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Fuel Is Crucial In The Battle Over Syria

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 03:52

The battlefronts in Syria are complex and the power map inside the country is being redrawn. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to correspondent Deborah Amos, who just returned from the region.

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Greeks Divided Ahead Of Eurozone Vote

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 03:52

Greeks are preparing for Sunday's referendum, which the government insists is about whether to accept more austerity. Critics say it's about keeping the euro.

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'Chasing Memories' In Their Refugee Camp 40 Years After They Fled Vietnam

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 03:52

Thousands of refugees escaped Vietnam after Saigon fell in 1975. Some recently returned to the site of their former refugee camp for a 40-year reunion — including the mother of NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.

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LA Police Unit Intervenes To Get Mentally Ill Treatment, Instead Of Jail

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 03:52

When cops in Los Angeles encounter people who may be mentally ill, there's a specialized unit that can offer help on the spot.

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Just A Few Important Words About The 'Declaration Of Independence'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 03:45

Along with the words and phrases that still ring out 239 years later are less noticed turns of phrase. They say a lot about the messages Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers wanted to send.

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US Army sun cream and bacon unearthed

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 03:42
US Army sun cream and tins of bacon are among the finds on Salisbury Plain revealed by archaeologists to mark US Independence Day.

Syrian forces close in on rebel town

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 03:31
Syrian forces and their Lebanese Shia Muslim allies carry out a major offensive to drive rebels from the strategically important town of Zabadani.

Two charged over playground shot

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 03:22
Two people appear in court charged in connection with a shotgun being fired at a playground in Belfast.

Podolski set to join Galatasaray

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:50
Striker Lukas Podolski leaves Arsenal and will complete his move to Galatasaray, according to the Turkish champions.

Australia fast bowler Harris retires

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:49
Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announces his retirement from the sport and will miss the Ashes series because of a knee injury.

Second electrical storm hits Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:44
Large areas of Scotland have been hit by a spectacular thunder and lightning storm for the second time in three days.

US TV show car to lose rebel flag

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:38
US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.

Varoufakis attacks Greece creditors

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:23
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accuses Athens' creditors of "terrorism", the day before a referendum on an international bailout.

Storm cuts power to 1,000 homes

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:18
About 1,000 homes on the outskirts of Leeds are without power after severe thunderstorms in the early hours.

Hamilton returns to form in practice

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:10
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in final practice as drivers prepare for qualifying at the British Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Electrical storm wakes up London

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 02:00
Fierce electrical storms hit much of the UK overnight with Londoners witnessing a spectacular lightning display.

Thousands expected at Orange parade

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 01:55
A large Orange Order parade is being held in Glasgow city centre amid calls from police and organisers for the event to pass peacefully.

Missing UK family 'safe with IS'

BBC - Sat, 2015-07-04 01:53
A missing UK family of 12 have joined so-called Islamic State and are "safer than ever", according to a statement said to be on their behalf.

A Bird Of Courage And A Bash In Denmark: The July 4 You Didn't Know

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 01:46

In the U.S., people often spend the Fourth of July grilling hot dogs and wearing their patriotic clothing. But there's more to this annual holiday than fireworks.

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Need A Hand? Don't Worry, The Ghanaians Got Your Back

NPR News - Sat, 2015-07-04 01:39

They laughed, they jeered, and no one helped when she had to haul her belonging up a hill in New York. But in Ghana, people are more than eager to lend a hand.

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