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Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.

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Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.

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The Turmoil In Scotland, Expressed By Its Poets

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Scotland has a proud national tradition of poetry. Days after a historic referendum on independence, we look at how poems by Scottish writers can help us better understand this moment.

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Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.

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How To Inoculate Angry Teens Against Islamic Extremism

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.

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From 'Yes' To 'No': One Scot's Shift On Independence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Scottish author Ewan Morrison started out campaigning for the "yes" vote in the independence referendum, but ended up in the "no" camp. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about what made him make the jump.

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Birthday row disappointed Toure

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:18
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he was disappointed with the speculation over his future at the club.

Ebola Battlers Can Learn From Venice's Response To Black Death

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:03

The city fathers didn't understand the plague they faced in the Middle Ages. Yet they improvised brilliantly. A new paper explains how their mindset is a model for how to face an unknown threat.

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Sex assault on six-year-old girl

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 02:59
The police are investigating a report that a six-year-old girl was indecently assaulted by an older schoolboy in south Belfast.

Mother charged with murdering baby

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 02:59
A mother is charged with murdering her newborn baby girl whose body was found at a house in Bristol.

Halfpenny's Toulon future 'resolved'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 02:51
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny's future at Toulon appears to be secure following a meeting with club officials.

Ukraine deal with eastern rebels

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 02:50
The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country, at talks in Minsk.

Alice search 'largest since 7/7'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 02:31
The hunt for missing 14-year-old Alice Gross is the largest police search operation led by the Metropolitan Police since the 7/7 bomb attacks, the force says.

Milanic poised to take Leeds job

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 02:23
Leeds are close to appointing Darko Milanic as their new head coach following the sacking of David Hockaday last month.

WATCH: The Boy Who Danced In The Face Of Ebola

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 02:03

A nugget of joy in the battle against Ebola: A little boy infected with the virus dances his way through treatment — and he's really good.

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'Remove points and titles over FFP'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 01:51
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says clubs who breach Financial Fair Play rules should face sanctions, rather than fines.

Former SNP leader backs Sturgeon

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 01:28
There is no doubt that Nicola Sturgeon will be the next leader of the SNP, former party leader Gordon Wilson says.

Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 01:12

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 01:11

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 01:11

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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