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Court Blocks White House 'No-Release' Detention Policy

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 07:19

The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the policy of detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S.

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Army 'retakes town from Boko Haram'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 07:16
The Nigerian army says it has retaken the town of Baga, held by Boko Haram militants since 3 January.

Sire De Grugy & Rocky Creek win

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 07:03
Champion chaser Sire De Grugy wins comfortably at Chepstow, while Rocky Creek triumphs in the big race at Kempton.

Lenovo offers fix for hidden adware

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 06:55
Chinese computer maker Lenovo offers free software so users can remove hidden software that experts warned made them vulnerable to a cyber-attack.

US and UK discuss Russia sanctions

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 06:36
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his UK counterpart are discussing more sanctions on Russia over its "craven" behaviour in Ukraine.

Celtic sea god statue is discovered

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 06:35
A six-feet sculpture of a Celtic sea god that was stolen from Binevenagh Mountain in County Londonderry is found by soldiers on a training exercise.

1,500 protest against maternity cuts

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 06:27
More than 1,500 people are protesting cuts to maternity services at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

Police Are Learning To Accept Civilian Oversight, But Distrust Lingers

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 06:18

More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the United States. Reformers say they're essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.

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VIDEO: Tsipras: We won battle, not the war

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 05:46
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has warned of "real difficulties" ahead, as his government faces a Monday deadline to submit a list of reforms to lenders.

Middlesbrough 0-1 Leeds United

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 05:42
Leeds claim a fifth win in six games as Middlesbrough miss out on going four points clear at the top of the Championship.

Fire In Dubai Skyscraper Forces Evacuation Of Residents

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 05:32

No one was killed in the blaze at the 86-story Torch Tower that began early in the morning in the United Arab Emirates. It was extinguished within a few hours.

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Gunmen seize South Sudan boys

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 05:22
Armed men have abducted at least 89 boys from a camp for people displaced by fighting in South Sudan, the UN reports.

Cycling faces 'uncomfortable' report

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 05:18
Cycling chief Brian Cookson warns a forthcoming report into doping in the sport will make for "uncomfortable reading".

'Supertides' bring flood alerts

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:58
Flood alerts are in place across Wales as spring "supertides" reach the peak of an 18-and-a-half-year cycle.

Man hit by car on A90 carriageway

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:49
A 50-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car on the carriageway of the A90 north of Edinburgh.

VIDEO: 'We won't forget! We won't forgive!'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:44
A rally is under way in Moscow to condemn the uprising in Ukraine which led to the downfall of its pro-Russian president, one year ago.

Dementia research to receive £300m

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:37
More than £300m is to be spent by the government on research into dementia, Prime Minister David Cameron announces.

McGrath 'regrets' hunting safari

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:33
Ex-cricketer Glenn McGrath says he regrets going on a hunting safari after photos show him posing with dead wildlife.

Defense Secretary Carter Hints At Slowing U.S. Exit From Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:21

Ashton Carter, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, said he was there to assess the situation on the ground and indicated that a "rethinking" of the U.S. troop withdrawal timetable was possible.

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Zambian Prosecutor Drops Charges In Case Against Himself

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

It may sound like an episode of The Twilight Zone, but this isn't fiction. Zambia's top prosecutor dropped his own corruption charges and set himself free. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the case.

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