National / International News

Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 14:05
Iran condemns a decision to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charity and give proceeds from its sale to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.

Family car catches fire among lions

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:46
A family is left with nowhere to run when their car catches fire - in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

Syria-held French journalists freed

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:42
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.

O'Sullivan beats Hull to progress

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:42
Ronnie O'Sullivan progresses to the World Snooker Championship second round with a 10-4 victory over Robin Hull.

Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:38

The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?

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'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:37
Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.

VIDEO: 'Luckily we couldn't see the lions'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:30
A driver has been talking about the moment her car caught fire - while in the middle of the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

Japan to base troops near islands

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:29
Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.

Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Dean

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:24
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Mike Dean after the Blues' title bid was dented by a loss to Sunderland.

Poyet believes in Sunderland miracle

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:12
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says his side have come back from the dead to push for Premier League survival.

GM Was Slow To Recall Saturn Cars With Steering Flaw

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:02

General Motors delayed a safety recall of more than 330,000 cars, newly released federal documents show. The Saturn Ions were found to have defective power steering systems.

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Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 12:41
Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.

Mount Everest: Avalanche Death Toll Rises To 13

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 11:16

Search teams are digging through ice and snow on Mount Everest in hopes of finding Sherpa guides who are still missing. Survivors say the avalanche was like being trapped in a cloud.

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Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 11:03
Bottom club Sunderland earn a stunning win at Chelsea that dents the Blues' title hopes and gives Liverpool a major boost.

Moores ‘will work better with Cook’

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 10:32
Former England captain Michael Vaughan says Peter Moores will fare better with Alastair Cook as captain than himself.

Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 10:26
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.

Injured Djokovic out for 'some time'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 09:39
World number two Novak Djokovic says he needs to let his injured wrist heal after losing to Roger Federer in Monte Carlo.

Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-19 09:22

Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There's a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University is teaching students how to protect themselves.

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Biker killed and two riders injured

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 09:15
A motorcyclist dies in a three-vehicle collision, while two men on a machine are seriously hurt in another crash with a truck towing a boat.

What hours do teachers really work?

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-19 09:08
What hours do teachers really work?
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