representing Mexico in the Winter Olympics in Russia. A German prince and one of the oldest athletes to be competing in the Winter Olympics, Hohenlohe says he doesn't expect to win any medals. But he does hope people will notice his flair for fashion.

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Asteroid Belt May Be Just One Big Melting Pot Of Space Rocks

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:30

New research shows that a planetary reshuffle might have shaped the ring of rubble between Mars and Jupiter.

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High Schoolers Hit The Slopes, And The Books, At Team Academy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:29

Elite athletes start their sports young and sometimes sacrifice academics; some even drop out of high school. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association says it wants to prevent that by opening its own high school. But no mistake: Academics there aren't as important as winning.

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Funds run out for 'shared teachers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:28
A scheme that employed teachers to be shared by Catholic and controlled primary schools ends despite being deemed a success.

Much Of North Dakota's Natural Gas Is Going Up In Flames

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:28

Drillers pumping oil on the Great Plains are also producing a lot of natural gas. But the state doesn't have the infrastructure to transport or store it, so much of that gas isn't being sold — it's being set on fire.

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