National / International News

IS police 'kidnapped' in Syria

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:10
Reports from Syria say some members of the religious police force set up by the militant group Islamic State have been kidnapped.

Kirby Delauter, Who Didn't Want His Name In A News Story, Apologizes

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:05

The Frederick County, Md., council member was the subject of a tongue-in-cheek editorial by the Frederick News-Post after he said the newspaper couldn't use his name in a story without permission.

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Remembering 'Generation Mex' Writer And Proud Outsider Michele Serros

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:02

Serros wrote about being a bicultural Chicana who was influenced by both her working-class, Mexican-American heritage and Southern California pop culture. She died Sunday at the age of 48.

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More Cosby accusers come forward

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:01
Three more women come forward to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them years ago.

Adams, Dawson & Mitchell in quarters

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:58
England's Martin Adams, Brian Dawson and Scott Mitchell seal quarter-final spots at the BDO World Championships with second-round wins.

VIDEO: Eurozone slips into deflation

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:54
Inflation in the eurozone turns negative, official figures show, with prices in December 0.2% lower than the same month a year earlier.

A Plan To Put Your Driver's License On Your Phone

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:46

Smartphone and registration, please. Iowa is developing an app that would allow drivers to access a digitally encoded license instead of a conventional plastic ID card.

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Undue Burden In Texas At Issue In Federal Court

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:46

Opening arguments began Wednesday in the case against the Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet the standards of ambulatory surgery centers.

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VIDEO: Hospitals declare 'major incidents'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:40
The BBC's Hugh Pym reports on the political rows which have erupted around the latest problems facing A&E departments

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:32
Fernando Torres's Atletico Madrid beat city rivals Real in the first leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie.

VIDEO: Corden and Blunt on the red carpet

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:28
James Corden and Emily Blunt talk to Lizo Mzimba about the film version of Into the Woods.

When It Comes To Smartphones, Are Americans Dumb?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:11

If you paid top dollar for a top phone, Asian vendors at the International Consumer Electronics Show have a message: You paid for a brand, not quality. And this year, they want to sell to you.

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'Charlie Hedbo' A Provocateur, Challenging Status Quo

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 12:58

Melissa Block speaks with New Yorker editor Francoise Mouly about the French satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo and the larger landscape of satirical publications in France.

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VIDEO: Gerrard: Right time for LA Galaxy

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 12:56
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says his summer move to LA Galaxy comes at the "right time for a new challenge".

Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 12:56

Brain imagery can help researchers tell if people are more likely to be able to quit smoking or have trouble with reading. But those tests aren't yet ready for the doctor's office or classroom.

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The rapidly changing Asian world

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 12:50
A trip to south-east Asia highlights why the 21st century is an Asian one, Katty Kay says.

Sorry, No Space Heaters: Hawaii Copes With Record Cold

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 12:50

As temperatures hit the 50s, some stores sold out of space heaters. Some residents turned to blankets, layers of heavy clothes and thermal socks to stay warm.

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Animal victims of Australian fires

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 12:47
The animals killed and maimed in Australia's bushfires

White House: Paris Attack An Evolution Of Terror Threat

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 12:33

In a statement on Wednesday, President Obama pledged support for the French authorities after the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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Paraguay rebel leader 'killed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 12:32
The leader of Paraguay's ACA rebel group, Albino Jara, is killed in a clash with special security forces in the north, the authorities say.