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US defends Kerry Myanmar hotel stay

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:20
The US defends Secretary of State John Kerry's stay in a hotel owned by a man linked to Myanmar's ex-junta, saying it was not blacklisted.

Greek tomb is 'important discovery'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:08
Archaeologists who unearthed a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an "exceptionally important find", PM Antonis Samaras says.

Can Divorced Dad Be Forced To Cover Insurance For Adult Kids?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:53

A mother seeks advice on how to get her ex-husband to keep their sons on his plan because it would be less costly than hers.

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Russia Sends Large Aid Convoy Toward A Wary Ukraine

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:38

Russia says the trucks are bringing 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid to an area that's been torn by fighting. But Ukrainian leaders worry the convoy might conceal a military operation.

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Day in pictures: 12 August 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:31
24 hours of news photos: 12 August

Untested Ebola drugs 'can be used'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:06
Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says.

Kellie Maloney shows how times have changed

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 05:03
Kellie Maloney shows how times have changed dramatically

Ireland & England name teams for semi

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:58
Ireland and England have named their teams for Wednesday's Women's World Cup semi-final at Paris' Stade Jean Bouin.

GB's Muir misses out on 1500m final

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:58
Laura Muir fails to reach the European Championships 1500m final but Goldie Sayers (javelin) and Martyn Rooney (400m) progress.

Chief constable in misconduct probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:54
The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester faces a criminal probe into his role in an allegedly poorly-handled investigation into a suspected child sex offender.

Does it pay to sell your best player?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:51
As Liverpool prepare for life without Luis Suarez, BBC Sport looks at how other sides have coped with losing their prize asset.

VIDEO: What aid is UK sending to Iraq?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:43
Andrew Plant sees the aid being prepared for delivery to Iraqis fleeing Islamist militants, and who are trapped on a mountain in Sinjar.

Ebola Update: Spanish Priest Dies; WHO Gives OK To Experimental Drugs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:23

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa. The latest figures from the World Health Organization cite 1,848 cases of the deadly disease across the region, and 1,013 deaths.

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VIDEO: Yazidis rescued by aid helicopter

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:20
Helicopter footage shows stranded members of the Yazidi community being rescued by an aid helicopter

Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:16
Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.

Man held after wasp 'sting operation'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:09
A suspected burglar is arrested after a nest of wasps carries out a "sting operation" when he tries to hide in a bush.

In pictures: Robin Williams

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:57
Career of actor and comedian in pictures

AUDIO: Hurricane Bertha gate-crashes wedding

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:53
A wedding video has gone viral across the Internet - after the special day was gate-crashed by the remnants of what had been Hurricane Bertha.

Gaza Talks To Continue As Cease-Fire Between Israel, Hamas Holds

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:53

The two sides attended the indirect, Egypt-mediated talks Monday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, but The Associated Press quoted a senior Israeli official saying the talks had not gone well.

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Robin Williams: A Supreme Talent Who Was Always On

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:44

Williams was a dervish of comedy — tossing off one-liners, biting asides and sidesplitting routines in a blizzard of accents, attitudes and goodhearted energy. He died Monday at 63.

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