National / International News

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For NYC Vehicle Attack

NPR News - Fri, 2017-11-03 01:17

The weekly edition of the extremist group's Al-Naba newspaper says that the driver in Tuesday's attack is "one of the caliphate's soldiers."

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Should Dementia Patients Be Able To Decline Spoon-Feeding?

NPR News - Fri, 2017-11-03 01:02

Critics say an effort to let Alzheimer's patients and others formally refuse feeding by hand as part of an advance directive raises concerns about potential mistreatment of the vulnerable.

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As Mueller Picks Up Pace, Capital Roils With Talk Of Pardons And Firing

NPR News - Fri, 2017-11-03 01:01

Indictments and a plea agreement in Robert Mueller's investigation lead to reports that President Trump is considering firing Mueller or disarming him by pardoning the targets of the investigation.

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GOP's Dream: Postcard-Size Tax Return

NPR News - Fri, 2017-11-03 01:01

The Republicans say their new tax plan will allow tax payers to file their returns on a postcard. Here's where it gets complicated.

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New York City Marathon Will Run As Scheduled, With Extra Security

NPR News - Fri, 2017-11-03 01:00

Despite Tuesday's terrorist attack the mayor decided not to cancel Sunday's race, and the NYPD is increasing the number of officers and other safety measures along the course, and around the city.

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President Trump Is Going To Asia: What To Watch For At Each Stop

NPR News - Fri, 2017-11-03 01:00

Trump will commence the longest foreign trip of his tenure on Friday, focusing on North Korea's nuclear threat and the U.S. trade deficit with China.

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With Asia Trip, Trump Hopes To Shift Focus From Russia To North Korea

NPR News - Fri, 2017-11-03 00:57

Putting regional pressure on the Kim Jong Un regime is expected to be the main push of the five-nation tour that includes Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Ashes 2017-18: Joe Root says England are 'different side' from 2013-14 whitewash

BBC - Fri, 2017-11-03 00:45
Captain Joe Root says England's 5-0 whitewash by Australia on their previous Ashes tour will have no bearing on this series.

Mourinho to face Spain tax fraud charges

BBC - Fri, 2017-11-03 00:08
The Manchester United boss is expected to be in court in Madrid after changing his pre-match routine.

Deir al-Zour: Syrian army 'takes last IS stronghold'

BBC - Fri, 2017-11-03 00:07
Islamic State militants had held most of Deir al-Zour, near the Iraqi border, since 2014.

Apple shares hit record as iPhone X launches

BBC - Thu, 2017-11-02 23:50
The tech firm also predicts a strong holiday season as the high-end iPhone X hits shelves.

Book Reveals Clinton Campaign Effectively Controlled DNC As Early As 2015

NPR News - Thu, 2017-11-02 22:52

Donna Brazile, who took over as interim chairperson of the Democratic National Committee in the wake of hacked emails, says the Clinton camp and the party struck a deal to pay off lingering debts.

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News Daily: Labour suspends MP and Fallon denies 'lewd' remarks

BBC - Thu, 2017-11-02 22:29
Your morning briefing for 3 November 2017.

Priti Patel held undisclosed meetings in Israel

BBC - Thu, 2017-11-02 22:00
International Development Secretary held meetings without telling the Foreign Office, the BBC has learned.

Twitter Employee Blamed For Deleting President's Account

NPR News - Thu, 2017-11-02 21:51

For 11 minutes around 7 p.m. on Thursday, Trump's Twitter feed fell silent. Twitter says it was the work of a "customer support employee" on their last day on the job.

S Korea warns against hidden camera porn

BBC - Thu, 2017-11-02 21:42
South Korean police issue a video to warn against the many hidden and up-skirt camera crimes they log.

Moors Murders: Ian Brady's ashes disposed of at sea

BBC - Thu, 2017-11-02 21:33
The Moors Murderer was cremated without ceremony and the ashes disposed of in the middle of the night.

How a drag wrestler broke the mould for LGBT representation in wrestling

BBC - Thu, 2017-11-02 21:23
Rick Cataldo has found success as part of The Fella Twins and opened doors for more LGBT people in the business.

Game won't 'shy away' from WW2 history

BBC - Thu, 2017-11-02 21:20
Bosses of the new Call of Duty say being truthful to the violence of WW2 honours those who fought.

Sir Michael Fallon denies 'lewd remarks' allegation

BBC - Thu, 2017-11-02 20:48
Reports say the former defence secretary made the remarks to Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom.