National / International News

Air Force Sees Drones In Its Future

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

The U.S. Air Force just released a strategy for the future, involving hypersonics and unmanned systems. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks about the plan with Air Force Gen. David Allvin.

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Why India's Modi Defied The WTO

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

India recently reneged on a World Trade Organization trade deal years in the making. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he defied the WTO to protect his country's poor.

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Negotiations In Tatters As Gaza Clashes Continue

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

Cross-border attacks continued over the weekend between Israel and Gaza as talks aimed to end the fighting appeared to stall in Cairo.

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Sierra Leone Blockades 2 Districts In Attempt To Contain Ebola

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

Liberia and Sierra Leone have deployed troops to try to isolate areas hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Nigeria announced a state of emergency as new cases of the disease are reported there.

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U.S. Continues Airstrikes In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Nickolay Mladenov, U.N. special envoy to Iraq, about the situation in northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is fighting for control.

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Mitchell: A 2-State Solution Still Mideast's Best Hope

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with George Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace, about what it's like to try to negotiate a peace deal in the troubled region.

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Homicide Ruling In Brady Death Called Unprecedented

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

The death Monday of former presidential press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Paul Rothstein about the many legal questions raised by the finding.

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Liberia 'buckles under Ebola strain'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:29
The charity Medecins sans Frontieres tells the BBC that Liberia's health services have been completely overwhelmed by the Ebola outbreak.

Driver dies after being hit by Stewart

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:10
An American racing driver has died after being struck by the car of three-time Nascar champion Tony Stewart in New York.

Mixed reviews for BBC gymnastics show

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:06
Tumble, BBC One's new gymnastics-themed talent show, receives mixed reviews following its Saturday night launch.

She Rode To Success On Her Family's Backs — Literally

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:03

Muluh Hilda Bih developed muscular dystrophy as a girl in Cameroon. Some parents there hide a disabled child. Hers did their best to bring her into the world. Today she's a journalist and activist.

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Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Fellow Driver

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:56

Video of the crash shows Kevin Ward walking toward Stewart's car before being hit at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday. Police say Stewart is cooperating in the probe.

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Man dies after light aircraft crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:28
A man who was on board a light aircraft which crashed on the Isle of Bute dies in hospital.

Manager Robins leaves Huddersfield

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:21
Huddersfield Town part company with manager Mark Robins after just one game of the Championship season.

Three killed in separate collisions

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:16
Three people die and another is seriously injured in separate road collisions across Wales.

Royal police probed over weapons

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:01
Four officers from the Royalty Protection unit of the Met Police are investigated over an allegation of weapons property being mishandled.

Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:26

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are concerned, and working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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The 'lost' poetry of World War One

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:24
The patriotic verses that sent soldiers to war

Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:14

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.

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Small Passenger Plane Crashes In Iran

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:07

An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, Tehran, killing 48 people onboard, state media reported.

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