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Air chaos due to 'new system failure'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:26
Widespread disruption at UK airports was caused by a computer system failure "which has not been seen before", National Air Traffic Services says.

Shia pilgrims mark Arbaeen climax

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:18
Huge numbers of Shia Muslims are in the Iraqi city of Kerbala to mark the death of a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, officials say.

Hong Kong Protesters Leave The Streets, Not Their Cause

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

Hong Kong's final pro-democracy protest camp was removed by the police this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Frank Langfitt about the future of the movement and relations with mainland China.

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Levin, Harkin, Coburn Among Senators Bidding Adieu

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

The end of the 113th Congress means a lot of goodbyes for retiring members and for those who lost in November. That means, at least for a moment, partisanship took some time off on the Senate floor.

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Holder Won't Force NYT Journalist To Reveal Source

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

The Justice Department has decided not to force journalist James Risen to reveal a source. Correspondent David Folkenflik talks to NPR's Scott Simon about a case that became a flashpoint for press freedom.

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Mazzetti: Brutal Interrogations Rose In CIA's Post-9/11 Chaos

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

NPR's Scott Simon talks with New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti about the evolution of the CIA's approach to counter-terrorism, from interrogations to drone attacks.

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Yale Law Professor: Torture Is Never Justified

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

Bloomberg View columnist Stephen Carter tells NPR's Scott Simon that, whether or not the CIA's interrogation techniques produced viable intelligence, they were still morally wrong.

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Outrage On The Left And Right As Senate Delays Spending Vote

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

The Senate is poised to pass the trillion-dollar spending bill that narrowly cleared the House this week. But anger about the measure from both parties has delayed the Senate.

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Activists Gather On Washington Mall To Protest Police Violence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

Civil rights leaders and other activists are marching in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to pressure Congress to take action in the wake of recent shooting deaths of blacks by police officers.

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Oil Prices Go Down, Russia's Gold Buying Goes Up

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

Russia, China and other emerging market countries have been buying up large quantities of gold, something governments and individuals have done for centuries during uncertain economic times.

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Just Under The Surface, Palestinian Rivals Remain Bitterly Divided

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

The two leading Palestinian factions recently agreed to end a feud and work together. But in the Gaza Strip, the wounds have not healed from a nasty bout of infighting in 2007.

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Two Scottish fixtures postponed

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:09
Hearts' Championship visit to Cowdenbeath is one of two matches postponed due to the freezing conditions.

Man 'assaulted woman after break-in'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:04
A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her Newtownabbey home has been refused bail at Belfast Magistrates Court.

VIDEO: Dozens missing in Indonesia landslide

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 03:36
A landslide on the Indonesian island of Java leaves at least 17 people dead and more than 90 missing.

Alex Salmond's gifts to be auctioned

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 03:15
Memorabilia given to Alex Salmond during his time as first minister are being sold at auction in Glasgow.

A Michel Du Cille Disciple Remembers His Late, Great Boss

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 03:03

NPR's Ben de la Cruz worked for du Cille at the Washington Post. Stunned by the news of the photographer's death in Liberia, de la Cruz tells what he learned from the man with the gentle soul.

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VIDEO: Yodel boss sorry over Christmas delay

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:58
Courier firm Yodel has apologised about delivery delays and has promised parcels will get to customers in time for Christmas.

Family escapes arson attack on home

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:52
A family, including a three-year-old boy, is forced to jump to safety from a first-floor bedroom after an arson attack on their home.

Sri Lanka beat England to win series

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:52
Kumar Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to a 4-2 one-day series victory over England on a miserable day for Alastair Cook.

Police Arrest Suspect In Shooting Outside Portland High School

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 02:35

Authorities say they stopped a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the vehicle.

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