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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia 'biggest arms importer'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 05:03
Saudi Arabia is now the world's biggest arms importer, having overtaken India, according to a new report on global defence spending.

Poison claims over Crufts dog death

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:58
A dog dies after competing at Crufts, with claims he was poisoned being investigated by Belgian police.

Pair charged over Nemtsov murder

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:58
A Moscow court charges two men - said to be Chechens - in connection with the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov nine days ago.

Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:53

Marilee Jones, the former dean of admissions at MIT, inflated her resume and resigned from her position in 2007. Coming back from that kind of mistake can be harrowing — and life-changing.

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Suffragettes 'would still be angry'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:48
Suffragettes would have been 'outraged' by the injustices faced by women today, the great-granddaughter of their leader says on International Women's Day.

Deadly attack hits UN base in Mali

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:42
A rocket attack on a UN base in northern Mali kills a peacekeeper and two civilians, a day after an Islamist group killed five people in the capital.

More Arrests In Killing Of Russian Opposition Leader

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:38

A total of five individuals are being arraigned in a court in Moscow for last week's murder of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin.

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Meadows pulls out of Euro 800m final

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:37
Britain's Jenny Meadows withdraws from Sunday's European Indoors 800m final in Prague on medical grounds.

Saudi Arabia rejects flogging critics

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:30
Saudi Arabia expresses 'dismay' at international criticism over the flogging of a Saudi blogger, rejecting foreign interference.

Elephants Will Retire From Barnum And Bailey Circus

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

Elephants were part of the spectacle ever since an enterprising farmer encountered one of the country's first elephants.

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Seniors Speed-Date In 'Age Of Love'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

In his new documentary, The Age of Love, filmmaker Steven Loring profiled several people between 70 and 90 at a speed dating event in Rochester, N.Y.

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Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

As virtual reality becomes more lifelike and the technology more consumer friendly, developers continue to push it as the new heart of the video game and movie experience.

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For Women's Day, Group Takes A Messge To The Vatican

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

To mark International Women's Day, the Vatican is opening its doors to a group of women pushing for a greater role in the Catholic Church. The organizers hope to raise issues of church inequality.

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Obama Evokes The 'Eternal Struggle' In Selma

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

President Obama was in Selma, Ala., for the anniversary of the voting rights march Saturday. Thousands came out to celebrate the moment.

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GOP Hopefuls Do A Balancing Act At Ag Summit

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

A parade of Republican presidential hopefuls took turns blasting the Obama administration but showed their differences on energy subsidies at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines Saturday.

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Selma Mayor: 'An Awesome Time For Our City'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the mayor of Selma, Ala., George Patrick Evans, about the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and how the small city is dealing with the international attention.

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Obama In Selma: 'The Race Is Not Yet Won'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

President Obama, declaring in Selma, Ala., that the "march is not yet over," joined other dignitaries to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and honor veterans of the civil rights movement.

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Dementia care home dog up for award

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:45
A dog credited with transforming the lives of residents of a dementia care home is nominated for an award at Crufts.

Industrial fire blazes for 14 hours

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:40
A fire blazes for 14 hours at a Cumbrian industrial estate as 60 firefighters battle to bring it under control.

Sheen: 'NHS values being undermined'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:38
Actor Michael Sheen says the core values of the NHS are being undermined by party politics.