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Russian rocket crashes in Siberia

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:51
A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite has malfunctioned and crashed in Siberia, Russia's space agency says.

Nepali Times Editor: After Quakes, Nepalese Surprisingly Upbeat

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Two earthquakes and numerous aftershocks have hit Nepal, killing thousands and leaving millions in need. Kunda Dixit, editor of the Nepali Times, tells NPR's Scott Simon about how people are coping.

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Egyptian Court Sentences Ousted President Morsi To Death

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the London Times correspondent in Cairo, Bel Trew.

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Amtrak Train May Have Been Struck By Object Before Crash

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Federal investigators are still trying to work out how an Amtrak train derailed killing eight people on Tuesday evening. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former Amtrak President David Hughes.

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American Ballet Theater Turns 75

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Over the ABT's three-quarters of a century, the company has stuck to its mission of presenting classics like Swan Lake along with works of contemporary choreographers.

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Tensions In South China Seas Looms Over Kerry Visit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Secretary of State John Kerry underscored U.S. concerns over China's claim to ownership of disputed islands the South China Sea, an issue that has strained relations in the region.

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Week Of Damage Control For Jeb Bush And Hillary Clinton

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

It's been a tough political week for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on issues of Iraq and Clinton Foundation funding. Political editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

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Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.

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Will Israel Charge Soldiers In Gaza Civilian Deaths?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Israel is investigating potential criminal actions by its troops last summer during the war against Hamas in Gaza, including three attacks that killed nearly 50 civilians taking refuge in schools.

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VIDEO: Labour leadership candidates face questions

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:18
Prospective leaders of the Labour Party will face questions from the public at the annual conference of the think-tank Progress in London.

Words Of Wisdom: Commencement Speeches Are Back

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:13

Grad speeches are underway. Kanye West, Mary Karr and Michelle Obama offer advice on expressing opinions, fear and being black in America.

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£4.5m free school 'not viable'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:08
A free school built using £4.5m in public funds is "not viable" and will be taken over by a larger school, its sponsors say.

What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

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

In a two-week diet swap, they got burgers and fries. We got kale salad and corn porridge. Guess whose bowels fared better?

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David Lynch rejoins Twin Peaks show

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 02:41
Film Director David Lynch announces that he will direct the sequel of the cult classic Twin Peaks after a month-long deadlock over budget concerns.

VIDEO: Mitt hits Holyfield in charity fight

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 02:09
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney entered the ring with former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield on Friday night for a charity match.

Egyptian Court Sentences Ousted President Morsi To Death

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 02:09

Morsi was sentenced to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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Food tweet costs jockey Gannon £290

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 02:02
Cathy Gannon is fined £290 for posting a tweet complaining about the quality of food for jockeys at Newbury.

Egypt's Morsi sentenced to death

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 02:02
An Egyptian court sentences ousted president Mohammed Morsi to death over a mass prison break in 2011.

VIDEO: The Analyst on state of English cricket

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 01:54
Cricket analyst Simon Hughes answers questions sent in by users of the BBC sport website about the state of the English game.

Bodies recovered at Nepal crash site

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 01:50
The charred bodies of six American marines and two Nepali soldiers are recovered from the site of a US helicopter crash in Nepal, officials say.

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