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8/23/2013 8:53 AM | Mark Memmott | NPR |
While the U.S. and its allies cannot move militarily against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime "without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence" that Assad's forces have used chemical weapons, the time within which a decision about such action must be made has been shortened, President Obama tells CNN.

While the U.S. and its allies cannot move militarily against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime "without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence" that Assad's forces have used chemical weapons, the time within which a decision about such action must be made has been shortened, President Obama tells CNN.

8/21/2013 8:58 AM | Mark Memmott | NPR |
An Egyptian court has ordered that former President Hosni Mubarak be released from custody while he awaits a retrial on charges related to the killing of protesters during the 2011 protests that led to the toppling of his government, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Cairo.

An Egyptian court has ordered that former President Hosni Mubarak be released from custody while he awaits a retrial on charges related to the killing of protesters during the 2011 protests that led to the toppling of his government, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Cairo.


8/20/2013 8:59 AM | ELIZA BARCLAY | NPR |
Ask about the foods that have conquered the world and you're likely to hear about Coca-Cola and McDonald's Big Macs.   But the most successful industrial food ever produced flies far under the radar. And it has finally been outed by three anthropologists in a fascinating new book, The Noodle Narratives, which analyzes the precipitous rise ? or "brilliant career," as the authors say ? of instant ramen, from its birth in postwar Japan to its sales of just over 100 billion servings worldwide in 2012.

Ask about the foods that have conquered the world and you're likely to hear about Coca-Cola and McDonald's Big Macs.

But the most successful industrial food ever produced flies far under the radar. And it has finally been outed by three anthropologists in a fascinating new book, The Noodle Narratives, which analyzes the precipitous rise – or "brilliant career," as the authors say — of instant ramen, from its birth in postwar Japan to its sales of just over 100 billion servings worldwide in 2012.

8/18/2013 8:40 AM | Scott Neuman | NPR |
 Scotland Yard says it is "assessing [the] relevance and credibility" of new information relating to the 1997 death of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed in a Paris car crash.   The Metropolitan Police would not say what the information entailed or where it came from, but that it was "not a re-investigation" of the case.

Scotland Yard says it is "assessing [the] relevance and credibility" of new information relating to the 1997 death of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed in a Paris car crash.

The Metropolitan Police would not say what the information entailed or where it came from, but that it was "not a re-investigation" of the case.


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