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UK police investigate Turkey detainees

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 06:39
UK police launch an investigation into five adults and four children, believed to be from Rochdale, who were detained at the Turkey/Syria border.

Second Alps flight recorder found

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 06:37
The second flight recorder from the Germanwings A320 jet that crashed in the French Alps last week has been found, the Marseille prosecutor says.

Vendetta puts Kipsiro career on hold

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 06:35
Ugandan athlete Moses Kipsiro finds himself embroiled in a tale of abduction, arson, black magic, murder and rape.

After Selma, King's March On Ballot Boxes

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-02 06:34

Tucked away in the archives of the University of South Carolina is a video clip of a rousing King speech.

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Germanwings Crash: 2nd Black Box Found, French Prosecutor Says

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-02 06:29

The plane's voice recorder was recovered last week near the scene of the crash. From it, investigators were able to determine that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane.

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Indiana, Arkansas Struggle With Changes To 'Religious Freedom' Laws

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-02 06:24

The states, which both passed legislation that critics say would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers, have been forced to backtrack following protests.

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World's Muslim Population Will Surpass Christians This Century, Pew Says

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-02 06:01

Islam is growing more rapidly than any other religion in the world, according to the Pew Research Center, which predicts that Islam will nearly equal Christianity by 2050 before eclipsing it.

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Citing Plagiarism, Indian Journal Retracts Paper On Plagiarism

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:54

And in other plagiarism news, a French lawmaker is being mocked for lifting sections on the Assyrian genocide from Wikipedia to craft a draft law.

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Searching Online May Make You Think You're Smarter Than You Are

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:52

Googling that fact can make insufferable know-it-alls even more sure of their superior abilities, a study finds. The mere act of searching seems to boost faith in one's knowledge.

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Al-Shabab Militants Cross Border To Storm University In Kenya

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:50

Gunmen have attacked a university in eastern Kenya, killing at least 14 people. The militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility. NPR's Gregory Warner offers the latest from Nairobi.

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Sterling going nowhere, says Rodgers

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:37
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling will not leave in the summer despite talks stalling over a new deal, says Brendan Rodgers.

Heathrow to cut domestic charges

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:34
Heathrow airport plans to cut the fee it charges airlines for passengers travelling to UK destinations by a third from next year.

Airbnb Starts Listing Homes In Cuba; Average Rate Is $43 A Night

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:22

A look at the offerings finds everything from "beautiful colonial rooms" in the heart of Havana" for $27 to "a holiday sanctuary" villa on the outskirts of Havana for $1000.

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Google drops Chinese net regulator

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:17
A Chinese internet regulator has hit out at Google for no longer accepting its security certificates.

VIDEO: Cause of Holborn fire 'unknown'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:15
Firefighters have said they are still unsure what caused an electrical fire which has closed a road in central London.

VIDEO: Maysak moves closer to Philippines

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:12
Typhoon Maysak is likely to bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the Philippines. Philip Avery has the latest

Arrests after guns and drugs seized

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:11
Two men have been arrested in north Belfast after a significant quantity of firearms and £90, 000 worth of illegal drugs were seized, police say

Shares in Rangers are delisted

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:11
Shares in Rangers International Football Club plc are delisted from the AIM Stock Exchange.

VIDEO: 'Loudest purr' cat finds home

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:09
A homeless cat shunned because it purred "like a tractor" has found a new home after a rescue centre released a film of it.

Dozens Killed In Sinking Of Russian Fishing Trawler

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-02 05:03

The vessel reportedly capsized while bringing in its nets off the Kamchatka Peninsula. Authorities in Moscow have denied reports that it was overloaded.

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