National / International News

Obama Urges Healing, Peace In Ferguson, Mo.

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:18

The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city, but said there's no excuse for violence against the police.

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Police search Cliff Richard property

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:16
Police search a Berkshire property belonging to Sir Cliff Richard in relation to an alleged historical sex offence.

Suicide rate falls by a fifth

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:58
The suicide rate in Scotland fell by almost a fifth over the past decade, new figures show.

VIDEO: The Analyst: How to play a bouncer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:58
Cricket analyst Simon Hughes on how to beat fast balls

New Scrabble Champ: Oregon Man, 24, Wins Title

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:58

In the final, Conrad Bassett–Bouchard of Portland used words including "florigen." Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, "He's going to be kicking himself for missing 'gramarye.' "

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Apple bans toxins from assembly line

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:49
In light of a public campaign, Apple has banned two potentially hazardous chemicals from 22 of its iPhone and iPad assembly plants.

Sharp rise in CT scans on children

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:42
An expert panel says the number of CT scans performed each year is rising exponentially and more data is needed to asses their impact on health.

Ukraine rebel head Strelkov 'quits'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:38
Igor Girkin - known as Strelkov - resigns as the military chief of pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, reports say.

Protest march advances on Islamabad

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:32
Anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri set off from Lahore for Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, amid tight security.

VIDEO: Man Utd & Arsenal to keep spending?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:31
BBC Sport's David Ornstein reports on the latest Premier League transfer stories, including Man Utd and Arsenal's search for a central defender.

Pakistan's Mixed Message: Celebrations Amid A Security Lockdown

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:24

The country's Independence Day was a study in contradictions. The effort to mark the occasion in the capital Islamabad kept bumping up against anxiety over protest marches against the government.

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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:10

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.

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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:10

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.

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The biter bit - or has Suarez got off lightly?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:05
Luis Suarez's partially successful appeal will disappoint some but the result seems a sensible solution to most observers, writes Dan Roan.

Fracking threatens election tremors

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:00
How big an impact will fracking have on 2015 election?

Rik Mayall mural for birthplace

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:37
A 20ft (6m) high mural of comedian Rik Mayall is created in his birthplace in Essex.

VIDEO: Two US states 'swap weather systems'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:31
Unusual weather in the Western US has caused an apparent "swap" in weather systems between Arizona and Washington State.

UN declares major emergency in Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:23
The UN declares its highest level of emergency in Iraq as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid advance by Islamic State militants.

Southampton sign Hull striker Long

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:05
Southampton complete the signing of Hull City striker Shane Long for an undisclosed fee, reported to be about £12m.

Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:05

James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.

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