National / International News

Once Shot For Advocating For Girls' Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:35

The young Pakistani-born woman shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls education is now headed for Oxford. Malala Yousafzai is also the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

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‘We were guinea pigs’: Jailed inmates agreed to birth control

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:32
The Tennessee county started offering time off inmate sentences in exchange for birth control

Mull of Kintyre - Looking back on a Scottish mega-hit

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:29
It was recorded 40 years ago this month with the help of a pipe band and was a Christmas number one in 1977.

Solheim Cup 2017: Catriona Matthew named in final foursomes pairing

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:17
Scotland's Catriona Matthew is named in Europe's final foursomes pairing for Friday's opening day of the 2017 Solheim Cup.

Barcelona attack: What was it like on the ground?

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:10
People who saw a van plough into crowds in Barcelona share their stories with BBC News.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:06
Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Pensioners told to head to West Sussex for happiness

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:04
West Sussex offers the best quality of life in retirement, according to new research.

Salmon sales surge as UK food exports hit record high

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:02
UK food and drink exports rise to £10.2bn in the first half of the year, the largest value on record.

Cincinnati Open: Johanna Konta beats Dominika Cibulkova to reach quarter-finals

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:00
Britain's Johanna Konta beats Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova to reach the Cincinnati Open quarter-finals for the first time.

Trump pushes debunked 'pig's blood' myth, hours after Barcelona attack

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 14:54
He referred to a hoax story about the execution of Muslim militants, shortly after an attack in Spain.

The Papers: 'Terror strikes the heart of Barcelona'

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 14:46
A van ploughing into crowds in Barcelona's Las Ramblas tourist area dominates the front pages.

Pint-sized TMS: Alastair Cook & Joe Root hit centuries for England v West Indies

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 14:39
Alastair Cook and Joe Root hit centuries as England dominate West Indies on the first day of the inaugural day-night Test in the UK.

Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 14:27
Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

Gabriella Engels: Grace Mugabe 'beat the hell out of me'

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:49
South African model Gabriella Engels says she was attacked in a hotel by the wife of Zimbabwe's president.

Everton 2-0 Hajduk Split

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:37
Everton are in a strong position to reach the Europa League group stage after a first-leg win over Hajduk Split at Goodison Park.

Trump 'scraps infrastructure council plan'

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:23
The president is dropping plans for another business panel, according to US media reports.

Super 8s: Castleford Tigers 45-20 Wakefield Trinity

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:19
Jake Webster scores four tries as Castleford Tigers beat Wakefield Trinity to clinch the Super League League Leaders' Shield.

T20 Blast: Yorkshire and Adam Lyth break T20 domestic records

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:13
Adam Lyth scores 161 to break the domestic record in T20 cricket, as Yorkshire amass the highest domestic score of 260-4.

'We're Not Them' — Condemning Charlottesville And Condoning White Resentment

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:58

A scholar and a journalist offer context and analysis on the events in Charlottesville and the politics of white anger.

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'That's Good,' Philippine President Says, As Drug Raids Kill Unprecedented Numbers

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:54

Police raids in the Philippines over a three-day span killed dozens of people suspected of selling or using drugs. They're the bloodiest known days in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

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