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Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:23

The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.

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Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:23

The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.

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After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:19

The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.

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After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:19

The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.

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L'Oreal to change 'bad at maths' ad

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:13
A numeracy charity's challenge prompts beauty giant L'Oreal to change an advert boasting about not being good at maths.

It Kills Germs For Up To Six Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:11

Zylast is a hand sanitizer that offers protection far longer than alcohol-based products or chlorine solution. That's why USAID has named it one of its "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge" winners.

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It Kills Germs For Up To 6 Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:11

Zylast is a hand sanitizer that offers protection far longer than alcohol-based products or chlorine solution. That's why USAID has named it one of its "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge" winners.

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Marussia named on 2015 F1 entry list

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:05
Manor Marussia are named on a 10-team entry list for the start of the 2015 Formula 1 season.

Bangladeshi-American Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:00

Avijit Roy's writings denounced fundamentalist thought and earned him death threats from Islamist groups. His wife, Rafida Ahmed, who was with him during the attack Thursday, was severely wounded.

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Bangladeshi-American Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:00

Avijit Roy's writings denounced fundamentalist thought and earned him death threats from Islamist groups. His wife, Rafida Ahmed, who was with him during the attack Thursday, was severely wounded.

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Qatar 2022 final by 18 Dec - Blatter

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:57
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the Qatar 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than 18 December.

US growth revised down to 2.2%

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:54
The slowdown in the US economy at the end of last year was more pronounced than previously thought, official figures show.

Girl stolen as baby found 17 years on

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:51
A South African girl has been found 17 years after she was stolen from her mother shortly after being born in a Cape Town hospital.

Eight die in series of US shootings

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:50
Eight people have been killed and one person injured in a series of shootings in the US state of Missouri, police say.

9 People Found Dead In Southern Missouri

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:28

Police say a gunman is among those who died following a series of shootings in multiple locations Thursday night.

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9 People Found Dead In Southern Missouri

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:28

Police say a gunman is among those who died following a series of shootings in multiple locations Thursday night.

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Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:27
People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.

Murphy inclusion only Ireland change

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:24
Jordi Murphy's inclusion for injured Jamie Heaslip is Ireland's only change for Sunday's Six Nations game against England.

Putin cuts staff's salaries by 10%

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:11
Russia's president says he is cutting the salaries of his staff by 10%, as Russia's finances are hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions.

5 Things To Know About The Latest Supreme Court Challenge To Health Law

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:09

Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states. Arguments are

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