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Welsh poet Dannie Abse dies aged 91

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 10:29
The Welsh poet and author Dannie Abse has died aged 91, his literary agent confirms.

Prayer vigil held for Alan Henning

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 10:23
A vigil for a man held hostage in Syria is held in his hometown of Eccles, Salford.

Kenya's Kimetto Sets New Marathon World Record In Berlin

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 10:09

For the first time, the world record in the marathon is now under 2 hours and 3 minutes, after Dennis Kimetto of Kenya tore through the course at Sunday's Berlin Marathon.

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Villiers to convene new NI talks

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 09:34
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers is to convene inter-party talks to try and solve outstanding political issues, including flags, parades and the past.

Europe win the Ryder Cup against US

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 09:00
Europe defeat the United States 16½-11½ at Gleneagles to win the Ryder Cup for the third time in succession.

The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 08:54

The scientists who study humans and their cultures could help health care professionals treat people who are reasonably, desperately afraid, they argue.

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VIDEO: Ryder Cup final day in three minutes

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 08:41
Highlights of day three at Gleneagles as Europe win the Ryder Cup, with Welshman Jamie Donaldson claiming the decisive point.

Popular Indian Politician's Corruption Conviction Spurs Nervousness

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 08:14

A ruling against J. Jayalalithaa in India's highest-profile corruption case has stunned a political class that is widely seen as permeated with graft. She's been sentenced to four years in prison.

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Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:56

Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.

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With Savvy And New-Age Speeches, A First Couple Runs Nicaragua

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:53

Daniel Ortega is not the bombastic revolutionary of years past. He's toned down the rhetoric and his wife runs day-to-day operations. Critics say it's not unlike the regime he toppled 30 years ago.

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Air France pilots end long strike

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:47
Air France pilots call off a strike that has lasted for two weeks and cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros.

Turkey Signals Willingness To Join Coalition Against ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:46

Saying his country will do "whatever is needed" to help fight the extremist group ISIS, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has reached what media are calling "a point of determination."

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What Drives Abortion: The Law or Income?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:25

About 5 million women worldwide are admitted to hospitals each year because of complications after an abortion. But the key to stopping these injuries may have nothing to with changing the law.

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With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:12

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.

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RAF drafted in for Alice search

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 06:00
The RAF is drafted in to help with the search for missing Alice Gross, as runners taking part in the Ealing Half Marathon wear yellow ribbons in support.

VIDEO: Mr and Mrs Clooney step out in Venice

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 05:44
Hollywood actor George Clooney has shown off his wife, Amal Alamuddin, the day after the couple married in Venice.

Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas On Large Pro-Democracy Protest

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 05:36

Video footage from earlier in the day showed protesters using umbrellas to try to deflect pepper spray and water cannons as officers attempted to disperse the crowd.

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Reporter's Notebook: In Eastern Ukraine, A Bellicose Mood Prevails

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 05:04

On a return trip to eastern Ukraine, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley found a ceasefire that feels shaky and separatists who are full of swagger and determined to press their fight for independence.

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VIDEO: Tory predicts UKIP Clacton 'walkover'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 04:51
David Davis says the Clacton by-election for a previous Tory seat "looks like it is going to be walkover" for UKIP.

VIDEO: Bodies found after volcano eruption

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 04:37
The bodies of 31 hikers have been found near the peak of Japan's Mount Ontake as rescuers continue search for those missing since Saturday's sudden volcanic eruption.

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