National / International News

Mitchell: A 2-State Solution Still Mideast's Best Hope

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with George Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace, about what it's like to try to negotiate a peace deal in the troubled region.

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Homicide Ruling In Brady Death Called Unprecedented

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

The death Monday of former presidential press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Paul Rothstein about the many legal questions raised by the finding.

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Liberia 'buckles under Ebola strain'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:29
The charity Medecins sans Frontieres tells the BBC that Liberia's health services have been completely overwhelmed by the Ebola outbreak.

Driver dies after being hit by Stewart

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:10
An American racing driver has died after being struck by the car of three-time Nascar champion Tony Stewart in New York.

Mixed reviews for BBC gymnastics show

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:06
Tumble, BBC One's new gymnastics-themed talent show, receives mixed reviews following its Saturday night launch.

She Rode To Success On Her Family's Backs — Literally

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:03

Muluh Hilda Bih developed muscular dystrophy as a girl in Cameroon. Some parents there hide a disabled child. Hers did their best to bring her into the world. Today she's a journalist and activist.

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Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Fellow Driver

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:56

Video of the crash shows Kevin Ward walking toward Stewart's car before being hit at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday. Police say Stewart is cooperating in the probe.

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Man dies after light aircraft crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:28
A man who was on board a light aircraft which crashed on the Isle of Bute dies in hospital.

Manager Robins leaves Huddersfield

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:21
Huddersfield Town part company with manager Mark Robins after just one game of the Championship season.

Three killed in separate collisions

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:16
Three people die and another is seriously injured in separate road collisions across Wales.

Royal police probed over weapons

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:01
Four officers from the Royalty Protection unit of the Met Police are investigated over an allegation of weapons property being mishandled.

Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:26

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are concerned, and working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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The 'lost' poetry of World War One

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:24
The patriotic verses that sent soldiers to war

Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:14

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.

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Small Passenger Plane Crashes In Iran

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:07

An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, Tehran, killing 48 people onboard, state media reported.

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VIDEO: Charity song marks WWI centenary

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 00:22
A marching song which became an iconic hit during World War One is being re-launched as a video to mark the centenary of the conflict.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 23:58
Trends of the week in 60 seconds

High winds and rain sweep across UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 21:51
Heavy rain and high winds begin to hit England and Wales as the remains of what was Hurricane Bertha reaches the country.

Turkey in landmark presidency poll

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 21:00
Polls open across Turkey for the country's first ever presidential election put to a popular vote.

US in new strikes on Iraq militants

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 20:37
The US military says it has carried out four new air strikes on militants to defend Yazidi refugees trapped in mountains in northern Iraq.