National / International News

Teen dies in Colombia 'tribal ritual'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-26 05:53
A teenager from Bristol dies in a South American rainforest while apparently taking part in a local tribal ritual during a gap-year trip.

African Food With A Twist: Dakar Pop-Up Restaurant Raises The Bar

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 05:50

Three chefs in Senegal are helping put West Africa on the culinary map. They move their monthly pop-up restaurant around Dakar, introducing diners to new takes on familiar ingredients like the peanut.

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McCoy champion jockey for 19th time

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-26 05:46
AP McCoy is crowned champion jump jockey for the 19th successive year at Sandown on Saturday.

Tiananmen museum opens in Hong Kong

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-26 05:42
The first museum dedicated to the 1989 protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square - still a taboo topic in mainland China - opens in Hong Kong.

Rep. Michael Grimm To Face Criminal Charges, Lawyer Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 05:38

The exact charges haven't been announced. The Staten Island lawmaker and former FBI agent, who was first elected to Congress in 2010, has been under investigation for campaign finance and fraud.

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Four in court over burglary spree

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-26 05:28
Four Belfast men have been remanded in custody charged over a number of burglaries in Belfast and parts of east Antrim on Friday morning.

Burnley 1-0 Ipswich Town

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-26 05:15
Ipswich Town's play-off ambitions end after Michael Kightly's goal gives Burnley a 26th Championship win of the season.

School fire 'clear case of arson'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-26 04:58
Firefighters say an incident at Caldicot School in Monmouthshire was a clear case of arson that could have potentially caused damage costing millions of pounds.

Man Utd play down Van Gaal deal report

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-26 04:49
Manchester United play down a Dutch newspaper report that Louis van Gaal has agreed a deal to become their new manager.

Ukraine: International Observers Arrested, More Sanctions Approved

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 04:37

The world's largest economies are poised to punish Russia over its role in Ukraine's crisis with a new round of sanctions. In eastern Ukraine, a team of European monitors was arrested by separatists.

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Scots poverty levels lower than UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-26 04:28
A study suggests government policies on council house rents mean lower poverty levels in Scotland than in the rest of the UK

Come Dance With Me

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 04:03

One song, danced two totally different ways. First, two dancers who sculpt the giddiness, the beats, onto their rhyming bodies. Then a second version, this time, a crazy story. Vive la difference!

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Family Celebrates The Return Of Missing WWII Soldier's Remains

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

The remains of William T. Carneal were found on the coastline of Saipan last year. After 70 years, Pfc. Carneal was remembered in a ceremony in his hometown of Paducah, Ky.

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Fear Of Addiction Means Chronic Pain Goes Untreated

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

The FDA's decision to approve a new painkiller has met with fierce opposition. Judy Foreman, author of A Nation in Pain, tells NPR's Scott Simon why pain relief is such a highly polarized subject.

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Syrian Composer-Turned-Activist Asks Americans For Support

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

Syrian composer Malek Jandali's parents were beaten after he criticized the Assad regime in a performance abroad. Now Jandali is asking American and European audiences to donate to Syrians in need.

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Obama: May Be Time For A Pause In Mideast Peace Talks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

After a breakdown in talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, President Obama said it may be time to take a step back from peace talks. An agreement now seems very far off.

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Egypt's Activists Battle Anti-Protest Law — And Protest Fatigue

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

Thousands have been jailed in Egypt since a crackdown on dissent last November. But most Egyptians are unwilling to risk jail for reform; most wish things would finally quiet down.

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China's Rising Influence Looms Over Obama's Asia Trip

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

President Obama wrapped up a two-day visit to South Korea, warning Pyongyang that pursuing nuclear weapons will only lead to more isolation. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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O'Sullivan battles into quarter-finals

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:44
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches the World Championship quarter-finals with a 13-11 win over Joe Perry.

Attack victim's year-long wait

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:39
A woman who was violently assaulted condemns the criminal justice system for making her wait nearly a year to see her attacker sentenced.
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