National / International News

Kerry Awaits Response From Israel, Hamas On Proposed Cease-Fire

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end early next week with a celebratory feast, and Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping for a holiday cease-fire in Gaza. He proposed a seven-day truce.

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Honduran Foreign Minister: U.S. Should Address Root Causes Of Migration

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.

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Fighting In Ukraine A Hurdle As Investigators Try To Access MH17 Site

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

International observers and air-crash experts visited previously unexamined pieces of the Malaysia Airlines wreckage Thursday and made some disturbing discoveries, including unrecovered human remains and what may be shrapnel holes in the plane's fuselage.

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Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

One of the most conservative members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.

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What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

Renee Montagne talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell for an update on the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April by the extremist group Boko Haram.

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Cape Cod Residents Object As Mass. Governor Offers To House Migrant Kids

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.

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'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

Tony La Russa, who won more games than any MLB manager in the past 60 years, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Links to steroids have kept notable players of his from getting that recognition.

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Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:58

Roger Alvarez didn't make it to graduation, but he still wants to thank his high school English teacher. (This StoryCorps interview first aired Jan. 29, 2012, on Weekend Edition.)

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Drogba belongs at Blues - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:51
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Didier Drogba "belongs" at the club as he considers re-signing the Galatasaray striker.

The ship that totally failed to change the world

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:26
The ship that totally failed to change the world

Body found in search for missing boy

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:12
A body is recovered from the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire by police searching for a missing teenage boy.

Gavin and Stacey house goes on sale

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:08
A house in Barry, south Wales, which was used in BBC show Gavin & Stacey is being sold for £125,000.

One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:00
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.

Australia brings asylum group ashore

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:56
A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.

France Sends Soldiers To Guard Air Algerie Wreckage In Mali

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:43

The MD-83 aircraft, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar in bad weather less than an hour after it took off; 116 people were aboard.

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Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:40
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.

Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:30
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.

VIDEO: Secrets of royal childhoods revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:21
A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family.

Chicken factory health probe ordered

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:14
An investigation into allegations of hygiene failings at poultry processing factories is ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Weekly Wrap: The week that was

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-24 23:11

David Gura talked with to Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post and Linette Lopez from Business Insider for a look back at the week’s biggest business news.

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