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With Drones In Flight Over Syria, Questions Of Airstrikes Rise With Them

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:11

U.S. surveillance drones have begun to maintain a presence over Syria, preparing for possible airstrikes against the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. A mission to expand airstrikes inside Syria raises new questions, though, and critics on both sides ends of the policy spectrum are weighing in.

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Momentum Gathers For The West's Response To Russia

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:11

Lithuania has called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Russia's new incursions into Ukraine. The issue's also likely to dominate an upcoming NATO summit. Since sanctions seem to have failed to change Russia's calculations, the U.S. and its European partners are still trying to find a way to effectively protect Ukraine's sovereignty.

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Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:11

The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.

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Night Of The Cemetery Bats

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:11

And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.

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Security Vs. Free Speech: India Blocks Film On Assassination

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:11

The 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was followed by a wave of sectarian killings. The government has now stepped in to stop the release of a film about the traumatic episode.

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Market Basket Workers Win Return Of Supermarket's Former President

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:11

For six weeks, workers at Market Basket have protested to demand the reinstatement of the supermarket chain's former president, Arthur T. Demoulas. On Thursday, they got their way. Demoulas, who had been ousted by the company's board in June, will be returning to his position as part of a new deal.

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JPMorgan's Been Hacked, But Answers — And Fraud — Are Hard To Find

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:11

Hackers successfully infiltrated the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and at least four other banks recently. The FBI is investigating what's being called a sophisticated cyberattack, but bank officials have not yet found any evidence of fraud.

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VIDEO: 'Bruise suit' for disabled athletes

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:10
A pressure-sensitive suit designed by researchers at Imperial College London identifies possible injuries in athletes who may be unaware they have been hurt.

They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:02

The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.

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Family attacks 'racially motivated'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:01
Two families from Sudan are targeted in attacks police say they are treating as racially-motivated hate crimes.

GB women break 4x100m relay record

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:59
Britain's women break the national 4x100m record while James Dasaolu comes third in the 100m at the Zurich Diamond League.

Homer Simpson's Visit To Bangalore Makes Us Go 'D'Oh!'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:51

The Simpsons goes to Bangalore at 4 a.m. ET Friday, as part of the marathon on FXX. Clearly, the writers did not visit this high-tech-loving Indian city.

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VIDEO: Oldest wing walker takes to skies

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:48
The world's oldest wing walker has extended his own record at the opening of the Bournemouth Air Festival.

VIDEO: Buried gold sparks treasure hunt

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:43
Hundreds of people have descended on Folkestone beach in a bid to get their hands on a share of buried gold worth £10,000.

VIDEO: Scientists trial knotweed killers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:41
Swansea University scientists are conducting the largest field trial in Europe to find new ways of killing Japanese knotweed.

Swansea council leader steps down

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:39
The leader of Swansea council resigns saying he will focus on building the city's regional and national profile.

Paper outlines potential health cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:31
Health Minister Edwin Poots outlines how the health service will be impacted by potential cuts in a paper seen by the BBC.

VIDEO: Aye or Naw for the Isle of Islay?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:24
Allan Little reports from the Scottish Hebrides on how Scotland's independence referendum is viewed in the remoter corners of the country.

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Will Be Put To Human Test

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:24

Animal tests have been encouraging, but there's no guarantee the new vaccine will work in people. Several vaccines against Ebola have been tested before, but none has made it to the finish line.

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VIDEO: 106th birthday for Bette Davies

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:05
Relatives have been helping Bet Davies from Flint to celebrate her 106th birthday.
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