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Kerry: We have to talk to Assad

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 05:30
US will have to "negotiate in the end" with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry says.

'Help us to invest', say firms

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 05:28
The amount firms can invest in plants and machinery from pre-tax profits should be frozen at its current limit, a major business group has said.

Searching for light in Syria

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 05:21
A dark shadow falls across Syria as a punishing war enters its fifth year, and hope is draining from many Syrians that this nightmare will be over any time soon, writes the BBC's Lyse Doucet.

MP claims £17 poppy wreath expenses

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 05:20
A Rotherham MP claimed £17 on expenses for the cost of a Remembrance Day poppy wreath, it is revealed.

Aid Effort Underway As Vanuatu Assesses Storm's Damage

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 05:19

The scale of the destruction wreaked by Cyclone Pam is becoming slowly apparent. The storm, which struck Vanuatu late Friday, destroyed buildings and crops, killed at least 8 people and injured 20.

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Lib Dem on son's mental health issues

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 05:17
Lib Dem health minister Norman Lamb thanks people for the support his family has received at a "painful" time due to his son's mental health issues.

Univision Race Gaffe Shows Culture Gap

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 05:03

A Univision commentator's racist remarks about Michelle Obama reveal an ugly truth about Latin American culture: It's really racist.

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Six Things We Learned At South By Southwest EDU

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 05:03

At the annual event in Austin, Texas: Big data, privacy, physics and the power of Twitter.

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March Madness: Keeping Society Sane Since 1908

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 05:03

Think you know your NCAA tournament facts? Try these on for size: What are the odds of a perfect bracket? What surgery is performed more frequently during the madness?

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Paris attack supermarket reopens

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:58
A Paris Jewish supermarket reopens two months after a gunman, linked to militants who had attacked a satirical weekly, shot four people there.

Player jailed for killing referee

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:53
A Sunday league footballer in the US has been jailed for killing a referee with a single punch after being booked.

Haunted Dolls Are A Thing, And They're Not Cheap, Either

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:48

Some dolls don't look quite right. There's just something creepy about them. Turns out those dolls fetch a high price on eBay and Etsy.

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Lib Dem Ashdown slaps down Farron

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:45
Lord Ashdown says Tim Farron - one of the frontrunners to be a future Lib Dem leader - lacks judgement.

VIDEO: 'Mouth of hell' reduced to rubble

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:31
The Greyfairs bus station in Northampton has been reduced to rubble after more than 2,000 explosives were used to collapse the Brutalist building.

Cosby accuser seeks change in law

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:28
A woman who says comedian Bill Cosby assaulted her asks Nevada's lawmakers to remove the statute of limitations on reporting sexual assault.

Balls refuses to rule out SNP deal

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:27
Labour's Ed Balls and Chancellor George Osborne both refuse to rule out post-election deals with the SNP and UKIP respectively - but dismiss the ideas as "nonsense".

Crimea leader projects calm on anniversary

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:05
Crimea seems to have accepted its annexation by Russia, reports the BBC's John Simpson in Simferopol, one year on from the takeover.

VIDEO: 'Crimea has returned to its homeland'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:04
Crimea's Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov has said the region will never again be part of Ukraine as it had "returned to its historical homeland".

Portugal Beckons With Back Alleys And Boarded-Up Businesses

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:52

Forget cathedrals and wine houses. A new guided tour takes visitors to Portugal's slums to see the effects of Europe's economic crisis. This story originally aired March 10 on Morning Edition.

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When There's Art On The Bus, You'll Get To Your Stop Sooner

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:52

A decade ago Kenya banned the practice of covering minibuses — called matatus — with wild images. The concern: window blockage. Now the art is making a comeback, and powerful bus owners are behind it.

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