National / International News

Doctor Treating Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone Succumbs To The Disease

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Sheik Humarr Khan, one of the doctors fighting to control West Africa's largest Ebola outbreak, died Tuesday in Sierra Leone. He was 39.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Health workers are trying to convince parents to let their children take a vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Researchers from Harvard polled the parents; the results surprised them.

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California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Health workers are trying to convince parents to give children the polio vaccine. But the program faces violent opposition. Harvard researchers polled the parents. They were surprised by the results.

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Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore college is the first successful attempt in North America.

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Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

A short-term fix for the nearly empty Highway Trust Fund is a step closer to President Obama's desk. Congress has been talking about the long-term problems with the construction account, but the two chambers have not agreed on a long-term solution.

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U.S. Judge Sides With Iraq, Blocks Kurds' Attempt To Sell Oil

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

A U.S. judge has blocked an effort by Iraq's Kurdistan region to sell $100 million worth of crude oil to refiners in the U.S. It's sitting in a giant tanker ship off the coast of Texas. The judge agreed with the Iraqi government that the oil belongs to it and not the Kurds.

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As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

In the last 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.

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New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Sparks Outrage

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.

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Dog walker and runner help stop rape

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:57
A dog walker and a runner help a woman fight off a man who was trying to rape her.

VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:51
New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.

AIB returns to profit after bail out

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:49
Allied Irish Bank (AIB), the parent firm of Northern Ireland's First Trust bank, returns to profit for the first time since the financial crash.

Van Gaal right about fitness - Shaw

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:48
Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw says boss Louis van Gaal was right to question his fitness after joining the club.

U.N. Aid Agency: Israeli Tank Shells Slam U.N. School, Killing 15

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:43

Wednesday's reported strike at a school sheltering people displaced by the war in Gaza came amid Israel's heaviest air and artillery assault in more than three weeks of fighting with Hamas.

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Secret Cinema to begin one week late

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:18
Secret Cinema's screenings of Back to the Future are to begin in London on Thursday after the opening week was cancelled.

Millions to see power bill cut

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:18
Millions of electricity customers will see an average reduction of £12 a year on their bills, according to proposals from the regulator, Ofgem.

Toure confirms future is at Man City

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:16
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the Premier League club for "as long as possible".

Cemetery plans opposed by neighbours

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:06
Plans for a huge new cemetery beside the south Antrim village of Dundrod meets strong opposition from a group of residents.

US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:04
President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".

Instagram reveals new Bolt photo app

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:50
The picture-based social media site has revealed a new Snapchat-style app that lets users send temporary messages.
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