National / International News

'Hard-nosed' approach to Pfizer deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:29
Chancellor George Osborne says he will take a "hard-nosed approach" to determine whether Pfizer's proposed £60bn takeover of UK firm AstraZeneca will deliver for UK jobs and science.

Russia threatened over Ukraine poll

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:20
The French and German leaders threaten further sanctions against Russia if Ukraine's presidential election fails to go ahead as planned.

Shard hotel rooms 'not so private'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:17
Guests at a luxury hotel in a central London landmark are being warned to close the blinds at night to avoid being seen from neighbouring rooms.

Woman held in deaths 'fraud' inquiry

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:00
A woman is arrested in connection with alleged fraud after the deaths of a mother and daughter in Greenock last year.

Exchange in line for endangered list

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:50
Cardiff's Coal Exchange is among the front runners for inclusion in a top 10 of the most endangered historic buildings in Britain.

Arrest after bookmaker robberies

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:50
A man is arrested on suspicion of robbery offences at bookmakers in Dorset and Hampshire.

Vos extends lead at Tour of Britain

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:44
Dutch rider Marianne Vos wins stage four of the women's Tour of Britain to extend her overall lead in the race.

Bin Laden case lawyer steps down

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:39
The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor accused of helping the US find Osama Bin Laden has told the BBC that he has quit the case after death threats.

South Sudanese Leaders Sign Cease-Fire Agreement

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:36

The pact calls for the "immediate cessation of hostilities." The world's youngest country has been roiled by ethnic violence since December. Thousands have been killed and 1.3 million are displaced.

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Disabled woman escapes pipe bomb

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:28
A woman with Down's syndrome is among three people who escaped injury in a pipe bomb attack in Ballymoney, County Antrim.

VIDEO: Take That members' tax ruling

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:09
Gary Barlow and two other former members of Take That face having to pay back millions to the tax authorities after a court ruling.

'Ferrari so much below expectations'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:07
Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo says he is "not happy" with the team's lack of competitiveness this season.

Hibernian 0-1 Kilmarnock

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 05:05
Hibernian face a Premiership relegation play-off as Kilmarnock seal safety thanks to Kris Boyd's goal at Easter Road.

2 Dead, 1 Missing After Hot Air Balloon Catches Fire In Virginia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 04:25

The balloon hit power lines, and images showed the basket on fire. Witnesses said they heard an explosion and saw people falling from the balloon.

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Chinese Find Number URLs Easier Than Letters

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:52

Chinese characters don't readily work with the English-centric Internet. The New Republic's Chris Beam tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Chinese use numbers that when pronounced, sound like words.

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Russia's Independent Media All But Silenced

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:52

As state-run TV cheers Vladimir Putin, cable providers have dropped Russia's last independent channel. NPR's Scott Simon interviews the editor of Dozhd TV about its struggles to stay on the air.

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Mexican Vigilantes Keep Arms Despite Deadline

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:52

Mexican civilians in Michoacan State have taken up arms to fight the murderous Knights Templar cartel. Saturday is the deadline for vigilantes to register their weapons with the police.

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How Much Can The U.S. Do For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:52

The U.S. is advising Nigeria in the search for the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. But Africa expert Paul Lubeck tells NPR's Scott Simon he doubts the Nigerian government can make good use of the aid.

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On Eve Of Referendum, Many Fear For Ukrainian Economy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:52

Sunday's referendum in eastern Ukraine comes as fierce battles are waged in the port city of Mariupol. A vote for independence may calm tensions, but it might also bankrupt the economy.

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Michelle Obama: Nigerian Girls 'Embody The Best Hope For The Future'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:44

In a Mother's Day address, first lady Michelle Obama said the U.S. is committed to standing up for the girls and their right to an education.

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