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VIDEO: New Mexico skies filled with balloons

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 07:39
Hundreds of hot air balloons took to the skies above New Mexico on Saturday at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Pope opens synod on family life

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 07:23
Pope Francis urges bishops not to impose an "intolerable moral burden" on believers, as a synod gathers to discuss controversial issues affecting the Catholic Church.

Drawing pin cycling saboteur hunted

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 07:21
A saboteur is being hunted by police after leaving hundreds of drawing pins on a cycle race track, causing the tyres of more than 70 bikes to burst.

Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 06:29

Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.

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Vatican Synod Tests The Pope's Vision Of A More Merciful Church

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 06:27

Bishops are meeting with Pope Francis these next two weeks for an extraordinary conference to debate family matters – including hot-button issues like artificial contraception and gay civil unions.

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Mass Graves Found In Mexico, Near Place Where 43 Students Went Missing

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 05:35

The students were last seen being forced into police vans. The mass graves gave rise to fears that the missing students may be dead.

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VIDEO: Alice 'suspect' body moved from park

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 05:00
A body believed to be that of Arnis Zalkalns, the prime suspect in the murder of Alice Gross, has been removed from a London park.

VIDEO: Bianchi 'severely' hurt in F1 crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 04:40
Formula 1 Marussia driver Jules Bianchi suffers a "severe" head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

After Quiet Night Of Protests, Hong Kong's Government Offices Reopen

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 04:06

The government had warned that it wanted streets opened by Monday, but police didn't confront most occupiers. The protesters made room for commuters to enter government offices and return to work.

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The World's Largest Cave Chamber Rises 1,000 Feet

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

Newly measured, the world's largest chamber is as tall as the Eiffel Tower. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to long-time caver, Andy Eavis, who has explored the ethereally beautiful underground cave.

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Monument Honors Vets Left With Scars, Physical Or Mental

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial opens Sunday not far from the U.S. Capitol building. The granite and glass monument honors all those permanently wounded in war.

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For Now, Court Stays Mum On Gay Marriage Cases

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

A new Supreme Court term starts Monday. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg about what to expect from the court this year.

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How To Measure A Crowd, Without The Political Numbers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

The Number of the Week is: 80,000. That's how many are protesting in Hong Kong, according to organizers. But data journalist Mona Chalabi says estimating crowd size isn't an exact science.

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VIDEO: Killing actress on Queen Margaret role

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 03:20
Danish actress Sofie Grabol talks to the BBC about her new role on the London stage, playing Queen Margaret of Denmark.

Glastonbury sells out in record time

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 02:52
The 15,000 pre-sale tickets sold out in quarter of an hour. The rest of the remaining 120,000 were all bought in just 26 minutes.

VIDEO: The school with no rules and a dog

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 02:12
Head teacher of Ian Mikardo High School in East London, Claire Lillis, explains the ''calming'' effect of having a school dog.

VIDEO: Clegg on Marr: Full interview

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 02:07
Deputy prime minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg MP, talks to the BBC's Andrew Marr.