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Brazilians attend Campos funeral

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:03
More than 100,000 people in Recife pay their last respects to the late presidential candidate, Eduardo Campos, who died in a plane crash on Wednesday.

Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:03

Lincoln, Neb., is home to a sizable group of Iraqi Yazidis, members of the minority group being persecuted in Iraq. One of them, Sulaiman Murad, describes the agony of watching the crisis from afar.

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With Its Eccentric Owner Gone, What To Do With Graceland Too?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:01

The home of Paul MacLeod — with its Elvis shrine and offbeat owner — drew tourists to the postcard town of Holly Springs, Miss. Now, a tragedy has left the town reeling and debating the home's fate.

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New Orleans Makes Big Push To Get More Cops On The Streets

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:01

The city is losing about 100 officers a year to retirements and resignations. To beef up the force, New Orleans is speeding up background checks and relaxing some requirements for the job.

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Capt. Ron Johnson: 'I Am Sorry' For Brown's Death

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:00

The Missouri Highway Patrol officer in charge of security in violence-wracked Ferguson says: "You are my friends and I am you."

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Six glorious days for Great Britain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 12:49
Great Britain won 23 medals at the European Championships and their athletes have the potential to get even better.

In Ferguson, Local Faith Leaders Call For 'Different Dialogue'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 12:46

Amid ongoing tension over the shooting death of an unarmed teen, churches are telling their parishioners that now is the time for tough conversations.

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Cameron warns of IS threat to UK

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 12:44
Islamic State militants in Iraq could grow strong enough to target people "on the streets of Britain" unless action is taken, warns David Cameron.

'Man City must avoid another disaster'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 12:01
Manager Manuel Pellegrini wants Manchester City to avoid a repeat of the "disaster" they experienced two years ago.

Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears End

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 11:55

Hamas wants an easing of the blockade of the territory, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated a demand for security guarantees.

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England win Women's Rugby World Cup

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 11:53
England beat Canada 21-9 in Paris to win the Women's Rugby World Cup for the first time in 20 years.

Riding a business wave in the surf

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 11:10
Riding a business wave in Australia's surf centres

Ship stowaways included 13 children

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 11:02
Thirteen children aged as young as one were among the 35 Afghan Sikh immigrants found in a shipping container at Tilbury docks in Essex, police say.

The Death And Uneasy Rebirth Of Cambodia's Psychedelic Rock

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 10:41

An unlikely music nearly silenced by the Khmer Rouge is being replayed and remixed by young performers of Cambodian descent. But changing up the oldies has landed some musicians in hot water.

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VIDEO: Footage shows Tilbury stowaways

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 10:11
A group of 35 men, women and children found inside a shipping container at a port are understood to be Sikhs from Afghanistan, Essex Police say.

Wife convinced Cook not to quit

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 10:11
Alastair Cook says his wife Alice convinced him to stay on as England captain and lead his side to victory over India.

VIDEO: Biggest crashes of the season so far

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 10:09
BBC Sport takes a look back at some of the biggest and most spectacular crashes of the 2014 Formula 1 season so far.

Man dies after falling into the sea

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 10:08
A man from Northern Ireland dies after falling from a cliff into the sea at Fanad Head, County Donegal.

Young Indians And Pakistanis Rewrite Their Shared History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 09:59

When students from the two countries met in the U.S., they were surprised at how different their history lessons had been at home. So they put together a narrative that offers both versions.

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VIDEO: Bolt dances samba at Copacabana

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 09:52
Jamaican sprinter and world record holder Usain Bolt dances samba with children on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach ahead of a 100m race to promote the Rio 2016 Games.
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