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American University Of Afghanistan Rocked By Kabul Bombing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:53

When a suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a popular restaurant in Kabul on Jan. 17, two of those who died worked for the American University of Afghanistan. Their deaths have shaken the young campus, which has been largely immune from violence. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to the university's president, C. Michael Smith, about how the bombing has affected both students and faculty.

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U.S. Team Trains In Brazil To Prepare For World Cup

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:46

The U.S. World Cup soccer team is in Brazil for 12 days of training and acclimation. The team drew a challenging schedule for the competition and will be playing in the northern cities of Natal and Recife as well as the Amazonian city of Manaus.

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Aid Organizations Hope Talks Lead To Mobility In Syria

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:40

Fighting in Syria has internally displaced some 4 million people, and aid has only reached half of them. Humanitarian groups hope the talks in Geneva will allow them to get more aid into the country. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Khaled Erksoussi, the head of operations for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

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Philippines and rebels reach deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:38
The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front reach agreement on the final section of a deal to end a long-running insurgency.

Brief Meeting Still Significant For Syria Talks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:38

There were signs of progress at the Syria peace conference Saturday after the government and the opposition agreed to meet in the same room for the first time. Reporter Deborah Amos shares the latest from the talks in Geneva with NPR's Jacki Lyden.

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Ukraine Minister Says Talks With Protesters Are 'Futile'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:37

The comment comes as protesters moved to seize government buildings in and around the capital, Kiev, where unrest has intensified in recent days.

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Britons back from Syria face arrest

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:26
Britons returning to the UK from Syria will be stopped at the border and could be arrested, a senior police chief says.

Motorcyclist dies in A40 collision

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:18
A motorcyclist has died following a collision on the A40 Whitland by-pass, say Dyfed-Powys Police.

Eyes On 2016, GOP Revisits The Rebranding

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 06:08

The Republican National Committee's annual meetings this week provided an opportunity to see how far Republicans have come in an effort, begun a year ago, to reach out to new voters — especially young people, minorities and women.

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Eternal Vanity: 'The Art Of The Dressing Table'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 05:42

Ever since there have been puddles of water, human beings have gazed at their reflections. Our need to primp and preen, whether we live in the Bronze Age or the Space Age, is on display in a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum in New York called Vanities: The Art of the Dressing Table.

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Stokes wants England responsibility

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 05:36
England all-rounder Ben Stokes wants the pressure of bowling the final overs of one-day innings for England.

VIDEO: Wedding couple atop Kiev barricades

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 05:28
A newly-married couple have climbed to the top of the protest barricade in central Kiev to celebrate their wedding.

Police Make Arrest In Fatal Shooting At SC State University

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 05:28

The suspect was charged with murder early Saturday in connection with Friday's killing of Brandon Robinson, a member of the school's football team.

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Li feels 'better prepared' for success

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 05:23
Australian Open winner Li Na says she feels better prepared to handle being a Grand Slam champion the second time around.

Peaceful Ukraine mediation 'futile'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 05:19
Ukraine's interior ministry says efforts to resolve the unrest peacefully are "futile" and accuses protesters of possessing weapons.

Egyptian embassy staff 'seized'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 05:06
At least four Egyptian embassy personnel have been kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Libyan foreign ministry says.

Li Na Wins A Second Grand Slam At Australian Open

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 05:02

The Chinese tennis star defeated her Slovakian opponent, Dominika Cibulkova, 7-6 (3), 6-0. It's Li's second Grand Slam title after she won at the French Open in 2011.

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Arts minister 'saddened' by play ban

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 04:26
Northern Ireland's arts minister says she is disappointed and saddened that a play has been cancelled after complaints it was blasphemous.

Million sick claimants 'found fit'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 04:03
Almost a million people who applied for sickness benefit since new work tests came into force in 2008 were found to be fit, says the DWP.

Seafront repairs before tide threat

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 03:56
Contractors are working against the clock to protect a promenade which was battered by new year storms from high tides next weekend.

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