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Libyan critic of militias killed

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 07:31
Prominent Libyan journalist Meftah Buzeid, known for his fierce criticism of Islamist militias, is shot dead in the city of Benghazi.

Gunman's parents 'raced to stop him'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 07:22
The parents of Elliot Rodger who killed six students in California tried to stop him after getting details of his plans just before the attack, says a family friend.

VIDEO: Senator takes 'bomb' into parliament

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:59
Australian senator Bill Heffernan smuggles a fake pipe-bomb into Parliament House in Canberra to highlight his concerns over security.

Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:47
Eurosceptic and far-right parties seize ground in elections to the European parliament, in what France's PM calls a "political earthquake".

Wales 'as Eurosceptic as rest of UK'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:47
The result of the European election proves Wales is as Eurosceptic as the rest of Britain, UKIP's Welsh MEP says after his party is narrowly beaten into second place in Wales by Labour.

Boss Rodgers signs new Liverpool deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:33
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers signs a new long-term contract with the Premier League runners-up.

Dad Catches Son's Home Run Ball At Minor League Game

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:33

Conrad Gregor thanked his parents for making a five-hour drive to watch him play by driving a home run over the wall to where his father was standing.

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Cheese race champ dislikes cheese

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:28
Thousands gather for Gloucestershire's cheese-rolling races but the winner ''doesn't really like cheese".

The value of negative thinking

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:25

It turns out anxiety-- that nagging feeling that something, everything might go wrong -- actually has benefits in the business world. Wharton Business School professor Adam Grant joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss the value of negative thinking. Click on the audio player above to hear more. 

VIDEO: Fight for control of Donetsk airport

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:17
The BBC's Mark Lowen reports from near Donetsk airport where rebels seem to be grouping together to seize control of the airport itself.

VIDEO: Farage 'extremely grateful' to Clegg

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:02
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has given a speech at a hotel in London in which he thanked Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg for allowing him the opportunity "to put the argument why this country would be better off outside political union".

Deadly train crash in north India

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 05:51
At least 20 people are feared killed as a passenger train derails and hits a stationary goods train in India's Uttar Pradesh state, officials say.

Egypt election: BBC reporters at the scene

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 05:49
BBC reporters across Egypt assess the unfolding election

Colombia's election goes to run-off

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 05:48
Colombia's incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos will face his main rival Oscar Ivan Zuluaga in a run-off presidential vote on 15 June.

Why Some Pet Owners Ditch Chow To Cook For Fido From Scratch

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 05:45

Whether for philosophical or health reasons, pet owners are whipping up batches of pet food for their beloved animals. But veterinarians warn that these meals need to be nutritionally balanced.

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VIDEO: Clegg: 'I'm not going to walk away'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 05:42
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says he will not resign following his party's worst European election result for 25 years.

Ukraine's Poroshenko Says He'll Restore Peace In East

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 05:37

Ukraine's projected new president Petro Poroshenko welcomed his victory Monday by pledging to speed up operations to quell pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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Woman dies after being hit by lorry

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 05:28
A woman died after being hit by a lorry in an Aberdeen street, police have said.

VIDEO: 'Electric' atmosphere as Modi sworn in

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 05:26
Narendra Modi has been sworn in as India's new prime minister in a ceremony in the forecourt of the presidential palace in Delhi.

A stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-05-26 05:09

From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Tuesday, May 27:

In Washington, President Obama will host the 2014 White House Science Fair and celebrate the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, will participate in his first live Facebook Q&A to discuss the "importance of increasing the federal minimum wage, ensuring our workforce has the skills to succeed in today’s economy, and equal pay."

On this day in 1930, Richard Gurley Drew received a patent for his adhesive tape, later manufactured by 3M as Scotch tape.

And in 1937, 200,000 pedestrians crossed San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge on its opening day. Cars weren’t allowed on the span until the next day.

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