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American Journalist Freed By Kidnappers In Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 09:14

Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, was seized at gunpoint by masked men in the city of Slovyansk earlier this week. Vice says he is now safe and in good health.

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Deadly air strike on Syria market

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 09:06
A Syrian government air strike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say.

Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 09:04

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont's.

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France mulls GPS car-sharing app ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:53
The French government has moved to quell growing tensions between the taxi industry and private car-sharing rivals.

John Paul II crucifix crushes man

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:51
A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.

A change of tack on Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:46
A change of tack on Britons heading for Syria

South Sudan treason charges dropped

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:39
South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.

Human skin grown in laboratory

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:37
Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.

Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:34

The City of Chester, which sank in 1888 after colliding with the liner Oceanic, has been found. At the time, false reports that the other ship's Chinese crew failed to assist stoked racial hatred.

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Crime falls 15% in England and Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:30
Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.

Barclays wins pay package vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:24
Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.

VIDEO: Shareholders criticise Barclays bonuses

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:54
Barclays shareholders have voted to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.

Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Unity Move

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:54

The Israeli Cabinet on Thursday endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to suspend talks because the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas are moving to form a unity government.

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US seeks e-cigarette restrictions

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:51
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.

The truth behind the rise in sex crimes

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:48
The truth behind the rise in sex crimes

PODCAST: The secrets behind college wait lists

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:45

This morning brought a bit of a reversal fortune for tech companies that have been getting pummeled in recent weeks.

The Federal Communication Commission is expected to introduce new rules today that will allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster internet service.

College admissions rates across the country hit some all-time lows this year. Stanford University, for instance, took only around five percent of applicants. In response to the crazy numbers game of college admissions, schools are growing their wait lists and using them in some surprising ways.

VIDEO: Dhaka victims wait for compensation

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:41
Many survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka are still waiting for compensation after the tragedy in 2013 that killed 1,129 workers.

Pupil school rape 'never happened'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:37
A boy accused of raping a fellow pupil at a north Wales primary school tells a jury the alleged attack never happened.

AUDIO: Ending Rev is 'sad but attractive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:30
Rev star Tom Hollander said it was "sad" but "attractive" to end the show after three series.

Russia extends Navalny house arrest

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:26
A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.
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