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Army Asks Bergdahl About Incident That Led To Taliban Capture

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:37

The U.S. Army has begun interviewing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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2 Top Khmer Rouge Leaders Sentenced To Life In Prison

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:14

A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror.

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VIDEO: Jimmy Anderson and science of swing

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 21:07
Cricket analyst Simon Hughes examines how swing bowling and the return to form of Jimmy Anderson could be the key to the fourth Test between England and India at Old Trafford.

Activist meets 'stolen grandson'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:51
Argentine human rights activist Estela Carlotto is reunited with her long-lost grandson after discovering his whereabouts earlier this week.

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From 4 States

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:46

The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.

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US travel firm in $500m China move

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:39
Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.

Australia commemorates MH17 dead

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 19:58
Australia is holding a national day of mourning for those who died in the Malaysia Airline MH17 air disaster in Ukraine in July.

Obama defends unilateral action

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 18:05
President Barack Obama defends his right to act without Congress' approval in order to address the pressing issues facing America.

Councils raise care funding concerns

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:47
Plans to cap the amount of money people in England and Wales spend on their social care could be jeopardised by a lack of funding, councils say.

VIDEO: Wikipedia monkey selfie row

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:16
British photographer, David Slater, is challenging Wikipedia to remove monkey selfies from websites.

Deaf tech could transform lives

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:11
Smart glasses could help deaf communicate

The Scots in England who want Scotland to go it alone

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:09
The Scots in England who back Scottish independence

VIDEO: How to stay alive in Libya

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:09
How to stay alive in Libya as civil unrest increases

Variation in ant nest 'personality'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:47
Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by their environment., a US study suggests.

Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:29
People over 65 who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have double the risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested.

US man 'may not survive Cuba jail'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:26
The lawyer for Alan Gross, a US government contractor imprisoned in Cuba, says he does not know how long he will survive in jail.

Chinese workers evacuated from Libya

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:11
China evacuates almost 900 of its workers caught up in fighting in Libya, a Chinese official tells the BBC, leaving only a few dozen in Tripoli.

VIDEO: Wikipedia: The book...

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:03
Christoph Kepper of Pedia Press talks about his company's ambition to print Wikipedia as a physical book.

Bank Of America 'Close' To Settlement With Justice Department

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:32

The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.

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The mystery of a missing Crimean Tatar

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:27
The mystery of a missing man puts Crimean Tatars on edge
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