National / International News

Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal

NPR News - 19 hours 43 min ago

A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.

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Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

NPR News - 19 hours 43 min ago

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

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Ex-Ambassador: Rebels In Yemen Exploited A Vacuum

NPR News - 19 hours 43 min ago

A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.

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Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History

NPR News - 19 hours 43 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of Der Spiegel about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.

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Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide

NPR News - 19 hours 43 min ago

Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.

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A Day's A Day The World Around — But Shorter On Saturn

NPR News - 19 hours 43 min ago

Researchers have finally determined the length of a day on the ringed planet (gas shrouds any landmarks, so it was tough). Precision matters: A faster spin influences the speed of surface winds.

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In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Discord

NPR News - 19 hours 44 min ago

In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.

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Birder Finds Panama Packed With Species, But No Harpy Eagles

NPR News - 19 hours 44 min ago

There are more species of birds in Panama than all of North America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Ray Brown, host of the radio program Talkin' Birds, who just returned from the country.

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Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

NPR News - 19 hours 44 min ago

German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.

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In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Dischord

NPR News - 19 hours 44 min ago

In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.

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Landmarks switch off for Earth Hour

BBC - 19 hours 54 min ago
Landmarks across Scotland will switch their lights off for WWF's Earth Hour on Saturday night.

Somalia ends al-Shabab hotel siege

BBC - 20 hours 6 min ago
At least 14 are killed as Somali special forces end the siege of a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab

Man in court over 'skunk' cannabis

BBC - 20 hours 14 min ago
A 37-year-old man is remanded in custody charged over an international investigation into the supply of cannabis to Northern Ireland.

Why South African Students Say The Statue Of Rhodes Must Fall

NPR News - 20 hours 18 min ago

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is in its teenage phase: Questioning everything, including the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes on the University of Cape Town campus.

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Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher

NPR News - 20 hours 18 min ago

An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.

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Policeman charged with wife's murder

BBC - 20 hours 23 min ago
A police constable is charged with murdering his wife in Northamptonshire.

VIDEO: LIVE: Cameron speech at spring forum

BBC - 20 hours 26 min ago
David Cameron is setting out how a future Conservative government would make NHS services available for seven days a week in England if his party wins the next general election.

Man charged following slavery raids

BBC - 20 hours 32 min ago
A man is charged with slavery and fraud offences following raids in Oxford.

Hamilton on pole after Rosberg block

BBC - 20 hours 40 min ago
Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the Malaysian GP as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel splits the Mercedes in a rain-hit qualifying.

VIDEO: Nigeria leader waits 50 minutes to vote

BBC - 20 hours 55 min ago
After a delay of about 50 minutes, President Goodluck Jonathan has had his biometric voter card verified.

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