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Russia Retaliates For Western Sanctions With Ban On Food Imports

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:46

Russia reacted to Western economic sanctions by imposing a yearlong ban on U.S. and European food products. Moscow also made clear it's still considering other measures.

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Left out to freeze on K2

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:39
The porter Italian climbers left out to freeze on K2

Uefa investigates Celtic-Legia tie

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:20
Legia Warsaw are under Uefa investigation for fielding an ineligible player during their Champions League win over Celtic.

A Pair Of Approaching Storms Promise Hawaii A 1-2 Drench

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

The National Weather Service is forecasting that for the first time in 22 years, Hawaii will be hit directly by a hurricane — two, in fact. Hurricane Iselle is expected to make landfall soon, and Hurricane Julio is right on its tail.

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U.S. Considers Taking To Air To Aid Iraqis Marooned On Mountaintop

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

The White House is considering several military options to address an emergency humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq. The administration may approve either air strikes or airdrops of food and medicine to help tens of thousands of refugees stranded on a mountaintop.

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Militants Sweep Through Iraq's North, Mobilizing Exodus Of Refugees

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

After a week of fighting and conflicting accounts, militants with the Islamic State have reportedly captured Iraq's largest dam. The development spells danger for much of Iraq's civilian population.

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Khmer Rouge Convictions Offer Small Solace For Cambodian Victims

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

The Khmer Rouge terrified Cambodia when the group ruled the country in the 1970s. On Thursday, the two most senior surviving leaders of the regime received life sentences for crimes against humanity.

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In Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

Calls for security at the border have intensified as an unprecedented number of migrant children have started crossing into the U.S. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the area, but border security is more complex than it appears.

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To Solve Cybercrime, Some In Silicon Valley Ditch The Data

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

Collecting data about people has become $1 trillion industry, but keeping this information safe is proving near impossible. So, a small group of entrepreneurs and developers are building new technologies that don't rely on data as a digital currency.

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White House Seeks Ways To Go It Alone In Keeping Companies Stateside

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

The Obama administration is exploring ways to prevent U.S. businesses from relocating abroad to save money on taxes. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew indicated that Congress would need to act, but now the administration says it is looking for ways to act on its own.

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With Gazans' Eyes On Cairo, Hamas Hopes For Leverage

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

War's toll on Gaza has been brutal, claiming civilians' lives and leveling buildings. But Hamas and many Gazans say the conflict was necessary, because they had run out of options in negotiating. If Palestinians come away with concessions after peace talks in Egypt, many think the damage will all have been worthwhile.

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Salmond says 'we're keeping pound'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:59
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond insists Scotland will retain Sterling under independence, in the face of continued opposition criticism.

Iraq's Widening War Imperils A Religious Minority

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:57

The Yazidis are an ancient religious sect concentrated in a remote corner of Iraq. They've been thrust into the spotlight of Iraq's nasty conflict, with thousands taking refuge in barren mountains.

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Fire station fight wins support

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:49
Blaenau Gwent councillors recommend keeping Blaina fire station open just weeks before the final decision is made.

Simmonds breaks own world record

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:40
Ellie Simmonds breaks her own world record winning gold in the SM6 200m medley at the IPC Swimming European Championships.

UK to increase Ebola aid cash by £3m

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:40
The UK is to contribute more funds to help countries affected by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Foreign Office says.

Gluten-Free Food Banks Bridge Celiac Disease And Hunger

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:34

It's not always easy for people with celiac disease to find gluten-free food. And it's even harder for lower-income people with the disease who rely on food pantries to help them fill their bellies.

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Donovan to retire at end of MLS season

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:27
Landon Donovan has announced he will retire from football at the end of the current Major League Soccer season in October.

'Distasteful' Falklands comments row

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:27
The Welsh Conservatives say First Minister Carwyn Jones should distance himself from 'distasteful' comments over the Falkland Islands' sovereignty.

Broad to have surgery on knee problem

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:20
Stuart Broad will an operation on his right knee later this summer but expects to be fit for the World Cup and Ashes in 2015.
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