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Czech tourists freed in Pakistan

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:47
Two Czech women tourists kidnapped two years ago in Pakistan have been released and have returned home, the Czech PM says.

VIDEO: Nigeria biometric readers 'delay voting'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:42
Polling stations are open in Nigeria to elect a new president. But technical problems with some fingerprint readers are causing delays.

Nigerians Vote In Tight Presidential Election

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

The top contenders in Nigeria's election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.

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Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.

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Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

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Ex-Ambassador: Rebels In Yemen Exploited A Vacuum

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.

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Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of Der Spiegel about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.

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Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.

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A Day's A Day The World Around — But Shorter On Saturn

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

Researchers have finally determined the length of a day on the ringed planet (gas shrouds any landmarks, so it was tough). Precision matters: A faster spin influences the speed of surface winds.

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In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Discord

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.

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Birder Finds Panama Packed With Species, But No Harpy Eagles

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

There are more species of birds in Panama than all of North America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Ray Brown, host of the radio program Talkin' Birds, who just returned from the country.

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Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.

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In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Dischord

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.

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Landmarks switch off for Earth Hour

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:27
Landmarks across Scotland will switch their lights off for WWF's Earth Hour on Saturday night.

Somalia ends al-Shabab hotel siege

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:15
At least 14 are killed as Somali special forces end the siege of a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab

Man in court over 'skunk' cannabis

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:07
A 37-year-old man is remanded in custody charged over an international investigation into the supply of cannabis to Northern Ireland.

Why South African Students Say The Statue Of Rhodes Must Fall

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:03

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is in its teenage phase: Questioning everything, including the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes on the University of Cape Town campus.

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Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:03

An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.

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Policeman charged with wife's murder

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 02:58
A police constable is charged with murdering his wife in Northamptonshire.

VIDEO: LIVE: Cameron speech at spring forum

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 02:56
David Cameron is setting out how a future Conservative government would make NHS services available for seven days a week in England if his party wins the next general election.

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