National / International News

All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 05:46

Deflategate tops a "tough year" for the league, says Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL has also grappled with domestic violence and child abuse claims.

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Balloonists complete Pacific journey

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 05:45
Two Eagles balloon completes crossing of Pacific with sea-landing off Mexico, setting new milestones on six-day trip.

Hull City 0-3 Newcastle United

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 05:36
John Carver claims victory in his first game since being confirmed as Newcastle head coach as Hull's poor run continues.

Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 05:03

The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.

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Ivory Coast v Algeria

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:54
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations game between Ivory Coast and Algeria.

Rock fall blocks major Highland road

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:42
A major route in the Highlands - the A82 road - has been closed "until further notice" because of a rock fall.

VIDEO: Thousands gather in Madrid for rally

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:38
Thousands have gathered in Madrid for a rally organised by the radical leftist party Podemos.

'Lance should get back Tour titles'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:29
Lance Armstrong should get back his seven Tour de France titles, according to former rider Scott Mercier.

Vicar 'sorry' for 9/11 Facebook post

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:24
A Church of England vicar apologises for posting a link to an article which claimed Israel was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

VIDEO: I am the underdog - Murray

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:22
BBC Sport previews the Australian Open men's final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

Piers Linney to leave Dragons' Den

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:10
Digital entrepreneur Piers Linney is leaving Dragons' Den after two series "to pursue other interests".

Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:01

The tennis superstar beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.

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Protest against Immigration Street

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:57
Southampton residents, including prominent Muslim commentator Mo Ansar, protest outside Channel 4's headquarters against Immigration Street.

Dad put porn on supermarket iPad

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:46
A "foolish" Tesco shopper who changed the display image of a demonstration iPad to a pornographic photo is given a community order.

Boy, 17, fatally stabbed in street

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:42
A 17-year-old boy is found with fatal stab wounds in a north London street.

Italy MPs elect judge as president

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:39
Italy's parliament elects judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president, on a third day of voting for the largely ceremonial post.

An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. It's also an annual art contest, where visiting artists sculpt and created their own rooms.

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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Drags On Into WInter

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

Government troops are locked in a fierce battle with Russian-backed separatists, while civilians suffer freezing cold. Correspondent Corey Flintoff shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Rod McKuen, The Cheeseburger To Poetry's Haute Cuisine

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81.

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Pennsylvania Law Allows NRA To Sue Cities Over Gun Rules

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

The NRA has already filed suit against Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster, claiming the cities' gun ordinances are illegal.

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