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Deadly violence in Pakistan protest

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 12:19
At least six people die in Pakistan's Punjab province, in clashes between police and supporters of leading anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri.

Apprentice Boys parade 'exemplary'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 10:48
Thousands of people are in Londonderry for the annual Relief of the City commemorations, organised by the Apprentice Boys of Derry.

Colombian rebels attack oil field

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 10:12
Colombian rebels attack an oil field in the north-west of the country although no-one is hurt, the state-owned company Ecopetrol says.

Ukraine Rebels Reportedly Make Cease-Fire Offer

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 10:02

The self-styled prime minister of the Independent Donetsk republic says his forces are willing to stop the fighting to avert a humanitarian crisis.

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England beat India by an innings

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 09:51
England complete a stunning innings victory over India with two days of the fourth Test to spare at Old Trafford.

'Are You, Like, African-AMERICAN Or AFRICAN-American?'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 09:24

Black people who are more recent immigrants to the United States are often seen very differently than are blacks who are native-born — as reactions to a recent speech from President Obama remind us.

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Isle of Bute air crash: two injured

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 09:11
Two people are seriously injured when a light aircraft crashes near the airstrip at Kingarth on the Isle of Bute.

VIDEO: Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 09:08
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approved more than $11m (£6.5m) in funding to help contain it.

Leeds Rhinos 24-16 Warrington Wolves

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 08:11
Two tries from Ryan Hall help Leeds Rhinos to a Challenge Cup semi-final win over Warrington Wolves.

Guinea shuts borders against Ebola

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 08:03
Guinea shuts its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, which has killed hundreds in West Africa.

Obama: Iraq Must Have Legitimate Government To Combat Insurgency

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 07:25

Speaking at the White House, the president says the humanitarian and military problems in the country are "a long-term project."

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Afghan rivals differ on unity deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 06:39
Afghan rivals differ on power-sharing deal, says David Loyn

Police investigate report of shot

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 06:21
Police are investigating a report of a shot being fired in Antrim early on Saturday morning.

VIDEO: Thousands protest over Gaza in London

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 06:18
Thousands have gathered for a march in protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood party

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 06:16
A court in Egypt dissolves the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Exasperating Detour Drives One Brit To Build His Own Road

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 06:08

When construction made his trip to town take 10 times longer, a businessman made a deal with a local farmer over a pint at the pub and built a private toll road.

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Fuel siphoned from Clegg's estate

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 06:06
Thieves siphon millions of pounds of fuel from a pipeline which runs under Deputy PM Nick Clegg's official country residence in Kent.

Perry And Cruz Do The Presidential Candidacy Dance

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 05:36

At RedState's convention Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to capture the attention of GOP voters, but they two-stepped around the question of whether they will run in 2016.

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WATCH: NASA Tests New Mars Braking System

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 05:21

The saucer-like Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator went up 190,000 feet to simulate the conditions of an orbital entry at the red planet.

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VIDEO: US launches airstrikes in Iraq

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 04:52
The US carry out airstrikes in an attempt to stem the advance of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and help the Yazidi people.

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