National / International News

Sperm bank to meet UK donor demand

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:06
A national sperm bank, which can be used by same-sex couples and single women, is to be opened to combat a UK-wide shortage.

Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:31

Google recently announced a font family, Noto, that aims to include all the world's written languages. But it may prove to be an even more ambitious effort than self-driving cars.

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'It's So Terrible': Quake Reportedly Kills Hundreds In Southwest China

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:25

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads. Rescue crews are still working to find survivors.

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Afghanistan Officials To Audit Votes From June Election

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Election officials in Afghanistan are preparing for an audit of all the votes cast in the June election after the two candidates disagreed on how to determine which votes were fraudulent.

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As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them.

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Sierra Leone, Struggling With Ebola, Passes On Africa Summit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Umaru Fofana of the BBC World Service in Sierra Leone tells NPR's Arun Rath about the Ebola situation and the Sierra Leonean president's decision to stay home from the U.S.-Africa summit.

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Obama Moves To Overhaul VA With Compromise Measure

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Two months after VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned, President Obama looks set to sign legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs, to the tune of nearly $17 billion.

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What The Week's Primaries Mean For Politics

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Another five states hold primaries this coming week, including Tennessee, Kansas and Michigan. NPR's Arun Rath talks to senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving about what's at stake.

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Africa Summit Hopes To Change The Narrative About The Continent

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

The first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit kicks off at the White House on Monday. Africa correspondent Gregory Warner previews what's on the agenda with NPR's Arun Rath.

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Bolt shifts focus to 200m records

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:27
Usain Bolt says his days targeting 100m records are over as the Jamaican focuses on a sub-19 second 200m after Glasgow 2014.

VIDEO: Leaders embrace at WW1 memorial

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:25
The French and German presidents have been commemorating Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914.

Idol contestant Johns dies at 35

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:20
American Idol finalist Michael Johns, who appeared on the seventh series of the TV singing contest, dies at the age of 35.

VIDEO: Ebola baby buried by strangers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:54
The Ebola virus has claimed almost 700 lives in West Africa. Health officials travel to affected areas to teach early diagnosis skills. Tulip Mazumdar reports

VIDEO: Navy helping Britons leave Libya

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:03
Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli on the evacuation by the Royal Navy of Britons caught up in fighting between militias in Libya.

VIDEO: Surrogate baby Gammy 'improving'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:02
A baby abandoned by his Australian parents because he has Down's Syndrome is improving in hospital, according to doctors.

Tributes to 'wonderful' Mike Smith

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:48
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith has died following complications from major heart surgery at the age of 59, his company says.

Woman accused of murdering girl, 7

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:35
A woman is charged with murdering a seven-year-old girl in Nottingham.

Runner plunges 100ft down mountain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:00
A fell runner suffers serious injuries when he falls 100ft (30m) down England's highest mountain.

AUDIO: Mayo on 'shiny, sparkly' Mike Smith

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:39
Simon Mayo remembers his old Radio 1 colleague Mike Smith who has passed away at the age of 59 following major heart surgery.

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