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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Serve Up Ice Cream, Cheese And Red Meat To Iowans

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 05:38

Likely 2016 candidates gave short speeches at the Iowa Lincoln Day Dinner before wooing voters at their hospitality suites downstairs with homestate fare in a more relaxed environment.

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Farage 'should take two-week break'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 05:22
Nigel Farage should take a two-week holiday before returning to lead UKIP, its deputy chairman Suzanne Evans says.

Migrants 'died in fight for food'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 05:14
Migrants rescued from a sinking boat off Indonesia tell the BBC that about 100 died in a fight over the last remaining food.

WATCH: Tornado Skirts Past Cows In Oklahoma

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 05:02

Filmed by storm chasers, the video shot near Elmer, Okla., on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Bear Grylls visit delights scouts

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:59
The international adventurer Bear Grylls has been reappointed as the UK's Chief Scout at a celebration near Northampton.

Hamilton warns about Stormont budget

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:57
Health Minister Simon Hamilton says the executive may not have a budget if agreement cannot be reached by the political parties in Northern Ireland on welfare reform.

Communications on NHS 'must improve'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:53
Wales' deputy health minister Vaughan Gething says the Welsh government needs to be more effective in communicating with the public about the NHS.

4 ISIS Leaders Reportedly Among 32 Killed In U.S. Raid, Airstrikes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:51

The raid, carried out on Saturday by a U.S. forces, killed Abu Sayyaf, a senior commander. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says three other leaders were killed in ground and air operations.

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Record ticket sales for Proms 2015

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:38
Record-breaking ticket sales are reached for this year's BBC Proms, just hours after the box office opened.

ICC will not send umpires to Pakistan

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:20
The International Cricket Council will not send umpires to Pakistan for their limited-overs series against Zimbabwe due to security concerns.

Blogging In Bangladesh Is A Deadly Occupation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:19

Last week men with machetes brutally attacked a blogger on his way to work in Bangladesh. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rafida Ahmed, who was attacked in February.

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As Amtrak's Train Cars Age, Ridership Skew Young

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:19

The number this week is 750,000. That's how many passengers travel Amtrak's Northeast Corridor daily. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with data expert Mona Chalabi about facts and figures of rail travel.

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Ebola Doctor To Grads: Enter The Suffering Of Others

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:19

Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the Americans who contracted Ebola last year, was invited back to his medical school to deliver the commencement address. NPR's Rachel Martin highlights some of his speech.

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Train Engineer: You Have To Be 'Ready To Act'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:19

Investigators are still investigating what caused the Amtrak train to derail in Philadelphia. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with engineer John Wright about the challenges of working on the railroad.

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GOP Presidential Race Revs Its Motors At Iowa Dinner

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:19

The 2016 presidential race is off to a slow start compared to the last two cycles. But the activity is starting to heat up in Iowa, where official and potential candidates spoke at a GOP dinner.

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Assault On Salt: Uruguay Bans Shakers In Restaurants And Schools

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:19

The tiny nation has some of Latin America's highest rates of obesity, hypertension and heart disease. The capital Montevideo has tried to intervene by making salt on the table illegal.

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The Outsized Optimism Of The Entrepreneur

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-17 04:03

You might think a great idea plus hard work equals business success, but the math is seldom simple. Two entrepreneurs, one whose venture failed and one who's still going, tell why they took the risk.

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China urged to release Panchen Lama

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:58
Tibetan exiles are calling for China to release a high-ranking monk who disappeared 20 years ago when he was just six years old.

'England should forget Pietersen'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:41
Former ECB chairman Lord Ian MacLaurin says Kevin Pietersen is a "maverick, just not a team player".

VIDEO: 'Nightmare journey' of Asian migrants

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:28
The BBC has been told by migrants rescued from a sinking boat last week that around 100 people on board died after a fight broke out over the last remaining food.