National / International News

To Deal With Hostile Congress, Obama Can Look To History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

President Obama will face opposition in 2015 in both the House and Senate. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to historian Michael Beschloss about how Obama will or will not work with the 114th Congress.

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AirAsia Flight Goes Missing With 162 Aboard

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

An AirAsia plane disappeared over the Java Sea. The plane took off from Indonesia's second-largest city and was headed to Singapore.

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Argentinian Orangutan May Be Free To Enjoy Some Privacy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a moment to note that Sandra, a shy Orangutan in Argentina, has been granted some legal rights that will allow her some freedom.

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German Protesters Express Their 'Defensive Nationalism'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

More than 17,000 protesters have marched in Dresden, Germany, protesting what they call the Islamification of Europe. Linda Wertheimer talks to Josef Joffe, editor of the German weekly Die Zeit.

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How To Pitch A Hamburgers In A War Zone

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

Even as Ukraine remains in a military and financial crisis after the upheavals of 2014, Ukrainian business owners are trying to drum up interest from Western investors.

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Economist: This Recovery Is Broad-Based And Stable

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

As 2014 comes to a close, the economy is looking up. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics about the economic picture for 2015, and why he's feeling optimistic.

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Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

Five decades on, the battle for justice over birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide continues in only one European country. Victims in Spain are the only ones still left without compensation.

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Military Children

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

Nearly 2 million children have parents currently serving in the military. And yet their everyday lives are mostly invisible to the rest of us, especially their education.

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England youth 'lagging behind' Germany

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:08
The English top flight lags behind Germany in terms of youth development, says Premier League chief Richard Scudamore.

Pair held over Christmas Eve murder

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:01
Two men are arrested on suspicion of murdering a homeless man in Bath on Christmas Eve.

Actor David Ryall dies aged 79

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:01
Actor David Ryall, known for playing Elphias Doge in the first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie dies aged 79, after a career spanning five decades in film, theatre and TV.

VIDEO: The most tweeted and posted of 2014

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 01:53
Social media monitoring company Brandwatch has revealed 2014's most talked about news event.

Fire forces Greece ferry evacuation

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 01:39
A Greek ferry carrying more than 460 people is being evacuated after it caught fire, but strong winds are hampering the rescue.

Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 01:36

When science cannot explain patients' recoveries, even a doctor who studiously makes decisions based on the medical evidence is forced to rethink his ideas about hope and miracles.

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Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 01:36

When science cannot explain patients' recoveries, even a doctor who studiously makes decisions based on the medical evidence is forced to rethink his ideas about hope and miracles.

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Adebisi Alimi: Gay Nigerian Actor Puts His Sexuality In The Spotlight

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 01:35

The rising star was the first Nigerian to come out on national TV, was nearly beaten to death in his home and is now an international activist for LGBT rights and for men with HIV.

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Sky Swing closes after 'malfunction'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 00:54
Funfair passengers are left dangling 60m (198ft) up following a third incident on a ride at Cardiff's Winter Wonderland.

Work begins on castle visitor centre

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 00:48
Work begins to transform a derelict building at Enniskillen Castle in County Fermanagh into a state-of-the-art visitor centre.

Huge fire destroys 26 coaches

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 00:02
A huge fire sweeps through a depot in Merthyr Tydfil, destroying 26 coaches.

80 City Link jobs in Wales to go

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 23:53
Around 80 jobs will go at City Link depots on New Year's Eve in Wales, union bosses confirm.

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