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VIDEO: Aerial video of Palace crowds and BT Tower

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 04:26
Aerial video shows crowds outside Buckingham Palace and a message on London's BT Tower as the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a baby girl.

Lethal divisions persist in Ukraine's Odessa

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 04:17
The BBC's David Stern reports on continuing tension in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, a year after a fire at a trade union building killed 48 people.

NI parties congratulate Royal couple

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 04:09
Northern Ireland politicians congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their second child.

Flats evacuated during arson attack

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 04:04
A number of residents are moved from their homes due an overnight arson attack on a shop beneath their flats.

A Boxing Match And A Derby: The Week In Sports

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Tom Goldman chat about tonight's boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao; the Kentucky Derby; and the NBA match-up between the Clippers and Spurs.

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Councilwoman: Police Can Get A Fair Trial In Baltimore

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen Holton tells NPR's Scott Simon she's celebrating the indictment of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

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In Danang, Where U.S. Troops First Landed, Memories Of War Have Faded

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

U.S. Marines were deployed to the coastal Vietnamese city 50 years ago last month. Now, 40 years after the war's end and amid great change, former Viet Cong and an American reflect on that time.

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Citing Religious Beliefs, Muslim Gitmo Inmates Object To Female Guards

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

A judge has blocked women from shackling and escorting the five Muslim men on trial for plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. Soldiers, in turn, have filed Equal Opportunity complaints against the judge.

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Georgia Settles Case Alleging Assembly-Line Justice For Children

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

After the Justice Department filed a statement of interest in the case, the state of Georgia has settled a lawsuit accusing it of providing inadequate representation to poor young people.

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Conditions Slowly Improve After Nepal Quake

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

Power is on in most areas of Kathmandu and the Internet is working, but tens of thousands are homeless. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Russell Lewis in Nepal about earthquake recovery.

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Author: Clinton Foundation Disclosures 'Sloppy At The Very Least'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Joshua Green of Bloomberg News about the Clinton Foundation and its apparent lack of transparency over donors.

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Demonstrators Jubilant After Baltimore Police Charges

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

Protests turned to celebrations in Baltimore after a prosecutor announced charges against six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. The police union is crying foul.

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Lincoln's Tomb Site At Risk With State Budget Cuts

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

Thousands will honor Lincoln's death in Springfield, Ill. this weekend. Yet, the tomb's caretakers are facing criticism from scholars and are struggling to find funding to maintain the historic site.

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Leaders rally voters in last weekend

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:55
The last weekend of the election campaign gets under way, with David Cameron highlighting pension plans, and Ed Miliband his vision for "working people".

VIDEO: Royal baby official notice at Palace

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:54
A formal bulletin confirming that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl is displayed at Buckingham Palace.

Nepal emergency UK appeal tops £33m

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:34
Donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake have reached £33 million.

VIDEO: Watch Mayweather-Pacquiao weigh-in

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:34
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather come face-to-face at the weigh-in ahead of their welterweight super-fight in in Las Vegas.

Grade-Skippers: Where Are They Now?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:33

Earlier this week, we reported on "acceleration": jumping ahead by either skipping a grade or entering kindergarten early. We asked if any of you had done it ... and how it all turned out.

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US-led Syria strikes 'kill civilians'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:23
Air strikes by the US-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants have killed amore than 50 villagers in northern Syria, activist say.

How to follow Mayweather v Pacquiao

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:16
Ringside for $350,000? Or for free in Poland? How the world will watch Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao.

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