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Kerry Struggles To Resolve Election Crisis In Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute threatening to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry.

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Conflict Continues In Gaza Strip, With No Cease-Fire In Sight

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

More than 120 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since the current Israeli military operation began, and nearly a dozen Israelis have been seriously injured by rocket fire from Gaza.

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What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Spending on the Kentucky Senate race might reach $100 million. So what else could that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.

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Rio's Statue Is Restored, But Brazil Team's Redemption Still Ahead

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Restoration work on Rio's famed "Christ the Redeemer" statue is now complete. But can Brazil get redemption after not making it to the World Cup finals?

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Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.

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Iraq forces 'killed Sunni prisoners'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:34
Iraqi forces and affiliated militias appear to have executed at least 255 prisoners in June while fleeing advancing Isis militants, a rights group says.

Community services centre 'gutted'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:29
A petrol bomb attack has "gutted" a centre that houses community services in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, according to the woman in charge of the building.

Major boost to Spurs' stadium plans

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:13
Tottenham Hotspur's plans for a 58,000-capacity stadium move forward as a compulsory purchase order is approved.

Iraqi Kurds seize two oilfields

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:08
Iraqi Kurdish forces have taken over two oilfields amid a growing dispute with the government in Baghdad, Iraqi and Kurdish sources say.

In pictures: Africans in Brazil

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 02:34
Photos of the Africans who have gone to work and study in Brazil

Nurse who watched golf suspended

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 02:25
A nurse at York Hospital caught watching golf at work is suspended for 12 months for misconduct.

Fresh US push to solve Afghan crisis

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 02:22
US Secretary of State John Kerry holds fresh talks with the two candidates of the Afghan presidential vote who accuse each other of electoral fraud.

Presiding officer to retire as AM

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:57
Assembly presiding officer and Newport West AM Dame Rosemary Butler will not stand for election in 2016, she confirms.

The secret police with a football team

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:52
The secret police that ran its own football team

Tour de France 'bunting legacy'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:49
Demand for knitted bunting as souvenirs of the Cambridge leg of the Tour de France has been so great, organisers are "selling" it to aid charities.

LeBron James announces Cavaliers return

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:43
LeBron James will play again for the Cleveland Cavaliers after opting out of the final two years of his Miami Heat contract.

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:38

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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Israel And Gaza Struck By Rockets, Bombs And A Sense Of Deja Vu

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

For the third time in five years, Israel has bombed Gaza in response to Hamas rocket fire. As Israel considers a ground invasion, Israelis note the grisly repetition, skeptical things will change.

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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