National / International News

Tributes paid to British MH17 victim

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:44
Robert Ayley, a father-of-two reportedly from Surrey and living in New Zealand, was among those on board the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, his family says.

Ainslie unfazed by Aussie withdrawal

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:37
Sir Ben Ainslie says Team Australia's withdrawal from the 2017 America's Cup will not affect a planned British challenge.

Three homes struck by lightning

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:32
Two families have lost their homes after properties in Essex were struck by lightning.

Looting reports halt bargain sale

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:21
A sell-off of fixtures and fittings at a Manchester shopping centre is called off after the police were called following reports of looting.

Alert at Alliance office was hoax

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:02
A suspicious package left outside an Alliance Party office in east Belfast has been declared a hoax.

Israel Intensifies Ground Operation In Gaza

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

International correspondent Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Jerusalem about about the second day of the Israeli military's ground operation of the Gaza Strip.

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People Share Moon Landing Memories On YouTube Channel

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Sunday is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Buzz Aldrin about his new YouTube channel, where anyone can share memories from the historic day.

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Immigration Protests Continue In California Town

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Saturday is the second day of protests by those opposed housing migrant children in their towns. Murrieta, Calif., is among those cities, but many say the protesters don't represent their city.

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Airspace Over Ukraine Was Not Considered Unsafe

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

The U.S. and other countries are restricting flights over eastern Ukraine after a MH17 jet was shot down. But experts agree that the airline had every reason to believe its aircraft would be safe.

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How Crash Could Change The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.

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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.

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Malaysian Airlines Copes With A Second Tragedy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Asia correspondent Anthony Kuhn talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Kuala Lumpur about the reaction to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday, killing 298 people.

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British crash experts due in Ukraine

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:46
British crash experts are due in Ukraine to assist in the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Police to warn sex crime suspects

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:44
Men suspected of sex crimes in Scotland could be issued with police warnings in cases where there is not enough evidence to prosecute them in court.

Gaza Toll Near 340 As Israel Presses Ground War

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:42

A health official in Gaza says 338 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.

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Ex-Speaker Thomas abuse claim inquiry

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:39
Police say they are investigating allegations the former House of Commons speaker George Thomas sexually abused a nine-year-old boy.

Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Destroying Evidence At MH17 Crash Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:27

U.S. and European officials worry that evidence pointing to the cause of the crash could be altered or removed, and that bodies exposed to the elements are beginning to decay.

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Migrants 'suffocate' on Italy boat

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:18
Nineteen migrants die, reportedly by asphyxiation, aboard a crowded boat travelling from North Africa to Italy.

In The World Of Global Gestures, The Fist Bump Stands Alone

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:08

Obama does it. And increasingly, so do folks around the world. Why is the fist bump so popular? And do other cultures have similar gestures?

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Women's sport needs backing - Sparkes

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:06
British Swimming's chief executive calls on the government's Sports Minister to support female athletes following funding cuts.
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