National / International News

Man rescued from the sea dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:45
A 60-year-old man dies after being rescued from the sea off the coast of north Antrim.

Passenger killed after leaving bus

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:37
A passenger is killed when he is hit by the bus in which he had been travelling in Greater Manchester.

Ousted Thai PM supporters hold rally

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:37
Police are on standby as the first big pro-government march after the ousting of Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra takes place in Bangkok.

High-Ho, The Derry-O, The Farmer And The Drone

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 06:33

Congress has ordered the FAA to create new rules to safely integrate drones into U.S. airspace by 2015, but North Dakota's farmers aren't waiting.

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'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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