National / International News

Iraq's Ethnic Kurds See Opportunity In Nation's Chaos

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:36

As the Iraqi army crumbled before militants this month, the nation's ethnic Kurds are taking back long-sought areas and revisiting the dream of declaring themselves an independent state.

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A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:23

On June 28, 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked World War I. NPR's Ari Shapiro takes a tour of the city and learns the improbable story behind that shot heard round the world.

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Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:22

An unusual constitutional rule stands in between Myanmar's most famous political prisoner and the presidency. And despite popular protest, an amendment, at the moment, appears unlikely.

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As Pig Virus Spreads, The Price Of Pork Continues To Rise

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:21

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year. There's no cure, but a vaccine that may protect piglets has been approved even though it's still being tested.

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Call for council tax alternatives

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:13
An independent commission should be set up to look at alternatives to council tax in Scotland, a parliament committee says.

RUC 'could have prevented murder'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:03
The Police Ombudsman says the murder of a police officer 37 years ago could have been prevented by senior commanders within the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).

Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:57
A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin lashes out at Ukraine's president ahead of the signing of a controversial EU deal.

Living in fear of Boko Haram

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:52
Life in the shadow of Boko Haram

VIDEO: Camp Bastion: How do you pack up a town?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:40
Clearing Camp Bastion is the biggest logistical operation undertaken since World War Two.

Anti-bullying checklist for schools

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:34
An anti-bullying checklist is offered to schools in Wales to make sure they are tackling the problem, as inspectors say too many pupils are being affected.

VIDEO: Pope stops car to bless disabled girl

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:30
Pope Francis stopped his car on an Italian country road to bless a young disabled girl who was waiting by the side of the road with her family to see him pass.

India gas pipeline blast kills 14

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:30
At least 14 people die after a pipeline carrying gas explodes in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a minister says.

Lithuanian arms case to be retried

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:23
Lithuania's Supreme Court orders the retrial of a man acquitted of plotting to smuggle arms for the Real IRA

Drink Up: NYC Ban On Big Sodas Canned

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:23

Big sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks.

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Wiggins Is No. 1, Napier To Miami In NBA Draft

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:13

The Cleveland Cavaliers used the first overall pick to select Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins. The Charlotte Hornets drafted Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier with the 24th pick and traded him to Miami.

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VIDEO: Who is the man leading Boko Haram?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 21:37
The Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram has come to international prominence after abducting more than 200 school girls, but what do we know about its leader?

Auditors probe green power contracts

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 21:19
The government may have failed to protect the interests of bill payers when awarding green energy contracts, say auditors.

VIDEO: Harry visits addicts in Brazil's 'crack land'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 21:11
As part of his tour of South America, Prince Harry visited an area of Sao Paulo, known as 'crack land', where he learned about a government project to cut down on crack cocaine addiction.

Which type of festival-goer are you?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:54
Test to see which type of festival-goer you are

How can I cut down on sugar?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:52
How can we cut down on sugar?
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