National / International News

How inequality drives Iraq's Sunni rebellion

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:57
Is social inequality the real driver of Sunni revolt in Iraq?

Science Of Stink: Blame Sulfur Compounds For Your Garlic Breath

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:48

A sulfur compound in garlic can linger in the body for up to two days, stinking up your breath, sweat and pee. Milk, parsley or citrus might help break it down more quickly or mask the stench.

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Revelers Greet The Midsummer Sunrise At Stonehenge

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:41

New-agers, pagans and modern-day Druids began the longest day of the year with songs, dance and yoga at the ancient stones on Salisbury Plain.

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Pacific rowers rescued as boat sinks

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:18
Four men are airlifted to safety after their boat started sinking in a rowing race across the Pacific.

National Park Service Temporarily Bans Drones In National Parks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:10

The Park Service said it made the decision after several drones disturbed the peace at different parks. The agency will later propose permanent regulation.

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A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:03

College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.

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Tech Week: Yo, The Amazon Fire Phone And Apple's iWatch?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:56

An app based around a single word, a phone from Amazon that helps you buy stuff from Amazon and details about Apple's expected wrist candy. All that and more in the week's tech news.

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VIDEO: ASOS website shut amid warehouse fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:56
A fire which caused "substantial damage" to an online retailer's distribution centre has forced the company to stop taking orders.

Early release for Belarus activist

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:39
A prominent human rights activist in Belarus, Ales Belyatski, is released from prison, one-and-a-half years before completing his sentence.

Illegal World Cup betting uncovered

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:26
Police raids on a hotel in Macau uncover what officers say are two illegal syndicates taking hundreds of millions of dollars in bets.

WATCH: Rep. Ryan Takes IRS Commissioner To Task Over Lost Emails

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 05:02

During a committee hearing, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan told IRS Commissioner John Koskinen that he did not believe him and that his agency was not being forthcoming.

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Afghan attack targets top adviser

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:28
A suicide attack in Afghanistan targeting a senior government official kills one civilian and injures several others in Kabul, police say.

Russia Puts Its Troops On 'Full Combat Alert'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:14

The move is seen as another show of force by Russia as tensions with Ukraine continue to mount. It comes after reports of violence spilling over into the Russian-Ukraine border.

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Hate crime motive probed over attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:12
Police are investigating whether an assault on two men in Lisburn, County Antrim, was a hate crime.

Plan to tackle phone blackspots

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:11
Mobile phone operators could be made to share networks in rural areas where signals are weak, under plans being considered by ministers.

Motorcyclist dies in A449 collision

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:08
A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a car in Monmouthshire, say Gwent Police.

Labour MP Blunkett to stand down

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 04:06
Former home secretary David Blunkett announces he will stand down as a Labour MP at the next general election in 2015.

An Urban Stonehenge For The New World

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

Around the world, civilizations have been fascinated by the solstice. In the first of our series, Summer Stargazing, NPR's Scott Simon talks to astronomer Jackie Faherty about Manhattanhenge.

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Chicago Girl Designs A Parkinson's-Proof Cup

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

Lily Born, 11, has designed a spill-proof cup for people with Parkinson's disease. She and her dad, Joe Born, talk with NPR's Scott Simon about the invention she's named Kangaroo Cups.

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Suburban D.C. Bear Gets Social Before Getting Relocated

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

A bear that was found walking around Bethesda, Md., has been returned to his natural home. But not before gaining a moment of Internet fame with two fake Twitter accounts created on his behalf.

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