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Obama to mark 1965 Selma march

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 05:30
US President Barack Obama is due to take part in events celebrating the 50th anniversary of a landmark civil rights march in Selma, Alabama.

Cargo ship runs aground at Corpach

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 05:29
A cargo ship has run aground while docking close to Fort William on the west coast of Scotland.

More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down 'Misery' — So Where's The Joy?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-07 05:16

With unemployment dropping, the "misery index" is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. So why aren't Americans feeling cheerful? Economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.

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Malaysian Official: Search For MH370 To Continue Through May

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-07 05:03

The ill-fated airliner disappeared a year ago and despite an intensives search in the southern Indian Ocean, no definitive clues have turned up.

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Could the SNP run 'UK plc'?

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 04:54
The BBC's James Cook looks at whether the Scottish independence-backing SNP could it end up running the the very thing it was battling against?

'Weeping Woman' on show in Newcastle

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 04:42
A painting by Pablo Picasso takes centre stage at Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery.

For A French Rabbi And His Muslim Team, There's Work To Be Done

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-07 04:25

Rabbi Michel Serfaty and his Muslim assistants work in poor neighborhoods where many residents are immigrants from Islamic countries. January's terror attacks only made him more determined.

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Greece 'may use amateur tax sleuths'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 04:23
The new government in Greece could hire tourists and housewives to spy on tax evaders, according to a document that was apparently leaked.

Sexist abuse claims at England game

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 04:10
Claims that a group of British soldiers shouted sexist abuse at the Australian women's team are being investigated.

Russia Arrests 2 In Connection With Nemtsov Murder

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-07 04:08

The exact role of the suspects, both from the insurgency plagued North Caucuses region, is still unclear. Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down in Moscow last week.

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Nigerian city hit by multiple blasts

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 04:06
At least 10 people die in Nigeria in three separate blasts in the key north-eastern city of Maiduguri, witnesses say.

Lighter refuelling causes house blast

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 03:43
A family in Norfolk is left homeless after a fire, believed to have been started by the refuelling of a cigarette lighter, spreads and causes an explosion.

Asher-Smith, Kilty and Ujah impress

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 03:07
Dina Asher-Smith runs a personal best to qualify for the women's 60m semi-finals at the European Indoor Championships.

Having Loved And Lost, One Man Takes On Medical Malpractice In India

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-07 03:03

It's a country whose people are reluctant to report malpractice. But when a doctor prescribed "an astronomical dose of the wrong steroid" to his wife, Kunal Saha was determined to blow the whistle.

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Parents protest over nursery cuts

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 02:47
Hundreds of people protest in Pontypridd town centre over nursery education cuts by Rhondda Cynon Taf council.

Ireland deny Zimbabwe in thriller

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 02:47
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by five runs in Hobart to maintain their hopes of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals.

GB's Yarnold wins World Championship

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 02:45
Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold completes a career 'grand slam' with victory at the Skeleton World Championships.

IS 'destroying ancient Iraq site'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 02:28
IS militants are reportedly destroying the ruins of ancient Hatra in northern Iraq, days after a similar attack on the Assyrian site of Nimrud.

One millionth Morris Minor auctioned

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 01:58
The one millionth Morris Minor ever built is to be sold at an auction.

Tories arrogant over debates - Clegg

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-07 01:48
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg accuses the Conservatives of being "arrogant" in their attempt to "dictate the terms" of the proposed TV debates.