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Argentina shares fall on debt fears

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:33
Argentina's stock market falls 4.9% after the country's cabinet chief said there would be no delegation to the US to negotiate with bondholders over a $1.3bn debt.

World Cup: Uruguay 2-1 England

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:28
England need Italian help to progress after Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's brace condemns them to a 2-1 Fifa World Cup defeat.

Train derailment causes delays

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:28
A derailed freight train at Crewe causes overhead wire problems and delays to trains.

In pictures: Key images from Uruguay v England

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:22
All the best pictures from Thursday's World Cup Group D game in Sao Paulo as England lose to Uruguay to leave them on the brink of an early exit.

Injured German Cave Researcher Rescued After 2-Week Ordeal

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:18

Johann Westhauser was hurt in a rock fall on June 8 as he and two companions were taking measurements in the Alps' Riesending cave system.

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VIDEO: The gemstone mined by child labour

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:16
The precious blue tanzanite stone has become one of the most coveted gemstones in the world, but it is mined by underage workers in Mererani, Tanzania.

VIDEO: Highlights: Uruguay 2-1 England

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:06
Uruguay's Luis Suarez scores a brace as England go down 2-1 in their 2014 World Cup Group D match at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

VIDEO: Meet the author: Norman Fowler

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:04
Health campaigner Norman Fowler talks to Nick Higham about his new book, Aids: Don't Die of Prejudice.

VIDEO: Suarez nets late Uruguay winner

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:51
Uruguay's Luis Suarez scores late on to break English hearts in their 2014 World Cup Group D match at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

Iraqi violence adds to the Middle East refugee crisis

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:39

An appeal launched by the United Nations High Commissioner for victims of Syria's civil war has raised only 36 percent of the $4.2 million the UNHCR requested. Another appeal, for Iraqis displaced earlier this year in Anbar province, is only 12 percent funded. And hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes this month, raising fears that fatigued donors and cash-strapped donor nations might be unable to provide desperately-needed funds. 

Key sickness benefit 'failing'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:38
The key sickness benefit is helping fewer people get jobs, while its rising cost is one of the largest financial risks facing the UK, internal government documents say.

US to send military advisers to Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:38
President Obama says the US is sending up to 300 "military advisers" to Iraq and may take "targeted military action" against Islamist insurgents.

Blackberry shares jump on profit

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:36
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a surprise profit despite a big drop in revenues, as it looks to turn the business around.

Indians Caught In Middle Of Iraq's Worsening Crisis

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:34

India's new government faces its first major foreign policy test after the abduction of 40 Indian workers by suspected militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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GOP Completes Leadership Shuffle, As McCarthy And Scalise Step Up

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:33

House Republicans voted on leadership positions. While Rep. Kevin McCarthy stepped up to the role of majority leader, Rep. Steve Scalise overcame a more crowded competition to replace McCarthy.

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American Apparel's Founder Is Out, Tailed By Reports Of Misconduct

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

The board of American Apparel has voted to removed the company's founder and CEO, Dov Charney, from his leadership positions. The decision follows allegations of sexual misconduct against Charney.

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Ukrainian Rebels Reject Cease-Fire, As Russian Troops Line Border

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine have rejected a cease-fire plan offered by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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Obama Plans To Send Advisers To Iraq, Leaving Air Strikes On Table

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

President Obama spoke at the White House briefing room to announce next steps in Iraq. Conditions there continue to deteriorate, along with faith in the country's prime minister.

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Obama Lays Out Iraq Proposals, But What Lies Beyond?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

Before the White House press corps Thursday, President Obama laid out his proposal for a U.S. military response in Iraq. He said he's prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to support Iraq's security forces, leaving open the possibility of targeted air strikes in the future. Melissa Block talks to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero about Obama's plan.

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