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VIDEO: NZ's John Key celebrates poll win

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:39
New Zealand's governing National Party has won an emphatic victory in general elections, near-complete results show.

VIDEO: Umunna grilled over England's future

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:22
Newsnight's Andrew Neil grills Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Business Secretary, on Labour's plans for England following the Scottish referendum.

Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:16

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Flooding traps six people in cars

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:14
Six people are rescued from cars trapped in flood water, as heavy rain hit Essex.

VIDEO: Silent streets amid Ebola lockdown

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:05
More than 6,000,000 people are spending a second day under curfew as the country struggles to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Dozens Of Turkish Hostages Freed, As ISIS Advances In Syria

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 04:24

The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.

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VIDEO: Devastating floods hit Philippines

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 04:07
Rains and floods from tropical storm Fung-Wong have left at least five dead in Philippines, and more than 200,000 people displaced.

French farmers torch tax office

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:49
Angry French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards burn down tax and insurance offices in a Brittany town.

Pope Appoints Moderate As Archbishop Of Chicago

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:48

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.

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Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.

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Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.

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The Turmoil In Scotland, Expressed By Its Poets

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Scotland has a proud national tradition of poetry. Days after a historic referendum on independence, we look at how poems by Scottish writers can help us better understand this moment.

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Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.

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How To Inoculate Angry Teens Against Islamic Extremism

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.

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Sex assault on six-year-old girl

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 02:59
The police are investigating a report that a six-year-old girl was indecently assaulted by an older schoolboy in south Belfast.

Tipsy Australian 'repels' crocodile

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 01:08
An Australian hunter says he fought off a crocodile by poking the reptile in the eye, admitting he was tipsy during the attack.

VIDEO: Asthma stigma in some Asian families

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 00:09
Asian children with asthma are five times more likely to end up with serious health problems than white children according to new research.

March to support striking uni staff

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 23:26
A march to support striking Aberystwyth University staff is to be held as students continue to face disruption because of the industrial action.

VIDEO: Tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 22:57
Tens of thousands of tourists remain stranded after Hurricane Odile swept through western Mexico, devastating resorts and destroying transport hubs.

William starts solo visit to Malta

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:50
The Duke of Cambridge is to celebrate Malta's 50th anniversary on an official visit to the country, as a last-minute replacement for his pregnant wife.