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U.S. Faces Long Odds In First World Cup Match

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 12:55

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the U.S. national team's first game of the World Cup. The team faces off against Ghana in what promises to be a tough match for the Americans.

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Fighting Across Iraq Creates Fear Of Sectarian War

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 12:55

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Leila Fadel in Erbil, Iraq, about the advance of forces from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.

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Israel says Hamas kidnapped teens

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 12:44
Israel accuses the Islamist movement Hamas of abducting three teenagers in the West Bank, which Hamas has denied.

VIDEO: Goalline cameras award France goal

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 12:21
France double their lead after Karim Benzema's shot is shown by goalline technology to have deflected in off Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares.

Ballance eyes England win after ton

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 12:17
Gary Ballance targets an England win on the final day against Sri Lanka at Lord's after his unbeaten 104 helps them to a lead of 389.

Pakistan Launches Large Ground Offensive Against Taliban

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 11:51

The offensive comes a week after a terrorist attack on the country's busiest airport left 36 dead. The government said it was mobilizing 70,000 soldiers.

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Pakistan in tribal area offensive

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 11:42
Pakistan's army says it has launched a "comprehensive operation" against militants in North Waziristan, near the Afghan border.

Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 11:27

Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water, maybe three times the volume of all the world's oceans, hiding up to 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface.

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Clashes prompt curfew in Sri Lanka

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 11:11
A curfew is imposed on two southern Sri Lankan towns after clashes between Muslims and hardline Buddhists.

Gandys Flip Flops: Footwear with soul

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 11:01
The tsunami orphans who are putting their best foot forward

Team USA 101: Five Things You Should Know Before The Game

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 10:46

The U.S. is facing Ghana in its first game of the World Cup. Unfortunately, team USA is facing an uphill battle because of the formidable opponents in what's been dubbed the "group of death."

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VIDEO: Monument to navy personnel unveiled

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 10:30
A monument dedicated to past, present and future navy personnel has been unveiled in the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Dimitrov wins title at Queen's Club

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 10:25
Grigor Dimitrov beats Feliciano Lopez to win his fourth career title at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.

VIDEO: Highlights: Swiss beat Ecuador 2-1

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 10:16
Watch highlights as substitute Haris Seferovic scores a dramatic late winner to give Switzerland a 2-1 victory over Ecuador in Group E.

VIDEO: Rik Mayall World Cup song hits charts

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 10:10
A World Cup song by Rik Mayall recorded in 2010 - Noble England - has gone straight into the top 10 of the UK's official singles chart after a campaign on social media.

Rik Mayall single reaches UK top 10

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 10:07
A football song recorded by Rik Mayall four years ago goes into the UK top 10 after a campaign by fans to pay tribute to the late comedian.

Ballance ton puts England in command

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 10:00
Gary Ballance hits his maiden Test century as England close day four of the first Test 389 ahead of Sri Lanka.

PM call to end British 'bashfulness'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 09:47
People should stop being "bashful" about their Britishness, the PM says, as he urges a "muscular" promotion of the UK's values and institutions.

Colombia votes in runoff election

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 09:40
Colombians go to the polls in a runoff to choose their next president after a campaign dominated by the future of peace talks with Farc rebels.

Name of woman found dead released

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 09:35
The woman who was found dead at a house in Ballymena, County Antrim, was Denise Dunlop, who was 32.
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