National / International News

Little House on the Prairie: Still a haven for young fans

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:25
Fans of the famous books about the American farming family explain their continued appeal.

Polar bear is born and other stories you may have missed

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:23
A collection of stories you might have missed this week.

Paddington 2: The challenges of making the film

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:18
An exclusive look at the visual effects behind the film Paddington 2.

Memorial marks 80 years since Castlecary train disaster

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:14
A snowstorm and a signal error left 35 people dead and 179 hurt in North Lanarkshire in 1937.

Central Africa Republic: The country with no teachers

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:13
Teachers have quietly disappeared amid the fighting in CAR so parents step in to learn to lead classes.

'My dad was controlling but I didn't think he could kill my mother and sister'

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:12
Victim's son speaks as data shows current or ex-partners behind two-third of killings of women by men.

Art from inside Guantanamo Bay's prison

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:09
Much of their artwork features the ocean, which despite being yards away, is hidden from view.

Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:09
More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?

James DeGale v Caleb Truax: American wins IBF super-middleweight title

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 14:35
James DeGale falls to a shock first defeat of his career and loses his IBF super-middleweight title to Caleb Truax.

Paper review: Brexit 'rows' and cabinet 'bust-up'

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 14:25
Sunday's papers claim that all is not well behind the scenes, despite Friday's "breakthrough" deal.

Bradley Wiggins: Five-time Olympic cycling champion makes rowing debut

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 14:19
Five-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins makes his debut in competitive rowing at the British Indoor Championships.

DNC Group Calls For Drastic Cut In 'Superdelegates' As Part Of Nomination Process

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 14:16

The DNC's Unity Reform Commission is calling for a 60 percent reduction in superdelegates and wants the party to offer same-day party affiliation switching. It calls its recommendations "historic."

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In pictures: Wildfires devastate southern California

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 14:06
Firefighters have started to contain wildfires that have devastated southern parts of the state.

Despite Maduro's Unpopularity, Venezuela's Opposition Isn't A Shoo-In For Election

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 14:03

Venezuelans are suffering under increasing shortages of food, medicine, and other basics. But growing anger from this has not translated into greater success at the ballot box for the opposition.

Reaction To Trump's Appearance At Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 14:03

President Trump appears at the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum even as the NAACP and civil rights activists say his presence is an insult.

SoCal Wildfire Victim Tells Her Story

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 14:03

The ongoing SoCal wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres, forced thousands of people to evacuate, and destroyed hundreds of structures. Cal Fire says there is no end in sight.

'Millennials': Be Careful How We Use This Label

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 14:03

The Wall Street Journal announced that it would consider how it uses the term "millennial." Linguist Ben Zimmer weighs in on whether this term has painted a whole generation with too broad a brush.

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Man Utd v Man City: Owen Hargreaves tips Romelu Lukaku for key derby role

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 13:43
Romelu Lukaku could be the most important player on the pitch in Sunday's Manchester derby, says Owen Hargreaves.

North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 13:32
After the visit, North Korea said it has agreed to better communication with the UN in future.

Lee Selby: IBF world featherweight champion beats Eduardo Ramirez

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 13:10
IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby secures a unanimous points victory over Eduardo Ramirez at the Copper Box Arena.