National / International News

As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them.

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Sierra Leone, Struggling With Ebola, Passes On Africa Summit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Umaru Fofana of the BBC World Service in Sierra Leone tells NPR's Arun Rath about the Ebola situation and the Sierra Leonean president's decision to stay home from the U.S.-Africa summit.

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Obama Moves To Overhaul VA With Compromise Measure

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Two months after VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned, President Obama looks set to sign legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs, to the tune of nearly $17 billion.

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What The Week's Primaries Mean For Politics

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Another five states hold primaries this coming week, including Tennessee, Kansas and Michigan. NPR's Arun Rath talks to senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving about what's at stake.

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Africa Summit Hopes To Change The Narrative About The Continent

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

The first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit kicks off at the White House on Monday. Africa correspondent Gregory Warner previews what's on the agenda with NPR's Arun Rath.

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What You Need To Know About The War In Gaza

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

On Sunday morning, an Israeli airstrike hit outside a UN-run school in Gaza, where many had gone to seek safety. NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from Mideast correspondent Emily Harris in Gaza.

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Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Being a health worker usually isn't controversial. But in Pakistan, it can get you killed. Fatima Noor explains why she still goes door to door to immunize kids, even though she's scared.

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Two Doctors Weigh Whether To Accept Obamacare Plans

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Fears of a medical system that favors the wealthy grow as some doctors reject Affordable Care Act insurance. Insurers need to balance the need to offer consumers low rates and paying doctors enough.

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Woman to cross Australia in 1904 car

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:05
A former motor racing champion embarks on a trip across Australia, hoping to become the first woman to do so in a single- cylinder vehicle.

Both sides issue referendum leaflets

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:59
The Scottish and UK governments are each releasing new leaflets in the run-up to the independence referendum vote.

U.S.-Russia Relations: More Carrot Or More Stick?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:50

Lately, when Washington ratchets up the pressure on Moscow, Russia increases its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Some in Washington wonder if it's time to change the approach.

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Wales' Peake 'chuffed' with silver

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:45
Wales' Sally Peake is "happy" after winning a pole vault silver medal in the rain at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Gay clergyman's job offer withdrawn

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:44
The first gay British clergyman to marry a same-sex partner has an NHS job offer withdrawn because a bishop will not give the licence needed.

Ukraine rebel cities 'facing siege'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:33
Civilians in eastern Ukraine are preparing for a siege as government forces close in on the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, reports say.

Gaza: Deadly Attack Near U.N. School; Update On Israeli Soldier

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:32

An Israeli attack at a U.N.-run school in Gaza Sunday killed at least 10 people, health officials say. The attack came as Israel declares a soldier believed to have been captured died in battle.

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Bolt shifts focus to 200m records

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:27
Usain Bolt says his days targeting 100m records are over as the Jamaican focuses on a sub-19 second 200m after Glasgow 2014.

VIDEO: Leaders embrace at WW1 memorial

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:25
The French and German presidents have been commemorating Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914.

Idol contestant Johns dies at 35

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:20
American Idol finalist Michael Johns, who appeared on the seventh series of the TV singing contest, dies at the age of 35.

VIDEO: Ebola baby buried by strangers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:54
The Ebola virus has claimed almost 700 lives in West Africa. Health officials travel to affected areas to teach early diagnosis skills. Tulip Mazumdar reports

Caravans to move over landslip fear

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:25
Holiday caravans which were left hanging over a cliff edge after a rock fall three years ago are to be moved again after fresh landslip fears.
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