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3 Hong Kong Activists Jailed For Role In 2014 'Umbrella' Protests

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:54

Joshua Wong was the 17-year-old face of massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous city. Now, he and two others have been given stricter sentences that bar them from office for five years.

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Psychologists Behind CIA 'Enhanced Interrogation' Program Settle Detainees' Lawsuit

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:52

Psychologists Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell devised a list of brutal methods that included waterboarding; the methods were meant to condition detainees into a state of helplessness.

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Will The Eclipse Make Crops And Animals Flip Out? Scientists Ask (Really)

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:42

During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. And scientists are waiting to see what will happen on the ground.

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Premier League predictions: Lawro v Detroit actor Will Poulter

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:41
Mark Lawrenson takes on Detroit actor Will Poulter in the next round of Premier League matches.

Why the fuss over Confederate statues?

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:38
Monuments to the failed Confederacy were mostly erected many decades after the US Civil War.

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says the UK stands with Spain

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:35
Theresa May expresses solidarity with Spain after a van ploughs into pedestrians, killing 13.

Barcelona attack: What we know so far

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:30
Emerging details of a van attack on crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area.

Barcelona: Eyewitness describes scene

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:24
Eyewitness Aamer Anwar describes the moment a van hit crowds in Barcelona's Ramblas tourist area.

Number of asylum seekers to Canada up four fold in August

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:22
Canadian officials are warning that crossing into Canada does not guarantee permanent residency.

Grenfell Tower: How QPR are supporting victims through football

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:05
QPR legend Les Ferdinand and musician Marcus Mumford talk about their plans to hold a charity football match to raise money for people affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

In pictures: Images from the scene

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 09:56
Images from the scene after a van rammed crowds in Barcelona's popular tourist hotspot, Las Ramblas.

Missing giant tortoise found after escape

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 09:36
A giant female tortoise was found two weeks after she escaped from her zoo in western Japan.

Mark Sampson: England women boss to 'improve communication style'

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 09:27
England boss Mark Sampson says he is "looking to improve" his "general communication style" after being cleared of alleged racial abuse.

Armed police comb surrounding streets

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 09:25
Footage shows officers searching Barcelona on foot after a van ploughed into crowds.

Despite Rift, Saudi Arabia Says It Will Allow Qatari Pilgrims To Conduct Hajj

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 09:21

Qatar has been isolated by neighboring countries in a heated diplomatic standoff. But Saudi Arabia has announced it plans to open its border to allow pilgrims from the tiny Gulf country.

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Despite Rift, Saudi Arabia Says It Will Allow Qatari Pilgrims To Attend Hajj

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 09:21

Qatar has been isolated by neighboring countries in a heated diplomatic standoff. But Saudi Arabia has announced it plans to open its border to allow pilgrims from the tiny Gulf country.

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Candlelit vigil held in Charlottesville

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 09:00
Students and citizens of Charlottesville come together after a march by white supremacists.

Barcelona attack eyewitness: 'Van was 10 feet from me'

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 08:58
A van has ploughed into crowds on the Ramblas tourist area in Barcelona.

Theresa May admits UK mental health services are 'patchy'

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 08:44
Theresa May says the UK's mental health services are "patchy" and has told Newsbeat she's going to review them.

Barcelona: Panic as people use shop as escape route

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 08:41
Footage captures the moment people took cover after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona.

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