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Alistair Darling to stand down as MP

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 12:23
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling is to stand down as an MP at the general election.

VIDEO: IS 'kills 322' from one Iraqi tribe

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 11:51
Islamic State killed 322 members of an Iraqi tribe in a series of mass killings in western Anbar province, Iraq's ministry of human rights says.

Jazz legend Acker Bilk dies aged 85

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 11:44
Jazz clarinettist Acker Bilk, who personified the trad jazz revival of the 1950s and 60s, dies aged 85.

Launchbury out of autumn Tests

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 11:42
England lock Joe Launchbury is ruled out for six weeks with a neck injury, with Graham Kitchener called up in his place.

U.N.: End Greenhouse Emissions By 2100 Or Risk 'Irreversible' Damage

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 10:39

A new report says that if human-produced, heat-trapping gases aren't phased out by the end of the century, there will be "severe, pervasive and irreversible" consequences.

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After Acid Attacks And Execution, Iran Defends Human Rights Record

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 08:50

Iranian officials are lashing out at a U.N. report portraying Iranians as suffering from an opaque justice system, regular oppression of women and religious persecution under President Hassan Rouhani.

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Kenyans Wilson Kipsang, Mary Keitany Take NYC Marathon Titles

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 08:43

Kipsang has also won in Berlin and London in just over a year. Keitany, a one-time London Marathon champ, was running in her first 26.2-miler since giving birth in 2012.

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Man held in pensioner murder probe

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 08:21
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after police find the body of 78-year-old woman at an address in Monmouthshire.

VIDEO: Town hit by tornado-like winds

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 08:20
Residents of Coalville in Leicestershire have been cleaning up after high winds damage homes and businesses.

Fossil fuels must go by 2100 - IPCC

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 07:34
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels must end soon if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, according to scientists on a UN-backed panel.

IS 'kills 322' from one Iraqi tribe

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 06:59
Islamic State killed 322 members of an Iraqi tribe in a series of mass killings in western Anbar province, Iraq's ministry of human rights says.

VIDEO: Virgin astronaut: 'I'm still excited'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 06:58
Founding astronaut for Virgin Galactic, Per Wimmer , has said that best way to honour the victims of the crash on Friday is to continue with the space mission.

Ukraine's Separatists Claim Victory In Defiant Vote

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 06:56

Elections held in Donetsk and Luhansk have been condemned by the Ukrainian government, the U.S. and European countries.

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Uma Thurman 'recruited for US Slap'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 06:22
Uma Thurman is cast in the US TV version of Christos Tsiolkas's best-selling novel The Slap, replacing Mary-Louis Parker, according to reports.

Scores Killed In Apparent Suicide Attack At India-Pakistan Border

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 06:21

The attack occurred on the Pakistani side of the famous Wagah border post, where crowds gather nightly to watch border guards in a choreographed routine.

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NHS to recruit air ambulance doctors

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 05:13
Up to eight specialist doctors are to be recruited by health boards under plans to boost the treatment provided by Wales' air ambulance service.

Lights Back On In Bangladesh After Nationwide Blackout

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 05:02

The failure of a link that supplies electricity from neighboring India is suspected to have caused the massive outage on Saturday.

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Co-Pilot Killed In SpaceShipTwo Crash Was Experienced And Steady

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 04:42

Mike Alsbury, 39, died when Virgin Galactic's prototype reusable space plane apparently broke apart in midair over the Mojave Desert during a test flight on Friday.

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A Collection Of Clues To America's Educational Past

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 04:03

Tucked away in boxes, deep in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, are objects that tell the history of American education.

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How To Invent A Catchy Drug Name

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 03:45

Cialis, Celebrex, Ambien, Symbicort — such fanciful and evocative names! Who comes up with these? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Gary Martin, president of a pharmaceutical naming agency.

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