National / International News

Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 08:40

The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another or sick relative, even in states thatdon't recognize the marriage.

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Doctor feared Harrison Ford fireball

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 08:39
The doctor who pulled US actor Harrison Ford from the wreck of a plane crash says he feared a fireball from the aircraft's leaking fuel.

Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 08:38
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.

Police criticised over Syria girls

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 08:37
The parents of three girls feared to be in Syria say police failed to tell them they spoke to the trio weeks ago when another girl went missing, reports say.

Your Wallet: Where are the products that you buy made?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-03-06 08:31

Next week on Marketplace Weekend, we have our fourth installment in special series with the BBC - Six Routes to Riches: A look at the challenges and opportunities people face as they make a living around the world. Next week we will be in China, the world's second largest economy. 

That got us thinking, where are the products that you buy made? Is it important to you?

We want to hear your story. Send us an email, or reach us on Twitter, @MarketplaceWKND

Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 08:15
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup game between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers.

For India's Widows, A Riot Of Color, An Act Of Liberation

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 08:14

In India, many widows largely vanish from mainstream society as dictated by tradition. But when it comes to Holi, the spring festival of colors, some widows come out to join the celebration.

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Germans Open Their Homes To Refugee Roommates

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 08:09

A flood of refugees in Germany has strained resources, particularly housing. A website has signed up hundreds of Germans willing to have the newcomers come and live with them.

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Volunteer Recap: Connecting Moms To Midwives In Timor-Leste

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 08:05

A global health student from Seattle went to the tiny country to study maternal health. But she also learned how to be more friendly to her neighbors.

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Leader profile: 24 hours with Farage

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 08:01
James Landale's in-depth profile of the UKIP leader

The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:58

Let's rewind the clock 150 years to the end of the Civil War, when Southern planters had to find new laborers.

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'Long, steady march' to end abuse

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:57
Natalie Pirks on the long, steady march to end abuse in football

VIDEO: German singer turns down Eurovision

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:54
The winner of the contest to pick Germany's entry to the Eurovision song contest has turned down the chance to represent his country live on TV.

Pot Can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms For Some, But Do The Effects Last?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:54

Scientists are sharply divided on whether the disordered thinking and paranoia sometimes caused by marijuana is just a temporary thing or the start of long-term disorders like schizophrenia.

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Real life 'Spider-Man' helps needy

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:47
A real-life "Spider-Man" has started taking to the streets of Birmingham to help the city's poor and needy.

TV election debates will 'go ahead'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:44
Broadcasters say they will proceed with plans for three TV election debates, despite David Cameron saying he will only take part in one.

Week in pictures: 28 February - 6 March 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:42
News photos from around the world

Shot men 'failed to appear' in court

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:42
Two men who were due to appear in court on Friday failed to show after they were shot in west Belfast the night before, a court is told.

To the end of time

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:39
Why time just isn't what it used to be

Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:37
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.