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In Ferguson, The Shooting Of 2 Officers Stirs A Long-Simmering Anxiety

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:12

Ferguson, Mo., looked like a community that was moving forward this week, with key officials resigning. But then police officers monitoring a protest were shot. For many, the unease is back.

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Measles fear for Ebola-hit countries

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:52
West Africa is ripe for a measles outbreak that could infect hundreds of thousands of people, US researchers are warning.

Tube overcrowding warning 'ignored'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:46
A transport union accuses London Underground of ignoring its warning about "lethal overcrowding" at Clapham South station after a woman fell under a train during rush hour.

Sweden 'may quiz Assange in London'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:27
Swedish prosecutors offer to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in London on sex assault allegations.

Mexico Takes Out Cartel Heads, But Crime Continues To Climb

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:25

Mexican authorities have scored some big arrests of major drug cartel leaders in recent weeks. But most experts say that's not enough: Police, legal and judicial institutions need strengthening.

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2 Israeli Candidates Struggle With Nation's Uncertain Future

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:23

The women, running for the Israeli parliament, share little beyond that concern. One sees a two-state solution as hopeless and supports West Bank settlers. The other sees them as an obstacle to peace.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Will Brawl For Boxing's Richest Purse Ever

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:22

The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may or may not be the greatest of all time, but the two fighters are expected to take home at least $200 million combined.

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Serena ready for Indian Wells return

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:03
Serena Williams cites family support and Nelson Mandela as reasons for her return to Indian Wells after racism boycott.

Rosberg beats Hamilton in practice

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:34
Nico Rosberg pips team-mate Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in Friday practice as Mercedes dominate in Australia.

Why are young people scared of disclosing their disability to employers?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:13
More than three-quarters of graduates are afraid to be open about their disability when it comes to applying for jobs, research suggests.

VIDEO: Dermot dances the weather forecast

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:11
Dermot O'Leary is dancing for 24 hours - he joined BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood for an early morning weather forecast.

Heavy snow brings travel disruption

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 22:44
Heavy snow blocks part of the A470 in Powys, Dyfed-Powys Police says.

N Korea fires missiles amid tensions

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 22:25
North Korea fires seven ground-to-air missiles into the sea amid heightened tensions, South Korea's defence ministry says.

Business heads in Stormont call

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 22:24
Four leading business organisations in Northern Ireland call on politicians to resolve the deadlock at Stormont over welfare changes.

VIDEO: Could there be life on Ganymede?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 22:20
The Hubble telescope obtains compelling evidence that Ganymede - the largest moon in the Solar System - has an ocean beneath its icy crust.

£50m to tackle substance abuse

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 22:18
More than £50m will be invested by the Welsh government in programmes to tackle substance misuse over the next year.

Caravan park murder probe continues

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 22:12
A murder investigation continues following the death of teenager Connor Marshall who was attacked at a south Wales caravan park.