National / International News

Top U.S. General In Afghanistan: The Afghan Army Can Hold Its Own

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 01:24

Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.

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VIDEO: 'Ban fruit juice from five a day'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 01:17
Fruit juice should be removed from the recommended list of healthy things to eat daily because it is confusing for parents, say campaigners.

Errors in Joan Rivers' treatment

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 01:09
The New York clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a cardiac arrest during a medical procedure failed to follow standard protocols while treating her, state health investigators say.

VIDEO: New guidance to boost adoption

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 01:08
New guidance for local authorities over adoption is being published after figures showed the number of children being put forward for adoption in England nearly halved between 2013 and 2014, reports the BBC's Graham Satchell.

VIDEO: Armistice Day ceremonies held around UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 01:03
A two-minute silence will be held around the UK at 11:00 GMT to mark the anniversary of the World War One armistice.

VIDEO: What is the Wanless Review about?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 00:59
A report into how the Home Office, police and prosecutors dealt with claims of organised child abuse in the 1970s, 80s and 90s is being published. The BBC explains what the review is about.

Evans to train with Sheffield United

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 00:59
League One side Sheffield United allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with them following his release from prison.

War dead remembered across Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 00:44
Commemorations and a two-minute silence are due to be held across Scotland to mark the World War One armistice.

Coaching abroad is 'head spinning'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 00:41
The first six months at Real Sociedad will be tough for David Moyes, says Steve McClaren, who coached in the Netherlands and Germany.

Badminton number one Lee suspended

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 00:36
Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei is provisionally suspended for an "apparent" anti-doping violation.

New bid for grammar school annexe

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 00:36
A new attempt is being made to expand a grammar school in Kent a year after a similar proposal was turned down.

Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:36

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:35

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle their post-traumatic stress.

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Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:35

Can you run a clinical trial without a placebo group? That's one of the questions facing researchers in West Africa.

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43 On 41: A President Traces The Life Of His Father

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:33

Former President George W. Bush sits down with host David Greene to discuss his new book, "41," a biography of his father and fellow former President George H.W. Bush.

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A Marine's Parents' Story: Their Memories That You Should Hear

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:32

Sylvia and Ron McHone of Crystal Lake, Ill., knew the news was not good when Marines came to their door after 10 o'clock at night in 2012. This is their story.

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These Bookish Millennials Make Memes Worth Reading Into

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:32

From a spoof of Kanye West's "Bound 2" (called "Hardcover Bound 2") to click-bait classic novel titles, millennials are proving that smart content and Internet frippery aren't mutually exclusive.

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Researchers To Attempt Robotic Landing On Comet's Surface

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:30

Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.

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VIDEO: Hawaii lava burns down house

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:19
Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has destroyed its first house in the eastern village of Pahoa.

UK services to mark Armistice Day

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:12
A two-minute silence will be held at 11:00 GMT around the UK to mark the anniversary of the World War One armistice.