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Continued Killings Could Bolster Need For Action Against ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 13:08

The killing of British aid worker David Haines by the self-proclaimed Islamic State provoked international outrage and could bolster U.S. efforts to build support for an anti-ISIS coalition.

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U.S. Says Allies In Middle East And Elsewhere Want To Help Fight ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 12:54

On a weekend that saw extremist group the Islamic State release a video showing the murder of a Western hostage, support for a coalition to fight the group is building.

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Thousands Gather In Germany To Rally Against Anti-Semitism

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 12:52

At an event in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany and called it a "monstrous scandal" that anyone in the country would be hassled for being Jewish.

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Hannah Storm, A Pro, Fan And Mother, Gives NFL An Earful

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 12:31

A football fan who's also the mother of three daughters, ESPN's Hannah Storm asked some tough questions Sunday that show how hard the week has been for families who follow the NFL.

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Heineken Owners Reportedly Rebuff SABMiller's Purchase Offer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 10:47

In a move seen as a way to fight off Anheuser-Busch InBev, brewer SABMiller reportedly offered to buy Heineken. The family that controls Heineken rejected the idea, Bloomberg News says.

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Greg Norman Says He's Lucky Not To Have Cut His Hand Off

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 08:42

After a chainsaw accident, Australian golfer Greg Norman posted photos this weekend showing him recovering from the ordeal. Norman had been cutting branches off a tree at his Florida home.

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Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Finally Cracks Billboard Top 10

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 08:02

While the 30-year-old album has sold millions of copies over the years, it only reached No. 54 when it was released. The new spike comes courtesy of a steep price cut.

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Cameron Condemns Execution Of British Aid Worker By ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 07:54

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the BBC's Gordon Corera about the reaction in the U.K.

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Shelling In Donetsk Rocks Cease-Fire In Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 06:27

The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is being tested, with intense fighting reported near the airport in Donetsk Saturday and Sunday. An NPR team in that city was forced to flee the shelling.

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Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 06:26

It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.

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U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 05:52

President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.

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ISIS 'Are Not Muslims, They Are Monsters,' Cameron Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 04:57

This weekend, David Haines' family publicly asked his captors to contact them. Instead, the group released its third video showing a Western hostage being killed.

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North Korea Sentences American To Six Years Of Hard Labor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:58

Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, Calif., had entered North Korea on a tourist visa. The country says he sought to be thrown in jail to investigate human rights issues.

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Scottish Author: 'We Want Control Over Our Destiny'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Scotland's independence vote is just a few days away. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the best-selling Scottish novelist Val McDermid about her thoughts on the referendum.

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USAID Steps Up Building Of New Ebola Treatment Units

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.

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As Floodwaters Recede In Kashmir Valley, Anger Grows

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

The floodwaters are receding in Indian-administered Kashmir, but the death toll continues to rise as authorities assess the destruction and seek disaster relief aid from the Indian government.

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Will Obama's Plan Be Enough To Quell Islamic State?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Last week, President Obama laid out a plan to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about Obama's foreign policy strategy.

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Islamic State Video Shows Execution Of British Aid Worker

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NY Times reporter Steven Erlanger about the U.K. reaction.

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Africans Are Introduced To The Blood Pressure Cuff

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Esther Okaya is one of a growing number of Africans suffering from hypertension. New efforts to fight the condition include a $1 bonus for health workers who identify and bring in a patient.

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Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:03

Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.

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