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Police chief killed in Iraq's Anbar

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-12 04:20
The chief of police in Iraq's Anbar province, the scene of an offensive by Islamic State, is killed in a roadside bomb attack, officials say.

U.S. And Other Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion To Rebuild Gaza

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-12 04:13

The total far surpasses the $4 billion Palestinians had said was needed after the recent 50-day war. The U.S. promised $212 million at the session, which Israel agreed not to attend.

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In Arid Iraq, Control Of Water Is Part Of ISIS Arsenal

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-12 03:48

Water is a crucial resource to those living along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to researcher Matthew Machowski about how ISIS is using that natural resource as a weapon.

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Kerry Soliciting Aid Funds For Gaza Reconstruction

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Cairo to take part in an international conference on rebuilding Gaza, after Israel's latest military operation against Hamas militants there.

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Postcard From Freetown: On The Beach, Life — And Dreams — Go On

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

Even in a city stricken with Ebola, people come to the beach. A man on crutches is out for a walk. Little girls collect a fish and a headless Barbie. And an actress dreams of her big break.

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Ebola Shows Small Signs Of Slowing In Liberia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

U.S. troops have arrived in Liberia to set up emergency hospitals and start training health workers on Ebola care. Correspondent Jason Beaubien updates NPR's Ari Shapiro on the latest from Monrovia.

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VIDEO: New Indian football league kicks off

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-12 00:15
A new Indian football league is launching on Sunday, in a country where cricket has traditionally been a more popular sport.

VIDEO: Hunt wants public oath for teachers

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-12 00:12
Teachers should take a public oath committing themselves to the values of their profession, suggests Labour's Tristram Hunt.

VIDEO: Silence to mark Brighton bombing

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-12 00:10
A minute's silence will be held to mark the 30th anniversary of the IRA bomb attack on a Brighton hotel during the Conservative party conference.

Britons seek 'right to be forgotten'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 21:18
One in 10 requests for web links to be removed from search results under European "right to be forgotten" laws have come from the UK, Google says.

The advance of IS - and UKIP

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 21:04
Sunday's papers have a mixed bag of lead stories. Islamic State fighters' latest battle successes, and polls showing potential substantial claims for UKIP at the election, are both discussed.

Donors gather for Gaza aid summit

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 20:50
Diplomats will meet in Egypt to discuss aid required to rebuild Gaza, following a 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas militants earlier this year.

VIDEO: St Louis protests over police violence

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 20:44
Thousands of people have marched through the streets of the US city of St Louis on the second day of protests against police violence.

Hunt wants public oath for teachers

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 20:25
Teachers should take a public oath committing themselves to the values of their profession, suggests Labour's Tristram Hunt.

Medic's email criticises Ebola plans

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 19:55
Screening passengers for Ebola at two UK airports and at Eurostar stations is a "political gesture", a senior consultant says in an email seen by the BBC.

UN hopes for rapid Ebola containment

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 19:52
The UN special envoy on Ebola David Nabarro tells the BBC he hopes the Ebola outbreak can be brought under control within three months.

UK troops 'training' Kurdish forces

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 19:01
A "specialist" team of 12 UK soldiers are training Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence says.

Memorial service for Alan Henning

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 18:14
A memorial service for Alan Henning, who was murdered by Islamic State militants in Syria, is to take place in Manchester.

Kobane situation 'dangerous' - US

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 17:32
The situation in Kobane, the northern Syrian town under attack from IS militants, remains "dangerous," says US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Putin 'orders Russia troop pullback'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 16:46
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders the withdrawal of thousands of troops stationed near the Ukrainian border, Russian media report.