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Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 13:40
A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says.

Kicking keepers & dressing as Santa

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 13:27
Ten years after his death, BBC Sport readers provide their favourite memories of meeting legendary manager Brian Clough.

Afghan Rivals Prepare To Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 13:22

The country's presidential election, which has been disputed for months, may finally be coming to an end. The two candidates are expected to sign a deal tomorrow that would create a unity government.

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Yemen agrees truce with Houthis - UN

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 13:00
Yemen's government agrees a truce with Shia Houthi fighters, a UN envoy says, after a week of deadly clashes in the capital Sanaa.

When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn't Often Go As Planned

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 11:58

As the U.S. begins to arm and train Syrian rebels, here's a look at the very mixed record of U.S. support for rebel movements from Angola to Afghanistan.

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Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 11:49
Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.

Hamilton & Rosberg 'back to normal'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 11:11
Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg is "back to normal" after their Spa clash.

Pardew hits back at pundit Savage

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 09:43
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew criticises Robbie Savage for comments the pundit made in his BBC Sport column this week.

Former SNP MP Iain MacCormick dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 09:43
Iain MacCormick, who represented the Argyll constituency for the SNP in the 1970s, dies suddenly at the age of 74.

Ravens Fans Line Up To Trade In Ray Rice Jerseys At Stadium

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 09:43

It reportedly took more than an hour to get through the line around the Baltimore stadium. ESPN is reporting on what it calls "a pattern of misinformation and misdirection" by the team and the NFL.

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VIDEO: Turkish IS hostages return home

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 09:15
Dozens of hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been freed and are back in Turkey.

UK and France agree Calais measures

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 09:04
The UK government is to provide £12m to help France tackle the problem of illegal immigrants trying to enter Britain from Calais.

Police probe George Square disorder

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 08:44
Police investigating "ugly scenes" in Glasgow's George Square following the "No" vote in Scotland's referendum say there will be further arrests.

Philippines storm displaces 200,000

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 08:34
Tropical storm Fung-Wong brings flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines, forcing some 200,000 people from their homes.

Restaurant destroyed in arson attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 08:05
A Chinese restaurant is destroyed and a number of other premises damaged in an arson attack in County Antrim.

Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 07:53

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

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Record bid race in memory of sailor

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 07:52
Thousands of sailors are set to break the world record for the largest sailing race in the world in memory of Olympian Andrew Simpson.

Rare Monroe negative sold at auction

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 07:51
A rare negative of the movie star Marilyn Monroe, taken during her first professional photo shoot, is sold at auction in Devizes.

VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 07:39
Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.

Paratroops mark Arnhem WW2 battle

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 07:26
Paratroops from Europe and the US are staging parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.

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