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Osborne and Balls in pre-Budget clash

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 05:22
Chancellor George Osborne and shadow chancellor Ed Balls set out their competing messages ahead of the Budget.

Gunmen Raid Nigerian Villages, Killing More Than 100 People

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 05:02

New violence has erupted in a dispute over grazing land, as officials say an attack on several villages has killed more than 100 people.

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Nigeria village attacks kill 100

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:50
At least 100 people have been killed in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's Kaduna state believed to be linked to ethnic rivalries, officials say.

Bangladesh crush Afghanistan in T20

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:46
Hosts Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by nine wickets in Mirpur in the opening match of the World Twenty20.

Missing schoolgirl found in Ireland

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:29
A 15-year-old girl who went missing form her home in Rotherham is found in Ireland.

VIDEO: Scottish Conservative conference 2014

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:25
Live coverage of the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Edinburgh.

US country stars hit London festival

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:05
Some of the US's top country music acts including Dixie Chicks and Zac Brown Band play for 15,000 fans at London's Country to Country festival.

Authors Tighten Up Their Stories For Twitter Fiction Festival

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Can fiction really be told in 140 characters or less? NPR's Rachel Martin asks best-selling author Brad Meltzer, who participated in this year's Twitter Fiction Festival, that very question.

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Tsunami's Ghosts Haunt Japanese Earthquake Survivors

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

After the 2011 tsunami in Japan, there was a jump in the number of people believing they were possessed. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard Lloyd Parry of The Times of London about this story.

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Sergeant To Receive Long-Overdue Medal Of Honor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Melvin Morris served two tours of duty in Vietnam, but because of his race he didn't receive the Medal of Honor. Morris talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the award he'll receive from President Obama.

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Ukrainians Wary Of Putin's Designs On Their Country

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

People in Kiev are closely watching the referendum results in Crimea, amid fears that Russia plans further action in eastern Ukraine. Some residents are preparing for war.

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Radio Pirates Risk Dangers Of War To Reach Syrian People

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

In Syria, the media is mostly state-controlled, but opposition activists have found a way to get their message out: pirate radio. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Obai Sukar, who co-founded one such station that broadcasts in Syria.

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Search For Malaysian Jet Turns Its Focus To The Crew

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

The mystery of flight MH370 deepens, with police now investigating those on board. Malaysian police have confirmed that the homes of all the jetliner's crew have been searched.

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New York's St. Patrick's Parade Bars Gay Pride Groups

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade bars groups marching with gay pride banners. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with writer Peter Quinn about the history of the parade and its meaning for outsiders.

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A Chronicle Of Phony Tech Gadgets

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Engadget, the technology web site, has a regular feature called Keepin' It Real Fake, charting the world's most notable tech rip-offs. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Engadget editor Michael Gorman.

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Inside The Barely Legal World Of Designer Drugs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Designer drugs are altered at the molecular level to mimic illegal drugs, while staying inside the law. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with author Mike Power about how these drugs are made and sold.

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Crimeans Vote In Secession Referendum

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Crimea votes on a referendum that would set the stage for secession from Ukraine. Correspondent Gregory Warner joins NPR's Rachel Martin to describe the atmosphere Simferopol.

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Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

NPR's Laura Sydell is afraid of heights, so when she got a first-person view from atop a castle, the experience was dizzying. Is Oculus Rift, the headset she was using, the future of entertainment?

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David Brenner Dies; The Comedian Was 78

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 03:58

When he introduced Brenner as a guest on his show for the first time, Johnny Carson described him this way: "He's very clever. Somewhat warped."

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Officers suspended over 'assault'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 03:18
Two police officers in Bedfordshire are suspended over an alleged assault on an autistic man in Luton.

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