National / International News

Pope to appoint 19 new cardinals

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 07:36
Pope Francis is to appoint 19 new cardinals next month, including churchmen from Haiti and Burkina Faso, reflecting his commitment to the poor.

CAR residents 'hug' in truce hopes

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 07:18
Rival militiamen embrace each other in a district of CAR capital Bangui after the French military brokers a local truce on the eve of talks.

Christmas gifts reach space station

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 07:13
A commercial resupply mission reaches the International Space Station (ISS), bringing - among the scientific essentials - the crew's Christmas presents.

UN concern over besieged Syrians

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 07:09
UN humanitarian affairs chief Valerie Amos expresses deep concern for communities cut off by fighting in Syria, with many facing starvation.

VIDEO: Car park blown up in planned demolition

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 06:47
A car park in Newport, Wales has been demolished in a series of explosions.

Ospreys 17-29 Northampton

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 06:37
Northampton triumph at Ospreys to retain hopes of qualifying for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals next weekend.

Rocky made Stallone "insufferable"

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 06:31
US actor Sylvester Stallone admits that his success in the Rocky films made him think he was "an authority on everything".

Hague rejects Iraq 'abuse' complaint

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 06:27
Foreign Secretary William Hague rejects a complaint accusing British forces of abusing detainees in Iraq between 2003-2008.

Cook queries Warner recall decision

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 06:19
England captain Alastair Cook disagrees with the decision to recall Australia's David Warner to the crease in Melbourne.

The Struggle Against A Newly Resurgent Al-Qaida

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 06:15

Sunni leaders in Iraq are trying to retake control of two important cities in Anbar province. That's raising fears in Afghanistan, where al-Qaida operatives still reside near the border with Pakistan. The Washington Post's David Ignatius talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the rise of al-Qaida-affiliated groups and America's relations with Afghanistan.

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Sam Berns, Teen Known For His Fight Against 'Aging Disease,' Dies

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 06:14

Berns was the star of a popular documentary on progeria, a disease that accelerates aging. His parents, spurred by Sam's own illness, were instrumental in the discovery of the first drug to treat the disease.

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Service for US helicopter victims

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:58
A special service is held to remember the lives of four US airmen who died in a helicopter crash in Norfolk.

New pro-EU rally held in Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:40
Protestors gather in Kiev to demand closer ties with the EU, just days after a prominent opposition leader was injured in clashes with police.

Clegg backs EU benefit changes

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:36
It is "eminently sensible" to consider further curbs to the benefits EU migrants are entitled to, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg tells the BBC.

Extra flood clean-up cash 'unlikely'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:25
Wales is unlikely to receive extra funding to repair flooding damage, says Welsh Secretary David Jones.

Israelis Pay Respects To Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:02

Sharon's casket was lying in state outside the Knesset on Sunday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sharon was "one of the greatest military leaders."

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Haass talks 'a missed opportunity'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:01
Not doing a deal at the end of the Haass talks was a missed opportunity, A spokesman for Northern Ireland's four main church leaders says.

The Brawl Over Baseball Hall Of Fame Voting

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:00

The new Baseball Hall of Fame inductees were announced this week — and it's not just who got in and who didn't that's causing a stir; the voting itself has people talking. Sports correspondent Mike Pesca speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about that and the reduction of New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez's suspension.

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Insane Clown Posse Sues FBI For Targeting Fans

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:00

Fans of the band Insane Clown Posse, known as Juggalos, were classified as a gang by the FBI in 2011. Now the band and four fans have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and the FBI. NPR's Rachel Martin talks about the suit with journalist Patrick Flanary, who covered the suit for Rolling Stone magazine.

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New Constitution Is A Sign Of Tunisia's Optimism

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-12 05:00

Tunisian lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a new constitution later this week. Political wrangling over the document has long delayed the ratification process, but if the constitution gains final approval on Tuesday, as planned, it will set the stage for a new round of parliamentary elections.

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