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VIDEO: The gemstone mined by child labour

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:16
The precious blue tanzanite stone has become one of the most coveted gemstones in the world, but it is mined by underage workers in Mererani, Tanzania.

VIDEO: Highlights: Uruguay 2-1 England

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:06
Uruguay's Luis Suarez scores a brace as England go down 2-1 in their 2014 World Cup Group D match at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

VIDEO: Meet the author: Norman Fowler

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:04
Health campaigner Norman Fowler talks to Nick Higham about his new book, Aids: Don't Die of Prejudice.

VIDEO: Suarez nets late Uruguay winner

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:51
Uruguay's Luis Suarez scores late on to break English hearts in their 2014 World Cup Group D match at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

Iraqi violence adds to the Middle East refugee crisis

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:39

An appeal launched by the United Nations High Commissioner for victims of Syria's civil war has raised only 36 percent of the $4.2 million the UNHCR requested. Another appeal, for Iraqis displaced earlier this year in Anbar province, is only 12 percent funded. And hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes this month, raising fears that fatigued donors and cash-strapped donor nations might be unable to provide desperately-needed funds. 

Key sickness benefit 'failing'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:38
The key sickness benefit is helping fewer people get jobs, while its rising cost is one of the largest financial risks facing the UK, internal government documents say.

US to send military advisers to Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:38
President Obama says the US is sending up to 300 "military advisers" to Iraq and may take "targeted military action" against Islamist insurgents.

Blackberry shares jump on profit

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:36
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a surprise profit despite a big drop in revenues, as it looks to turn the business around.

Indians Caught In Middle Of Iraq's Worsening Crisis

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:34

India's new government faces its first major foreign policy test after the abduction of 40 Indian workers by suspected militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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GOP Completes Leadership Shuffle, As McCarthy And Scalise Step Up

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:33

House Republicans voted on leadership positions. While Rep. Kevin McCarthy stepped up to the role of majority leader, Rep. Steve Scalise overcame a more crowded competition to replace McCarthy.

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American Apparel's Founder Is Out, Tailed By Reports Of Misconduct

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

The board of American Apparel has voted to removed the company's founder and CEO, Dov Charney, from his leadership positions. The decision follows allegations of sexual misconduct against Charney.

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Ukrainian Rebels Reject Cease-Fire, As Russian Troops Line Border

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine have rejected a cease-fire plan offered by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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Obama Plans To Send Advisers To Iraq, Leaving Air Strikes On Table

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

President Obama spoke at the White House briefing room to announce next steps in Iraq. Conditions there continue to deteriorate, along with faith in the country's prime minister.

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Obama Lays Out Iraq Proposals, But What Lies Beyond?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

Before the White House press corps Thursday, President Obama laid out his proposal for a U.S. military response in Iraq. He said he's prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to support Iraq's security forces, leaving open the possibility of targeted air strikes in the future. Melissa Block talks to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero about Obama's plan.

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Before Votes Are Fully Counted, Fraud Claims Roil Afghan Election

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

Just hours after polls closed in Afghanistan's presidential election, candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed the vote was rigged in favor of his opponent, Ashraf Ghani.

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From Supreme Court, Firm Support For Employee In Retaliation Case

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

The justices unanimously ruled that a public employee who testified about corruption should not have been punished for doing so. Going forward, though, some tricky questions are still undecided.

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New US House majority leader elected

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:08
US Congressman Kevin McCarthy becomes the second-ranking member of the House of Representatives in a Republican caucus leadership vote.

US Marine receives Medal of Honor

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:07
US President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a marine who rushed towards a live grenade to shield a comrade during a Taliban attack in Afghanistan.

Mine manager cleared over deaths

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:04
A former pit manager breaks down in tears as he is cleared of manslaughter after four miners drowned at the Gleision colliery.

NTSB: Truck Driver Who Hit Tracy Morgan's Limousine Was Speeding

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:57

Just before the June 7 accident, the driver of the semitrailer was traveling 20 mph over the speed limit, investigators say in a preliminary report.

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