National / International News

Verdict Due Monday For 3 Al Jazeera Journalists In Cairo

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

An Egyptian court will issue a verdict Monday in the case of three journalists who have been in jail for months. Correspondent Leila Fadel talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about the controversial case.

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Tensions Rise As Afghan Candidate Rejects Election Results

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

Before the results are even in, Abdullah Abdullah says he won't recognize the outcome of Afghan's presidential election. The one-time front-runner risks pushing the country into political crisis.

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Sexual Harrassment, Abuse Systemic In Modeling World

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

Charges of harassment and abuse against major players in the fashion world have put the industry under scrutiny. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to model Sara Ziff, who founded a nonprofit to protect models.

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As Iraq-Syria Borders Blur, Fears Of A Wider Mideast War Grow

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

As Sunni fighters gain more territory, the entire region faces the prospect of a wider conflict. Correspondent Peter Kenyon gives NPR's Lynn Neary an update on the situation in neighboring countries.

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Poor signal cut short PM holidays

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:58
David Cameron says he had to cut short previous holidays in Cornwall because of poor mobile phone signals in the county.

Israeli teen 'killed by Syria fire'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:55
A teenager becomes the first Israeli to be killed by firing from Syria in the occupied Golan Heights since the start of the Syria conflict, Israel says.

Labour 'to pause universal credit'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:51
Labour will "pause" universal credit if it wins the next general election in 2015, shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves says.

Man in his 20s killed in car crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:44
Police appeal for witnesses after a man in his 20s is killed in a car crash in west Belfast.

Outrage at lewd church altar scene

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:29
A scene showing a partially-clothed couple kissing on the altar of a Catholic church is removed from a music video after priests complained.

U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:27

The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup Sunday against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose or tie, and the road gets a lot tougher with next Thursday's game against Germany.

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Pacific row boat 'weakened by storm'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:24
One of four rowers rescued in the Pacific, says extreme weather conditions exposed weaknesses in their boat.

VIDEO: Benedetti: 'Scottish fiddle was difficult'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:09
Violinist Nicola Benedetti has a Scottish theme to her new album and found playing the fiddle a challenge.

Blackadder actress Patsy Byrne dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 02:49
British actress Patsy Byrne, best known for playing Nursie in Blackadder, dies aged 80.

VIDEO: Huge sinkhole near World Cup stadium

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 02:47
Houses have been evacuated in a favela near a World Cup stadium in Brazil, after a huge sinkhole opened up.

Your week in pictures

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 02:34
Readers' images from the past seven days

Pakistan offensive displaces 350,000

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 02:23
Some 350,000 people have been displaced since the start of an army offensive against militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan, officials say.

VIDEO: 'Miliband not celebrity Big Brother'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 02:07
Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Business Secretary told Andrew Marr that the question of Ed Miliband's popularity was 'not celebrity Big Brother'

Amazon to offer station collection

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 01:59
Amazon customers will be able to collect parcels from railway stations under a deal struck with click-and-collect venture Doddle.

VIDEO: UK jihadist problem 'won't go away'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 01:58
Ex-defence secretary Liam Fox tells BBC that politicians will need to analyse whether the security forces have enough powers and enough funding to tackle extremism.

Clapton exit after 'technical issue'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-22 01:58
The management of the Glasgow Hydro say the sudden end to an Eric Clapton concert was due to a "technical issue".
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