National / International News

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 04:57

The lockdown's effectiveness will depend on citizens buying in to the government's plan. The news comes as the World Health Organization says it's speeding up delivery of possible vaccines.

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Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, 'The Teacher Wars'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 04:43

Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality--the big education issues have been with us a long time, says a new book.

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Three held over New Forest murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 04:35
Three people are arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in the New Forest.

Man's body recovered from the sea

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:57
The body of an unknown man is pulled from the sea off the north Wales coast, say police.

How Genuine Is Russia's Ceasefire?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

NATO leaders gathered in Wales this week to address the crisis in Ukraine and the threat posed by the Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder.

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Russia Rips Up NATO's Rulebook

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

President Obama has spent much of the week talking about what NATO can do to respond to current crises. NATO leaders approved a plan to develop a rapid response force to primarily counter Russia.

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Reporting From The Site Of The Ebola Outbreak's Origin

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

The first wave of the Ebola virus struck Liberia's northern Lofa County back in March. Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton traveled to Lofa, and speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the current situation.

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VIDEO: Ceasefire holding but 'very fragile'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:48
There is uncertainty over whether a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine is holding.

Woman dies in Lenzie train incident

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:27
A woman dies after being struck by a train on a stretch of line at Lenzie in East Dunbartonshire, leading to widespread disruption to rail services.

VIDEO: Obama 'photobombed our family'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:06
During a visit to Stonehenge, US President Barack Obama stopped to talk to a local family and posed for photos with them.