National / International News

Modern Video Games Go Beyond 'Jumping On Blocks'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 13:20

The creative director for BioShock Infinite, one of 2013's biggest video games, says as technology improves, so does the ability for games to tell complex stories with rich narrative structures.

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Second OSCE Ukraine team freed

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 13:05
Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine release the four remaining OSCE observers they were holding, amid a shaky ceasefire with government forces.

Baghdad Sits In Limbo As Government Forces Push Back On ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:59

Middle East correspondent Alice Fordham has the latest from Iraq, where she says Sunni militants are unlikely to conquer Baghdad outright. She speaks to NPR's Arun Rath from the Iraqi capital.

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Harley Hopes An Electric Hog Will Appeal To Young, Urban Riders

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:59

Harley-Davidson has rolled out a prototype of its first battery-powered motorcycle. It's sporty and speedy, but quieter than your average Harley — and you'll need to charge it about every 50 miles.

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No Reason To Quit: Driver John Force Still Racing Full Throttle

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:59

Force has been drag racing professionally since 1974. The 65-year-old has gone from blowing up his 10,000-horsepower engines to winning championships, and he has all the scars to prove it.

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Facebook Scientists Alter Newsfeeds, Find Emotions Are Affected By It

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:41

A newsfeed filled with negative comments led to users expressing more negativity. The opposite was also true, proving "emotional contagion" can happen even online.

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Iraq army claims victory in Tikrit

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 12:09
Iraq's army routs Sunni militants during a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say, but the insurgents deny the claim.

Benghazi raid suspect in US court

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:59
The key suspect in the Benghazi US consulate attack appears in a US courthouse to deny terrorism charges, two weeks after his capture in Libya.

VIDEO: Armed Forces Day celebrated across the UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:59
The Princess Royal, David Cameron and Alex Salmond attend Armed Forces Day in Stirling.

Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 pens)

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:55
Hosts Brazil knock Chile out of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in the second round with a 3-2 win on penalties.

VIDEO: Glastonbury tributes to Bobby Womack

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:48
At the Glastonbury Festival in the UK people have been paying tribute to singer and songwriter Bobby Womack, who died on Friday.

VIDEO: Jara misses decisive penalty for Chile

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:11
Gonzalo Jara misses the decisive penalty for Chile, after Neymar had stepped up to score the last spot kick for Brazil

On Penalties, Brazil Pulls Off A Hard-Fought Win Against Chile

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-28 11:01

After a tight and grueling 1-1 tie through extra time, Brazil managed to stay in the tournament winning a penalty shootout against Chile.

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'Vicious' stabbing victim is named

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:57
A man who died in "an extremely vicious" stabbing attack in Swindon is named by police.

Williams makes shock Wimbledon exit

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:54
Serena Williams suffers her earliest Wimbledon defeat since 2005 as she loses to France's Alize Cornet in the third round.

Sharapova barrage sees off Riske

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:53
Fifth seed Maria Sharapova beats American Alison Riske 6-3 6-0 to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Cameron under fire after EU defeat

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:42
David Cameron comes under fire after his defeat in a row over the new European Commission president, but a cabinet minister says he was "brave".

Nadal and Federer reach round four

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:28
Rafael Nadal recovers from losing the first set for the third match in a row, while Roger Federer also wins at Wimbledon.

UK celebrates Armed Forces Day

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 10:11
Events are held across the UK to mark Armed Forces Day, with thousands of services personnel taking part.

Prince visits fire-hit Chilean homes

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-28 09:59
Prince Harry visits a Chilean shanty town community where homes were destroyed and thousands were left homeless by wildfires in April.

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