National / International News

Scotland Could Prosper Outside The United Kingdom

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

In September, voters in Scotland will decide whether to end the union with England and return to independence. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Scottish Parliamentarian Fiona Hyslop about the vote.

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Crisis Escalates In Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

A group of international observers has been detained by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as Kiev ramps up military operations. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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Colosseum Gets A Good 2,000-Year Scouring

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

The Colosseum is getting its first top to bottom cleaning in 2 millennia. The scrub-down began in December and is slated to cost $35 million before its completion in 2016.

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Dole Reflects On A Long Career As He Cruises His Home State

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

Former Sen. Bob Dole has returned home to Kansas for a "thank you" tour. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the 90-year-old senator about his career.

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Marines In Australia Aimed To Stabilize A Growing Region

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Thomas X. Hammes at the Institute for National Strategic Studies about the U.S.'s strategic "pivot to Asia," and the recent deployment of Marines to Australia.

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Dad's Army film 'in the works'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 03:16
A big screen remake of classic TV sitcom Dad's Army is to be made, with Toby Jones playing Captain Mainwaring, the Sunday Times reports.

Packham home after Malta police quiz

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 03:05
Wildlife TV presenter Chris Packham returns to the UK after being questioned by police in Malta as he tried to film the illegal hunting of migrating birds.

Christian help group patrols Magaluf

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 03:03
A group in Halifax that helps people on the town's streets at night is setting up a branch in the Spanish holiday resort of Magaluf.

Cause of child deaths 'uncertain'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 02:46
Post-mortem examinations carried out on the bodies of three children found dead in their London home prove "inconclusive", Scotland Yard says.

CBI Scotland chief to step down

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 02:41
The business lobby group, the CBI, confirms that its Scottish director is to step down towards the end of the year.

Slovakia and Ukraine agree gas deal

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 02:39
A new deal will allow a limited amount of central European gas to flow to Ukraine via Slovakia.

Dirty streets "will affect tourism"

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 02:32
The 'dirty' and 'poorly maintained' streets of a Mid Wales town could affect its tourist trade claims a local councillor.

Sister arrives to donate kidney

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 01:56
A woman arrives from Jamaica to donate a kidney to her seriously ill brother, after the Home Office reversed its initial decision to refuse her entry.

Police probe Rangers cash statements

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 01:55
Police investigate a complaint about financial statements made by Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace.

Salmond to highlight EU potential

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 01:48
First Minister Alex Salmond will say Scotland is at the very heart of the European Union in a speech in Belgium on Monday.

Actor Columbus Short quits Scandal

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 01:42
He confirms he's leaving the US TV show after three years following controversy.

Crowds Jam St. Peter's For Historic Day Of Four Popes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-27 01:07

Hundreds of thousands of people filled the Vatican's massive plaza to witness the extraordinary sight of two popes — one reigning and one retired — declaring two of their predecessors as saints.

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NBA probes racist remarks claim

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 01:01
The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers made racist remarks.

Wirral CC bowled out for three runs

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 00:39
Wirral Cricket Club are all out for three in the Cheshire League, their only run off the bat scored by the number 11.

Russia rehab centre fire kills eight

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-27 00:37
Eight people are killed when a fire sweeps through a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts in Russia's eastern Altai region, officials say.

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