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Netanyahu Says He's Prepared For Protracted Conflict In Gaza

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 05:15

The Israeli premier told a Cabinet meeting on Sunday that the military operation in Gaza would continue and that truce talks would be off the table until Hamas stops firing rockets over the border.

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Boxing's Maloney reveals gender change

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 04:57
The former boxing promoter, Frank Maloney, reveals he is undergoing gender reassignment and now lives as a woman called Kellie.

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in Galle

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 04:55
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets in Galle to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, with the final Test on Thursday.

Three arrests over GBH attack on man

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 04:48
Three teenagers are arrested over an attack which left an 18-year-old man with a broken jaw and a fractured eye socket in Glenavy, County Antrim.

UK firms hurt by Russian import ban

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 04:43
Several UK firms have been hit by a Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries.

Iraq Claims Militants Executed Hundreds Of Minority Yazidis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 04:17

The country's human rights minister tells Reuters that the dead from a massacre at Sinjar in northwestern Iraq were buried in mass graves by Islamic State fighters.

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Turkey's Erdogan Seeks An Expanded Role As President

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 04:02

After 12 years as Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is poised to jump to the president's office in Sunday's election. Secular Turks fear he will push the nation toward autocracy.

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England's work not yet done - Moores

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:56
England coach Peter Moores says his team will not let up in the final Test with India on Friday, having gone 2-1 up in the series.

County 'pinched' Yorkshire king

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:44
Yorkshireman and cricket commentator Geoffrey Boycott claims Leicestershire only wants to reinter the body of King Richard III to make money.

Air Force Sees Drones In Its Future

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

The U.S. Air Force just released a strategy for the future, involving hypersonics and unmanned systems. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks about the plan with Air Force Gen. David Allvin.

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Why India's Modi Defied The WTO

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

India recently reneged on a World Trade Organization trade deal years in the making. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he defied the WTO to protect his country's poor.

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Negotiations In Tatters As Gaza Clashes Continue

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

Cross-border attacks continued over the weekend between Israel and Gaza as talks aimed to end the fighting appeared to stall in Cairo.

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Sierra Leone Blockades 2 Districts In Attempt To Contain Ebola

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

Liberia and Sierra Leone have deployed troops to try to isolate areas hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Nigeria announced a state of emergency as new cases of the disease are reported there.

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U.S. Continues Airstrikes In Northern Iraq

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

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Nickolay Mladenov, U.N. special envoy to Iraq, about the situation in northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is fighting for control.

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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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