National / International News

Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:41

The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.

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Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.

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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.

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Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.

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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.

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Bodies found after fireworks blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:22
The bodies of two people are found following a fire in a shed containing fireworks in the Lake District.

Day three of sea search for boy, 12

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 02:51
The search for a missing 12-year-old boy who was swept into the sea while playing continues for a third day.

VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 02:31
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.

The jihadi issue and a Clacton electoral "bloodbath" - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 21:39
Many papers discuss the UK's response to the threat posed by returning jihadi fighters, and there is a prediction of a good night for UKIP in the Clacton by-election.

Philippine troops in Syria rescued

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:26
Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.

Archbishop issues terror asylum plea

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:17
The Archbishop of York calls for the government to do more to offer asylum to Christians being persecuted by Islamic State terrorists.

Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:54
Clashes are continuing in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif, with 300 reported injured.

Dictionary completed after 101 years

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:53
A dictionary of medieval Latin reaches its defining moment after 101 years of painstakingly gathering entries.

VIDEO: IRA ceasefire: 20 years on

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:48
Two decades ago the Provisional IRA announced a ceasefire that marked the end of a quarter of a century of what it called its "armed struggle".

How might a currency change affect UK?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:45
Five ways a Scotland currency change could affect rest of UK

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:43

American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.

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