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Body of IS death Briton handed over

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 07:29
The body of Konstandinos Erik Scurfield - the first Briton killed fighting Islamic State - is handed over to his father on the Syria-Iraq border.

Israel election: Who are the key candidates?

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 07:12
Israelis vote in the second snap election in two years on 17 March, and polls indicate that rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party is facing a serious challenge from the centre-left Zionist Union.

Nun, Who Tried To Prevent Robbery, Gang Raped In India

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 07:06

The attack on the septuagenarian occurred about 50 miles northeast of Kolkata. Officials have ordered an investigation.

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White wins first title at Indian Open

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 07:04
Welshman Michael White thrashes England's Ricky Walden 5-0 to win his first world ranking title at the Indian Open.

Child sex abuse 'woven into society'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 06:34
Home Secretary Theresa May warns about the scale of child abuse likely to be uncovered by a new inquiry.

VIDEO: Eagle in record breaking flight

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 06:31
A team of conservationists have highlighted the plight of endangered eagles by filming a record-breaking bird flight from the top of the Burj Khalifeh in Dubai.

Middlesbrough 4-1 Ipswich Town

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 06:16
Middlesbrough take the outright lead in the Championship with a win over rivals Ipswich in an incident-packed match.

Large Crowd Expected For Funeral Of Wisconsin Man Shot By Police

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 06:01

Tony Robinson, 19, was killed March 6 by an officer. Police say he was shot after a confrontation in which he allegedly assaulted the officer. Protesters say the death is more evidence of racial bias.

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Indian nun raped in convent attack

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:58
Police in eastern India are searching for a group of men who ransacked a convent school and gang-raped an elderly nun.

Syrian Rebels Will Face ISIS, But The U.S. May Not Have Their Backs

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:50

The U.S. is about to start training moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants. But Obama's plan for fighting ISIS is mute on protecting that force against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.

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Nemtsov Ukraine report 'due soon'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:36
A report on Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict - compiled by murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov - will be released in April, his ally tells the BBC.

Pi Day Isn't Just Magical, It's Mathematics. And There's Pie!

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:28

Math geeks are excited about 3-14-15, this year's Pi Day. The San Francisco Exploratorium will celebrate with a pizza-pi-dough-tossing contest, a pi parade and special pie. Mmmm, pie. Or is it pi?

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Vanuatu president in cyclone appeal

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:27
Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale appeals for international help after Cyclone Pam causes widespread destruction in the Pacific island archipelago.

'I was guessing, not driving'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 05:19
No turning back: Andrew Benson on F1's good, bad and ugly on the eve of the new season.

LOOK: Images From Forest Fire That Threatens Chilean City

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:46

The blaze on the outskirts of Valparaiso, Chile, has prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency; about 4,500 people have been evacuated from their homes.

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Sierra Leone VP to seek asylum

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:35
Sierra Leone's Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana tells the BBC he is seeking US political asylum after soldiers surrounded his house.

Quit call over MEP's 'racist slur'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:33
Humza Yousaf calls on UKIP's David Coburn to resign after the Scottish government minister was reportedly compared to a convicted terrorist.

Body found in burning car in field

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:30
A body is found in the boot of a burning car near Ifield Golf Club in West Sussex.

Surrey keen to recruit Pietersen

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:27
Surrey want to sign Kevin Pietersen for all forms of cricket for 2015, provided he can secure his release from the IPL.

'Important Gaps' Remain In Nuclear Talks With Iran, Kerry Says

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 04:10

The U.S. secretary of state also said he will use talks Sunday in Switzerland to assure his interlocutors that a letter from GOP senators on the validity of a nuclear deal with Iran carries no weight.

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