National / International News

Tributes paid to film producer Golan

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 06:10
Action stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris pay tribute to the Israeli producer Menahem Golan following his death at the age of 85.

Vermaelen completes Barca move

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 06:05
Barcelona complete the £15m signing of Arsenal's Belgium international defender Thomas Vermaelen on a five-year deal.

VIDEO: Cuba's first new RC church since 1959

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 05:58
Cuba will build its first new Roman Catholic place of worship since the Marxist revolution of 1959.

Israel Accepts New 72-Hour Cease-Fire In Gaza

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

Israeli officials say they have agreed to the new cease-fire deal reached in Cairo with representatives of Hamas.

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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.

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.

GB's Simmonds wins third gold medal

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 04:36
Ellie Simmonds wins the SB6 100m breaststroke, her third gold medal of the IPC Swimming European Championships.

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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Warsi warns Tories on minority votes

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 04:11
Former Conservative chairman Baroness Warsi says her party will not win the next election unless it does more to attract ethnic minority voters.

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.

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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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 Maj. 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 broke the deal to protect his country's poor.

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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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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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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.
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