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Gates open on day two of Big Weekend

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 04:27
The second day of Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich starts with showers but hasn't put off any of the 25,000 fans at Earlham Park.

Nepali Villagers Flee After Landslide Cuts Off Major River

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 04:19

Rising waters behind the earth dam created by the landslide could burst through, inundating villages for miles downstream, officials say.

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VIDEO: Rehabilitating al-Shabab fighters

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:57
In a small, heavily guarded compound on the outskirts of Baidoa in Somalia, a new programme is trying to help former al-Shabab fighters reintegrate into society.

Drogba exits Chelsea for second time

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:51
Didier Drogba leaves Chelsea for the second time and says he has one more season before retirement.

Two men drown on Malta holiday

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:50
Two British men, including one from Birmingham, have drowned on a holiday in Malta.

'No return' to easier dismissal plan

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:30
Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he hopes to save firms more than £10bn by cutting red tape - but rejects a fresh move to make it easier to sack employees.

Colorado's Free IUD Program Set To End In July

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

A program that made IUDs accessible to Colorado teenagers is running out of funding. State Rep. Don Coram, a Republican, fought to save it. He credits the initiative with the drop in teen pregnancies.

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Macedonia Goes On A Baroque Building Binge

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including en enormous one of Alexander the Great.

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Activists Cross The DMZ In Controversial Peace Demonstration

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Famed American feminist Gloria Steinem has taken her activism to the border between North and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Elise Hu about the demonstration aimed at reunifying two nations.

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With Syria's Army Losing Ground, A Boost From Hezbollah

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

President Bashar Assad has suffered a series of recent military setbacks. But Hezbollah keeps fighting in alliance with Syria's army, and it scored a recent victory along the border with Lebanon.

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To Build Up Its History, Macedonia Going Baroque

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including an enormous one of Alexander the Great.

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Ohio To Set Standards For Police Use Of Deadly Force

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently put together a group in Cleveland to look at the divide between the city and the police. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to a member of that task force, Nina Turner.

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Author Says Researcher Faked Gay Marriage Opinon Study

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

A much-publicized study suggesting door-to-door canvassing could change opinions about same-sex marriage has been discredited. The co-author of the study has asked Science to retract its article.

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As ISIS Expands Its Control, U.S. Policy Is Questioned

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

The so-called Islamic State captured two strategic cities recently: Ramadi, Iraq, and Palmyra, Syria. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins about the U.S. strategy toward ISIS.

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Cleveland Police Arrest Protesters After Officer's Aquittal

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

In Cleveland, residents, protesters and pastors are expressing disappointment following a judge's verdict Saturday acquitting a police officer in the 2012 fatal shooting of two black men.

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The shadowy centre helping former al-Shabab members quit

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:22
The centre helping former al-Shabab members quit

No UK troops to fight IS, say Tories

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:05
Business Secretary Sajid Javid rejects a call from a former head of the army to send UK ground troops to fight Islamic State.

McLeish enters Labour 'bullying' row

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 03:00
Scottish Labour MSP Ken Macintosh needs to "spell out" his accusations against the "party machine", a former first minister tells the BBC.

Rushanara Ali goes for deputy leader

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 02:32
Labour MP Rushanara Ali tells the BBC she is entering the deputy leadership race, and will "start by going after UKIP voters who left Labour".

Greece 'cannot afford IMF repayment'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 02:26
Greece will not be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF due in early June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says.

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