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Cape Town shuts pro-gay mosque

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 10:46
A gay-friendly mosque opened in Cape Town last week is closed because it does not have any parking spaces, a South African official tells the BBC.

Al-Qaida's Khorasan Group Led By Hard-Core Fighters

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 10:45

The group, which was targeted by U.S. airstrikes in Syria last night, has been on the U.S. radar for a while. Intelligence officials say they have tracked its individual members for years.

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PM: Queen purred over Scotland vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 10:41
The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence referendum, he apparently reveals.

Meet The Global Groups That Alicia Keys Got Naked For

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 10:40

The Grammy-winning singer posed in the nude (in a G-rated way) to draw attention to a dozen charities. Here's a look at the goals of the global players — and what they'd do if money were no object.

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Trafficked women feared witchcraft

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 10:19
Two Nigerian woman trafficked into the UK sex trade were put through 'witchcraft' ordeals to ensure they obeyed, Cardiff Crown Court hears.

Insurers Cautious As Proton Beam Cancer Therapy Gains Popularity

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 10:09

Supporters of the controversial, high-priced treatment say routine coverage would help propel research that would support its use. Skeptics say that approach is backward.

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Should 16-year-olds get the vote?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:57
Should 16 and 17-year-olds get the vote?

'Resistance' to black managers - PFA

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:57
PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor says there is a "hidden resistance" towards hiring black managers.

Nadal coach criticises Spain captain

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:55
Rafael Nadal's coach criticises the appointment of Spain's female Davis Cup captain because she "doesn't know men's tennis".

Imperial calls tobacco tax ‘unjust’

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:53
One of Britain's biggest cigarette companies labels Ed Miliband's plans for a new "tobacco tax" as "unjust and just a bad idea".

Analysis: What was the aim of IS's John Cantlie video?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:42
What was the aim of IS's John Cantlie video?

VIDEO: Colombia tower blocks demolished

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:27
Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks at the Space apartment complex, which was deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse.

Obama Emphasizes Coalition In Comments On Syrian Strikes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:16

President Obama spoke about airstrikes in Syria on Tuesday morning, moments before he left for New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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Mother and son killed by train

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:11
A woman and her 10-year-old son die after being hit by a train in Slough, Berkshire.

Obama Calls For More Ambitious Approach To Climate Change In U.N. Speech

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:03

"There is such a thing as being too late," President Obama says in his address to the U.N. Climate Summit. The White House is touting tools to boost "global resilience" in the face of climate change.

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Teen held over 'firearms incident'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:01
A teenager is taken into custody after a suspected firearms incident in Shetland saw police urge the public in some areas to remain indoors.

White tiger kills man at Delhi zoo

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:54
A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.

Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:54

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses.

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Pilot dies as two aircraft collide

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:50
A pilot dies when two single-seater light aircraft collide in mid-air over Bedfordshire, causing one to crash to the ground.

Spain scraps tighter abortion law

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:49
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.

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