National / International News

Why is Suleyman Shah's tomb so important?

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 05:36
After scores of Turkish troops and vehicles enter Syria to evacuate and destroy a mausoleum where the forefather of the Ottoman empire was buried, the BBC's Matthew Davis considers why the site was so important.

Chilean Cyclist Nearing Record Killed By Truck In Rural Thailand

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 05:31

Juan Francisco Guillermo, 47, had been hoping to set a Guinness record by cycling more than 155,000 miles on five continents over five years.

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VIDEO: Ukraine prisoners released in darkness

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 05:19
Ukrainian government and rebel forces exchange dozens of prisoners, in the first step successfully carried out under the Minsk agreements.

Deadly ferry collision in Bangladesh

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 05:07
A ferry with about 100 passengers on board capsizes following a collision with a trawler in central Bangladesh, killing at least 33 people.

Trott takes omnium silver at Worlds

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 05:00
Laura Trott takes silver in the omnium as Britain look set to finish without a gold at the Track World Championships.

Lib Dem in crematorium selfie gaffe

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 04:59
A Liberal Democrat candidate apologises for taking a selfie in a crematorium and posting it to a dating app.

Khan can trouble star pair - Lewis

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 04:33
Lennox Lewis says fellow Briton Amir Khan would give Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao "trouble" if he fought them.

Turkish Operation Rescues Soldiers Guarding Tomb In Syria

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 04:30

The raid evacuated some 40 Turkish soldiers stationed near Aleppo at the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

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Two held as drugs seized at station

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 04:17
Two men are arrested after drugs are seized at Haymarket railway station in Edinburgh.

Turkey Launches Operation Across Syria's Border

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

Turkish troops crossed into northern Syria overnight. Turkey's prime minister says they successfully evacuated Turkish soldiers who had been guarding a tomb near Aleppo that many Turks hold sacred.

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A Greek Town Nervously Watches It's Russian Fur Trade Falter

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

A small town in northwest Greece which sews mink coats has managed to stay afloat largely due to its exports to Russia. But the ruble crashed, the economy floundered, and now the town is in trouble.

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A Greek City Nervously Watches Its Fur Trade Falter

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

Kastoria survived Greece's economic crisis primarily because of high Russian demand for the fur coats it produces. Then the Russian economy tanked. Now Kastoria is in trouble.

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Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.

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Ash Carter Says U.S. Considers A Slower Exit From Afghanistan

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The defense secretary said Saturday that the U.S. may slow its withdrawal from Afghanistan to make sure "progress sticks." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network.

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In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with Academy rules.

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As Feds Turn Blind Eye To Pot In Reservations, Some Tribes See Dollar Signs

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

American Indians have been given the go-ahead to sell marijuana. Some tribes are taking advantage of this economic opportunity, while others believe pot is as destructive as alcohol to their members.

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Iraqi Kurds: We're Ready To Fight For Mosul

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The Kurdish security chief says his Peshmerga fighters have gained ground against ISIS. But the big prize in northern Iraq is Mosul, and he says the Iraqi army will be needed for that battle.

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Greek reforms 'focus on tax evasion'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:48
Greece suggests its list of reforms aimed at securing a bailout extension will include fighting tax evasion and streamlining the civil service.

Bomb explodes at rally in Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:46
A bomb kills at least three people and injures 10 at a patriotic march in Ukraine's second city, Kharkiv, as the ceasefire in the east takes hold.

Playing experience will help - Clarke

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:41
New European captain Darren Clarke says winning the Ryder Cup four times as a player will stand him in good stead in 2016.

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