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McConville accused is refused bail

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 04:18
An alleged former senior IRA member charged with aiding and abetting the murder of Jean McConville is refused bail.

A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

As Russia takes control, the story of Reshat Ametov sends an ominous signal to Crimea's Tatars.

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How Much Will Russian Sanctions Hurt The EU?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

Will the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU have serious economic consequences? NPR's Scott Simon takes up the question with Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group.

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In A 'Brilliant' Move, Hamas Puts A Woman Out Front

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

Isra al-Modallal is the first woman to be the public face of Hamas, the conservative group that rules the Palestinian territory. "Brilliant" is how one Gaza observer describes the decision.

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Russia Warns It May Undercut Iran Talks Over Sanctions

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

Russia has implied that it may act as a spoiler in the Iran nuclear talks in retaliation for Washington-imposed sanctions over events in Ukraine. Correspondent Peter Kenyon joins Scott Simon.

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Polish See Shades Of 1939 In Russia's Crimea Grab

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

As one of Ukraine's neighbors and a former Soviet satellite state, Poland is deeply affected by Russia's recent annexation of Crimea. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Polish columnist Konstanty Gebert.

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Russia Formalizes Its Takeover Of Crimea

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea, signing legislation to take control the contested province. NPR's Gregory Warner gives NPR's Scott Simon the latest from Simferopol.

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England's Massaro reaches world final

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 03:36
England's Laura Massaro will face Nour El Sherbini in the world squash final after the Egyptian teenager stuns holder Nicol David.

Work finishes on sand martin hide

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 03:33
Work on a sand martin hide is completed at a Nottinghamshire nature reserve.

Fears over statins 'are misleading'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 03:26
A leading researcher on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs accuses critics of misleading the public about the dangers of taking them.

Epilepsy woman robbed during seizure

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 02:45
A woman with epilepsy was robbed in the street as she suffered a seizure, police say.

'Burned body' found in Cornwall lane

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 02:29
A body which has been discovered in a lane in Cornwall had been 'burned', the BBC understands.

More Satellite Images, But Still No Sure Sign Of Missing Jet

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-22 02:21

Images taken four days ago by a Chinese satellite show something large floating in the same general area of the Indian Ocean as in earlier pictures. But searchers didn't find anything Saturday.

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Headscarves on for the Hatters

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:49
About 100, predominantly Muslim, women are invited to a football match as part of a project to encourage more Asians to take part in sport.

VIDEO: Malaysia plane search in third week

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:48
As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane enters its third week, rescue teams are scouring remote seas in the Indian Ocean for debris.

Murray rallies to beat Ebden in Miami

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:37
Andy Murray progresses to the third round of the Sony Open in Miami, defeating Australian Matthew Ebden 3-6 6-0 6-1.

More student loans 'won't be repaid'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:30
Around 45% of university graduates will not earn enough to repay their student loans, the government now believes.

Has Ronaldo overtaken Messi?

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:28
They are the star players of their generation, but is Cristiano Ronaldo getting the upper hand in his battle with Lionel Messi?

Australia vows indefinite jet search

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:27
Australia vows the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will go on indefinitely despite no sightings yet of wreckage in the Indian Ocean.

'Neolithic' long barrow takes shape

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-22 01:24
First Neolithic burial chamber for 5,000 years takes shape

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