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El Salvador's Romero to be beatified

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 06:33
Huge crowds are gathering in El Salvador for the beatification of Oscar Romero - the Roman Catholic archbishop murdered during the 1980-92 civil war.

IS guards museum at ancient Palmyra

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 06:26
IS militants enter Palmyra's museum and place guards outside its doors, days after seizing the ancient city, Iraqi officials say.

Motorcyclist dies in crash with car

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 06:16
A motorcyclist dies following a crash with a car in Blaenau Gwent, police confirm.

Radio 1's Big Weekend opens in Norwich

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 06:13
Earlham Park in Norwich is taken over by fans of David Guetta, Rudimental, Snoop Dogg and Muse as Radio 1's Big Weekend gets started.

Briton DeGale vows to make history

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 06:13
James DeGale vows to become the first Briton to win Olympic gold and a pro world title when he fights Andre Dirrell on Saturday.

Williams wins on comeback after ban

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 06:02
Former European 400m hurdles champion Rhys Williams wins his first race since serving a ban for failing a drugs test in July 2014.

VIDEO: Ban makes Williams 'more determined'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:34
Welsh athlete Rhys Williams says being unable to run while he served a drugs ban made him realise how much athletics means to him.

Hamilton takes first Monaco pole

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:32
Lewis Hamilton scores pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time in his career in convincing style.

VIDEO: Ashe: More Than a Champion

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:27
Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and Andy Murray all explain Arthur Ashe's legacy and their own personal debt to the man.

New Army regiment holds first parade

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:20
The Army's newest regiment, the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, holds its first parade in Northern Ireland.

Sex claims hit S Lanka women cricket

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:13
Members of Sri Lanka's women's cricket team were forced to perform sexual favours to keep their places in the team, the sports ministry says.

Hibernian 1-0 Rangers (1-2)

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:03
Rangers progress to the Premiership play-off final after losing out to a stoppage-time goal away to Hibs.

What are legal highs?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 05:01
The government is being urged to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs, but what are they and where does the law stand on them?

Palmyra and the logic of loss

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:58
The outcry over the threat to the ruins at Palmyra does not trivialise human suffering in Syria - it points to the importance of sites as symbols of a united past, writes Dr David Roberts.

Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:56

The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.

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Dozens Dead In Mexican Shootout Between Gangs, Police

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:44

At least 43 people were killed in what is being described as the worst gun battle with drug gangs in recent memory.

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:10

Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."

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'Congestion' issue at Grayson's home

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:08
A rise in visitors to Grayson Perry's Essex dream house forces neighbours to put up a home-made road sign.

Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Yet another English monarch might be buried underneath an English parking lot. Scott Simon has more.

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.

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