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Player jailed for killing referee

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:53
A Sunday league footballer in the US has been jailed for killing a referee with a single punch after being booked.

Haunted Dolls Are A Thing, And They're Not Cheap, Either

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:48

Some dolls don't look quite right. There's just something creepy about them. Turns out those dolls fetch a high price on eBay and Etsy.

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Lib Dem Ashdown slaps down Farron

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:45
Lord Ashdown says Tim Farron - one of the frontrunners to be a future Lib Dem leader - lacks judgement.

VIDEO: 'Mouth of hell' reduced to rubble

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:31
The Greyfairs bus station in Northampton has been reduced to rubble after more than 2,000 explosives were used to collapse the Brutalist building.

Cosby accuser seeks change in law

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:28
A woman who says comedian Bill Cosby assaulted her asks Nevada's lawmakers to remove the statute of limitations on reporting sexual assault.

Balls refuses to rule out SNP deal

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:27
Labour's Ed Balls and Chancellor George Osborne both refuse to rule out post-election deals with the SNP and UKIP respectively - but dismiss the ideas as "nonsense".

Crimea leader projects calm on anniversary

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:05
Crimea seems to have accepted its annexation by Russia, reports the BBC's John Simpson in Simferopol, one year on from the takeover.

VIDEO: 'Crimea has returned to its homeland'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 04:04
Crimea's Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov has said the region will never again be part of Ukraine as it had "returned to its historical homeland".

Portugal Beckons With Back Alleys And Boarded-Up Businesses

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:52

Forget cathedrals and wine houses. A new guided tour takes visitors to Portugal's slums to see the effects of Europe's economic crisis. This story originally aired March 10 on Morning Edition.

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When There's Art On The Bus, You'll Get To Your Stop Sooner

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:52

A decade ago Kenya banned the practice of covering minibuses — called matatus — with wild images. The concern: window blockage. Now the art is making a comeback, and powerful bus owners are behind it.

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Isaac Herzog Is Netanyahu's Surprise Challenger In Israel

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:52

Isaac Herzog doesn't have the macho profile of recent Israeli prime ministers. But Ari Shavit of Haaretz tells NPR's Rachel Martin that he's emerging as a frontrunner to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Netanyahu Maintains Focus On Iran As His Voter Support Falls

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:52

Israel's parliamentary election is Tuesday, and so far, the race is too close to call. It's turned into a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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From Afghanistan's Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:52

Amid the obstructionism and violence of Afghanistan, Aziz Royesh has set up a school in Kabul that has won worldwide acclaim.

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In Iraq, The Final Battle For Tikrit Is Likely To Be The Hardest

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:52

The offensive against ISIS in Tikrit is being eyed by Iraq's various factions — including some the U.S. hopes will help take on ISIS elsewhere. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Deborah Amos in Iraq.

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SA cabinet minister killed in crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:47
A South African cabinet minister, Collins Chabane, and two security staff are killed in a car crash - with President Zuma saying it is a "huge loss".

Elton John calls for fashion boycott

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:26
Sir Elton John wants a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after the pair called children born through IVF "synthetic".

Ireland out as Pakistan go through

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:24
Ireland are knocked out of the World Cup by Pakistan, who qualify for the quarter-finals with a seven-wicket win.

Balls challenges Osborne to debate

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:21
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls challenges George Osborne to a debate and gets him to shake on it, on the Andrew Marr show.

Rebus returns after sabbatical

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:21
Detective John Rebus will return in his 20th novel this October, after author Ian Rankin took a year-long sabbatical.

Daley fails to qualify with new dive

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 03:14
Britain's Tom Daley fails to qualify for the 10m platform final at the season-opening Diving World Series event in Beijing.