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The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:55

Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruit in the summer and fall. It's one part art, one part agricultural marvel.

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Nepal Official: 'No Chance' Of Finding People Missing In Landslide

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:48

Rescuers have so far recovered only eight bodies since the landslide early Saturday blocked a mountain river, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages.

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AUDIO: Mayo on 'shiny, sparkly' Mike Smith

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:39
Simon Mayo remembers his old Radio 1 colleague Mike Smith who has passed away at the age of 59 following major heart surgery.

Weevils released to unclog canal

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:35
Up to 3,000 weevils are released into a canal in Gloucestershire in a bid to clear it of a "voracious" fern.

VIDEO: Were Commonwealth Games worth it?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:27
The BBC's John Maguire asks what the legacy of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be for the city and Scotland as a whole.

VIDEO: Compensation 'for garden city homes'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:19
Nick Clegg has suggested offering council tax reductions and house price guarantees to communities affected by new 'garden cities'. Tom Heap reports.

Supreme Court Silent On Legal Fight Over Execution Drugs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:14

No one on the Supreme Court objected publicly when it voted to let Arizona proceed with the execution of Joseph Wood, who unsuccessfully sought information about the drugs that would be used.

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China gives Xinjiang death toll

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:01
China gives the first definitive death toll, 37 civilians, in what it calls a gang attack last week in the eastern province of Xinjiang.

Israel Strikes Several Gaza Targets As Redeployments Begin

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 00:54

Fighting continues amid signs Israel is starting to scale back ground operation.

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Lethal flood hits Italy festival

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 00:53
Four people are killed and 20 others injured after a flash flood tore through a festival in a village near Venice in northern Italy.

VIDEO: Sour grapes? Italian winemakers at war

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 00:45
The natural wine movement in Italy says their product is 'true' to wine drunk in the middle ages but has caused controversy in the industry. Alan Johnson reports from Tuscany.

Why Bringing Ebola Patients To The U.S. Is The Right Thing To Do

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 00:07

Dr. Kent Brantly became the first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States from Africa. He arrived Saturday at Emory University Hospital, one of the nation's best hospitals.

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Troops killed in Lebanon border raid

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 23:59
Eight Lebanese soldiers are killed in clashes with Syrian rebels who raided the border town of Arsal in Lebanon.

Support is helping, says Williams

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 23:35
Cardiff Blues centre Owen Williams posts a message of thanks from hospital where he is being treated for a serious spinal injury.

Israel says missing soldier is dead

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 23:03
The Israeli military says soldier Hadar Goldin, reported missing in Gaza on Friday, is dead, as PM Netanyahu says its operation there will continue.

Syrian rebels raid Lebanese town

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 22:46
There are scenes of chaos as Islamist rebels from Syria raid a border town in Lebanon, killing members of the security forces and abducting others.

The 'intolerable situation' of Gaza - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 21:56
Sunday's newspapers talk about the conflict in Gaza - and the political clash it has led to in the UK.

Toledo Residents Cut Off From Water Supply After Tests Show Toxins

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 21:17

After tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie, officials in Toledo, Ohio, warned residents not to drink from its water supply. More than 400,000 people are affected.

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VIDEO: Infected Ebola doctor arrives in US

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 19:44
Kent Brantly, a US doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, arrives for treatment at a specialised unit at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.

Hall Of Famer Andre Reed Makes One More Catch

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 19:39

During Saturday's induction ceremony, the wide receiver caught a pass from former Buffalo Bills teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Jim Kelly on the stage at Fawcett Stadium.

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