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Exotic pets and the risks to health

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 05:42
Are the health risks for owners on the rise?

Russia under pressure at G20 summit

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 05:39
Russia has faced rebukes from Western leaders about its role in the Ukraine crisis, as a G20 summit gets under way in Brisbane, Australia.

VIDEO: Napoleon collection to be auctioned

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 05:27
Around a thousand items relating to Napoleon Bonaparte are being auctioned near Paris this weekend.

Band Aid 30: In pictures and quotes

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 05:22
Geldof, Bono and more reunite for Band Aid 30

Gen. Dempsey Lands In Iraq As U.S. Presence Starts To Grow

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 04:35

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's visit comes as the U.S. prepares to deploy 1,500 military advisors to Iraq.

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Train fans experience maglev speed

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 04:24
Super-fast train reaches the eye-watering speed of 500km/h (311mph) during test run in central Japan.

VIDEO: Japan's levitating train tops 310mph

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 04:23
Train fans have experienced the speed of super-fast maglev trains, during test runs for members of the public in central Japan.

Iraq 'expels IS from oil refinery'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 04:22
Iraqi troops say they expelled Islamic State from the country's main oil refinery, as a top US officer flies in for talks.

Ukraine Conflict Disturbs G-20 Summit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Russia and Ukraine take center stage at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff about President Putin's possible chilly reception.

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Success Record is Mixed For Global Climate Deals

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.

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Mayor Jane Byrne: 'No One Else Had The Guts'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.

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At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.

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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.

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Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.

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U.N.'s Truce Plan For Aleppo Draws Skepticism

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a U.N. proposal for a ceasefire in Aleppo was "worth studying." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim about the prospects.

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A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.

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VIDEO: GWR's new trains unveiled in Japan

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:37
Great Western Railway's new trains have been unveiled at a ceremony in Japan.

VIDEO: Sculptors create icy wonderland

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:31
Sculptors in Belgium have created a frozen winter wonderland full of characters from various Disney films

Ecclestone doubts double points plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:22
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone doubts if the award of double points at the final race of the season will continue in 2015.

Motorcyclist dies after car crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:14
A motorcyclist in his 20s dies after he was involved in a car crash in Lisburn, County Antrim.