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Two held as drugs seized at station

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 04:17
Two men are arrested after drugs are seized at Haymarket railway station in Edinburgh.

Turkey Launches Operation Across Syria's Border

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

Turkish troops crossed into northern Syria overnight. Turkey's prime minister says they successfully evacuated Turkish soldiers who had been guarding a tomb near Aleppo that many Turks hold sacred.

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A Greek Town Nervously Watches It's Russian Fur Trade Falter

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

A small town in northwest Greece which sews mink coats has managed to stay afloat largely due to its exports to Russia. But the ruble crashed, the economy floundered, and now the town is in trouble.

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A Greek City Nervously Watches Its Fur Trade Falter

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

Kastoria survived Greece's economic crisis primarily because of high Russian demand for the fur coats it produces. Then the Russian economy tanked. Now Kastoria is in trouble.

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Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.

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Ash Carter Says U.S. Considers A Slower Exit From Afghanistan

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The defense secretary said Saturday that the U.S. may slow its withdrawal from Afghanistan to make sure "progress sticks." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network.

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In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with Academy rules.

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As Feds Turn Blind Eye To Pot In Reservations, Some Tribes See Dollar Signs

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

American Indians have been given the go-ahead to sell marijuana. Some tribes are taking advantage of this economic opportunity, while others believe pot is as destructive as alcohol to their members.

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Iraqi Kurds: We're Ready To Fight For Mosul

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The Kurdish security chief says his Peshmerga fighters have gained ground against ISIS. But the big prize in northern Iraq is Mosul, and he says the Iraqi army will be needed for that battle.

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Greek reforms 'focus on tax evasion'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:48
Greece suggests its list of reforms aimed at securing a bailout extension will include fighting tax evasion and streamlining the civil service.

Bomb explodes at rally in Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:46
A bomb kills at least three people and injures 10 at a patriotic march in Ukraine's second city, Kharkiv, as the ceasefire in the east takes hold.

Playing experience will help - Clarke

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:41
New European captain Darren Clarke says winning the Ryder Cup four times as a player will stand him in good stead in 2016.

Alonso taken to hospital after crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:39
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is airlifted to hospital after crashing in testing in Barcelona but is "OK and conscious".

Labour MP dismisses Grimsby comments

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:28
Retiring Great Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell rubbishes a story quoting him as saying Labour would hold the seat even if its candidate was "a raving alcoholic sex paedophile".

Director Of Oscar-Nommed 'Timbuktu' Found A Star In A Refugee Camp

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-22 03:03

A 12-year-old girl followed him everywhere. And she got the part. Abderrahmane Sissako tells what it's like to make a reality-based movie in Mauritania.

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Fans identified after Chelsea appeal

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 02:46
London police probing allegations of racism by Chelsea fans in Paris have identified three men at centre of appeal

Maldives ex-leader Nasheed arrested

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 02:43
Police in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives arrest opposition leader and former President Mohamed Nasheed.

HSBC 'open to criminal charges'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 02:41
HSBC is open to criminal charges in the UK over its Swiss tax-dodging scandal, says former director of public prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald.

Do more to tackle racism - Ferdinand

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 02:37
QPR's Rio Ferdinand says Tuesday's incident on the Paris Metro shows football cannot be complacent about tackling racism.

VIDEO: Turkish armoured vehicles evacuate tomb

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 02:17
Turkish troops cross into Syria to evacuate and destroy Suleyman Shah's mausoleum - an enclave where the forefather of the Ottoman empire was buried.