National / International News

Colorful Fringe Candidates Vie For Prominence In UK Election

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

With just over a month to go before general elections in Britain on May 7, snap polls show no clear front runner as the countdown begins.

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Movies Explore The Intersection Of Religion And Violence

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

There has been a spate of religious movies and documentaries from Killing Jesus to Going Clear. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral in Washington.

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Reporter Covered Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things In Wartime

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist John Burns has announced his retirement. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Burns about four decades of reporting for the New York Times.

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Kenya's Security Problem With Al-Shabab Doesn't Stop At Borders

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

Students in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa were slaughtered by al-Shabab fighters. The audacious attack in a town home to a military base has raised concerns about intelligence failures.

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Colorful Fringe Candidates Vy For Prominence In UK Election

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

With just over a month to go before general elections in Britain on May 7, snap polls show no clear front runner as the countdown begins.

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Agents In Silk Road Case Indicted For Fraud, Money Laundering

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

The Silk Road was a website that sold illegal drugs, until it was shut down. Now two federal agents on the case have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and falsifying government documents.

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U.S. And Iran Offer Different Narratives On The Same Nuclear Deal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

Iran and the West have very different views on the outcome of Iran's nuclear negotiations, which concluded this week. Iran is having a much easier time of selling the deal to audiences back home.

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Saudis Face Possible Negative Consequences With Yemen Airstrikes

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

Saudi Arabia is taking huge risks by staging military operations in Yemen. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Middle East expert Thomas Lippman about the battle over Shiite Iran's power in the region.

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Murray takes on dominant Djokovic

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:52
Andy Murray hopes to end a six-match losing streak against world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday's Miami Open final.

Tesco wins £1.50 milk compensation

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:44
Supermarket giant Tesco wins £1.50 compensation from a customer who spilt a bottle of milk in one of its stores.

Why Wal-Mart Is Betting Big On Being Your Local Urban Grocer

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:33

Wal-Mart conquered the suburbs, but its future may lie in smaller stores in dense city neighborhoods. And in our grab-and-go times, freshly prepared meals are a big part of its urban strategy.

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McIlroy misses 'pure joy' of golf

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:22
Northern Ireland's world number one Rory McIlroy admits he does not love golf as much as he used to as a child.

Teachers threaten tests boycott

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:04
Teachers at the NUT conference back a ballot on a boycott of new literacy and numeracy tests for four-year-olds.

Campaign focus turns to Trident

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 02:17
Protesters are gathering in Glasgow to demonstrate against Britain's Trident nuclear weapons programme.

Men remanded over £1m cannabis haul

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 02:07
Two men are charged in connection with a £1m of cannabis haul in Northern Ireland.

Hospital baby death to be reviewed

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 02:06
The death of a baby born in hospital is to be independently investigated after a health trust referred itself for external review.

Far from Silicon Valley, A Disruptive Startup Hub

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 02:03

In South Africa's townships, entrepreneurs lack the basic necessities of an office, such as electricity and water. Enter Hutspace. "Damn," one of them said on his first visit. "This is a cool space."

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Joni Mitchell's condition 'improving'

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 01:32
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's condition is improving in hospital, after she was found unconscious at home and admitted to intensive care, her website says.

Man, 25, charged with woman's murder

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 01:23
A man is charged with murder after a woman is found dead in a house in Newcastle, police confirm.

Ex-All Black held on assault charge

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 01:22
Former New Zealand rugby player Mils Muliaina is arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault in Cardiff last month.

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