National / International News

Occupy Central: Faces From Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 10:04

On what could be a fateful day for the eight-day old civil disobedience movement, NPR's Anthony Kuhn brings us some of the sights.

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Height differences 'caused by DNA'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 09:57
Many subtle DNA changes could explain why some people are taller than others, according to the largest ever study of the genetics behind height.

Somali troops 'capture key port'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 09:50
Somali government troops backed by African Union forces capture a major stronghold of al-Shabab Islamists, the port of Barawe.

Depth key to ocean warming trends

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 09:33
The deeper half of the ocean has not warmed up to any detectable degree in the last decade, but warming of the surface layer since the 1970s has been seriously underestimated, according to two new studies.

Injured Bianchi undergoes surgery

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 09:06
Marussia driver Jules Bianchi has undergone surgery after suffering a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Gabby Giffords' SuperPAC Fights For Her Old House Seat

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 08:59

Sympathy for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, helped get her successor elected. Now she lobbies for tighter gun laws, and a tough ad from her PAC has stirred anger.

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'Don't interfere in council budgets'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 08:53
A north Wales council leader says the Welsh government should not interfere in how councils cut their budgets.

Hope For Ebola Treatment Found In Survivors

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 08:17

Health officials are looking to those who have recovered from Ebola to treat new cases. The World Health Organization hopes to find antibodies in the blood of people who have fought off the virus.

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UPDATED: Authorities In Dallas Find Man Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 08:06

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said they want to provide the man with a "compassionate place where we can monitor him and care for his every need."

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VIDEO: New Mexico skies filled with balloons

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 07:39
Hundreds of hot air balloons took to the skies above New Mexico on Saturday at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Pope opens synod on family life

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 07:23
Pope Francis urges bishops not to impose an "intolerable moral burden" on believers, as a synod gathers to discuss controversial issues affecting the Catholic Church.

Drawing pin cycling saboteur hunted

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 07:21
A saboteur is being hunted by police after leaving hundreds of drawing pins on a cycle race track, causing the tyres of more than 70 bikes to burst.

Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 06:29

Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.

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Vatican Synod Tests The Pope's Vision Of A More Merciful Church

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 06:27

Bishops are meeting with Pope Francis these next two weeks for an extraordinary conference to debate family matters – including hot-button issues like artificial contraception and gay civil unions.

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Mass Graves Found In Mexico, Near Place Where 43 Students Went Missing

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 05:35

The students were last seen being forced into police vans. The mass graves gave rise to fears that the missing students may be dead.

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VIDEO: Alice 'suspect' body moved from park

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 05:00
A body believed to be that of Arnis Zalkalns, the prime suspect in the murder of Alice Gross, has been removed from a London park.

VIDEO: Bianchi 'severely' hurt in F1 crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 04:40
Formula 1 Marussia driver Jules Bianchi suffers a "severe" head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

After Quiet Night Of Protests, Hong Kong's Government Offices Reopen

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 04:06

The government had warned that it wanted streets opened by Monday, but police didn't confront most occupiers. The protesters made room for commuters to enter government offices and return to work.

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The World's Largest Cave Chamber Rises 1,000 Feet

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

Newly measured, the world's largest chamber is as tall as the Eiffel Tower. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to long-time caver, Andy Eavis, who has explored the ethereally beautiful underground cave.

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Monument Honors Vets Left With Scars, Physical Or Mental

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial opens Sunday not far from the U.S. Capitol building. The granite and glass monument honors all those permanently wounded in war.

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