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7.8 Quake Hits Nepal, Toppling Buildings, Killing Hundreds

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:54

The powerful temblor hit north of the capital Kathmandu and also killed people in neighboring India, China and Bangladesh. Authorities fear the death toll could go much higher.

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Higgins loses out to Ding at Worlds

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:48
Four-time champion John Higgins is knocked out of the World Snooker Championship after losing 13-9 to China's Ding Junhui.

BBC presenter dies from skin cancer

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:36
Popular radio presenter and football commentator Colin Bloomfield dies after a battle with cancer.

Kansas City Royals Break Bad: The Week In Sports

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

The first rounds of NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update from ESPN.com's Howard Bryant.

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To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.

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Powerful Quake Hits Nepal; Death Toll Rising

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

An estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday. It's being described as the strongest quake to hit the country in 81 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Red Cross spokesman Mark South.

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Grey while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Grey will be laid to rest on Monday.

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Patti Reagan: Hinkley Still Capable Of Violence

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

Doctors are recommending that the man who shot President Reagan, be released from a mental hospital. Patti Reagan Davis, the former president's daughter, tells NPR's Scott Simon she disagrees.

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International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.

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Flood Of Desperate Refugees Tests Spaniards' Tolerance

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

Arab and African migrants are landing on Spain's coast in a region with a 34 percent unemployment. That's created friction and prompted a debate about how best to help them.

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Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.

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Phillips pulls out of Kentucky debut

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:15
Zara Phillips is unable to make her debut in the Rolex Kentucky three-day event as her ride High Kingdom suffers an injury.

VIDEO: Gallipoli remembered at Cenotaph

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:09
The Queen has laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in central London to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign.

Rap City: Sweat, Hope & Hip-Hop In Dakar

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:03

Around the world, hip-hop gives a voice to the voiceless. Our photo essay spotlights rappers in Senegal, who shout out their frustrations about living in poverty and their dreams of a better future.

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MasterChef 2015 winner crowned

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-25 02:57
A data manager from Oldham has been crowned champion of MasterChef 2015.

Syria Islamists 'take northern town'

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-25 02:50
Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.

VIDEO: Cameron's football 'brain fade'

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-25 02:40
David Cameron makes a slip up in a speech on diversity, saying he is a West Ham supporter, when he is actually an Aston Villa fan.

Queen marks Gallipoli centenary

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-25 02:38
The Queen attends UK ceremonies marking the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, after dawn services are held in Britain, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-25 02:36
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

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