National / International News

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they're not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.

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Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Militias in Libya spent the past week battling for control of the main airport in Tripoli, leaving much of it in ruins and dozens dead. Steve Inskeep gets the latest from The Guardian's Chris Stephen.

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Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.

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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.

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Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs.

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Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

There is no cure for Ebola. But doctors are able to treat the virus successfully, raising hope that the outbreak that began in West Africa in March will eventually be brought under control.

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Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?

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VIDEO: Could you beat Usain Bolt in a race?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:06
Engineers are making it possible for spectators to race against the world's fastest man.

'Unacceptable delays' in patient's care

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 23:44
"No sense of urgency" in a 67-year-old cancer patient's care are admitted by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Typhoon Rammasun strikes Vietnam

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:45
Typhoon Rammasun has killed at least 11 people in Vietnam and several people remain missing, according to local media.

Ukraine rebels give up 'black boxes'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:44
Rebels in eastern Ukraine have handed over two flight-data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian officials.

Software uni to meet skills shortage

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:37
Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries.

How to solve a problem like Cook

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:33
How to solve a problem like Alastair Cook

VIDEO: 'I was forced to marry a stranger'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:22
BBC News hears from a 17-year-old in Zambia who was forced into marriage against her will.

Fly in ear time-wasting call to 999

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:16
A man with a fly in his ear and a woman questioning if a green potato was poisonous were among thousands of non-urgent 999 calls made to the Welsh Ambulance Service last year.

Credit Suisse posts quarterly loss

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:12
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse reports its biggest quarterly loss in almost six years after being hit by its settlement with US authorities over tax evasion charges.

VIDEO: Birthday celebrations for Prince George

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:01
Prince George celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday and to mark the occasion two new pictures have been released by Kensington Palace.

Diplomats push for Gaza ceasefire

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 21:59
US Secretary of State John Kerry leads diplomatic moves in search of a ceasefire in Gaza amid rising concern over numbers of Palestinian casualties.

Osborne to announce £18m funding

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 21:58
Chancellor George Osborne will announce £18m of funding for business projects he says could help create 30,000 jobs in the Glasgow area.

VIDEO: C'wealth moments: Peters collapses

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 21:48
Marathon runner Jim Peters enters the stadium leading by 17 minutes at the 1954 Games but collapses before the end.
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