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Indian Court Stays Death Penalty For Two In Rape Case

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 06:51

Four men were sentenced to death in September for a crime that sparked shock, anger and intense debate over how India handles violence against women.

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Italy 11-52 England

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 06:46
England fail to beat Ireland to the Six Nations title despite a thumping victory over an error-ridden Italy.

Afghans Don't Need Help Securing Country, Karzai Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 06:15

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan says that more than a decade of warfare was imposed on his country by the U.S. conflict with the Taliban.

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GB curlers win Paralympic bronze

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 06:03
GB's wheelchair curlers recover from their semi-final loss to beat China 7-3 and win Winter Paralympic bronze.

Ding-dong over town clock chimes

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 06:00
A 19th Century Powys town clock which has been chiming every 15 minutes for more than 140 years could be silenced overnight following a complaint.

Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:52

The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. Will they work?

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Jockey defends Lord Windermere win

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:51
Winning jockey Davy Russell insists Lord Windermere deserved to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup despite a stewards' inquiry.

U.S. Beats Russia To Win Sled Hockey Gold At Sochi Paralympics

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:50

In the sport many call "murder ball on ice," the U.S. team becomes the first to repeat at consecutive Paralympics. The game was broadcast live on NBC.

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Syria's Kurds fight to keep out jihadists

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:28
Syria's Kurds fight to keep out encroaching jihadists

Big Moscow rally against Crimea move

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:21
Thousands of people attend a rally in Moscow to oppose Russian intervention in Ukraine, a day before a secession vote in Crimea.

Gove slams number of PM's Etonians

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:09
The number of former Eton pupils in Prime Minister David Cameron's inner circle is "ridiculous", Education Secretary Michael Gove says.

VIDEO: Families 'helpless and frustrated'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:55
The families of the passengers missing on Malaysia airlines flight MH370 have said that feel as though they are on an emotional rollercoaster.

Bin Laden doctor's sentence reduced

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:53
A court in Pakistan cuts by 10 years the prison sentence handed down to a doctor alleged to have helped the US locate Osama Bin Laden.

Car park blaze cause 'accidental'

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:48
A multi-storey car park blaze that closed off parts of Derby city centre is thought to have started accidentally.

VIDEO: Baby gorilla has lung treatment

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:35
A baby gorilla, born by rare emergency caesarean section operation, has had treatment for a collapsed lung.

Malaysian music festival cancelled

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:19
A death at a music festival in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur prompts organisers to suspend the final day of performances.

Man dies after 'disturbance' in house

BBC - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:02
A man in his late 20s has died following a disturbance in a house in the north east of Glasgow, police have said.

Draught Closes Oregon Resort Before The Season Ever Opened

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Severe drought in the West forced the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Oregon to do what it hasn't for 50 years. It closed for the season this week due to lack of snow.

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Ill And Malnurished, CAR Refugees Flood Cameroon

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Last month alone 20,000 people, mostly Muslim, fled interreligious violence in Central African Republic and entered Cameroon. UN agencies and NGOs are now tasked with caring for them.

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Syrian In Exile Writes On Despite Threats, Kidnappings

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising. For perspective, NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Yassin Haj Saleh, a Syrian writer who spent 16 years in Syrian prisons.

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