National / International News

VIDEO: 'She had tremendous fun and talent'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 13:21
Ken Farrington, who played Billy Walker in Coronation Street for more than 20 years, told BBC News Anne Kirkbride's death was "absolutely devastating".

Canada troops fire on IS in Iraq

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 13:09
Canadian soldiers have fired on Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, in what is thought to be the war's first confirmed ground battle of Western forces.

Paddle Boarder Who Wanted To See Orcas Gets An Up-Close Look

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 13:04

A pod of five orcas swam around — and even under — Rich German while he stood on his paddle board off of Laguna Beach, Calif. He videotaped the encounter.

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McDowall quits as Rangers manager

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:59
Kenny McDowall resigns as caretaker manager of Rangers citing personal reasons, but will serve his 12-month notice period.

VIDEO: Chinese man donates cells to UK boy

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:51
A man in China is donating his stem cells to a seven-year-old boy in the UK, in what is being seen as a medical miracle.

Chinese man's rare stem cell match

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:51
Shanghai driver donates stem cells to seven-year-old UK boy

'No outside link' in Argentina death

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:45
No evidence has been found anyone else was involved in the death of a prosecutor whose body was found in Buenos Aires, officials say.

Melbourne ready for tennis return

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:44
How Melbourne is cashing in on the Australian Open

Coronation Street's Anne Kirkbride dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:42
Actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deidre Barlow in UK TV's Coronation Street, dies aged 60 after a short illness.

Suspected Israeli Strike Kills Iranian General Advising Syrian Troops

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:38

When a general in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and several ranking members of Hezbollah were killed Sunday, they were within 10 miles of Israel's northeastern border.

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Algeria 3-1 South Africa

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:23
Favourites Algeria are forced to come back from a goal down before finally beating South Africa in their opening game.

On Championship Sunday, A Blowout, A Scandal Brewing And A Game For The Ages

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

The NFL's conference championships featured an instant classic between the Packers and Seahawks, as well as yet another accusation of cheating against the New England Patriots. ESPN's Jane McManus goes over the day's events with Robert Siegel.

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Obama Can Expect An Unfriendly Audience — But There's A History Here

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday, he'll be speaking to a Congress dominated by Republicans. At least he can take comfort in the fact that the moment has precedent: Second-term presidents have often found themselves addressing a chamber stocked with the opposition.

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As Elections Approach, Greece Teeters On Austerity Question

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

Six days from parliamentary elections, Greece is weighing whether to continue its EU-imposed — and unpopular — austerity program. Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou discusses the issue.

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What's Most Likely To Kill You? Hint: Probably Not An Epidemic

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

Noncommunicable diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease are now the biggest killers on earth. They account for 68 percent of deaths — and have an even greater impact in the developing world.

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U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

The solar industry employs nearly 174,000 workers in the U.S., up 22 percent from a year ago. But the industry's future is murky, as government subsidies are set to expire within two years.

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After Aurora Shooting, A 'New Way Of Responding' To Mental Crises

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

In response to the 2012 theater killings, Colorado added clinics, hotlines and mobile units to support early crisis prevention. At the heart of the initiative are 13 walk-in crisis centers.

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As Students Go Back To School In Guinea, Ebola Fears Mix WIth Daily Routine

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

Schools in Guinea have been closed since the summer, when they were closed due to the Ebola outbreak. As schools finally re-open Monday, one family in the capital, Conakry, is striving to revive its early-morning routine.

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On Eve Of Bombshell Testimony, Argentinian Prosecutor Found Dead

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:09

Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has been found dead. He'd accused Kirchner and others of covering up Iran's involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish Community Center. Haley Cohen of The Economist speaks with Robert Siegel about the story.

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Chipotle's Pulled Pork Highlights Debate Over Sow Welfare

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 12:07

Wondering why your local Chipotle is no longer serving pork? It's because a big supplier was housing pigs in confined quarters. But there's debate about whether that's really worse for the animals.

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