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Cradle of 'Arab Spring' under threat

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 17:17
The BBC’s Aidan Lewis in Tunisia reports on the security challenges faced by the country in the wake of the deadly attack at the Bardo museum, which left 23 people dead.

Report: Army Examines Claims Of Racial Slurs At Alaska Base

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:50

Army Times is reporting that members of a platoon at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, used racial slurs against one another during what they called "Racial Thursdays."

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Ex-Australian PM Fraser dies at 84

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:39
Malcolm Fraser, who was Australian prime minister between 1975 and 1983, has died following a brief illness.

VIDEO: Thein Sein on role of army in politics

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:26
Myanmar's president has told the BBC that the army will continue to play a key role in the move towards greater democracy.

Proposed Exxon Settlement Falls Short of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:19

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 billion settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.

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Thein Sein: Army to keep key role

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:10
Myanmar's army will continue to play a key role in the move towards greater democracy, President Thein Sein has told the BBC's Jonah Fisher.

VIDEO: Bus tours of Karachi under armed guard

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:09
One man has decided to show that there is more to the violent Pakistan city of Karachi than crime and terror and started its first ever guided bus tour.

Clegg says Lib Dems ready for fight

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:08
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg tells the BBC any predictions of a Lib Dem "apocalypse" would be confounded.

Great war exhibition begins tour

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:07
Treasured heirlooms from two Dumfries families are added to a major touring exhibition reflecting on the Great War.

Football gives New Yorkers its best pitch

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:04
A new franchise hopes to woo New York's sports fans

The new rise of biometric banking

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:04
The rise and rise of biometric banking

Hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere...

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:03
How hydrogen could help decarbonise the world

Budget fallout and 1D future - papers

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:03
Some papers are still picking over George Osborne's pre-election Budget, while others question One Direction's future after Zayn Malik left the boyband's tour.

Justice Ginsburg Turns Her Pen To Exodus' 'Women Of Action'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:03

Famous for her legal pen, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has now written a short essay for a different reason: Passover.

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Obama To Iranians: 'Best Opportunity In Decades' For A Different Future

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:02

The president's message was to mark the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year. The U.S. and its allies are talking to Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program.

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Hunting for Prince's vault

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:00
Does the pop enigma have a vault full of unreleased recordings?

VIDEO: Museum killer 'changed six months ago'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 15:53
The Islamic State group has said it carried out Wednesday's attack in Tunisia in which 23 people were killed, most of them foreign tourists.

In Tikrit Offensive, Local Sunnis, Shiite Militias Are Unlikely Allies

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 15:15

The main forces fighting the self-declared Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq, are Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias. Despite decades-long animosity between the nations, local Sunnis are joining them.

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Missile remains 'found at MH17 site'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 15:13
Dutch broadcaster RTL says it has new evidence the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine last July was hit by a Russian-made Buk missile.

VIDEO: Shock as blood stains Tunis streets

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 15:07
A Tunisian woman who was working in the Parliament building next a museum that was attached recalls the horror of the terrorism

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