National / International News

Two young Devon men die after 'taking drugs at Plymouth Pryzm nightclub'

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 05:04
An 18-year-old man was being questioned by police following the pair's deaths in hospital.

To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 04:00

According to some pro-Israeli Christians and Jews, God wants Jerusalem to be the capital of a Jewish state. That argument, however, is not universally accepted among those faith groups.

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Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 04:00

The U.S. ships a big chunk of its recycled goods to China. But China doesn't want them anymore, and that's leaving the recycling industry in turmoil.

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In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 03:56

James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

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Hurricane Harvey Flooded Houston's Theater District, But It Won't Stop The Shows

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 03:44

Bayou water and sewage flooded the city's opera, ballet, and theater companies, ruining wigs, costumes and props. Losses and costs to rebuild may total more than $60 million.

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'Insanely wild' run costs German team bobsleigh gold

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 03:41
Germany's Mariama Jamanka and Annika Drazek miss out on gold after crashing near the line in their second heat in the women's bobsleigh World Cup event in Winterberg.

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 03:34
PM Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi troops are in now complete control of the country.

Spain Catalonia: We may have broken the law - ex-minister Josep Rull

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 03:20
The former minister said that Spain's reaction to the declaration of independence was "too severe".

This Year, Consider Giving Presence Instead Of Presents

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 03:02

Science says consciously spending time with our loved ones is more important to them than receiving expensive presents.

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Doubts Rise About Sen. Collins' Strategy To Shore Up Insurance Market

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 03:01

Even if the Republican from Maine can get her party to go along, her suggestions to bolster the individual insurance market may be too little, too late.

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France bids farewell to rocker Hallyday

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 03:01
Hundreds of leather-clad bikers follow the French singer's coffin down the Champs-Elysees.

The Russia Investigations: Knife Fights Over Feds, Trump Jr., Manafort And More

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 03:00

The imbroglio lurched out of cruise and into hedgerow country. Trump Jr. declined to answer, citing attorney-client privilege. Trump had brickbats for the FBI; Mueller had some jujitsu for Manafort.

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A New Way To Measure Schools; Russia Readers Best U.S.

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 02:00

What the tax plan means for students, the GAO weighs in on vouchers, and more in our weekly roundup.

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Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 01:34
Actor Kathryn Rossetter says she suffered an "abusive experience" during a Broadway play in 1984.

Ashes: Gary Ballance & Ben Foakes fail to make case with bat in Perth

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 01:32
Tom Curran makes an unbeaten 77 but the batsmen in England's Ashes squad fail to push for a Test place on day one of the tour game in Perth.

UK snow: Aintree & Chepstow racing on but Scottish football affected

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 01:30
Saturday's racing at Aintree, Sandown and Chepstow is going ahead despite weather warnings for icy and snowy conditions across large parts of the UK.

Taekwondo: Jade Jones' ex-coach Paul Green & Gareth Brown join USA programme

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 01:21
British coaches Paul Green and Gareth Brown are recruited by USA Taekwondo less than a month after resigning from the GB programme.

Uber settles defamation lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 01:11
A woman raped by a driver in Delhi says executives got her medical records after doubting her story.

Before Roy Moore, Alabama Grappled With 'Kissing Jim'

NPR News - Sat, 2017-12-09 01:00

Alabama's political history is littered with episodes mixing sex and power in unseemly ways. A former governor, "Big Jim" Folsom, claimed he had kissed "50,000 of the sweetest mouths in Dixie."

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Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 00:37
The game streaming site has been criticised for tolerating a growing number of 'sexual streamers'