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Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 04:01

The tennis superstar beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.

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Protest against Immigration Street

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:57
Southampton residents, including prominent Muslim commentator Mo Ansar, protest outside Channel 4's headquarters against Immigration Street.

Dad put porn on supermarket iPad

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:46
A "foolish" Tesco shopper who changed the display image of a demonstration iPad to a pornographic photo is given a community order.

Boy, 17, fatally stabbed in street

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:42
A 17-year-old boy is found with fatal stab wounds in a north London street.

Italy MPs elect judge as president

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:39
Italy's parliament elects judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president, on a third day of voting for the largely ceremonial post.

An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. It's also an annual art contest, where visiting artists sculpt and created their own rooms.

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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Drags On Into WInter

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

Government troops are locked in a fierce battle with Russian-backed separatists, while civilians suffer freezing cold. Correspondent Corey Flintoff shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Rod McKuen, The Cheeseburger To Poetry's Haute Cuisine

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81.

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Pennsylvania Law Allows NRA To Sue Cities Over Gun Rules

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

The NRA has already filed suit against Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster, claiming the cities' gun ordinances are illegal.

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In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.

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What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.

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Family's agony over missing Manic

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:22
The sister of Missing Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards says it was difficult for her father to die without knowing the fate of his son.

Missing trawler search called off

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:18
The search for a fishing boat that went missing in the English Channel with four people on board is called off, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.

How can Woods halt alarming decline?

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:07
After Tiger Woods's worst professional round, Iain Carter asks how the former number one can halt his alarming decline.

Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:03

Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.

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Super Bowl 2015: A beginner's guide

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:01
Some handy phrases to get you through the Super Bowl

German ex-President Weizsaecker dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 03:00
German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.

Security fears over diplomat sex case

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:56
Officials' primary concern was with "national security" during a paedophile scandal involving a senior British diplomat in the 1980s, according to a former top civil servant.

Final win would be upset - Murray

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:55
British number one Andy Murray says it would be a "big upset" if he could beat Novak Djokovic and win his first Australian Open.

UK health worker monitored for Ebola

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 02:52
A British healthcare worker is brought back to the UK for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone.