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Nigeria leader ends silence on girls

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 14:11
Nigeria's president admits he still does not know the whereabouts of the schoolgirls seized last month by Islamist militants, in his first public comments on the matter.

Libya Congress rejects new PM

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 14:03
Libya's Congress leader rejects the appointment of a new interim prime minister only hours after he was sworn in.

Amid Statewide Drought, California Races To Burn Wildfire Fuel

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 14:02

Officials are trying to protect fire-prone areas by targeting the grasses, brush and trees that fires feed off of. But until recently, conditions for controlled burning have been too dangerous.

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VIDEO: Gerry Adams released from custody

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 13:35
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been released from custody and a file will be sent to the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland.

Atletico fans 'made monkey noises'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 13:23
Levante's Papakouly Diop says he was responding to monkey chants when he danced in front of Atletico Madrid fans.

Ranch-To-Table Trend Has Some Diners Asking: Where's The Steak?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:53

Just about every bite of meat that a Pittsburgh chef served in 2013 was raised in Pennsylvania. He learned from his locavore experiment that diners prefer prime cuts of beef over sausage and offal.

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Portugal needs no more loans - PM

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:48
Portugal's prime minister says the country will exit its three-year bailout this month without needing an emergency line of credit.

US acrobats injured in circus fall

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:40
Eleven people have been injured, one critically, after female acrobats fell from an aerial platform at a circus in the US state of Rhode Island.

Circus Performers Injured During Hair-Hanging Stunt

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:33

Nine performers were seriously injured Sunday when a support apparatus failed at a show by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Rhode Island.

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Labour wants AstraZeneca deal probe

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:30
Labour urges an inquiry into whether Pfizer's bid to take over AstraZeneca is in the UK's national interest.

Nairobi buses hit by deadly blasts

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:25
Three people die and 62 are hurt in two explosions on passenger buses on a road near the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials say.

VIDEO: 'Difficult days' for McConville family

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 12:19
The arrest of Gerry Adams over the death of Jean McConville has been "difficult" for the family of the murdered mother of 10, her son says.

Mourinho 'said no to easy fairytales'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 11:39
Jose Mourinho says he does not regret returning to Chelsea, who are set to finish the season without a trophy.

First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Announces Divorce

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 11:22

"My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time," Bishop Gene Robinson says.

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Gay bishop Gene Robinson to divorce

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 10:02
Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the US Episcopal church, says he is divorcing his husband and partner of 25 years.

Chelsea 0-0 Norwich City

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 09:37
Norwich retain hopes of Premier League survival as they dent Chelsea's title ambitions with a draw at Stamford Bridge.

Referee punched at football match

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 09:23
A referee is hospitalised after being punched by a player during a football match in Devon.

VIDEO: Chinese Christians fear crackdown

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 09:03
Christians in the south eastern city of Wenzhou are warning of a crackdown on their faith, following the destruction of one church and warnings to others.

Thousands gather for knob throwing

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 08:53
More than 5,000 people attend a "knob throwing" competition in Dorset, where biscuit lobbers compete to be champion chucker.

VIDEO: Ukraine: Odessa tension 'escalating'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-04 08:51
The unrest in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa is escalating, with an attack on police headquarters following more than 40 deaths in clashes on Friday.
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