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Mass protest against water charges

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 11:51
Campaigners opposed to the introduction of water charges in the Republic of Ireland stage almost 100 separate protests across the state.

Dallas Nurse Who Survived Ebola Gets Her Dog Back

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-01 11:20

Nina Pham, the nurse who became the first person to contract the deadly Ebola virus on American soil, was reunited with her dog after the animal left quarantine in Dallas Saturday.

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Ebola appeal receives £4m in two days

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 11:02
A public appeal to help people affected by the Ebola crisis in West Africa has received £4 million in donations in its first two days, organisers say.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Is No GOP Bench Warmer

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-01 10:31

McMorris Rodgers says she wants to see more women run — and get elected — to Congress. That's why she's taken on a leadership role, raising money for female Republicans and mentoring them, too.

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Investigation Of Deadly Spaceship Crash Begins In Mojave Desert

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-01 10:03

Federal officials are looking into why the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed in California during a test flight that left one pilot dead.

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VIDEO: Explosions heard in warehouse blaze

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 09:56
Three explosions have taken place during a major warehouse blaze in Norfolk.

VIDEO: Edible insects create a buzz in Holland

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 09:50
Anna Holligan reports from the Dutch city of Groningen as a Dutch supermarket chain launches a new range of products made from edible insects.

Egyptians barred from entering Libya

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 09:39
Hundreds of Egyptians have been barred from entering Libya through Tripoli airport, it was revealed on Saturday.

Scots queen effigy row sparks u-turn

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 09:37
Carlisle council backtracks after claims its plans to burn an effigy of Mary, Queen of Scots are insensitive.

Man, 20, dies after skate park event

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 09:28
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a Wrexham man who attended an event at a skate park in Shropshire.

Poppy fans ignore Tower Tube woes

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 09:20
Huge crowds turn out to see the Tower of London poppy garden despite warnings to stay away until after half-term and to avoid a Tube station closure.

40 Is The New Cute: Hello Kitty Celebrates Birthday

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-01 09:13

The milestone inspired a Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles this week. But the largest fete was in Tokyo, where parent company Sanrio put on a parade and other events.

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Attack on man was 'murder attempt'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 09:04
An attack on a 25-year-old man in north Belfast is being treated as attempted murder by police.

VIDEO: Fake pocket money loan shop opens

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 08:59
A payday lending firm that appears to offer pocket money advances to children has opened in north London.

A Taliban Hostage's Story: Educating Children Who Have No Teachers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-01 08:43

During his four years as a prisoner, professor Ajmal Khan came across boys in remote Waziristan who were hungry to learn. He taught them math and science, but his captivity became a lesson, too.

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Card glitch 'could lead to fraud'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 08:16
Criminals could steal large amounts of money using a mobile phone, because of a glitch in Visa's contactless credit cards, researchers say.

IS militants carry out mass killing

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 07:56
Militants from Islamic State (IS) have killed at least 50 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province, officials and tribal leaders say.

Coral Jones to give tribute to April

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 07:52
The mother of murdered schoolgirl April Jones will pay tribute to her daughter at a Christmas carol service for families of other missing people.

National Blackout: Bangladesh Hit By Massive Power Outage

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-01 07:20

The blackout struck around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, after a connection that brings power in from India tripped. Most of the country's more than 160 million people were without power for hours.

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Kenya police 'killed in ambush'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-01 07:11
At least seven police officers have been killed in an ambush by local tribesmen during a security operation in northern Kenya, reports say.