National / International News

Chilean dock workers end strike

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:41
Dock workers in Chile say they have agreed to end a three-week strike over pay, after signing a deal with port operators.

Rufus Hound to swap laughs for votes

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:13
The comedian and actor Rufus Hound announces he will seek to become a member of the European Parliament for the National Health Action Party.

VIDEO: Maryland shooting: 'It was mayhem'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:06
A gunman opened fire at a shopping centre in Maryland in the US, killing two people before apparently taking his own life, police say. Beth McLeod reports.

VIDEO: Egypt police open fire on protesters

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 16:53
At least 29 people have died and more than 100 have been injured in clashes as Egypt marks the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

Cutting Spousal Benefits Might Not Save Firms Money After All

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 16:49

UPS and other employers looking to reduce spending are cutting back on health care coverage for employees' spouses. But a new study shows that if every employer starts doing this, then nobody wins.

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Inside the Coen brothers

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 16:33
Why cinema's famous siblings like their music live

'Most polluted streets' identified

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 16:27
Friends of the Earth Scotland says its new league tables identify Scotland's most polluted streets last year.

Cuban leading activist 'arrested'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 16:10
Pro-democracy activists in Cuba say a leading dissident, Jose Ferrer, has been arrested after meeting European diplomats.

Three dead in Maryland mall shooting

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 15:07
Three people have died after a shooting incident at a shopping mall in the US state of Maryland, not far from Washington DC, say police.

How to sweeten the Syrian peace pill

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 14:50
Bridget Kendall's guide to sweetening Syrian peace pill

Ukraine opposition offered PM job

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 14:47
Ukraine's president offers opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk the post of prime minister in an effort to end months of anti-government protests.

In pictures: Ukraine protests

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 14:31
Protests have continued despite government offer

Many killed in DR Congo explosion

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 14:30
An explosion caused by a lightning strike has killed more than 20 people near an arms depot in the Democratic Republic of Congo, UN officials say.

The winners and losers from Juan Mata's move

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 14:25
Winners and losers in player's shift to Man Utd

Hollande confirms Trierweiler split

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 14:09
French President Francois Hollande confirms his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler, two weeks after allegations of an affair.

Afghan-US deal 'hinges on talks'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 13:21
Afghan President Hamid Karzai again says he will not sign a US security deal until peace process is under way with Taliban

Mediator: 'Haven't Achieved Much' At Syrian Peace Talks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 13:18

On the first day of face-to-face meetings, representatives of the two sides made eye contact, but spoke only through the U.N. mediator.

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West Virginians Confused About Water Safety, Despite State's All Clear

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 13:00

West Virginia is still assessing the impact of a major chemical spill on Jan. 9 into the Elk River, which left 300,000 people without safe drinking water for days. Guest host Kelly McEvers speaks with Ken Ward Jr., a reporter for the Charleston Gazette, about the spill, and public reaction to conflicting messages from health officials.

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Ukrainian President Stuns Protesters With Offer Of Government Jobs

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 13:00

The political crisis in Ukraine is spreading, with tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Kiev's central square, demanding that President Viktor Yanukovych step down. From Kiev, NPR's Corey Flintoff speaks with guest host Kelly McEvers about some surprising developments.

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Syria Grants Rare But Scripted Glimpse To Western Journalists

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 13:00

Negotiations between the Syrian government and Syrian opposition leaders continue in Geneva this weekend. Guest host Kelly McEvers talks to Frederik Pleitgen of CNN, who is in Damascus, reporting about the current situation on the ground in Syria.

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