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Indian nun raped in convent attack

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:58
Police in eastern India are searching for a group of men who ransacked a convent school and gang-raped an elderly nun.

Syrian Rebels Will Face ISIS, But The U.S. May Not Have Their Backs

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:50

The U.S. is about to start training moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants. But Obama's plan for fighting ISIS is mute on protecting that force against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.

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Nemtsov Ukraine report 'due soon'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:36
A report on Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict - compiled by murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov - will be released in April, his ally tells the BBC.

Pi Day Isn't Just Magical, It's Mathematics. And There's Pie!

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:28

Math geeks are excited about 3-14-15, this year's Pi Day. The San Francisco Exploratorium will celebrate with a pizza-pi-dough-tossing contest, a pi parade and special pie. Mmmm, pie. Or is it pi?

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Vanuatu president in cyclone appeal

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:27
Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale appeals for international help after Cyclone Pam causes widespread destruction in the Pacific island archipelago.

'I was guessing, not driving'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:19
No turning back: Andrew Benson on F1's good, bad and ugly on the eve of the new season.

LOOK: Images From Forest Fire That Threatens Chilean City

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:46

The blaze on the outskirts of Valparaiso, Chile, has prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency; about 4,500 people have been evacuated from their homes.

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Sierra Leone VP to seek asylum

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:35
Sierra Leone's Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana tells the BBC he is seeking US political asylum after soldiers surrounded his house.

Quit call over MEP's 'racist slur'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:33
Humza Yousaf calls on UKIP's David Coburn to resign after the Scottish government minister was reportedly compared to a convicted terrorist.

Body found in burning car in field

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:30
A body is found in the boot of a burning car near Ifield Golf Club in West Sussex.

Surrey keen to recruit Pietersen

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:27
Surrey want to sign Kevin Pietersen for all forms of cricket for 2015, provided he can secure his release from the IPL.

'Important Gaps' Remain In Nuclear Talks With Iran, Kerry Says

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:10

The U.S. secretary of state also said he will use talks Sunday in Switzerland to assure his interlocutors that a letter from GOP senators on the validity of a nuclear deal with Iran carries no weight.

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Pub blaze causes roof collapse

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:48
A major fire has devastated a riverside pub in Cambridge, leaving it structurally unsafe.

Britannia set to begin maiden voyage

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:40
The cruise ship Britannia, officially named by the Queen on Tuesday, is leaving Southampton on its maiden voyage later.

Pope Frances's Financial Reforms Rattle Vatican's Old Guard

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

As the second anniversary of his papacy nears, Pope Francis has made significant progress in bringing transparency to the Vatican's finances. Cardinal George Pell is carrying out sweeping reforms.

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Guardian Editor Pledges To Bolster Coverage Of Climate Change

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, about his recent column detailing his personal motivation for intensifying the paper's focus on climate change coverage.

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Rev. Willie Barrow: Remembering 'The Little Warrior'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow. She became an activist at 12, and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

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St. Louis Alderman: People Want To See More Then Resignations

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the recent police shooting in Ferguson and the changes he feels need to happen in response to the Department of Justice report.

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How The Luxury Fashion Industry Became All Business

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Once family-owned, luxury fashion houses have been gobbled by conglomerates. Industry watchers say designers have suffered from a pressure-cooker environment that focuses intensely on the bottom line.

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Pope Francis' Financial Reforms Rattle Vatican's Old Guard

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

As the second anniversary of his papacy nears, Pope Francis has made significant progress in bringing transparency to the Vatican's finances and Cardinal George Pell is carrying out sweeping reforms.

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