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More murder charges over teen death

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 14:03
Two boys are charged with murdering an 18-year-old man in south-east London, bringing the total number of accused to five.

'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 14:03

Buttling — the proper term for what butlers do — is a booming vocation, mostly in emerging economies. The popularity of the PBS drama series Downton Abbey is helping to revitalize the status symbol.

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30 Rock star in intensive care

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 13:38
US comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for starring in 30 Rock, is in intensive care in hospital after a six-vehicle crash in New Jersey.

Burns pleased to silence critics

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 13:05
Fourth-choice fly-half Freddie Burns said he had a massive point to prove ahead of England's 20-15 loss to New Zealand.

Hijacked sailors freed in Somalia

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 13:04
Eleven crew members of a Malaysian-registered ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2010 are freed.

Lessons From The Language Boot Camp For Mormon Missionaries

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 13:02

The Missionary Training Center, which prepares young adults to spread the Gospel around the world, is recognized as a model for language instruction. And the program only takes a few weeks.

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Heavy rain and storms across UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:49
Heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning have caused disruption across parts of the UK.

Dozens killed by Baghdad bombings

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:45
A series of bombings across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, leaves more than 50 people dead hours after militants raid a university in Anbar.

Missing pole doesn't hurt - Hamilton

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:41
Lewis Hamilton says he is still "upbeat" about Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix despite losing out on pole position.

Colombia to set up truth commission

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:32
Colombia's government and Farc rebels agree to set up a truth commission to investigate thousands of deaths in five decades of conflict.

Prisoner Swap One Of Several Tough Moments For Obama In Recent Weeks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:31

NPR's National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson talks with Arun Rath about the controversial Berghdal POW swap, the roll out of tougher emissions standards and systemic problems within the VA.

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Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:31

The mobile game, with its flow of moving candies, has reeled us in. The endless repetition — without a plot or character development — can be mesmerizing. Psychologically, why can't we stay away?

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VIDEO: Memorial service for Maya Angelou

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 11:52
Family, friends and famous admirers of US author and activist Maya Angelou have held a private memorial service in her honour in North Carolina.

VIDEO: McCann police seek 'several suspects'

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 11:06
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann want to speak to several suspects in Portugal.

Iraq students in college raid ordeal

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 10:40
Militants storm a university in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, briefly taking dozens of students and staff hostage before retreating under fire.

U.S., Iran Will Meet For Another Round Of Nuclear Talks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 10:31

Diplomats will meet in Geneva on Monday and Tuesday to try to seal an agreement over Iran's nuclear program, before a deadline of July 20.

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Nigerian army raids newspaper depots

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 10:22
Nigeria's army raids newspaper distribution centres, detaining vendors and confiscating copies in what it says is a security operation.

Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 10:12
Nico Rosberg edges Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to take pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix.

US author Maya Angelou remembered

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 09:18
The family, friends and famous admirers of US author Maya Angelou hold a private memorial service in her honour in North Carolina.

Nadal and Djokovic set for Paris final

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-07 09:12
Top seed Rafael Nadal is aiming for his ninth French Open title but Novak Djokovic is eager for his first win in Paris.
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