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VIDEO: Volcano erupts in Japan

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:49
Japan's Mount Ontake volcano erupts killing at least one and trapping dozens of hikers on the mountain top.

U.S. Leads More Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq And Syria

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:39

Seven airstrikes hit in Syria and three in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command, which adds that Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates participated in some strikes.

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'Unfaithful' Catholic bishop resigns

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:38
The Bishop of Arundel and Brighton resigns with immediate effect saying he has been "unfaithful" to his promises as a Catholic priest.

Police operation after shootings

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:13
Police officers carry out high visibility patrols one week after two firearms incidents in the south of Edinburgh.

After 7 Years, Finally, A Football Field Of Their Own

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 09:10

In Detroit, Cody High School's football team was always the visitor. On Friday, they dedicated their new field with a game that honored its name.

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VIDEO: Ryder Cup: Best shots of day two

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 08:58
BBC Sport picks the best shots from day two in the Ryder Cup including Ian Poulter's superb chip in from the fairway.

Four charged over £100m cocaine find

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 08:04
Four British men are charged with drugs offences after an operation in the Irish Sea and a north Wales harbour sees £100m cocaine haul seized.

More Chicago Flights Canceled; Suspect Was Told Of Hawaii Transfer

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 07:22

One day after Chicago's air traffic system was crippled, some flights resume and details emerge about the man suspected of setting a fire inside a federal radar center.

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Top India politician is jailed

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 07:20
One of India's most controversial politicians, Jayaram Jayalalitha, is jailed for four years after conviction in a long-running corruption case.

Strictly wins Friday night TV battle

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:59
Strictly Come Dancing beat ITV's X Factor in their Friday night ratings battle, with the BBC One show pulling in 700,000 more viewers.

Confined In China, Ai Weiwei Directs Alcatraz Exhibit From Afar

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:44

The dissident Chinese artist uses San Francisco's former island prison to contrast themes of freedom and restriction.

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Catalonia leader decrees referendum

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:21
The president of the Spanish region of Catalonia signs a decree for a referendum on independence, in a move opposed by central government.

Liberia chief doctor in quarantine

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 06:15
Liberia's chief medical officer puts herself under quarantine for 21 days, after a colleague was killed by the deadly Ebola virus.

Hiker Catches Volcano's Eruption On Video, And Is Overtaken By Ash

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 05:49

The sudden eruption in central Japan surprised and stranded hikers, and caused one death. A hiker managed to shoot video of the shocking sight of an immense billowing gray cloud speeding toward them.

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McNarry: 'UKIP membership rising'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 05:01
UK Independence Party (UKIP) MLA David McNarry tells the party's annual conference that membership is growing in Northern Ireland.

Catalonia Defies Spain As Leader Signs Decree For Breakaway Vote

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 04:20

Catalonia's leader has set a November date for a vote on whether the northeast region of Spain should become independent. Spain's central government has said it will block the vote.

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India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 04:02

A U.S. probe cost $637 million to get to Mars; an Indian mission cost about a tenth as much. There are at least a few reasons why, both teams agree — starting with the differing shapes of each orbit.

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Tech Week That Was: Apple's Gaffes, Shellshock And Hello Ello

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:55

Apple's very bad week with bending phones and iOS flaws, a new bug that's so nasty it has two names and the social network of the moment lead our look back at the top tech headlines.

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Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:03

Is food the oldest instrument of diplomacy? The U.S. State Department just sent award-winning chef Tim Byres to Kyrgyzstan, where he ate a sheep's eye and wowed his hosts with Texan spices.

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Alice police review 300 CCTV cameras

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 01:59
Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross are reviewing footage from 300 CCTV cameras in the area the schoolgirl went missing.

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