National / International News

Obama Emphasizes Importance Of Alliances In Foreign Policy Address

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 07:33

Speaking at West Point, Obama suggested the nation's "long season of war" was drawing to a close. Although the U.S. will continue to lead, it will seek partners when not under direct military threat.

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Abkhazia leader 'flees protests'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 07:30
The president of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia is said to have fled the capital Sukhumi after opposition protesters seized his office.

Rolf Harris 'disguised dark side'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 07:19
TV entertainer Rolf Harris admits he is good at disguising a "dark side" of his character as he gives evidence at his indecent assault trial.

AUDIO: Animals 'have platonic friendships'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 07:14
Animals with big brains such as elephants, horses, killer whales and some primates have close platonic friendships, according to the New Scientist.

Book News: Amazon Defends Tough Negotiating Tactics

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 07:06

The retailer has been in a spat with the publisher Hachette. Also: Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn is writing an adaptation of Hamlet; Hillary Clinton released the "author's note" to her memoir.

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Your pictures: Flags

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 07:03
Readers' photos on the theme of "flags"

Stars at memorial for Alan Whicker

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 07:02
Friends and colleagues of Alan Whicker attend a memorial service to the veteran TV globetrotter who died last year.

How the World Cup eluded brilliant Zico

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 07:00
In the latest of our World Cup Stories series, Tim Vickery speaks to Zico, the Brazilian who endured frustration on the biggest stage.

Leaders agree to review EU policies

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:55
EU leaders are to begin consultations on ways of changing the union following spectacular gains by far right and Eurosceptic parties.

More Labour women only shortlists

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:51
Labour is to choose two more candidates for Wales for next May's general election using all-women shortlists, in addition to six candidates already selected that way.

India name Gambhir for England tour

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:45
India recall opening batsman Gautam Gambhir for this summer's five-Test tour of England, yet Zaheer Khan misses out.

Egyptians urged to vote on extra day

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:44
Egypt's presidential election enters a third day after the military-backed interim authorities extended voting in an effort to boost turnout.

Could Diet Soda Really Be Better Than Water For Weight Loss?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:41

A new study funded by the beverage industry suggests that diet drinks might be more effective than water alone in helping dieters shed pounds. Researchers speculate that soda made people less hungry.

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Sierra Leone Ebola patients removed

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:40
Six people suspected of having the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone have been "aggressively" taken away from a clinic by their relatives, in defiance of medical staff, an official says.

Son Of Late Snake-Handling Pastor Is Bitten By Rattlesnake

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:37

Months after taking over for his father as the leader of a Pentecostal church, Cody Coots was bitten this week. His father, Jamie, died of a poisonous snake bite in February.

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Case against Coulson 'cavalier'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:33
Andy Coulson's defence tells the phone-hacking trial there are "gaps in the evidence" against the former News of the World editor.

Progress in EU reform talks - No 10

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:31
Downing Street says the UK's argument for major changes to the way the European Union works is "making progress".

Can Employers Dump Workers On Health Exchanges? Yes, For A Price

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:20

A recent IRS rule bars employers from offering workers tax-free subsidies to buy policies. But a company could still cancel its plan and leave workers to buy individual policies on the marketplaces.

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Saudi activists sentenced to death

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:07
Two Shia activists have been sentenced to death in a week in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of attacking security forces in the country's east.

Mother criticises German death probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:02
The mother of a north London student whose body was found on a motorway in Germany criticises a new investigation launched in Germany.
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