National / International News

Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.

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Boris Nemtsov, Shot Friday, Was A Vehement Anti-Putin Critic

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow Friday night. Nemtsov was a longtime opposition leader and a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. Putin condemned the killing.

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House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress.

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Kurdish leader seeks Turkey peace

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:58
The jailed leader of Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group urges his followers to end a 30-year armed struggle and seek a democratic peace.

Mountain rescue teams search for boy

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:53
Police determined to 'exhaust every possibility' in the search for missing 11-year-old schoolboy Cameron Comey.

Cannabis and cars seized by police

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:30
Suspected cannabis thought to be worth £40,000 has been seized in County Londonderry, say police.

Nemtsov killing polarises Russian society

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:26
Both government and opposition in Russia are coming up with theories about the killing of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, but it could be years before it becomes clear why it happened, says the BBC's Artyom Liss.

'Women coaching men? That's bizarre'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:14
Despite 156 caps between them, Rugby World Cup winners Katherine Merchant and Rochelle Clark face sexism when coaching men.

India's new budget aims to please all

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:08
Analyst Paranjoy Guha Thakurta on why India's budget aims to please all.

West seeks full Nemtsov murder probe

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:03
Western leaders condemn the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, and urge the authorities to conduct a transparent investigation.

Cyclist, 15, killed in stab murder

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:00
A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death when three men attacked him while he was cycling with friends, police say.

'Mad chicken woman' sells round egg

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 02:35
A "perfectly spherical" chicken egg, thought to be "one-in-a-billion" sells online for £480 with the money going to charity.

Pedestrian dies in M8 accident

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 02:19
A man has died after being struck by a car on the M8 between Livingston and Bathgate, police confirm.

Missing girl's family continue search

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 02:05
Family and friends of missing teenager Rebecca Watts gather again to look for her as police continue to search lakes and rivers.

Supreme India crush outclassed UAE

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:57
India bowl out United Arab Emirates for 102, the lowest total yet at the World Cup, before racing to victory in 18.5 overs.

Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:55
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."

'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:54
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.

Man is shot in 'targeted attack'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:36
A man has been shot in the shoulder in a "targeted attack" in Liverpool, police say.

NI applies to EU over cattle disease

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:12
Stormont's Department of Agriculture is to apply to the European Union for Northern Ireland cattle to be declared free of the disease brucellosis.

The rise of Yemen's Houthi rebels

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:11
Ansar Allah, or the Houthi movement, began as a defence of the Zaidi religious tradition but experienced several major transformations in arriving at its current dominance of Yemeni politics, Charles Schmitz writes.