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London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.

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Tensions In Ferguson Simmer As Grand Jury Meets

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors Friday.

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Bank fines should go to NHS - Labour

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:36
A billion pounds raised from banking fines in the UK should be spent on the NHS, Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls says in a speech.

Wheelie bin fire death man named

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:21
A man found following a wheelie bin fire on North Tyneside is named as Darren Robson from Whitley Bay.

Non-emergency police 101 number down

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:11
All four police forces in Wales are reporting the 101 contact number, designed for non-emergency issues, is down.

Jowell plans to run for London mayor

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:10
Labour's former culture secretary Tessa Jowell tells the BBC she plans to run for mayor of London in 2016.

Indonesian president flies economy

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:55
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.

US 'to expand' Afghan combat role

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:30
US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.

Thai king's absence sparks concern

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:24
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.

Non-emergency police 101 number down

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:24
Several police forces are reporting the 101 contact number, designed for non-emergency issues, is down.

Rosberg tops final Abu Dhabi practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:12
Nico Rosberg wrestles back the psychological advantage at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with fastest time in final practice.

Probe into hotel 'gas explosion'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:05
An investigation starts into a suspected gas explosion at a central London hotel that injured 14 people.

VIDEO: Newspapers 'kept from child's eyes'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:03
A mother from south London has persuaded Tesco to change the way it displays newspapers so that children cannot see words or images which she says may disturb them.

National Parks Look To Lock Out Wild Ginseng Diggers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:50

It's illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.

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You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:33

Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:32

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:32

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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England happy to be underdogs - Finn

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:12
Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn believes England may benefit from being regarded as underdogs at the World Cup.

Schools' role in tackling abuse

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:05
Schoolchildren should be taught what constitutes a healthy relationship to improve deep-seated attitudes towards violence against women, a senior AM says.

DUP 'could hold balance of power'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:03
Nigel Dodds tells the DUP's annual conference the party could hold the balance of power at Westminster after next May's general election.

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