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Top Somalia Extremist Leader Reportedly Surrenders

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 05:17

Reports vary as to whether al-Shabab's Zakariye Ismail Ahmed Hersi turned himself in or was captured in a raid. The U.S. had placed a $3 million bounty on the leading Islamist extremist.

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Hibernian 4-0 Rangers

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 05:08
Hibernian turn in an impressive display to hammer Rangers on Kenny McDowall's first game in charge of the Ibrox side.

Egypt cuts 'gay wedding' sentences

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 05:06
A court in Egypt reduces to one year the three-year jail sentences given to eight men for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.

Top al-Shabab militant 'surrenders'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:51
Top al-Shabab militant, Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi, gives himself up, Somali officials say.

Rail passengers face disruption

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:44
Rail passengers travelling to and from south Wales and London face "chaos" after engineering works overrun.

'Blocked drug proposals' revealed

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:38
Former minister Norman Baker releases details of civil servants' recommendations for reforming drugs policy whose publication he says was blocked by the home secretary.

Four 'stable' after bin lorry crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:36
Four people remain in two Glasgow hospitals following the bin lorry crash in the city's George Square on Monday.

North Korea Says U.S. Caused Internet Outages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:36

Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."

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Sports club gutted in 'arson' attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:36
A sports and social club in west Belfast is gutted in a suspected arson attack.

Predictions: Lawro v Jack O'Connell

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:30
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Unbroken star Jack O'Connell in his latest Premier League predictions.

Rural firms 'catching up on towns'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:26
Faster broadband and improved transport could help productivity grow faster in the English countryside than towns, the Environment Secretary says.

Screech actor charged over stabbing

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:14
Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in Saved by the Bell, is accused of stabbing a man in a bar fight in the US.

Murder inquiry after death in city

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 04:03
Detectives investigating the death of a man in his 40s in east Belfast begin a murder inquiry and say he was beaten with an electric guitar.

No plan for Balotelli exit - Rodgers

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:56
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has no plans to offload striker Mario Balotelli during January's transfer window.

Union meets City Link administrators

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:47
Union bosses hold urgent talks with administrators acting for parcel delivery firm City Link.

VIDEO: Confusion at London train station

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:46
Chaotic scenes at Finsbury Park station in north London, after all trains to and from London King's Cross are cancelled because of overrunning engineering work, forcing passengers to divert.

Former Guantanamo Envoy Says Prison Undermines National Security

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:44

The State Department's special envoy responsible for moving detainees out of Guantanamo Bay resigned this week. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Cliff Sloan about progress in closing the prison.

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Preserving American Roots Music Begins With Keeping The Lights On

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:44

For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been helping indigent blues, gospel and country musicians get by as well as reach a wider audience.

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Tsunami Survivor: Banda Aceh Is Still Vulnerable

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:44

Rina Meutia survived the devastating tsunami 10 years ago in Indonesia's Banda Aceh. She talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the immediate aftermath and how the region has changed since then.

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Long Plagued By Corruption, Romania Seeks To Make A Fresh Start

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 03:44

The country has suffered from graft and poverty since the fall of communism 25 years ago. Can a new president and an anti-corruption crusader make a difference?

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