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In pictures: World Yoga Day

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 06:16
Images from the first ever World Yoga Day.

Rosberg overtakes Hamilton to win

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 05:58
Nico Rosberg wins the Austrian Grand Prix to reduce Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's lead in the World Championship.

Israel Bets On Recycled Water To Meet Its Growing Thirst

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-21 05:43

Treated sewage water accounts for half the water used by Israel's farms. Entrepreneurs are experimenting with ways to cut costs and to ensure that the 86 percent of wastewater that's recycled is safe.

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Man charged with endangering plane

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 05:30
A man is to appear in court charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft on a transatlantic flight.

Search For Escaped Convicts In New York Shifts After Possible Sighting

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-21 05:29

A person reported seeing two men near a railroad line in the southern part of the state near the border with Pennsylvania.

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IS fighters 'laying mines in Palmyra'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 05:28
Activists say Islamic State fighters in Syria are planting bombs in Palmyra, an ancient city that has some of the Middle East's most important ruins.

Mackintosh house threatened by water

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 05:27
The National Trust for Scotland is trying to raise £2.5m to protect one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest buildings from the weather.

Missing tests easy - Lewis-Francis

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 05:10
British sprinter Mark Lewis-Francis says missing drugs tests, as Mo Farah did before London 2012, can "very easily" happen.

In pictures: Thousands mark solstice

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 04:59
Thousands mark the summer solstice at Stonehenge

Waterloo dispatch arrives in London

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 04:57
Commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo will end with a re-enactment of the moment news of Wellington's victory reached London.

Police 'role in radicalising sisters'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 04:55
UK police were "complicit" in the "grooming and radicalising" of three Bradford sisters believed to be in Syria with their nine children, solicitors for their families say.

For A British Man, Fighting ISIS Was Simply The Right Thing To Do

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-21 04:24

Macer Gifford — an alias he uses to protect his family — left his job as a financial trader in London to fight ISIS in Syria. He lost much of what he had, but says he never regretted his decision.

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VIDEO: 'Most people on a surfboard' record set

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 04:06
A new world record has been set in California when 66 people rode on a huge surfboard at once.

Emotional Services Held At Charleston Church Days After Shootings

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-21 04:03

The Sunday gathering is the first since the killing of nine members of a Bible study group last week at the church.

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Afghans counter Taliban offensive

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 04:02
Government forces in northern Afghanistan launch a counter-offensive against the Taliban after they took control of a key district.

Greece and EU 'insane not to do deal'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-21 03:56
The head of Greece's biggest bank tells the BBC it would be "insane" for Athens and the EU not to reach a deal at crunch talks.

French Ecology Minister Calls For A Nutella Boycott

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-21 03:55

She asked consumers to stop eating Nutella because it's made with palm oil, which contributes to deforestation. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Glenn Hurowitz, managing director of Climate Advisers.

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German Protesters Exhume Migrant Graves To Shock Europe Into Action

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-21 03:55

Germans activists want Europe to accepting more of the millions fleeing the world's conflict zones. They're exhuming migrants from unmarked graves in Italy and reburying them in Berlin.

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Rethinking The Presidential Debate

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-21 03:55

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Democratic and Republican communications strategists Anita Dunn and Beth Myers about proposals to change the way we organize presidential debates.

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Churches Try To Stay Safe — And Keep Their Open-Door Policies

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-21 03:55

After a shooter walked into a prayer meeting and killed nine people this week, faith leaders struggle to balance security and community. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rev. Charles Watkins in Charleston.

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