National / International News

VIDEO: Why disc golf is proving popular

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 06:35
Mike Bushell visits a temporary disc golf course in Basingstoke where he met the British number one and spoke to some of those learning the game.

Renard rates team ethic over stars

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 06:32
Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard says his team cannot rely only on Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure at the Nations Cup.

And The Oscar Goes To ... Wait, Who Hasn't Had One In A While?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 06:13

It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.

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Sprinter Sacre second on comeback

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 06:10
Former champion chaser Sprinter Sacre Ascot finishes second to winner Dodging Bullets in the runner-up's comeback race at Ascot.

Zambia v Congo DR

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 06:08
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations game between Zambia and Congo DR.

Tunisia v Cape Verde Islands

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 06:08
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations game between Tunisia and Cape Verde Islands.

VIDEO: Niger violence over Charlie Hebdo cover

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 06:03
Police in the capital of Niger fire tear gas during a protest against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoon

Undersea Tunnel In Europe Shut Down After Fire; No Injuries

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 06:00

The Channel Tunnel that connects England and France was shut down after the fire broke out on a truck that was being transported by rail.

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Mourners grieve purged China leader

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:58
More than 100 people in China brave police surveillance to pay their respects to the purged former leader Zhao Ziyang, on the 10th anniversary of his death

Saracens 33-10 Munster

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:53
Saracens thrash Munster to set up a winner-takes-all match in their final Pool One encounter away to Clermont.

VIDEO: Eurostar train 'crawled through tunnel'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:47
Kristen Davis, a passenger on a delayed Eurostar service from Paris, describes what happened on her journey through the tunnel.

As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:43

Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.

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United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:38

A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.

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Hamilton Academical 0-2 Celtic

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:36
Celtic return to Premiership action following a winter retreat in Gran Canaria with victory over Hamilton.

More than 1,000 homes without water

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:27
Up to 1,200 properties are left without water supply in County Tyrone.

Derby County 1-2 Nottingham Forest

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:18
Ben Osborn scores a late winner as Nottingham Forest hit back to beat Derby and relieve the pressure on boss Stuart Pearce.

Holocaust memorial posters defaced

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:16
Posters advertising a Holocaust memorial event in east London are daubed with graffiti including the words "liars" and "killer".

Gunmen Kidnap Top Official In Yemen

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:08

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's chief of staff is kidnapped from his car in the heart of the capital Sanaa. Security officials blame Houthi rebels.

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How do you get women into the workplace?

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 05:01
Getting more women into the workplace could be a boon to global output. Linda Yueh assesses what needs to be done to make it happen.

Niger Hebdo protesters burn churches

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 04:40
Churches are set on fire in the capital of Niger during fresh protests against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoon.