National / International News

Myanmar army 'mistakenly hit' rebels

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:13
The Myanmar army denies it deliberately targeted a Kachin rebel camp in a mortar attack that killed 23 people.

Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:00

Mike Nichols was an ultimate Hollywood insider who won every major show business award directing for stage, film and TV. But his life in America began as an outsider immigrant from Germany.

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Second arrest warrant for Whyte

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:54
An arrest warrant is issued for former Rangers owner Craig Whyte after he failed to appear for a court hearing.

Ivory Coast could face sanctions

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:52
Ivory Coast could face sanctions over a pitch invasion that followed their qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Duchess Of Alba, Spain's Richest Woman, Dies At 88

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:48

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart had more titles than any other aristocrat in the world. She died today in Seville.

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Two cleared in landmark FGM case

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:43
The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.

An NPR Photographer Looks Ebola In The Eye

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:42

Baby Sesay was in a care center in a village in Sierra Leone, waiting to find out if she had Ebola. Our photographer took a picture. Two days later, she was gone.

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School worker cleared of sex with boy

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:36
A teaching assistant is cleared of having sex with a 16-year-old pupil.

'Kitchen' insult appeal dismissed

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:35
Northumberland County FA official John Cummings's appeal against a ban for discriminatory language is dismissed.

Are Holyrood's ding dong days over?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:33
Consensus goes only so far when it comes to Scottish politics

Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order For Julian Assange

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:15

Prosecutors want to question the Wikileaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010.

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VIDEO: The Bristol bus powered by poo

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:09
Britain's first Bio-Bus, nicknamed "the number two," powered by human and food waste has taken to the roads in Bristol.

VIDEO: Liaison Committee

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:08
MPs question Prime Minister David Cameron.

Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:56

During sleep, the brain locks in existing memories and can even form new ones. Scientists say they are starting to understand how that happens. A midnight snack may interfere.

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VIDEO: Getting a political resignation right

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:52
Politicians are often asked if they will stand down, and when they do it is important they get the statement and its timing right.

Tear gas fired in Nigeria parliament

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:48
Security forces fire tear gas inside Nigeria's parliament in an apparent attempt to stop a senior politician from taking part in a debate over militant group Boko Haram.

Republicans Warn Obama Ahead Of Planned Immigration Action

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:45

The president's action, to be announced later today, will grant temporary relief to some immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Republicans could strip away funds that would go toward Obama's order.

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D'Arcy and Best to start for Ireland

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:40
Gordon D'Arcy & Rory Best are picked for Ireland's Australia Test in the only changes from the win over South Africa.

Toddler rape case shocks Afghans

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:37
The three-year-old Afghan girl raped and left for dead

In pictures: Mike Nichols films

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:34
A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols