National / International News

R.J. Reynolds Vows Appeal Of $23 Billion Cancer-Death Verdict

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:21

The nation's No. 2 tobacco manufacturer was slapped with the whopping punitive damages award in the death of a 36-year-old man of lung cancer in 1996.

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VIDEO: Reservoir swimming warning in Wales

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:15
Water companies are warning people not to swim in reservoirs to cool off during the warm weather.

As Polar Icebox Shrinks, Infectious Pathogens Move North

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Science writer Chris Solomon tells NPR's Arun Rath that global warming has caused an influx of new diseases in animals that could eventually spread to humans.

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Should NATO Respond To Downing Of Malaysia Flight 17?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Former Navy Adm. James Stavridis tells NPR's Arun Rath what steps the alliance might take in response to the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

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Putin May Be Key To Malaysian Plane Crash Inspection

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wall Street Journal reporter James Marson about Vladimir Putin's response to mounting international anger at Russia following the downing of a civilian plane over Ukraine.

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'Transformers' Inspires Chinese Farmer-Artists

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Some Chinese farmers have left their plows and taken to welding giant robot replicas in public spaces. The craze follows release of the new Transformers movie, China's biggest-ever box office hit.

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Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.

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Gaza Evacuees Crowd Into Schools Remade As Shelters

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

While Israelis seek refuge from Hamas rockets in ubiquitous shelters, Palestinians crowd into schools to escape Israeli airstrikes. Conditions there grow dire as the conflict drags on.

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LA Mayor Offers To Shelter Immigrant Kids, Angering Protesters

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he is working with the White House to house unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally. He talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the controversial decision.

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Justice Dept. Charges FedEx For Online Drug Shipments

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

The Justice Department has indicted FedEx for shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies. FedEx had been warned, and now faces up to $1.6 billion in fines if found guilty.

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Plane Crash Is A 'Powerful Tragedy' For The Netherlands

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Dutch editor Willem Schouten tells NPR's Arun Rath that people in the Netherlands are saddened and outraged over the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight. Nearly 200 of victims were Dutch.

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International Outrage Grows Over Treatment Of Ukraine Crash Site

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.

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Renewed fighting at Libya airport

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:05
Rival militias are locked in battle at Libya's main international airport, with reports of at least four people killed.

Independence 'could benefit health'

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 06:04
A former chief medical officer says Scottish independence could be "very positive" for the country's health.

Rosberg wins as Hamilton takes third

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 05:53
Lewis Hamilton fights his way up from 20th to finish third as his team-mate Nico Rosberg wins the German Grand Prix.

Sunday's gossip column

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 05:48
Arsenal's William Carvalho bid rejected, Spurs want Morgan Schneiderlin, Hatem Ben Arfa not given squad number, plus more.

Dead abuse suspect inquiries 'right'

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 05:46
Children's commissioner says abuse allegations against dead people should be looked into after it was revealed police are examining a claim against the late Commons speaker George Thomas.

'Terracotta army' captured at pool

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 05:29
More than 100 swimmers pose as a "terracotta army" for an arts project at a historic pool, scheduled to close next year.

EC: 'No comment' on Juncker reports

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 05:08
The European Commission declines to comment on reports its president would be "sympathetic" to an independent Scotland's membership of the EU.

Eight British Isles hopefuls for Glasgow

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 04:44
A powerlifter who was born without legs is among the Commonwealth Games contenders from around the British Isles.
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