National / International News

Emerging Alliances In Mosul Raise Tensions And Complications

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 03:58

Sunni militants were originally welcomed when they rolled into the Iraqi city of Mosul, but now there's a power struggle between the local tribes, Sunnis and Saddam Hussein's former Baathist party.

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Nasa Bends The Rules To Get Two Rovers To Mars

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 03:58

Space is a premium in space. So NASA ended up folding two rovers inside a shipping container, and then unfolding them when they landed. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on June 9.

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NI talks 'opportunity for progress'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 03:53
Talks aimed at finding a solution to the problems of flags, parading and the past are an opportunity for progress, according to the DUP and Sinn Féin.

Japanese man sets himself on fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 03:44
A man has set himself on fire in central Tokyo in protest at a proposed law which could allow Japan to deploy its military overseas.

BNP Paribas to be 'punished heavily'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 02:40
The boss of BNP Paribas writes to staff warning that the French banking giant will be fined heavily by US authorities.

VIDEO: Hague: 'No military intervention'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 02:29
Foreign Secretary William Hague says all sides in Iraq must work together to face a 'lethal and mortal threat' to their country.

Cricketer D'Oliveira dies aged 53

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 02:27
Former Worcestershire batsman and academy manager Damian D'Oliveira has died from cancer, the county club say.

Row over post-independence borrowing

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 02:17
The Treasury claims that Scottish government plans to increase borrowing under independence would be incompatible with retaining the pound.

Masked men target woman driver

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 01:59
A woman has been left badly shaken after three masked men hijacked her car.

Labour in £30bn local funding plan

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 01:54
Labour would transfer £30bn of funding from central to local government to "begin reversing a century of centralisation", Ed Miliband says.

Interest rates 'could return to 5%'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 01:38
It is "reasonable" to think interest rates will rise to 5% in "the very long term", a senior Bank of England figure says.

Metallica: Glastonbury 'sensational'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 01:21
Heavy metal band Metallica win new fans with their set on Glastonbury's famous Pyramid Stage.

Her Baby Is At Risk; Lauren's Story

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 01:18

They were having a baby. Both she and her husband carry a gene that might cause problems, "might" being a 25 percent chance. Is that high? Low? What to do? Here's the story, nicely drawn, deeply felt.

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'Artisanal' Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 01:02

Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.

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'Artisanal' Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 01:01

Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.

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Man dies after chimney collapse

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 00:48
A man who became trapped beneath rubble after a chimney collapsed inside a house in South Yorkshire dies.

VIDEO: 'Amazing' experience for World Cup volunteer

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 00:33
Thousands of volunteers are working at the World Cup in Brazil as Julia Carneiro meets one British volunteer having an "amazing" time.

VIDEO: Rodriguez's five World Cup goals

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 00:17
BBC Sport look at James Rodriguez's five tournament goals that have made the Colombian one of the stars of the 2014 World Cup.

Scolari hopeful over Neymar injury

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 00:06
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari hopes Neymar will be fit to face Colombia in the quarter-finals of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

The race to sign basketball's biggest star

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 23:30
"A free-for-all of hope, hyperventilating, possibility and infernal noise" - what next for the great LeBron James?
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