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On Their Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:53

The Afghan army is now fully in charge of combat operations. NPR's Tom Bowman heads out on a mission with troops as they engage the Taliban in one of its strongholds near the Pakistani border.

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Miliband visits Brand 'for interview'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:52
Labour says leader Ed Miliband was interviewed by Russell Brand - after he was spotted visiting the comedian and political campaigner's home.

Two Days Before Operation Babylift, 57 Children Were Evacuated To The U.S.

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:52

Despite controversy, a flight attendant and passenger say taking children out of Vietnam before the fall of Saigon in April, 1975, was the right thing to do.

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The Past Haunts The Present For Japan's Shinzo Abe

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:51

As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to strengthen ties with America, he's facing tense times in his own neighborhood, mainly because of his views on World War II.

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'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:49

A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.

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Emmy-Nominated Actress Jayne Meadows Dies At 95

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:32

Though best known as the wife of the beloved TV host Steve Allen — and the sister of Honeymooners star Audrey Meadows — Jayne Meadows had a solid career in her own right.

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Murder suspect due before judge

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:28
A man is due to appear in crown court charged with murdering a woman whose body was found dismembered in a flat.

'Fattest man' ready for operation

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:27
A man once dubbed the world's fattest speaks of his new "responsibility" as he awaits life-changing weight loss surgery.

Rings cinematographer Lesnie dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:16
Andrew Lesnie, Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, has died at the age of 59.

VIDEO: Tiny village becomes Everest rescue hub

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 23:05
The small village of Lukla at the base of Mount Everest has become the centre for the rescue effort, following avalanches after the massive Nepal earthquake.

Three rescued from fire at flats

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:56
Three people are rescued from a fire at flats in Knocknagoney in east Belfast after they were trapped on balconies.

BP sees profit fall sharply to $2.1bn

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:54
Oil giant BP reports a sharp fall in profit to $2.13bn (£1.39bn) for the first quarter as the dramatic fall in oil prices takes its toll.

VIDEO: The $50,000 a night Las Vegas hotel

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:50
The richest fight in the history of boxing takes place on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Sewol captain sentenced for murder

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:33
An appeals court in South Korea finds the captain of the sunken Sewol ferry guilty of homicide and increases his sentence to life in jail.

Mertens in hospital after collapsing

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:29
Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens is in hospital after collapsing during a development game for his club.

Murder charge over station attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:15
A man is charged with the murder of a 20-year-old student found with severe head injuries near Leeds railway station.

VIDEO: Rescue effort gathers pace after quake

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:11
International aid supplies are being distributed in Nepal after the earthquake struck four days ago.

Minnows who made the Premier League

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 21:43
As Bournemouth all but win promotion to the Premier League, BBC Sport looks at some of the other clubs who defied the odds.

VIDEO: Police and protesters clash in Baltimore

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 21:29
The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.

Mine resort plan decision delayed

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 21:20
Plans for a country park, lake and resort on an opencast mine site, which have been recommended for approval, are delayed.

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